Elmic is situated in the highlands of the Eastern
Free State. This is ideal cattle breeding country. Our
philosophy is natural management of veld grass for
animal production. We believe that animals must have
enough water and grass and be totally adapted to nature.
We have been through
fire and ice to bring you the best Elmic has to offer. We are in a
high rainfall grassland area. Balance and harmony is
what makes a success story.
Let us farm in balance and harmony, for it is beautiful
and the backbone of human civilization. For me it is an
honour to be counted as a producer.
It has been a long time since we have spoken and a lot
has happened since then. I hope that you are all well
and that Covid and all the ridiculous lockdowns are
behind us. Now we have the Ukraine and Russian conflict
and people are even threatening nuclear weapons, we
defiantly live in interesting times.
As I am getting older and watching the next generation
farm, I get to spend more time on my horse, enjoying the
water, grass, hills but mostly the cattle. Everything is
so peaceful, the bulls cover the cows, the cows calve,
the birds build their nests, all the insects live in
their own ecosystem, the vleigrass clean the water, and
everything fits into a picture.
In a world more and more driven by technology and the
next great invention, this generation seems to have lost
sight of the world that sustains us. As breeders and
owners of animals we have a collective responsibility to
see to a healthy productive live while they are in our
control and care. We must respect all things we eat and
give thanks for the sacrifices they made to improve our
quality of life. I am proud of the animals I spend time
with and that had been part of my life over the years.
Thank you for your loyal support and may the coming
season truly be something to celebrate for you and your