GoodHope Farming was established in 1984, and under the guidance of our late Farther, Naughty Izaks, we started farming with the hardened, well adapted Brahman Cattle breed.
Brahman cattle is one of the most popular breeds of cattle intended for meat processing. These cattle are known for their extreme tolerance to heat and have adapted well in Namibia. They are resistant to insects due to their thick skin, and normally live longer than many other breeds, often producing calves at ages 15 and older.
True to our nature of diversifying and optimal use of our land we introduced our first Romagnola bull into our breeding herd in 2014.Romagnola cattle in principal is a drought breed, ideally suited for the harsh Namibian environment, and was bred for that purpose, with massive and powerful foreparts and short strong legs.
The Romagnola is a robust animal showing marked evidence of thickness and muscularity throughout. The ivory coloured coat has black skin underneath, and all extremities are black pigmented. This coloration is a survival factor in hot climates like Namibia.
Early maturity, hardiness and ability to forage and thrive on poor pasture has proven to be a valuable trait for the breed in the widely varied range of pastures which is available to the Namibian beef herd industry.
The challenges and learning opportunities are endless at GoodHope Farming and visitors are offered a glimpse into the day-to-day practices and activities involved in Namibian farming methods and an experience unique in its kind.