Through careful monitoring, we can put the needs of our animals above our own

18 Mar 2021

Waplaas boerdery started in December 1964 when Jan's great-great-grandfather bought a piece of land in Heidelberg - a grain and sheep farming area in the Western Cape. Jan has been farming full time since completing his studies at Elsenburg in 1990. René joined him after they got married in 1996. Together they have around 2,000 sheep on their farm.

Jan Wessels
Zuid Afrika

Natural production

Jan: “We believe in natural production. So, no growth hormones or routine antibiotics are used in our lamb production. We believe in putting the needs of our animals above our own through careful monitoring and an individualised approach to our animals. This has allowed us to produce top quality lamb with a supreme taste and guaranteed tenderness. With high quality, hormone free, balanced feed from De Heus, we can market feedlot lambs to abattoir from 3.5 to 4 months of age, our ewes can raise their lambs nicely on the lambing ration during lambing, whilst producing good quality milk for lambs.”