1980 Thys junior realized that there was a gap in
the market for good commercial breeding material.
Soon the idea of a production sale came about and on
October 18, 1988 Fourie Vennootskap held their first
yearly production sale with 300 Heifers on offer.
The sale was a huge success.
onwards, with the help of dr. Johan Meaker, a
practical system for performance testing was
implemented in the heard that is in use up to this
trends compelled Fourie Vennootskap to reconsider
the breed. They decided to replace the
Afrikaner/Hereford bulls with Brahman/Simmentaler
bulls. In 1992 the first Brahman and Simmentaler bulls were bought.
reacted very positivly on this decision. The Simbra
quickly became the fastest growing breed in South
Africa and is currently one of the most prominent breeds in
Fourie joined the team in 2000. He married Annalie
in 2003. They have two children: Keila and 5th
generation Matthys born in 2005.
Fourie Vennootskap has held 22 Production Sales
since 1988. We still strive to improve the herd and
genetics and our motto to this day is to breed
animals adapted to extensive conditions.
farming industry is under tremendous pressure to
produce good quality product at the lowest cost
possible. We at Fourie Vennootskap strive to provide
the genetic material to enable commercial cattle
farmers to do just that.
Jesus for blessing our family and our business. We
stand humble before you and we pray you keep on
blessing us for generations to come and let us be a
blessing to others as well…..