Romagnola bull

Mutanda Farms’ prime, stud cattle are second to none in Zambia and we are proud to be continually expanding our herds, while exceeding industry quality standards in the process.

We carefully selected two top quality breeds, the Romagnola, a breed originating in Italy and the Santa Gertrudis, a breed renowned for its hardiness and production capability. The two breeds were selected for their excellent characteristics, their top quality beef, cross-breeding potential and, last but not least, their adaptability to North Western Zambia’s specific climate and environment.

We have made massive advances in our breeding practices and are producing animals of consistent quality and productivity. We are proud to see the animals and genetics we are producing on Mutanda Farms, making an impact on other herds in many regions of Zambia.

Our Romagnola herd is registered with the South African Studbook and we maintain a strong focus on breeding animals that conform to the latest global industry standards. We are passionate about consistently improving the genetics and animals we produce and are consistently introducing the best genetics available to the market, through our AI programme, where we have been able to introduce a range of superior genetics from the best breeders, worldwide.

We have also introduced a cross-breeding programme on Mutanda Farms are excited to see the results of this, benefitting our herds and the quality of our beef, well into the future.

Thanks to the diversity of our operation, we are able to grow and produce all of our animals’ feed requirements. Our arable land has capacity to grow a wide range of crops and pasture and amongst others, we grow a variety of grass species and maize, which we utilise for both silage and for feed production.

We are passionate about our animals welfare and maintain the highest standards in this respect. Our cattle are housed and managed in a modern facility, with onsite vets and a well trained team present, ensuring their wellbeing and improved productivity. Our animals can count on all year round availability of fresh, quality food and water.

We currently offer limited genetics to the market and are proud to offer cattle of high quality, which are adaptable and productive.

For more information or to enquire about Mutanda Farms’ genetics, please contact our livestock manager on : +260966992030

Our Romagnola herd was imported from South Africa, and we utilise genetics from a range of top breeders, worldwide, through our AI programme.
Our cross-breeding programme is producing hardy animals with good production capacity. We are currently utilising stud Romagnola bulls on our Santa Gertudis herds’ and have recently expanded this onto a Romagnola x Boran project, which is in its infancy.
We are proud to make a number of high-quality stud and commercial bulls available to the market on an annual basis. We have found the Romagnola to be a fantastic breed, to cross onto breeds that require increased muscling and improved beef quality.
Our herds are for the most part grass-fed and we aim to breed adaptable animals, which are productive and fertile. Our Santa Gertrudis herds originate from top breeders in South Africa and play an integral role in our cross-breeding programme.
We feed our cattle on pasture for the most part and grow our own pastures and maize for silage. By utilising land under irrigation, we are able to provide fresh pasture year-round.
We manage our cattle in a modern facility and have vets onsite 24/7, ensuring their well-being and maximising their productivity.
A Romagnola X Santa Gertrudis steer produced on Mutanda Farms. The cross shows fantastic production potential.