Zulu Sheep

This is a cross post from the Broadleaze Farm site.

We are embarking on a new farming adventure at Broadleaze by joining the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Presidium for the protection of the Zulu Sheep breed.

Zulu Sheep on Enaleni Farm

The Zulu Sheep is a breed that first appeared on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa around 1,800 to 2,000 years ago. The breed was brought south by iron age herdsman from North Africa. The Zulu sheep is unique in its adaptation to the hot humid conditions of the east coast. They feed well on the natural grasslands and savannah and do not need supplemental feed. They are hardy and are highly tolerant of tick-borne diseases and parasites.

The breed is endangered and it is the aim of the Presidium to protect and to promote it. Please read the pamphlet for further details.

Our sheep will be arriving in March this year. They will be supplied by Richard Haigh from Enaleni Farm. Richard founded the Presidium in 2009 and with great effort collected sheep from around KwaZulu-Natal to build up the fine herd he has today.


About Rob Symons

My name is Rob Symons. I live in Pietermaritzburg, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. MuthiMuthi is my Zulu nickname which means tall tree. I am an Organic Farmer and an environmentalist. I live and work on Broadleaze Farm in the Mkondeni valley on the eastern outskirts of Pietermaritzburg.
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