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Raised by a single father

October 18, 2021

Emmanuel Mudau 36, started farming in 2009 with three goats he bought from a local man with his pension money that he got after resigning at a furniture shop.

Mudau who hails from Ha-Ravele village near Makhado in Venda, is a self-taught sheep breeder who owns hundreds of sheep and goats.

In 2010 he bought 10 Damara sheep, a Namibian breed, with money he got from selling the goats and continued farming from his backyard.

The Damara is a breed of domestic sheep and was originally from Eastern Asia and Egypt. The breed then moved down to the present day Namibia and Angola. For many years the sheep were in an isolated region of Namibia and thus remained free of influence from other breeds.

In 2015, Mudau registered a company called Matuba Farming Project, which now employs four full-time workers.

He is now producing his own breed called Matuba genetics, a mix-breed made up of Dorper, Van Rooy and Pedi sheep breeds.

The Van Rooy, also known as the Van Rooy White Persian, is a breed of domestic sheep native to South Africa. The Van Rooy was first developed in 1906 by J. C. van Rooy, a South African Senator and farmer in the Bethulie district. The Van Rooy is cross between indigenous Ronderib Afrikaner sheep, and Rambouillets.

The Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by crossing Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian sheep. The breed was created through the efforts of the South African Department of Agriculture to breed a meat sheep suitable to the more arid regions of the country.ย 

The Pedi sheep is a breed of sheep native to South Africa. And is one of three of indigenous type of sheep, along with Zulu and Swazi, they have been in the region since 200-400 AD. The breed gets its name and characteristics from having been raised primarily by the Pedi people in the north of the country.ย 

Emerging Black Farmer“, its time has passed for Mudau. On Wednesday –13 October 2021Emmanuel received his training accreditation certificate from AgriSETA.

The Limpopo sheep and goat breeder is about to change the agricultural landscape in his province.

By receiving the accreditation, the young farmer can now offer training in his field.

This move will change the agricultural anatomy of live-stock farming as many people, particularly the youth, will now be able to access training on his farm.

Warmest congratulations on your amazing achievements Emmanuel Mudau. ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿงบ๐Ÿ‘

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6 Comments
  1. inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Absolutely, and he says they grew up in abject poverty.
      I could so relate because back in the day my own father worked at a furniture store until he took a risk at making his own furniture

  2. , ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    • Thank you for the heads-up my friend. I too found it so encouraging to read on a Monday morning ๐ŸŒ„

  3. Such an inspiring story

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