Leonidas (Spartan warrior) is a magnificent 50 1/2” bull who was introduced into the herd in July 2013 as our new breeding bull. He was born to a wild Kwandwe cow originating from Pondwe Estates (Ben Barnard) .
While his oldest progeny are still young, we have been very impressed with how well he has bred thus far (see below). Like the
Kenyan Bull, crossing Leonidas, who is of a very different bloodline, onto our big Kruger cows has produced a high percentage of very promising progeny.
We remove his heifers when they are between 18 and 24 months old to avoid any possibility of Leonidas covering his own daughters, which would result in inbreeding. Likewise, young bulls are also removed when they are between 18 and 24 months old to ensure that only Leonidas covers the cows.
We are also excited to see what comes out of the next generation where Leonidas will be crossed onto the heifers from the Kenyan Bull and from Juggernaut.