Driven by his passion for exotic game, Pilanesberg Game Breeders chairman Marius Roothman ignited his dream ten years ago by investing into quality genetics.
Farming in the heartwater area poses its own unique challenges but the past six years have proven that superior bloodlines and genetics coupled with nutritional health, are the winning recipe for continued exceptional results. The farms Waterval and Hoogenbomen, south of the Pilanesberg Mountains where Marius plies his trade, consist of mainly sweet grazing savannah habitat and here the focus remains on quality rather than quantity. The business is managed as a family concern and anyone subscribing to their “work hard, play hard”-policy, is welcome to visit them there.
Thorough investigation and research to calculate and adapt his business plan for the future ensure a good return on investment.
His herds boast the best animals in the industry, including:
The Roothman family is proud of their record-price achievements at auctions over the past two years, especially in plains species such as springbok and tsessebes. They are extremely excited about the future of the game industry, considering amongst others, the golden wildebeest bull measuring 28 ½ “ at 22 months old and sable antelope with horns measuring 41” tip to tip.
Other achievements include their new impala saddleback breeding project, their young buffalo bulls which already indicate that the 50” standard is achievable, and the existing black kudu breeding project.
Initiating the expansion of the business to include bontebok and other colour variants such as coffee springbok in the Cape Province, are also in the pipeline.
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