In 2002, farming veteran Abel Naphtaly found his way back to agriculture by accident while searching for a slaughter ox when his successful security company celebrated 10 years in business. The purchase not only renewed his love of farming, it also sparked a new flame – he has since developed a passion for the Santa Gertrudis cattle breed. Today Abel keeps just over 150 breeding cows and six bulls, two for each herd. As part of his diversification strategy, Abel runs a small-stock operation of 220 white and black-headed Dorpers, and about 120 Boer goats. His focus is on producing quality animals for the market.