WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
The best advice was to stop terminal crossbreeding and stick to the Indigenous Veld Goat breed. To buy only quality and stay the course.
IF THERE IS ONE THING YOU COULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY, WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN?
I would have started earlier focusing on one breed rather than wasting time with terminal crossbreeding.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR SINGLE BIGGEST SUCCESS TO DATE?
Participating in the first Limpopo IVG Club production sale with some of my animals.
WHO HAS MADE THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Emmanuel Mudau is the person who made what I have achieved possible.
WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP DO YOU HAVE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURING FARMERS AND
WHAT ROLE HAVE THEY PLAYED IN YOUR SUCCESS?
Most of the farmers around me are communal farmers like myself and I generally have a good relationship with them.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR MONEY?
My business has not been funded in any way. I had to build what I have on my own. I would advise other aspiring farmers to start with what they have. Don’t wait for funding before you start pursuing your dreams.
WHAT ROLE HAVE INPUT SUPPLIERS, SUCH AS SEED AND CHEMICAL COMPANIES, PLAYED IN YOUR BUSINESS?
I don’t give my goats much medication or extra feed, so not a big role.
IF THERE WAS A SINGLE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To pay attention to the youth and come up with programmes to uplift young people and encourage them to start farming and to stick with it.