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Post by johan delport » Fri May 11, 2018 12:18 am

Hi all
My name is Johan, I am a South African white male working in Kazakhstan on temporary basis as mechanical engineer.
Back home I am also farming as a hobby. I want to startup cattle farming in Kazakhstan for meat production. It is still early days but I am exited to be part of this forum and sure that I will learn lots about cold weather farming from all of you.
I am in Astana the capital and we 500km from Russian boarder
winters are long - 5 months at minus 30 C to minus 40 C. summers can get hot to 35 C
Kazakhs keep their cattle indoors over the severe winter periods.
for now I would appreciate to receive general comments and advice on options of breeds we could consider and other considerations in general.
many thanks

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Post by slick4591 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:43 am

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Post by Bright Raven » Fri May 11, 2018 12:04 pm

Welcome. Where are you from in the Republic of South Africa? Curious, I have visited RSA twice - a magnificently beautiful country.

In regard to cattle, there are breeds endemic to that area. I would use the breeds currently available in that region.
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Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Fri May 11, 2018 2:26 pm

Hi, and welcome!
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Post by greybeard » Mon May 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Welcome!! I believe there are one or 2 others here from S. Africa as well.
Scroll down to the photo contest section and look under the avatars for locations, you'll see them.
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Post by Nesikep » Mon May 14, 2018 12:07 pm

Welcome, one of my facebook friends is doing a lot of work in Kazakhstan with cattle right now.. He specialized in handling facilities.. I think he was in Astana a few days ago!

Here's his page
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Post by msplmtneer » Tue May 15, 2018 7:59 am

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Post by ranchersswiss » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:03 am

Hi Johan, welcome to the forums.

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