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Rau Easy Farming: A Leading Provider of Exceptional Farming Products

Our company, Rau Easy Farming, stands out as a prominent manufacturer and exporter of top-notch veterinarian and farming products. Leveraging both local and international connections, we strive to source the most cutting-edge and superior products for the veterinarian and farming sectors. Our unwavering dedication to delivering quality and providing exceptional customer service has positioned Rau Easy Farming as a valuable asset in the industry.

Legacy of Excellence: 27 Years of Langlyf and Nonnie Tuli's – Pioneering Tuli Cattle Breeding in the North Eastern Free State

Our farm is located near Reitz in the North Eastern Free State. Previously, we raised other beef breeds on a commercial basis before acquiring Tuli cattle. However, these breeds faced challenges in maintaining fertility and condition in our area, characterized by sour veld and cold, lengthy winters from April to October. In 1982, following Dr. Q Campbell's advice, we visited Zimbabwe to explore the Tuli breed. Dr. Campbell asserted that Tuli, descended from Africa's Sanga cattle, was well-suited for thriving on nutrient-poor veld without compromising fertility or condition. During our trip to Zimbabwe, we observed Tuli cattle performing admirably in extensive conditions without supplementary feed. The Tuli's smooth coat, which provided protection against ticks, impressed us. Notably, we encountered a 22-year-old cow that had never missed a calving, showcasing their longevity. With natural polled characteristics, good temperament, and the ability to produce sufficient milk to wean calves at an average weight of around 200kg, Tuli cattle also stood out for ease of calving and the agility of newborn calves. These cows exhibited a strong maternal instinct crucial for protecting their calves against predators. Another significant trait of the Tuli was their low mortality rate, particularly in terms of the percentage of calves weaned. Additionally, we noted that Tuli bulls displayed a very high libido. Initially importing 40 heifers and cows, we continued to import more heifers and over 30 bulls from various Zimbabwean breeders over the years. This was aimed at ensuring a diverse gene pool to prevent inbreeding, considering the limited availability of Tuli cattle in South Africa at that time. Now, 27 years later, Langlyf and Nonnie Tuli' together form the largest and one of the oldest Tuli studs globally. Annually, we utilize 16 stud bulls and practice selective pairing. Bulls are replaced approximately every 2 or 3 years to enhance generation intervals. While most are our own bulls, we also incorporate bulls from other stud breeders to introduce new genetics. This genetic variability enables us to produce animals that meet the diverse needs of our clients.