Masingita Tuli Stud, breeding quality Tuli Cattle in Zimbabwe
– Zimbabwe’s own breed!
Masingita Tuli Stud was established by Mathias and Mildred Nleya on Kamamil and Troy Farms in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Our foundation stock was acquired from Lebar and Ukhozi Tuli Studs.
Tuli is a truly Zimbabwean breed of international acclaim. Being an indigenous breed it is adaptable to the Zimbabwean environment and has high tick resistance, and carcass quality as shown by studies done in the United States; Canada and Australia is one of the best in the world. Tuli cattle are easy to manage due to their docile nature and 90% of the breed is polled making handling easier.
We have built our herd to over 200 pedigree breeding cows and just over 70 replacement/expansion heifers. Our bulls start breeding early and are easy to manage due to their docile nature. About half our heifers calve at 24 months and the rest calve at between 31 to 34 months.
The breed has high fertility which is important in any beef operation and can breed for long periods. We have form personal experience had cows still breeding excellent calves at 13 -15 years and we have used bulls till the age of 9-10 years. At present, our oldest bull is 11 years old and he is still going strong and giving the young boys a run for their money!!!!
Detailed records are kept of each animal especially performance recording of all animals in our herd. Both male a female progeny have to justify their continued stay in the herd every year.
Masingita Tuli was crowned Overall Cattle Champion at the Midlands Agricultural Show for four consecutive years, 2010 to 2013. Our animals receive excellent reviews due to their wonderful muscling, good size for age and excellent temperament.
Our goal is to produce extremely fertile animals that perform well under extensive conditions. We select our animals for hardiness, easy care and a good mother to calf wean ratio.
We continue to market the Tuli as one of the best breeds to use in different conditions for more meat per hectare.