Nashbriel Farming

Nashbriel Farming undertakes agricultural business, advisory and consultancy. It carries out livesto



Afternoon grazing


When one has more than 100 beef cattle, it is recommended to divide your herd into multiple groups. Grouping can be very efficient and beneficial for the herd. Distinct management groups can be 1) cows, 2) first calvers and replacement heifers that have reached bullying stage, 3) growing steers and heifers, and 4) herd bulls.


Not every heifer will make a good replacement heifer. The best is one that gets bred early in the breeding season & delivers & mothers a healthy calf, regardless of what the heifer looks like.


Happy 2023


Happy weekend


Puberty in beef cattle is a function of breed, age, and weight. Our Boran heifers reach puberty by 14 to 16 months of age and will be between 55% and 65% of their mature weight when they first begin to exhibit estrous cycles.

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 08/12/2022

The genetic distance of the Boran breed from other breeds makes it ideal for any crossbreeding program


Grazing the greens


The success of a herd is greatly determined by the quality and management of the newborn.

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 28/11/2022

New life. This 9 year old F3 Boran cow has yet again delivered a heifer calf

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 27/11/2022

Last night (26/11/2022) we received 20mm of rain. Excessive rainfall may reduce the potential yield of to***co crop by as much as 15 percent. When you think about losing 15 percent of optimum yield for the season, it’s really not a good start.


The grass is green again.



Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 31/10/2022

Dry-land, rainfed crop transplanted in October still waiting for the rain. The ealier the planting date, the higher the yields ***co


Puberty is a function of breed, age, and weight. To reach puberty by 12 to 14 months of age, heifers must be fed properly to gain sufficient weight. Rate of gain can vary during segments of the development period, as long as heifers reach the desired weight before breeding time.


2021 weaner heifers doing well during the dry season


Salt lick


Just a cow

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 09/10/2022

Acquired as a long weaner heifer, this cow stands here with its third calf. It’s average intercalving period (ICP) is 363 days.


The are many, many farm fencing options to consider. How do you know what option to choose? First you need to consider what your fencing needs are. Do you need to keep animals in? Do you want to keep animals out? Is it important for the fence to be aesthetically pleasing? We recently fenced our newly acquired 200Ha farm and thanks to the fence is strong and to for providing the labour.


Boran cattle have diversity of adaptation (morphological, physiological, biochemical, metabolic, cellular and molecular) responses to the effects of climate change induced challenges - notably high temperature and solar radiation, rangeland degradation, seasonal feed and water shortages and high incidences of tropical diseases. Meta-analysis using a random-effects model showed estimates of heritability and genetic correlations for reproduction and production traits (Merga Bayssa et al, 2020, Production, Reproduction and Adaptation characteristics of Boran cattle breed under changing climate: A systematic review and meta-analysis)

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 28/08/2022

Ready for hardening ***co

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 23/06/2022

Boran; it’s in the name

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 06/05/2022

Farming is a passion business

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 19/04/2022

Her name is Dorren. She is a product of a Boran (sire) and Brahman (dam).


Sunset grazing

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 10/04/2022

Ready for auction tomorrow
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The Mashona breed’s signs of estrus are relatively clear and intense, and standing heat generally lasts for 3 to 5 hours.



‘s pride


Happy National Youth Day to the team. Together we can help feed the nation and beyond.


Sitting back and chatting with the cows, it’s a wonderful experience.

Photos from Nashbriel Farming's post 29/12/2021

Topping completed ***cotopping


Mazhanje/ mahobohobo or wild loquat fruit contain a long list of beneficial nutrients:
-vitamin A
and many other nutrients. The muzhanje trees are among many indigenous fruit bearing trees found in our farm

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Nashbriel Farming Private Limited is a 100% Zimbabwean owned company duly incorporated under the laws of Zimbabwe (Registration Number: 4992/2020) that undertakes agricultural business, advisory and consultancy. It carries out livestock farming for stud breeding, meat and milk production together with commercial production of agricultural crops, consultancy and farmer support services. The company operates a ninety hectares farm in Gandami West, Wiltshire, Chivhu, Zimbabwe for livestock and crop farming business. We raise grass-fed Boran cattle together with other breeds. The company is owned by Nyasha Charivanda, a third generation beef farmer, and his wife Bridgette. Our goal is to produce healthy and delicious meat and crop products. Nashbriel Farming is a balance of antiquated farming techniques and present-day animal husbandry and agronomy practices. We put more effort to health of our cattle, improving genetics, improving social status of one another and environmentally conscious farming. We have put in place processes and strategies that help us employ best practices when it comes to livestock and crop farming processes as required by the regulating bodies in the Zimbabwe .

We understand that livestock farming is not for everyone and we believe we have the ability to comprehend and work with cattle coupled with a requisite quantity of common sense. The dams include Boran, Mashona, Tuli, Brahman, Nguni and other cross cows. The cows are mated to Studbook Proper Boran Bulls to produce improved offsprings that are beautiful, hardy, optimum-sized and wean in the region of 50% of their mother’s weight. 90% of cows calve every year, typically between August and October, with their offspring feeding on their mother’s milk until weaning seven months later.

Experienced and competent professionals, who operate from Harare, spearhead consultancy and advisory services to every corner of the country.

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Expecting heifers
Off to graze





Farm 1312, Gandami East, Wiltshire

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 14:00

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