In the Beginning
The Metzger family has been farming in Namibia since the late 1880’s. First they started their luck with tobacco and vegetable farming on a smallholding close to Okahandja. Repetitive droughts and a big flood, which took out all fields, convinced Grandfather Ernst Metzger to split with the Family business and move eastward into the Sandveld. They bought the farm Otjisonduvombu. Here they started ranching with cattle.
The Metsibra Simbra Stud
The Metsibra Simbra Stud was established in 1986. This was a partnership between Dieter & Ulla, and Katja & Diethelm Metzger. The basis for the herd were the Brahman cattle of the Bramet Brahman Stud which belonged to parents Dieter and Ulla Metzger. Simmentaler Bulls of the Buschbrunn -, Lichtenstein -, Makam – and Ruschberg Simmentaler Studs were used to establish the original B2 generations.
The Kamab Simbra Stud
In 1995 Katja & Diethelm Metzger started their own farming operation and the Kamab Simbra Stud was established. Cows from the Metsibra Simbra Stud formed the base breeding herd of Kamab Simbra. At the same time Diethelms father wanted to sell his Brahman stud and so instead of doing so they bought two Simmentaler bulls, one from Lichtenstein Stud and the other from Buschbrunn Stud, to use them on the Brahman cows to produce the first B1 animals.
Nikolai & Nicola Metzger
Nicola and Nikolai Metzger have joined their parents on the Farm in May 2014. Since then they have adapted very well and are busy taken over a lot of responsibilities that were formerly carried by Diethelm & Katja alone. This means that we can do an even better job of breeding you cattle that make a difference to your financial well-being. Nikolai (Nicki) is mainly responsible for operations, but in particular runs the Beef Genomics program at Kamab. Nicola (Nikki) is an expert in Breedplan and Herdmaster.
Teufel (A8749F1) and Benjamin (UDM8848A) were the bulls that had the biggest influence in the Metsibra Simbra Stud in the beginning and were also the Sires who produced the real crackers, the Legends of the Kamab Simbra Herd: Tingeling (UDM9355B), Tundra (UDM91246B) and Bingo (UDM91314B).