Core Products

The farm offers a diverse range of agricultural products spanning from Livestock with the main business being stud and commercial breeding of Tuli and Mashona breeds, stud and commercial breeding of Boer and Kalahari Red goats.  In addition, egg production has become another key enterprise that is expanding.  Egg production has a strategic fit and important to the cattle breeding business as chicken waste is fed to the cattle as supplementary feeding which in turn enhances the farm ecosystem. Zvikomborero also produces variety of pasture grasses and legumes for farm use as well as for selling. Training of agribusiness practical skills is another offering through the School of Farming Excellence.

Synergies and core Competencies

Egg production has a strategic fit and important to the cattle breeding business as chicken waster is fed to the cattle as supplementary feeding which in turn enhances the farm ecosystem. The existing activities at the Farm are diverse (eggs, cattle, goats, and crop) yet integrated. The presence of the diverse enterprises enables the Business to leverage on its resources through the following:

-     Sharing of the existing infrastructure and equipment at the Farm;

-     Leveraging on existence of market for other products e.g. existing market for crop and livestock produce being tapped for eggs;

-     Synergies and efficient use of labour force across enterprises; 

-     Synergies in utilisation of external technical capacity across enterprises where applicable; and 

-     Enhancement of ecosystem at the Farm

Zvikomborero is partnering with development partners and Government Institutions for training of smallholder farmers on animal husbandry and pasture and forage production. The Business aims to create reliable pure-breed cattle and goat supply market such that many peasant livestock farmers get access to larger breed animals and transform into smallholder commercial livestock farmers. The farmers will be encouraged to breed cattle and goats for sale to other farmers as well and establish a business out of the activity in order to tranform the rural communities for better livelihoods.

Livestock Production

Zvikomborero Farms is positioning itself as a Centre of Farming Excellence and to that is running training programs in farming enterprise. Some of the subjects covered are livestock production, farming as a business, pastures and climate change mitigation.