Andrew Hope

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Joined Mar 25 2010
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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African Sanga Cattle

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I grew up with various Sanga breeds in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) starting with my own Tuli cattle in 1970. I later exported cattle to Namibia and South Africa.  Later, when I left Zimbabwe, I was involved with a family herd in South Africa, then moved to NC in the USA and started a herd there.                                                                                                         Due to my sponsors not applying for my green card, I had to leave the USA and am now in the UK for the time being, but involved in a number of projects involving different Sanga breds and their composites.

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Reply R. Browning, Jr., Ph.D.
5:33 PM on August 8, 2021 
Andrew, shoot me an email when you get the chance.
Reply R. Browning, Jr., Ph.D.
4:36 PM on August 8, 2021 
I came upon this site as part of a related effort looking into Mashona breed inventory, status, and conservation needs in the US. I am a few weeks into information gathering and inquiries at this point.
Reply R. Browning, Jr., Ph.D.
4:24 PM on August 8, 2021 
Hello and thanks for the welcome. The project at TSU is to evaluate some fitness traits in the Mashona x Dexter cross compared to the straight Dexter. Our focus is on a small-framed animal suitable for small farm operations with limited resources, low-input expectations, and desires for local beef marketing. We will probably end up with a 50-50 composite suitable for humid subtropical conditions with fescue toxicosis also at play. I will see about posting photos.
Reply Derek Emmerson
12:11 AM on November 17, 2015 
Thank you very much for your return of message.Thailands Farmers are more than not are poor people and that reflexs in the Cattle that they keep and sell. Its very hard to buy areal good Cow that can become abase for better things. Its taken some time but I am now at that place and the only way now is forwards that's where the Boran and Mashona come In. The Bulls and Semen Available In Thailand is not good the Bulls are far to Big. Thais love Big long and skinny So that's why Derek is looking for some thing of a medium Frame say 3 to 4 would be good and of a Red or Black Colour. Thailand like many Places as Less and Less Water the water table is down every year Andrew and the rains are late and shorter most of the time. So It as to be the African Breeds that we need to help us out. Ok Andrew thank you for you time kind regards Derek E.
Reply Derek Emmerson
1:32 AM on November 16, 2015 
Hello Andrew I hope you and yours are well , I would like to say I am finding your site very helpfull and have already been in contact with Zippo Lamprecht regarding his Boran cattle. Derek is finding it very hard to get hold any real good Semen in Thailand. I do have one contact that say they have some Sahiwal Semen so I might try some of that on some of my Cows. To get me started then look into the Boran and the Mashona Semen later Ok Its been nice to talk to you all the best for now regards Derek E.
Reply John Haymaker
1:57 PM on August 26, 2015 
Mr. Hope
In response to your Fe 2015 question. Yes I am breeding Mashona bulls to Angus females. I should have over 100 1/2 blood Mashona X Angus calves in July of 2016.
Reply Vernon Sparks
11:43 PM on September 8, 2014 
Thanks for the opportunity Andrew.
Reply Billy Griffin
4:46 PM on May 11, 2014 
I recently purchased 4 purebred Tuli cows bred to a Tuli bull. The person I bought these cows from said these cows breeding were from the Shelby herd of Tulis that has since been sold. The bull that the cows were bred to came from the Shelby herd. All cows have calved now I have 3 purebred bull calves and one heifer calf.
Reply T J Peters
8:15 AM on March 30, 2012 
andrew, just to let you know i lost a big lease and will be selling about 20 fullblood tuli pairs and some fall cows. could use your assistance. let me know what you think would be good way
Reply BobKinford
1:58 PM on March 17, 2012 
Thanks for the invite Andrew!
Reply Bluegums Mashona Stud
2:24 AM on March 7, 2012 
Thanks Andrew. There is a booklet "Mashona Cattle of Zimbabwe" edited and compiled by Dr.D.H. Holness that chronicles the history, near extinction, and subsequent scientific improvement of the Mashona breed.
Reply Chaka Musiwa
2:11 AM on March 6, 2012 
Hie Andrew.i am not breeding any Sanga Cattle at the moment but i am looking at starting with Tuli.i have been on other Tuli website and when i logged onto this site after having been refered to by Mathias from Masingita Tuli,i thought what a great opportunity to interact and learn.if you could help me with more knowledge since i am only startin i will be greatful.thanks a lot.
Reply Andrew Hope
5:15 PM on September 9, 2011 
T.J. here is an interesting link on the sanga genotypes, and the inherent immunity to trips in tsetse fly belts in many of the pure Afrikanus strains.
Reply T J Peters
5:05 PM on September 6, 2011 
andrew, my friends from sa here today very impress with tuli in this heat. when they go home are going to become new breeders their at britts sa
Reply T J Peters
11:40 AM on August 28, 2011 
will be setting up a t-angus seedstock herd via embryos to then start breeding in to domestic herds and keep breeding up
Reply Andrew Hope
4:04 PM on July 28, 2011 
Graham, we are building up a core of dedicated breeders to advise and help supply stock, this being the purpose of this forum. There are several sources of Tuli genetics available in the USA, with two good sources already members here. The Tuli is the ultimate easy care breed in hot climates, with my military commitment in the 70's this was essential otherwise I would not have been able to ranch cattle at all.
Reply Graham Kloke
2:46 PM on July 28, 2011 
@ Andrew: Although I was born in Durban, SA, I grew up and completed my schooling and training in Bulawayo, Zim. So I have empathy with what you have gone through. I have just received my 'green card' and can now try to get things moving here. Once I have found some suitable land I would appreciate yourself and members advising me on the best way to commence in obtaining livestock. Thank you.
Reply Graham Kloke
2:40 PM on July 28, 2011 
Hi Andrew, I am very interested in learning more about the Tuli breed. I have never farmed/ranched but I am seriously considering doing this here in the USA in s Oregon area hopefully, having recently settled here from South Africa. My son has an agric diploma from Saasveld (George) and is working in KwaZulu-Natal for ABS doing AI of dairy herds. His advice and those of yourself and other members will be greatly sought and appreciated in my endeavour.
Reply Danne Cranor
9:02 PM on May 10, 2011 
Mr. Hope,
Sorry it has taken so long to get on your site. Been real busy as usual. We will get some pics on as soon as we can. Let us know if you need anything else.
Danne Cranor
Reply Mariano
5:12 PM on March 4, 2011 
Hi Andy, yes I am interested in promoting the page and parcitipate more actively. I have just posted on the Tuli composite forum a brief answer that Luis emailed to you some days ago.