Nolusindiso Mdlalo

Ntshangase Farming

What does your company do?

At Ntshangase Farming, we're not just a pig farming business; we're a community-driven startup committed to transforming local agriculture. Nestled in the heart of the township. As a startup, we're dedicated to bringing positive change to our community by providing opportunities for employment, skills development, and economic growth. Our focus on locally sourced feed, environmentally friendly practices, and animal welfare ensures that our pigs are not only healthy but also contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. At Ntshangase Farming, we're not just raising pigs; we're cultivating a brighter tomorrow for our township.

What is your biggest success?

My biggest success as a farmer has been transforming a neglected piece of land into a flourishing, sustainable farm. When I first started, the land was overgrown and underutilized. Through hard work, dedication, and a commitment to sustainable practices, I turned it into a thriving agricultural operation that not only supports my livelihood but also contributes positively to the community. Seeing the land come to life with contented animals has been incredibly rewarding and remains my proudest achievement.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

My biggest hurdle as a farmer has been struggling to secure adequate feeding for my animals, especially during this winter season or when facing unexpected price hikes for feed. Ensuring my livestock have nutritious and affordable feed is essential for their health and well-being, as well as for the success of my farm. I've had to get creative, exploring alternative feed sources, such as locally sourced grains and forage crops, as well as establishing partnerships with other farmers for mutual support during tough times. Despite the challenges, I remain committed to finding sustainable solutions to ensure my animals are well-fed and thriving.