WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT HEALTHY LIVING
Happy Land farm is a semi-intensive homesteading farm with a passion for sustainable agriculture. Our aim is to connect the local community to the food systems that they are a part of. We do this by using farming practices and methods that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities. Some of our best practices include crop rotation, recycling (using crop waste and animal manure as fertiliser) and managed grazing.
Happy Land Farm specializes in breeding high-quality Potchefstroom Koekoek, Rhode Island Red and New Hampshire chickens. We sell meat and layer chickens as well as a selection of table and fertile eggs. Our chickens are never given growth hormones, antibiotics, or medications.
We enjoy the lifestyle that farming has provided for our family. But, one of the greatest gifts that we've been given is the community that we've received with our customers. They know us. They know our farm. And in turn, we've gotten to know them.
Happy Land Farm was established in 2016. After watching Food Inc, a documentary exposing the unethical practices in the poultry industry, Robert wanted to find a better way to farm chickens. He contacted many farmers in South Africa to find out about their agricultural practices but they we unable to assist him.
From his research he discovered Pamora Farm, a poultry farm in the Philippines. They welcomed him to intern for the full month of January in 2017. He went on the study Poultry Farm Management at Pamora where the main focus is on the welfare and maximum natural feed alternatives.
In 2017 Happy Land Farm started selling high quality pure bred chickens, fertilized eggs and table eggs. Robert started with just 3 New Hampshire chickens from Grehenheim Poultry.
In 2018 Robert partnered with his wife Quaymberley to create Happy Chicken Farming Workshops. In 2019 they plan on working on and creating many more innovative sustainable products and services.
Robert is a member of the Pretoria Poultry Club, South Africa Show Poultry Organization, AFASA (African Farmer Association of South Africa), moderators for Farmers South Africa and suppliers to many farmers including recognized institutes such as the Agricultural Research Council.