Farm Gottesgabe has been in the Friedrich family since 1927. In 1979 Georg Adolf Friedrich (3rd generation) started farming with Bonsmara cattle. Because of a serious drought in 1982 the family had to abandon farming and move to Gobabis where Georg started a company called Gobabis Auto Electrik. The business was so successful that it was 2005 before the family sold the business and moved back to the farm on a permanent basis. At this time Georg changed the breeding stock to indigenous Nguni cattle. The Friedrich family is a large one and all the children have a vested interest in the land.
Farm Gottesgabe(4700ha) is holistically managed using natural processes.
Farming in the image of nature, mirroring processes as close as possible to nature.
No dehorning of cows and bulls, no weaning, no supplements and no artificial feeding.
- Improving soil health and biodiversity of rangelands and pastures.
- Increasing grazing and wildlife capacity.
- Increasing annual profits and enhancing livelihoods of all partners on the farm.
- Optimally using rainfall and conserving water.
- Growing healthier crops and achieving higher yields.
- Reversing desertification in brittle environments.
- Breaking the cycle of food and water insecurity.
- Enhancing family relationships.
Job creation by debushing and producing wood products from invader bush such as:
- garden edging
- fencing poles and droppers
- cattle, game, sheep, goat and horse feed
- garden mulch
- and deco mulch
- cow dung