Claarkzaan Simmentaler Stud/Stoet
Jan Holliday – ClarkZaan Simmentaler Stud

Jan Holliday – ClarkZaan Simmentalers

Richard Branson, the world famous businessman said: “If your dream does not scare you, don’t dream!
With these wise words, Jan Holliday commenced with the Simmentaler stud in 2014 after his father, also Jan Holliday, passed away, having farmed with cross-bred Simmentalers for more than five decades. The young stud has in recent times survived the worst drought in the history of South Africa (2015, 2016) thanks to the quality of the animals which were kept here on Palmietfontein, Wolmaransstad, North West Province, South Africa. The anchorage of the stud animals originates from the widely known Jan Hattingh of the famed Salerika Stud.


Jozaan, Jan, Clarke
Jozaan, Jan, Clarke

What’s in the name?

The name “ClarkZaan” is a portmanteau (combination) of Jan’s children’s names;
son Clarke and daughter Jozaan.

Clarke has completed his accountancy degree and Jozaan is studying veterinary science.





This is the home of ClarkZaan Stud, animals live here in peace and tranquility!
Cattle grazing on Brasuda grass from Brazil
At the Hollidays, every animal is on holiday! Happy animals eating Brasuda grass at ClarkZaan Stud!
We also believe in a very well balanced diet for our animals.
Our environment is also conducive to good cattle farming!
We work extremely hard to produce crops for our animals!


We believe in good marketing!



We also have a lot of fun on the farm and for the balance, we do exercise regularly 🤣



News & Updates:

Passion, Perseverance, Pride

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