Farmer Finds Niche In Donkey Milk Business

Johannes Visagie (second from left) with his family selling the milk, soap and lotion at the main mall in Gaborone PIC: KATLEGI MOTSAMAI
Johannes Visagie (second from left) with his family selling the milk, soap and lotion at the main mall in Gaborone PIC: KATLEGI MOTSAMAI

To many people, a donkey is a repulsive animal that never stops scratching and will more often spot ugly wounds. Over the years, the donkey has only been perceived as a beast of burden despite it having numerous benefits. Consuming donkey meat was something that many people would never consider, but then, how about drinking donkey milk?

One farmer, Johannes Visagie, from Verda in the Kgalagadi District, has explored other uses of the animal, which has turned out to be a goldmine for him.

The 55-year-old retiree is harvesting donkey milk to sustain his livelihood under his registered company called ‘Just Organic’, which trades as Kalahari Donkey Products.

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