About VJ Angus

VJ Angus

Often referred to as “VeeJay” Angus, VJ Angus is owned and managed by Chris and Sally Purdon. There is not much that Chris doesnt know about Angus.

Chris and Sally Purdon, owners of VJ Angus

Chris and Sally Purdon

The herd was established in 1982 after Chris had taken over the beef cattle enterprise from his father, on his return from Cedara Agricultural College.

  • Chris and Sally were looking for Red Angus bulls and couldn’t find any to purchase. There was a gap in the market and so it was decided to breed them and thus VJ Angus was born.
  • Chris has been heavily involved in the Angus Breed Society in South Africa – having served on its council for 25 years, including 2 terms as president.
  • They have visited 17 different countries on VJ Angus business and Chris chaired the World Angus Secretariat in 1995 and again in 2005.
  • He has judged Angus cattle in Zimbabwe, Brazil and Australia
  • Recently judged the SA National Championships.
  •  Chris was also involved in the establishment of the SA Certified Angus Beef programme and is a firm believer in that scheme.

    Chris in the field

    Chris checking on calf births

  • The herd has won numerous awards and is a regular recipient of the Pat Mossop Award for fertility. The highlight – winning the SA Studbook award for the Best Beef Cattle herd in SA in 2010.

Surroundings

Glenfinlas is set in a magnificant valley, blessed with good water and good grazing – particular during the summer – between Cathcart and Fort Beaufort.

The beautiful indigenous forests and mountains of Hogsback are a short drive away.

The couple have two children who are both based in Cape Town at the moment. Tessa, 26, is involved in the food industry and is a social media journalist and Charles, 23, coaches and plays rugby full time.

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