The Nortier Research Farm, situated near Lamberts Bay, serves the North West region (from Bitterfontein in the north to Elands Bay and Citrusdal in the south) of the Western Cape. Research projects underway at the Nortier Research Farm contribute to the knowledge of extensive livestock production, with research into veld management and animal production.
The Oudtshoorn Research Farm is located in the Klein Karoo, about 8km outside Oudtshoorn in the Eden district. The 843-hectare farm focuses on research for the ostrich industry, the main agricultural enterprise in the region. The Oudtshoorn Research Farm is the world’s first dedicated ostrich research farm, established in 1964; it remains an important local and international resource for ostrich research.