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.


Faan Marx
Faan Marx – ClarkZaan Simmentaler Stud

Faan Marx – ClarkZaan Simmentalers

The legendary breeder of the stud Franmari is the adviser to ClarkZaan Simmentalers on Palmietfontein where his experience, knowledge and love of the breed is beyond compare.

He is responsible for the selection of prime animals only, as well as the correct breeding of animals on the farm.

Faan’s selection procedures of the Stud play a vitally important role, especially with regard to their genetics as well as the SIMmentaler reproduction inDEX, also known as SimDex.


Jozaan, Jan, Clarke
Jozaan, Jan, Clarke


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.



Reserve Gravin Champion
Reserve Gravin Champion



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