Philip Johan Odendaal (36) is a born and bred Zimbabwean. He grew up on a predominantly cattle and tobacco farm and attended boarding school from the age of 5. Having set his mind to stay in Zimbabwe against all odds, he set off on a life aimed at conservation through safari hunting. This lasted only a few years until his passion for farming and working with livestock pulled him back to the agriculture industry. He attempted potato and tomato farming in an unstable economic environment which did not yield success.
Since then, he successfully managed a dairy farm for 3 years and has spent the last 7 years with Triple C Pigs. He is currently positioned as the general manager overseeing 4660 sows and a feed-mill producing approximately 780 tonnes of finished feed per month. He also set up 2 of the company’s 1000 sow - farrow to finish units from scratch, having used the shell of old piggeries.
Over the years, he has authored 2 self-published novels, gaining local recognition for his book titled ‘The Rise of the Vaesons’ – a futuristic fantasy that centres around the possibility of man’s survival being in the hands of wildlife and how they have an internal struggle based on horrors thrown onto them for 1000’s of years by humans against the need to protect them from being wiped out entirely.
Philip, more commonly known by his infamous nickname Wors, is the proud father of 2 boys, Adon (12) and Keegan (11) and is married to Christine, who has recently started her own company, Boss Taurus, which will be supplying ABS genetics into the Zimbabwe cattle scene as well as servicing other affiliated procurement for the industry.