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Ranching in South Afric Boone Clemmons

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  • 1. Ranching in South Africa Boone Clemmons

2. Where in the world 3. Common Misconceptions 4. Statistics on the continent of Africa Statistics from Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Productivity_Competitiveness_and_Growth/Lions_on_the_move *or 1.45 billion acres 5. Statistics on the continent of Africa Statistics from Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Productivity_Competitiveness_and_Growth/Lions_on_the_move 6. Statistics on the continent of Africa Statistics from Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Productivity_Competitiveness_and_Growth/Lions_on_the_move 7. Agriculture Three groups of beef producers in South Africa: The commercial beef producer (mostly white farmers), where production is relatively high and comparable with developed countries The emerging black beef cattle farmer, who own or lease land. The communal beef cattle farmer, who run his cattle on communal grazing land. Statistics from South African Department of Agriculture http://www.daff.gov.za/ 8. Beef Cattle Numbers 13,964,000 total cattle in South Africa (Beef+Dairy) 6,674,000 commercial beef cattle 5,696,000 communal beef cattle Statistics from South African Department of Agriculture http://www.daff.gov.za/ 9. Bonsmara Common Beef Cattle Breeds 10. Afrikaner Common Beef Cattle Breeds 11. Brahman Common Beef Cattle Breeds 12. Boran Common Beef Cattle Breeds 13. Nguni Common Beef Cattle Breeds 14. Karan Beef: 125,000 head feedlot 1,800 cattle slaughtered per day AFGRI Retail feed and equipment sales Large equipment sales and service Financial services Commercial grain management Poultry production and processing Processes 650,000 broilers per week Major Agriculture Companies 15. 2,500 acres 800 acres for cash crops (corn and soybeans) 1,700 acres for the cow calf operation Cattle Break Down 400 cows 2 breeding seasons Sell calves at weaning (approx. 400- 550lbs) No castration preformed on the ranch The Operation 16. The Operation 17. The Operation 18. MAJOR CHALLENGES 19. Fires Major Challenges 20. Fires Major Challenges 21. Fires Major Challenges 22. Fires Major Challenges 23. Fires Major Challenges 24. Fires Major Challenges 25. Mud Major Challenges 26. Porcupines Major Challenges 27. Fencing Major Challenges 28. Stock Theft 40 cattle stolen in the month of August Our sorting pens were used to load cattle Heavy pregnant cattle in good health were taken Copper Theft Two power boxes robbed of all of their copper Power was down for two weeks Property Theft Our neighbors house was broken into and several items were taken Thieves watched the house for a week before they broke in Theft Major Challenges 29. http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx? Id=4429&ShowId=1 Farm Attacks 30. First National Bank Agriculture Newsletter https://www.fnb.co.za/downloads/commercial/agriculture/agri- weekly-newsletters/2011/09dec11.pdf South African Department of Agriculture http://www.daff.gov.za/ Things to check out 31. Farmers Weekly Oldest Agricultural Magazine in South Africa Published in English http://www.farmersweekly.co.za Landbou Published in Afrikaans http://www.landbou.com/ South African Agriculture Magazines 32. McKinsey Global Institute Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Productivity_Competi tiveness_and_Growth/Lions_on_the_move Links 33. Questions