Through this I was further convinced in starting a feedlotting business so that I could strike a balanced profit between selling and the slaughter of my stock to both the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and slaughter slabs.
The lack of phosphorus in the soils of the Southern District grazing had become unreliable and thus I was not able to maximise proper weight gain in my livestock.
These breeds have done extremely well as slaughter animals at the BMC.
Competition is always there but it does not deter me from producing quality cattle.
How did the application process go when you got to CEDA?
I approached the Kanye Branch for application forms that my company required.
I have been very fortunate with my Portfolio Executives as they are very knowledgeable of the current market trends.
What challenges does your business face on a daily basis?
I do consider myself as a market leader because the cattle that we produce and take to BMC after feedlotting is from a weight of about 400kg going up.
I also breed quality breeds of cattle we feedlot such as Charlois, simmental and brahman.