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Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
Ranching in south africa
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Ranching in South Africa presented by Boone Clemmons, Master of International Agriculture alumnus

Ranching in South Africa presented by Boone Clemmons, Master of International Agriculture alumnus

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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 neighbor’s 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.
    • Farmer’s 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_Competitiveness_and_Growth/Lions_on_the_move
    • Links
  • 33.
    • Questions

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