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

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  • Ranching in South Africa Boone Clemmons
    • Where in the world
    • Common Misconceptions
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • Bonsmara
    • Common Beef Cattle Breeds
    • Afrikaner
    • Common Beef Cattle Breeds
    • Brahman
    • Common Beef Cattle Breeds
    • Boran
    • Common Beef Cattle Breeds
    • Nguni
    • Common Beef Cattle Breeds
    • 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
    • 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
    • The Operation
    • The Operation
    • MAJOR CHALLENGES
    • Fires
    • Major Challenges
    • Fires
    • Major Challenges
    • Fires
    • Major Challenges
    • Fires
    • Major Challenges
    • Fires
    • Major Challenges
    • Fires
    • Major Challenges
    • Mud
    • Major Challenges
    • Porcupines
    • Major Challenges
    • Fencing
    • Major Challenges
    • 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
    • http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?Id=4429&ShowId=1
    • Farm Attacks
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Questions