Market The demand for beef in South Africa is very high. There are two options, either you use cattle from your own herd, or you purchase the cattle from other farmers. Cattle housing must offer very easy access to food and water, freedom of movement, ventilation that prevents harmful effects from poor air quality and natural ventilation and light.
Feedlots are confined areas with feeding and watering facilities where the cattle are fed by hand or mechanically for the purpose of beef fattening. The success of your cattle fattening business depends on the ability of the cattle to gain weight and to produce high quality beef.
A lack of funds to buy the cattle for beef fattening when prices are favourable is a lost opportunity to make a profit. Cattle fattening farming is a lucrative business, but there are some essential things you need to do before you venture into the livestock farming business.
Your commercial beef cattle farming business plan should include the costs of purchasing the equipment and the beef cattle feedlots.
You can choose to either fatten your own cattle or you can purchase cattle for fattening from other farmers.