About Chalmar Beef

Growing beef since 1969.

The Chalmar Beef farm and abattoir operation includes over 300 dedicated and passionate people, it has a farm feedlot capacity of 20 000 cattle and a further 19 000 cattle on pasture. The farm also produces maize silage on 1 000ha of high potential soil.

Our farm is still owned by the Wethmar family who are involved in the daily operations.

There is one constant which has not changed and will not change for Chalmar Beef and that is the focus on producing consistency for people who love their beef & lamb. Willem Wethmar / CEO Chalmar Beef

Chalmar Beef is Vertically Integrated

It is our view that if you do not have control over the whole production chain the ability to produce consistent quality is severely compromised

Crop Production
Crop Production
We plant over 1000ha of maize, soybeans and sorghum with an average Maize silage yield.
Manure from the feedlot forms the backbone of our fertilization program on our pastures and crop soils.
Regular soil analysis is done to customise our fertilisation program.
Feedlot
Feedlot
The grain feeding of the cattle at Chalmar Beef is an exact science which requires dedication and hard work.
The cattle are fed a balanced diet consisting of two rations per day. The ration that is given to the cattle is formulated by an expert feed nutritionist.
Abattoir
Abattoir
Our cattle are walked over to the abattoir instead of transported by trucks which is stressful for the animals. One of our main aims is to decrease the amount of stress experienced by our cattle. This is essential to ensure the production of quality beef.

The grain feeding of the cattle at Chalmar Beef is an exact science which requires dedication and hard work. Our operation runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our cattle are fed a balanced diet daily. The ration that is given to the cattle is formulated by an expert feedlot nutritionist. The right amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, fibre and energy are given to the cattle to ensure a healthy and strong immune system and maximise the animals growth potential.

Learn more about Chalmar Beef

Our Chalmar Cattle

There is one constant which has not changed and will not change for Chalmar Beef and that is the focus on producing consistently tender and juicy beef.

Sustainable Farming

Being a family-owned business, we are passionate about our long term vision of utilizing the environment sustainably.

Working at Chalmar Beef

Chalmar Beef has a wonderful team of people who do the incredible work of producing great beef every day.

Contact Us

We listen carefully to what the consumers of beef want from the product we raise. We would appreciate your feedback regarding our product and service.