We have reached the halfway mark for 2015 – July – and we are excited to be sharing all the initiatives we have undertaken and been involved in this past month. Before we share all the fun stuff, more about Chalmar Beef and what sets us apart….
Did you know that Chalmar Beef has the capacity to house 10 000 cattle on pasture, on our own farms as well as contracting to other farmers in other provinces? We are able to track every animal harvested back to the point of purchase as well as the animals “health history” throughout the production process.
The supply of cattle to feedlots is very seasonal in South Africa. This leads to shortages of beef during certain times of the year. By rearing young cattle on pasture we ensure a consistent supply of cattle to the feedlot and ultimately beef throughout the year.
Chalmar Beef and the Wethmar family see a bright future for South Africa regarding agriculture and food security and have committed to farming for the future in South Africa.
In the words of my late father, Wimpie Wethmar: “The beef industry, having grown from the need to feed the nation without over-grazing arable land, is a great and strong industry that does not allow any role-player to dictate or control it.”
Until next time….