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.
Chalmar Beef has the capacity to house 19 000 cattle on pasture. All young calves under 200kg’s go onto pasture and are pasture reared for 3 to 5 months before entering the feedlot.
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 on your plate throughout the year.
All lamb produced by Chalmar is from lambs fed in our new dedicated lamb feedlot facilities. We do not buy in any market ready lambs and therefore maintain control over the entire feedlot and abattoir production phase to give our consumer peace of mind.
FULL VERTICAL INTEGRATION
In our opinion, having complete control over the whole production chain, ensures our ability to produce consistent quality.
WORKING AT CHALMAR BEEF
Being a fully integrated company, we employ people from all walks of life and levels of skill. People have the opportunity to express their talents in diverse fields ranging from accounting to stockman ship to various highly skilled trades. Chalmar Beef has a philosophy of promoting people from within the ranks which necessitates the early identification of potential in people and providing them with the opportunity to excel through skills development & training.