Karan video series – Episode 10: Making your herd economically viable

Karan Beef, through The Karan Beef Academy, has published an excellent educational video series designed to provide essential cattle farmer training to the future commercial farmers of South Africa.

17 May 2024

Karan Beef, through The Karan Beef Academy, has published an excellent educational video series designed to provide essential cattle farmer training to the future commercial farmers of South Africa.

This 10-part series aims to equip aspiring and existing cattle farmers in South Africa with the knowledge and skills to enhance profitability and succeed in the ever-growing beef cattle market. It is available in English, isiXhosa, and isiZulu.

This episode covers the economic feasibility of breeding good-quality cattle. We will inform you on sustainable wealth versus short-term cash flow, the beef cattle production cycle, and how to improve your weaning key profit drivers. We will also discuss when you should sell or slaughter and when you should keep. We will look at culling considerations for a stronger herd, farming benefits from economies of scale, and how collaborative farming can help achieve this, and we will also show you examples of collaborative farming.

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