Beef Farming

Commercial beef farming is the most lucrative business in Zimbabwe. Different breeds of stud/pedigree and commercial cattle are reared across the country. Feedmix supports your commercial beef business with a variety of high quality beef feeds from calf to feedlot.

  • Choosing the best livestock breeds will help to sustain the business in the long term. Common breeds are Boran, Brahman, Beefmaster, Tuli, Braford and many others.
  • Selecting breeds or genetics suitable for the area
  • Disease tolerant
The Dairy Feed Specifications and Feeding Rates per period
FM Feed TypeCrude Protein  %Feeding Phase periodTotal Feed Required Kg/bird
FM Pen Feeding Meal12.10Pen Fattening for 60 – 80 Days Winter / Dry season period Mid May to Mid-December11-13 kg / day / animal 4 – 6 kg /day / animal Supply good quality hay always for rumination
FM Beef Survival Meal9.15Winter / Dry season period Mid May to Mid-December4 – 6 kg / day/ animal Supply good quality hay always for rumination
FM Bull Maintenance9.50All year round6 – 12 kg / day /animal Supply good quality hay always for rumination
FM Beef Concentrate 1:4 ( 1part concentrate : to 4 Parts snap corn by weight)33.0Winter / Dry season period Mid May to Mid-December Pen Fattening for 60 – 80 Days4 – 6 kg / day/ animal 11-13 kg / day / animal Supply good quality hay always for rumination
FM Beef Winter Block35.0Winter / Dry season period Mid May to Mid-December400 – 600 grams per animal per day Supply good quality hay or stover always for rumination
  • Choosing quality beef feeds from FeedMix
  • Using the right feed at each stage of growth
  • Breeding and rearing weaners for sale
  • Pen fattening
  • Stud breeding
  • Semen production

Pen Fattening
Consider these factors for a successful business model
Breed, sex, size, age, season, time of the year and market

Artificial insemination

Bull management 

Bull testing

Care for the animals 

Good calf rearing

Winter maintenance 

Animal welfare

Animal breeding vaccination program 

Body weights, scrotum circumference, dipping program,

  • Practice good biosecurity management
  • Boundary fence
  • Wheel bath and foot baths on all entry points
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Log book
  • Protective clothing
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