Factors of considerable economic importance in any animal production
system are influenced by the reproductive performance of breeding
and the length of time taken by growing animals to reach slaughter
weight. In semi-arid areas such as South Africa, with variable summer
rainfall and a prolonged winter dry season, nutritional deficiencies in
the natural pasture limit both reproductive performance and liveweight gain. At Yandani Farms we have developed and invested in considerable resources to modernise our production line and to increase
Yandani Farms are also involved in the poultry sector. They produce
chicken and chicken eggs for the mainly for the retail sector. Through
our training programs, we have managed to engage communities
around our production facilities to provide labour. Over and above the
remuneration they receive, they are trained on skills which they can
utilise to start they own small poultry farming. Despite the many challenges in this sector, Yandani Farms has made considerable inroads to
grow the business and expand the client base.
The Yandani Farms Piggery is a medium sized operation established to
run a piggery farm producing Pork and related produce for retail grocers.
To manage our piggery effectively, we have considered the piggery's
production and performance, identified ways to improve our herd, provided our herd with suitable housing, managed our herd's feeding and
monitoring all environmental issues.
Having the piggery business within our portfolio has also contributed
handsomely towards diversification of our product offering. There is
also synergy amongst the different farming businesses.
South Africa like many developing countries faces considerable challenges in producing enough crops to meet the demands of consumers. In many instances grain and maize have to be imported to supplement local supply. At Yandani Farms we have a portfolio of business that are involved the cultivation of basic crops such as maize,
wheat and grain. We believe as a company we can play a major role
by contributing towards enabling the country to be self sufficient and
food secure. This we can achieve by increasing our production and
training new farmers to grow the sector at large.
Closely related to our crop farming (mainly maize and grain) is our
fresh produce business. We cultivate and produce a large selection
of vegetable including spinach, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, beetroot,
onions tomatoes. We have specialises equipment which is used to
cultivate and harvest the vegetables we grow.
We are currently engaged in partnership with the Government to
extend our training programs on farming to more communities. We
believe that with the right training, many previously disadvantage
communities can be assisted to get involved in farming especially
vegetables. This can go along way to reduce poverty by providing
much needed employment.
Traditionally fish supplies consisted of fish caught out on sea and major
rivers. Over the years supply of fish has become constrained due to
dwindling numbers of fish because of over fishing.
Yandani Farms has identified opportunities in this area of farming and
they have made started fish farms to grow fish in a manner that is sustainable and conducive to South African conditions. They company is
producing a variety of fish for the hospitality and retail market.