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Extensive Ruminants

Most of the agricultural land in South Africa (70%) is non-arable land.  The only way to turn this otherwise “useless” grazing into food that can be utilised by humans is to have it extensively grazed and turned into animal protein by ruminants (cattle and sheep). These animals convert low quality grazing into meat with the help of rumen microbes, which unlock the nutrients to the animals.

To facilitate and enhance this process, we created a RUMI product range of supplements that ranges from concentrates that can be mixed with the farmer’s own grains and roughages, to ready-to-use supplements, as well as complete feeds for all facets of extensive and intensive farming. Our product range caters for all needs from fetal growth pre-partum, to terminal rations in a feedlot.

Our focus:

To supply our customers with well-researched products to ensure maximum rumen functioning, which will optimize the utilization of natural grazing while supplying every nutrient that might be deficient. We also strive to incorporate these products into improved farming production systems in order to ensure maximise profits.

Technical services

Our technical advisors help with the correct choice of products for the specific production systems that are used. They also give advice on how to increase the conception rate, the weaning percentages, the weaning weight and the profitability of the enterprise. We do regular on-farm visits to monitor progress and improve production systems where necessary.