Can I invest in from outside South Africa?
Yes. We are open to investment from any country and currently have investors in the USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico and from all over Europe and Asia.
What if my cow dies?
If during the period of investment the cow dies because of illness, accident or any other cause within our control we replace it at no cost to you. The only exception is if such death is caused by farm-wide natural disasters beyond our control. Such a risk would not only be affecting us but all the farmers in that areas. This risk is reduced by having cows and farms in different areas to reduce geographic risk.
What if I die?
In the event of the investor dying before the end of their investment term the cows automatically become part of the investor's estate. Our web portal enables investors to nominate beneficiaries who on producing a valid death certificate will automatically become owners of the investment.
How long will the delivery take?
Typically, your package should reach you within 2-9 days of placing an order. In case you want your order to reach you within three days, then you select the fast delivery option before placing your order.
Is the delivery time flexible?
We understand that you might not always be available at the scheduled time for delivery generated by us. So we let you pick your delivery slot based on your convenience. In case you miss it, we make two more attempts at the slot selected by you on two consecutive business days.
Income from Sale of Cows – R18000* per grown cow
Cost of Replacing Calves – R8500
Gross Profit over 24 months = R9500
Annualised Profit (12 months) = R4750
The example given above shows that the annual income from the farm is R4750. Since each cow contributes R3780 in farming fees over 12 months, the net profit from the investment is R970. In percentage terms, that is a return on investment of 12.0%.
*(As with all financial products, this rate is a conservative estimate based on solid principles and tried and tested figures. The outcome can be influenced by variables that are out of our control and, while there is an allowance for such influences, severe factors may affect the rate of return, as with the risk in all types of farming)
I need a copy of my invoice for my order. How do I go about with it?
We ship all packages with an invoice that can be found along with the product. If you need a copy of the invoice, we can email it to you.
No. When the farms are fully stocked they should be able to slaughter cows every month, meaning that the farm is able to share profits every year. In the first year of new farm establishment, when all the calves are still growing, there could be no cows to sell but over time this should stabilise.
The rate of increase in the price of beef has consistently exceeded inflation for the last 20 years. This trend is set to continue as more people enter the middle class and demand healthier protein. As Livestock Wealth, our target customer is the health conscious, high-end consumer market where healthy margins can be secured so as to provide a consistent return for investors and farmers who supply us with calves. We currently price our beef at a premium to grain-fed beef from the feedlots.
The rate of growth of the cows is the second biggest contributor to the profit of the farm. If the cows pick up weight quickly, they also get to market quicker and therefore increase the rate of return of the entire farm. The opposite is also true.
The cost of replacing calves is also a determinant of the profitability of the farm. We are creating strong partnerships with farmers to smooth the price volatility to ensure consistency in supply and pricing.
We have introduced the group-buying of one cow by up to four people (in true stokvel style) in order to reduce the barrier to entry for our investment. We strongly believe that owning a cow should not be a luxury that only a few can afford but a tool for ordinary people to build real, lasting wealth. When you buy a quarter of the cow, you only pay a quarter of its farming fees and also receive a quarter of the dividend from the cow.
You can sell at any time and we’ll re-list your cow for sale at a market-related price to another investor.
There are many benefits but here are the top 5:
1. It feels good to own cattle.
2.You are contributing to food security by investing in agriculture.
3. The cows eat grass and grow regardless of local and world politics.
4. You are creating jobs where they are needed the most.
5. You make a good return on your money whilst enjoying all of the above benefits.