GRAIN FED DEFINITION
The term ‘Grain Fed’ as stated by South African Feedlot Association: Grain-fed cattle are lean, young, tender beef that has been specially selected from animals tendered to a feedlot for a specified period when they are fed a carefully balanced diet that usually includes grain. Feeding cattle a grain-based ration for a small period of time helps improve meat quality and provide a more tender and juicy product for consumers.
GRAIN FED SUPPLIERS
Bokmakierie boerdery trust is a family business that was found by Mario Strydom and his brother Riaan Strydom in 2006. The original family farm was a soft fruit farm and originated in 1935 Krakeelrivier Langkloof. Since 1999, broilers and pigs were introduced to the farm and in 2006 it seceded from the fruit farm to be a full-fledged business of its own. Bokmakierie also operates as butchery in Joubertina and has a general dealer in Krakeel. We grow our own chickens, slaugter at our own abattoir and do the processing there. In 2016 we started on a small scale distribution. Bokmakieries are proud to do business with Hartman & Sons Butchery. Hartman & Sons Butchery is not only a major customer of ours, but also a major supplier to our butchery since our existence!
GWK MEAT TO MARKET
Gwk’s Vision is to be the agri-leader in the food value chain and create sustainable welfare for participating stakeholders within the food supply chain as an agri-business.
We generate market-oriented business solutions in agri- and food supply in an entrepreneurial way, characterised by innovation; dynamic leadership; energetic execution; and ownership backed by established and new trademarks. GWK Meat manages the Beef abattoir in Jan Kempdorp and operates the Tri-Star feedlot near Hartswater as a custom-feeding facility. The abattoir is export approved for Africa and the Middle-East.
All facilities are independently audited in terms of food security standards and product quality.
MALU Abattoir’s construction started in 1997 and June of 1998 the first 30 pigs were slaughtered. Currently we slaughter 400 pigs per day, which are dispatched on a daily basis to our loyal customers. In every section of MALU we focus on improvement and our aim is to slaughter 500 pigs per day, in the near future.
MALU firmly believes in the humane handling of our animals. Our philosophy is that the better you treat your animals the better they will treat you when it comes to results. The quality of pork meat is often determined by how the pig was handled during its lifetime.
With over 50 years of heritage, experience and knowledge in the industry – and comprising of a cattle feeding operation, farming concern, abattoir and meat processing plant – Sparta is a leading supplier of quality beef in South Africa.
We love what we do and we are proud of our beef. So proud in fact, that we just know you will enjoy every bite you take.