Disease outbreaks (e.g. FMD outbreak in 2012 and 2019) have costed the livestock industry in South Africa billions of Rands.
Traceability can be used to prevent, control, and manage disease outbreaks.
Traceability can also open additional international markets that can help increase the price livestock producers receive for their animals.
To succeed in your farming enterprise, it is very important to first get the basics right.
Use the available technologies to get the basics right.
If beef production wants to remain relevant compared to other protein sources, emphasize should be placed on feed efficiency of cattle
Available technology, such as GrowSafe System, can be used to record feed intake information on cattle, that can be used to calculate Residual Feed Intake (RFI).RFI is currently the best tool for selecting for feed efficiency in cattle, as it is independent of growth.