The Feedlot

The Feedlot The Feedlot

One of our most important assets is the Quality of the relationships we build.

Over the years we have developed strong and lasting relationships with our Breeder Suppliers and it is these relationships that help us maintain the high quality of our herd, which results in the top quality of the beef for which we are renowned.

Our highly trained team of buyers are constantly on the move, visiting our breeders and carefully selecting only the very best weaner calves for purchase by Karan Beef. Of course our breeders also benefit from this special relationship. Freed of the inconvenience and cost of transporting their cattle to auction and having to pay auctioneers commissions, our breeders know that - as long as they meet our demanding standards - they will always have a market for their cattle at Karan Beef. Once purchased, the calves which are bought at between seven and twelve months of age, are collected and transported to our feedlot by our own fleet of trucks, making use of transportation techniques which are designed to ensure minimum levels of stress to the cattle. Upon arrival at the feedlot each calf is weighed, inspected, inoculated and tagged. This information is captured into our database from which we are then able to keep track of each individual animal from this point all the way through to slaughtering.

Once processed the cattle are moved into pens of 120 animals where they are fed a scientifically prepared starter ration which stimulates feed intake before being moved onto production and finishing rations. During the entire feeding period we are able to comprehensively monitor the animals, quickly identifying and treating any diseases within the herd, and monitoring their well being. And, of course, our relationship with our breeders does not stop once the cattle arrive at the feedlot. In fact we maintain constant communication with our Breeder Suppliers - keeping them informed about the quality of the cattle they have supplied us and helping them improve their own breeding methods. Through regular visits to our feedlot by our Breeder Suppliers, we are able to keep them informed about the very latest technology and trends in animal husbandry and the international beef market and we are able to further strengthen and maintain this vital relationship.