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Summary
VarietiesTuli cattle, Tswana cattle
PackingIndividually Wrapped – Vacuum Packed (IW/VAC) Layer Packed – Vacuum Packed(LP/VAC) Multi Wrapped – Vacuum Packed (MW/VAC) Tray Packed – Vacuum Packed (TP/VAC)
SeasonsThroughout the year
Storage ConditionsStore raw beef in a cool, dry place Refrigerate until the day of use -15 degrees Celcius
Transport Conditionstransported under very low temperatures below 5 degree Celsius

Botswana is among the largest producers of beef in Africa and the fifth-largest exporter for beef globally. The country avails the best beef to the local and the international market.

The Botswana beef industry has been growing intensively over the years. Botswana cattle industry took a stronghold in the 20th centaury when rationalized breeding programmer put into effect across the country. Botswana cattle industry uses free-ranging and natural farming methods/ when ensure full-flavoured, lean beef of high quality. The country has about 2.5 -2.8 million heads of cattle.

The main markets for Botswana meat are the United Kingdom and Europe. 

The beef industry is the third-largest in the country. The extensive growth in the cattle industry has led to the development of infrastructure, veterinary services and marketing services. The sector has full support from the government hence continue growing.

Varieties of cattle bred for beef are;

  • Tuli cattle
  • Tswana cattle
  • Barotse cattle

The Botswana cattle are indigenous beef cattle. They are either black or multi-coloured. They adapt to hot, dry environments and have a high level of tick and heat tolerant.

Other local names are; Sechuana, Bechuana, Setswana, Mangwato, Batawana, Sengologa and Seshaga.

Botswana is hot and dry throughout the year. The country is semi-arid due to short rain season. The country has a temperature ranging between 14-26 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The relatively high altitude of the country and its continental situation gives it a subtropical climate. The climatic conditions of the country facilitate the growth and development of beef cattle.

The Ghanzi farmers of Botswana are the primary producers of beef cattle. Beef production begins a cow- producer who maintains a breeding herd of cows that raise calves every year. Calves separated from their mothers at the age of 6- 12 months of age. Beef cattle bred through artificial insemination. Cattle are normally bred during the summer so that calving may occur the following spring. The herders’ contract shades to protect the calves from strong heat and strong winds. Water for cattle drawn from boreholes in the country.

Cattle are sourced directly from the farmers. Veterinary doctors are called once in a while to administer vaccines to the cattle. Once the beef cattle obtained, they take them to the slaughterhouses. In the slaughterhouse, very high hygiene maintained to avoid beef contamination.

Processed meat then transported to Sir Seretse Khama international airport by designed vehicle. The vehicles have refrigerators to maintain the freshness of the meat — processed beef stored in specialized warehouses before being exported.

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