The Science Of ...

No land, or farming skills? Got R8000? Here’s how to own cattle…

Farmers with excess land are continually approaching us.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

I have yet to meet a black man who does not want to own cattle.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

“Crowdfunding” refers to the practice of bankrolling a venture by raising money from many people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the internet.

Livestock Wealth CEO Ntuthuko Shezi, however, subverted the concept into, what he calls, “crowd-farming”.

Here’s how it works:

  • Investors buy a six-month-old calf (for about R8000).

  • The calf is raised by Livestock Wealth on a farm it leases (investors pay a farming and insurance fee of R299 per month).

Investors can expect, according to Shezi, a return of roughly 14% a year.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Shezi for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Cows have always been a source of wealth! Wars have been fought over cattle!

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

You can farm on land you don’t own.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

Buy a cow… and share in the profits of the farm…

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

In South Africa, 80% of land is used for livestock farming.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

You don’t want all your cows in one area…

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

We’re changing the way farming is done…

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

Cows need to go to the grass [not the other way around]…

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

65% of our customers are black… we’ve got white-Afrikaans people…

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

It’s an investment where you can see your money grow.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

Everyone who owns a cow contributes to an insurance fund [in case a cow dies].

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

From day one we’ve been very pedantic about getting the governance right.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

The current savings products in South Africa are not easy to understand for the majority of the population.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

A cow is very much like a human being… If you understand how humans work, you can understand cows!

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

We do ‘it’ naturally - bulls and cows.

Ntuthuko Shezi, Livestock Wealth

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
This fund (SA SME Fund) worth R1.2 billion wants to help black businesses grow

This fund (SA SME Fund) worth R1.2 billion wants to help black businesses grow

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ketso Gordhan, CEO at SA SME Fund.

Happy 100th birthday, Landbouweekblad!

Happy 100th birthday, Landbouweekblad!

Bruce Whitfield interviews Chris Burgess, Editor-in-chief at Landbouweekblad, South Africa’s legendary magazine about farming.

The story of Marcel’s 'better than sex' frozen yoghurt

The story of Marcel’s 'better than sex' frozen yoghurt

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nicole Westwig, Managing Director at Marcel's.

How to stop them from stealing your idea (by Ubuntu Baba's lawyer)

How to stop them from stealing your idea (by Ubuntu Baba's lawyer)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Andrew Papadopoulos, Trade Mark Attorney at KISCH IP.

How to quit your job so you can follow your dream

How to quit your job so you can follow your dream

Ever dreamt of just doing it? You may want a few pointers from someone who did. Meet Callan Williamson of Tortilla Modern Mexican.

Take a look inside BMW South Africa’s high-tech X3 producing factory

Take a look inside BMW South Africa’s high-tech X3 producing factory

The Rosslyn plant makes 15 BMW X3 SUVs per hour for export around the world. Bruce Whitfield interviews BMW SA's, Tim Abbott.

Popular articles
Magashule suggests there may be some truth to Zuma 'spy' claims

Magashule suggests there may be some truth to Zuma 'spy' claims

On Monday Zuma told the commission that there were spies who were planted within the ANC to work with the apartheid government.

I think Zuma has an exaggerated sense of self-importance - Dr Mufamadi

I think Zuma has an exaggerated sense of self-importance - Dr Mufamadi

ANC stalwart Dr Sydney Mufamadi questions why Zuma is bringing up the names of the alleged spies only now.

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

Journalist and author Mandy Wiener describes former footballer Marc Batchelor's links to alleged underworld figures.

'Calculated move by media to undermine Public Protector, I don't accept apology'

'Calculated move by media to undermine Public Protector, I don't accept apology'

Former Sars employee Bizoski Manyike responds to the Sunday Times article that called him a 'dope-smoking Rastafarian'.

Capitec Bank has the strongest brand of any company in South Africa

Capitec Bank has the strongest brand of any company in South Africa

Castle Lager came in second, followed by FNB, Black Label, Discovery and Vodacom, according to the 2019 Brand Finance report.

3 best JSE and offshore shares to buy, right now (by Anchor Capital)

3 best JSE and offshore shares to buy, right now (by Anchor Capital)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Henry Biddlecombe (an analyst at Anchor Capital) for his stock picks of the week.

Advisor scams pensioners out of R100 million with promises of 14% returns

Advisor scams pensioners out of R100 million with promises of 14% returns

Bruce Whitfield interviews Phillip de Wet (Business Insider), Robert Walton (Boutique Collective Investments) and Brandon Topham.

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw says he's sorry for any harm caused in his article on Mkhwebane and her principal witness.