Buy Namibia Live Cattle Directly From Exporters & Suppliers - Best of 2020 Market Prices

Summary
Varieties Brahman, Africander, Bonsmara, Simmentaler
Size As per clients requirement
Grade Based on weight, age and physical appearance. Grade 1- 2-5 years, excellent physical conditions, fat Grade 2- 2-5 years, good physical conditions normal weight Grade 3 - 2-4 years, fair physical conditions, normal body weight
Season Available throughout the year
Transport Conditions Must have a veterinary permit Disease-free Room temperature 15-20 heads per truck for adult 40-50 heads for calves in a truck

Namibia live cattle are known to be of high quality and have tasty beef. Namibia cattle are grazed naturally hence do not contain hormones. Calves are born in the grazing field and stay there until weaning.  Tourists visiting Namibia enjoy the local cuisine mainly for its tasty steak, ‘from farm to fork’.

Because of its high quality, Namibian beef is sought after with approximately 9500 tons being exported to the European Union, 1700 tons to South Africa, and 1600 tons to the Norwegian markets. 

There are 25 different indigenous and exotic cattle breeds in Namibia. The choice of which breed to keep is determined mostly by the environment. Indigenous breeds are mostly kept in communal lands, north of the country and are primarily under subsistence farming.  Commercial farmers mainly keep exotic breeds.

The major breeds are brahman, Herefords, Nguni, Afrikaner, Simmentaler, and the Bonsmara. Farmers carry out cross-breeding to produce breeds with optimal production characteristics.

Heifers weigh 35 to 40 kg on average while bulls weigh 40 kg to 45 kg on average. A mature cow weighs 550 kg on average. 

The Herero are credited to having started pastoralism in Namibia. They are believed to have migrated to today’s Namibia in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the 19th century, the first permanent German occupation took place. Namibia was later colonized, and this made way for new cattle breeds to be imported to the country.  

In 2017, Namibia exported 85%of its meat industry products and exported 2.77 million cattle with South Africa being the largest market. This is about to improve when Namibia expands its markets to China and Angola.  

The government of Namibia is working to improve the beef industry through market liberalization, which involves the reduction of internal and international controls to achieve a more free-market economy. 

Such measures include reduction of permits, licenses, import tariffs and price controls. 

To export live cattle from Namibia, the exporter needs to be registered as a producer with the Meat Board of Namibia, import permit from the destination country, export permit from veterinary services of Namibia, and Meat Board Export permit.

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