On the 28th of May 2020, amidst the Covid pandemic, we purchased our first Meatmasters: 20 ewe lambs, 34 ewes, and 2 rams.

The businesses I am involved in revolve around the automation of industrial and accounting processes. We focus on software and management of residential properties, as well as accounting and loyalty systems for supermarkets, bottle stores, and petrol stations. However, in EVERYTHING we do, we use technology to replace or support human processes. This reduces costs, improves quality, and facilitates management.

My mom says that when I was 5 years old, I once said I wanted to be my grandfather’s “Shepherd Boy.” That was in 1975.

LANDRANI® is only 100 hectares, fully fenced and electrified (which, of course, helps against theft and predators).

As there were no grazing capacity, it became evident within a day of having the ewes in the field that they would consume and ravage everything. Our management of the entire 100 hectares as a “fine garden” meant that the potential destruction was immediately visible in our “mind’s eye.

In our property management business, we manage about 55,000 properties, mostly in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. And there, we earn a certain average income per property per year. The business has been built from 0 to 55,000 properties under management over a period of 15 years.

And that’s where the whole plan was born. What are the chances that I can do the same but with sheep instead of properties? That is, over a 15-year period, grow from 0 to 55,000 sheep and earn the same income per year per sheep as per property?

But I only have 100 hectares, which is already facing destruction, so what now?

This was the introduction. Next week, if all goes well, I will begin with “Chapter 1” of the story.

By the way, here is a link to Chief on Facebook. The man lives in luxury there at Ramsem, and of course, he gets as fat as a pig. He is an old man, but his seed is still very good.