Wildlife Ranching in South Africa

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Interesting slide show I came across on the internet..........
Link: http://www.myewa.org/pdf/WRSA-EWA-Presentation.pdf
or the PDF version is attached.

BENEFITS OF THE WILDLIFE INDUSTRY TO SOUTH AFRICA

· Current number of employees in private ranches sector > 150 000

· Remuneration generally 3 to 4 higher than conventional agriculture

· Employment levels higher with 3 times more staff per game ranch than per stock farm


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Thanks for sharing that.

I have a degree in wildlife management and can recall one of my professors stating that native wildlife use the range more efficiently than domestic stock, thus have a higher profit potential. The South African model surely is proving it.

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I really have to take the article with a pinch of salt.

I don't agree that the game industry produces 20% of red meat from April to September in SA. 150 000 tons of venison yearly, way to high the figure.

I won't agree with 3-4 higher salaries on game farms.

Looking at the buffalo breeding program, buff bulls @ 3 years, R800 000, most ranchers would be happy to get R50 000 AT 3 years for surplus bulls.

I will agree that the game numbers have increased a lot and game does less damage to the natural habitat.
 

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Interesting but as Simon points out may not have the best data.
 

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It would be good to look at his source material and find out how the data was collected.
 
 

 

 

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