Through this I was further convinced in starting a feedlotting business so that I could strike a balanced profit between selling and the slaughter of my stock to both the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and slaughter slabs.
The lack of phosphorus in the soils of the Southern District grazing had become unreliable and thus I was not able to maximise proper weight gain in my livestock.
All of these factors prompted me to start feedlotting. Since CEDA started I had always known that they could help me grow my business.
I also heard of CEDA from my colleagues in the farming community and engagements with various CEDA officers who prompted me to come and get a loan from them.
Before joining the business, it took me a full year and a half to really think and plan how I was going to put a viable and sustainable business together.
From this I took time to draft a business plan and how I was to execute it.
How did the application process go when you got to CEDA?
I approached the Kanye Branch for application forms that my company required.
I always speak highly of CEDA and its services to my business associates and friends.
I would also like to say that my current status with CEDA is a friendly one, by so saying this I am currently up to date with the repayment agreement that I committed to when receiving funding.