DECA

Mozbife has ranches / farms (the 'Farms') covering approximately 20,350 hectares in the Manica Province of Mozambique, at the following locations:

  • Mavonde - 2,350 Hectares
  • Inhazonia - 2,500 Hectares
  • Dombe - 15,500 Hectares

The Mavonde farm has approximately 370 hectares of irrigated pasture and benefits from a 48 billion litre dam. The dam has the capacity to irrigate in excess of 4,000 hectares. The Inhazonia farm has approximately 120 hectares of irrigated pastures, with water supplied all year round by river running through the property.

The Farms were previously utilised for cattle ranching, an activity suspended by the Group in June 2016 as a result of the military and political tension experience in Mozambique at that time. The Farms are currently in 'care and maintenance', or utilised for minimal background feeding of animals prior to them being taken to the Vanduzi feedlot.

In the longer term, the Farms remain an important asset to the Group, in order to supply our retail outlets and capitalise on potential export opportunities with high quality beef products. The established infrastructure and capacity potential mean that we are well placed for growth once appropriate investment conditions for this more rural infrastructure are re-established in Mozambique.

In the short term, we are assessing alternative uses for the Farms, including possible cash crops.

Mozbife

Beef consumption in Mozambique has been steadily rising and is forecast to continue to grow rapidly as the country experiences rapid growth from the development of natural gas resources and as living standards improve.