Everything is connected. As we take from the land, so we must be prepared to put back.
Making use of what would otherwise be unproductive land, our nature sanctuary on the Heidelberg farm plays host to one of the widest collections of waterfowl in South Africa. In addition to waterfowl, there are also 10 species of antelope that call this sanctuary home.
This beautiful game reserve is worth the time and energy we have dedicated to preserving it for future generations. Our wetland plays a vital part in the managing of the farm and also acts as a natural bio-filtration system. As a result, we are able to preserve a valuable part of our rich heritage and address environmental concerns in a natural way. This kind of integrated solution is just another example of how the knowledge of generations of farmers can be applied to solve modern day issues.
- By constantly improving our environmental management systems, we have brought ourselves into full compliance with the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, and we are audited every year.
- Our dedicated ISO department and professional consultants ensure Karan Beef’s legal compliance.
- With environmental responsibility in mind, the Karan Beef group has signed a code of conduct with the Institute of Waste Management South Africa.
- We place a lot of value on animal welfare and are affiliated with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA).
- We are a member of the South African Pest Control Association (SAPCA) as well as several other environmental forums.
We're justifiably proud of the environmental record of our feedlot and other facilities, and we believe that projects like the wetland – home to 13 of Africa's 18 indigenous waterfowl species – is worth every cent we've invested. At Karan Beef, we understand that the beauty we preserve in this small segment of our farm is one way of returning something to the land.