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wildlife sales a key offering
According to recent report issued by ABSA on the expected growth of the wildlife sales industry,
the private wildlife industry has grown substantially over the past twenty years due to the
expansion in breeding and live sales of plain game species.
It goes on to say that the private wildlife industry is comprised of four main segments, namely;
hunting, the breeding of game, wildlife tourism/ecotourism and game products. Each of these has
their own unique characteristics that need to be taken into consideration before investing in them.
The developments and investment in game catching, game-transporting and game auctioning
facilities only picked up the game breeding sector over the past two decades. Without this
investment numerous ranchers did not even consider wildlife sales as a marketing avenue for
In 2014 the total turnover on game auctions grew by 35% year on year to a historic high of R1,8
Unfortunately, due to the lack of up-to-date information and considering that only approximately
20% of game is sold at game auctions, the turnover of the game breeding segment of the wildlife
industry is estimated to be R10 billion. This excludes revenues from secondary industries like
fencing, feed manufacturing, pharmaceuticals etc.
In recent months, the prices on game auctions have however started to decline. This can be the
result of normal seasonality as breeders tend not to buy during the breeding season, butthere has
also been increase in supply of game, and it could be argued that the market is getting saturated
and that price will tend to soften.
Safrican Game Capture is not only one of South Africa's leading game capture and relocation
companies, but it also offers the service of marketing and selling game with the utmost
For more information visit www.safricangame.co.za .