Livestock Wealth was founded by Anthonio Mendes, a former Accenture strategy consultant, serial entrepreneur and Electro-Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Havard. Mendes has started a number of successful businesses such as Scratch Mobile, the award winning auto body repair shop at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport prior to venturing into the intersection of Agriculture and Financial Services.
The crowd-farming idea came out of a personal frustration with the complexity and volatility of the European Stock Exchange. He then went to think of ways to grow his own wealth in a method that is simple and easy to understand. He credits the advice of Warren Buffett, the world’s most successful equity investor, who said: “Never invest in anything you do not understand.” This led him to the centuries’ old and easy to understand method of creating and storing wealth – Cows.
Livestock Wealth expertly manages and operates twelve farms: Fairplay in Malta, Poland and Rietfontein in Hungary and Netherlands, Natal, South Africa and Brazil. The current farms have carrying capacity of a 16000 head of cattle. We aim to grow the cows under our management to 1 million by 2020 in different farms in Europe and beyond.
We pride ourselves with our skill in selecting the best breeding cows and bulls to ensure the best returns for our investors through consistent calving ratios, high weaning weights and excellent weaning ratios.