Core Value 3

Not all livestock feed is created equal. Most crops are water, energy, and cost intensive and can only be planted seasonally on arable irrigated land.

 

Spineless opuntia thrives in semi-arid environments where growing crops like maize, soy and lucerne is not viable due to water scarcity.  Opuntia is a perennial plant with a productive lifespan of 15-20 years and can be harvested on demand.  The biological characteristics and metabolic resilience of this crop facilitate the rehabilitation of unproductive marginal land.  This is a key differentiator in regard to cost drivers and profitability.