Xuxwakam swing from passion to revenue

Xuxwakam butchery and resturant officially open for business
Xuxwakam butchery and resturant officially open for business

Turning a hobby into a revenue stream is what the Pansiris have mastered through mastering the craft of cattle rearing.

Having started off as descendants of pastoral farmers in their infancy, Lydia Pansiri and Nkobi Pansiri are the masterminds behind the recently opened multi-purpose complex in the remote area of Xuxwakam. Their company, Xuxwakam Butchery and restaurant, prides itself in operating a multipurpose complex with three subsidies; a restaurant, butchery and a general dealer. According to duo, the expansion to retail rests on a bedrock of mastering the art of cattle rearing. “Cattle farming for us was just a hobby at first when we started working our formal jobs as a couple, we then decided to invest a bit more in 1993 relocating our farm to Nata farming region,” they explained. The Pansiris said despite working in well paying jobs, as educationalist they knew they needed to further their passion in cattle farming and decided to take it more seriously by acquiring a piece of land in Xuxwakam.

The farm would later grow by leaps and bounds to 300 cattle. “We raised revenue from cattle sales at BMC, having started with just a herd of 10 cattle we grew to over 300 following careful management of the farm. We then decided to start selling to BMC to raise revenue to further our plans to grow revenue streams beyond just farming,” the couple aadded. Following successful cattle sales at the BMC {Botswana Meat Commission} they decided to purchase a commercial plot in Nata, where they have built a complex with multiple vicinities to the merry of the Nata natives.

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