Barnlab is an animal feed company that covers all livestock species and is part of Koanne Investments Pty Ltd with Wildswinkel. Through unique technologies, core competencies and innovative feed formulations, Barnlab is able to give and support a higher return on investment and to provide high quality products that meet the farmer’s requirements. Kaonne investments was established in 2005 by a group of selected individuals that combined their renowned expertise over many years in the animal feed business.

To fit into the larger business model, the stakeholders have focused on an expansion strategy by establishing their own feed mills throughout selected areas in South Africa.

Barnlab has established and acquired its first feed mill near Vereeniging, Gauteng in 2014. Currently, the company owns 3 factories (Vereeniging, Riviersonderend and Vryburg) with a total capacity of 12 000 tonnes per month and another subcontracted feed mill near Cullinan to manufacture all the required livestock feed products for their clients.

The aim with Barnlab’s feed milling business is to carefully select higher intensity livestock production areas with an ideal location in various provinces to further expand its feed business. Expansion happens through acquisitions, partnerships, expansion of existing infrastructure, or own development.

Through Barnlab, the shareholders have positioned themselves to pursue their common goal of furthering the business growth in the animal feed and production industries. In addition, experienced and highly respected individuals are continuously joining the network to expand Barnlab’s expertise.

The stakeholders and experts all complement each other, operating and interacting as a globally respected and talented, dynamic team of professionals that combine their expertise in order to provide a total package of products and value-added solutions to the entire livestock- and related agricultural industries. The continuous focus is to promote performance and profitability within the livestock production industry and broaden the network’s scope in the bigger agricultural, and especially livestock nutrition sector.

Unique technologies and innovative feed formulation processes are continuously developed or sourced from our global networks and used through in-house intellectual property of all Barnlab’s experts in order to benefit and differentiate the business from other feed suppliers.


  • To deliver impeccable yet measurable value-adding client services, which ensures proper returns on feed investment.
  • We strive to always behave in an ethical and reputable manner by treating everybody with trust, respect, integrity, honesty and loyalty, thus fostering a culture of collaboration and respect for one another.


  • To be the most reputable brand which will assist you in obtaining the highest return on your feed investment.


  • To identify and develop the best intellectual property solutions which we can take to the market as soon as possible.
  • Provide good value propositions that integrate theory and practice.
  • Providing advanced forms of technology to the market.
  • We strive to be the most innovative animal feed company in Africa.
  • To be cutting edge in our best class resources.
  • We strive to make a difference in livestock production by adding measurable value and ensure cost efficiency.


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