Our Story

27 YEARS IN EXISTENCE 1997 - 2024


Camelus originated by SC (Fanus) Cilliers in 1997 as a premix and feed additive supplier for the ostrich industry via Camelus Voere CC, using a contract manufacturer. Camelus gradually extended its interest into various new market segments identifying special needs in all animal species. Its own manufacturing facility was established in 1998.

Camelus consulted various international feed companies in Europe, Brazil, Australia, Ukraine, Turkey, Scandinavia, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Experience gained with these international role-players was used to identify and compile supplements for various animal discipline.

Camelus Grondstowwe CC (Reg CK 1996/041164/23) has factory and offices located in 11 Jones street in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape. Manufacturing includes dry supplements and a division for liquid emulsions.

With 27 years of existence, Camelus focuses on specialised products to supply a unique service to animals and its owners.

Till  to date Camelus has 152 product options listed on its manufacturing system that includes registered products and custom mixes rendered from individual consultations to contract manufacturing.


Responsible for the formulations, design, consultation and management


  • B.Sc. Agric. Hons Cum Laude
  • B.Sc. Agric Hons
  • M.Sc. Agric Cum Laude
  • PhD Agric Pr.Nat.Sci


Perold medal, Elanco award, Rumevite award, councellor student, top Agricultural student and The World Poultry Science Association award for best Master submission in 1990. Various international scientific papers Keynote speaker in 11 International conferences on ostrich nutrition.