Water and Precision
Very seldom will you find this type of quality property coming onto the market. What a pleasure and privilege for Agrisell to market this well sought after property located between Potchefstroom and Viljoenskroon.
With 1.4km riverfront, 22ha of arable land and a guesthouse overlooking the Vaal River, what more can a person ask for to start describing this property. Full mapping regarding soil physical properties and soil chemistry has been done for the establishing of pecan nuts. There is enough water to irrigate 22.58ha of pecan nut trees. Water rights for 109,200 cubic meter per year and a borehole supplying plus minus 25 cubic meter of water per hour, will be more than enough water supply for a few different kind of farming operations. 4ha of the 22ha arable land, is currently established with lucerne.
The guest house consist of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a nice wooden deck and splash pool overlooking the beauty of the Vaal River. The house is rented out to holiday makers and nature lovers on a daily basis. The furniture though, is not included in the sale.
The riverfront is well fenced to farm with smaller livestock like goats and sheep.
218ha of arable land with Avalons and Huttons, as the type of soil. Soil Science data has been done and each piece of arable land's data is updated on an annual basis (based on samples taken for every 2 hectares) which nutrient availability show for the entire piece of land. The nutrient availability was also done last year on the gracing fields: all mineral lick calculations on this accurate information based in order to save on supplements. Last year, and this year's report, now include accurate determination of plant available N, P and K in which precision fertilization is based. It has brought about in the first year (last year), a saving of approximately R600 per hectare.
250ha of gracing land is suitable for cattle farming at its best. There are two windmills with adjacent dams that supplies water for troughs in all the camps. The fencing on the farm is in a good condition.
Chemical detailed maps of each piece of arable land and gracing land (based on samples taken every 1 hectare) are available. Each piece of land, has been applied twice in the last four years according to the year's chemical cards, with lime to correct the calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) levels. Phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) levels is balanced accordingly.
Highly detailed maps recently on the finest scale possible with obtaining the latest technology and provide at any point in any piece of land, the soil depth, water infiltration capacity, total exchange capacity, topography, etc. These cards are further processed according to geo physical- and soil science models to provide precision potential maps of each piece of land, thus optimal exact plant population and fertilizer indicate at every point in the piece of land. Everything is ready to immediately harness the latest technology of precision planting equipment.
NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) cards provided to our paid precision information system and updated daily to yield accurate during the season. This is of great help with marketing choices for the season.
Rainfall data for the farm is available from 1988. Profitability data is available from 1996. The owners are also in the process of working with the North West University to set up weather stations for compiling meteorological maps. This data can then be used in conjunction with the historical rainfall data in the future to predict the latest meteorological models to predict accurate total rainfall for the next 6 months.
At the main dwelling, you will find a 250m2 3 bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, kitchen with an expensive coal stove, scullery and pantry. There is spacious garden with full irrigation and a nice braai area. Behind the house is a vegetable garden with vegetables and herbs. You get a very - I am home feeling at this farm house.
There is a 400m2 warehouse with a cold room of approximately 5m x 6m, a kitchen and 3 toilets. This can be used for a wedding venue or other functions.
The workshop is 468m2 and is also used to park tractors and other implements overnight.
There is a separate implement shed of 600m2 which is ideal for storage of other implements and even fertilizer etc.
Close to the 3 bedroom house, is a double garage of 41m2. There is also a separate storage building with 3 rooms. Also close to the house, is a sheep kraal and sheep handling facility.
Diesel tanks with a capacity of 19 000 litre and a diesel pump.
There is a loading bank for the loading of implements.
All the above buildings are equipped with Eskom power and is inside the electric fencing. There are 2 boreholes that supply enough water to all the above buildings and house.
Not at Main Dwelling
Cattle handling facility and kraal with loading bank for cattle.
A barn of 174m2 which is mainly for the storage of feedlots for the cattle. This barn is adjacent to the cattle handling facility.
The bluegumbush is used as a wedding venue or for photo shoots.
There are 13 labour houses all equipped with electricity, water and solar geysers. There are 2 halls for the use of the labourers and their families. The complete facility is neatly fenced and well looked after.
Do not delay... make an appointment to view this sought after property soon.
Agrisell has been in existence for 20 years.
Our head office is situated in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
This property is being marketed by Jaco Brits, who is from Potchefstroom, North West.