Lushof manager Danie Viljoen was one of the finalists in this annual Agri Western Cape’s Young Farmer of the Year competition held recently. The winner is Johann Nel, cattle and grain farmer, and we extend our congratulations to him. We are very proud of Danie for being selected as a finalist in this prestigious competition...
Article in the New Trees Publication, by Louise Brodie It was action stations at the fruit drying quad at Welgemeen Farm on the day of my visit and the delicious smell of ripe pears hung in the air as workers halved and cored pears for sun drying. Leopont Properties is the management company for Welgemeen Farm, a 120 ha top fruit and stone fruit unit near Prince Alfred Hamlet in the Ceres [...]
Article in the New Trees Publication, by Louise Brodie When Trevor Abrahams bought his farm in 2000 on the outskirts of Ceres, it comprised 17 ha of cover crop fields with summer water for 12 ha under pressure. Through hard work, engaging with organised agriculture and help from a supportive mentor, he has expanded his farm to 39 hectares in total with 22 ha under orchard plantings. Trevor’s enthusiasm and commitment to [...]
Five years ago Justin Baartman started studying as a NQF1 student at Koue Bokkeveld training centre as Plant Production Manager. He performed exceptionally well and therefore Robert Graaff decided to financially support him t study at Elsenburg. He also qualified for an AgriSETA bursary for the duration of his studies. Justin studied very hard and worked on our Welgemeen farm during his holidays. After he finished his studies he was appointed as [...]
Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre annually presents a Farmworker of the Year Award, and Saul Lintaar, a worker from Lushof (division of Graaff Fruit) participated this year. Saul took part in the middle management category and received first price. Out of all the participants Saul also received first price in the Witzenberg district. He also entered in the National Farmworker of the Year competition, but we're stull waiting on results. All of us at [...]