During November and December 2019 Graaff Fruit, with the assistance of several other generous sponsors, tackled and completed a considerable drought relief drive. In total, we supplied 11 000 bales of oat hay (16 double truck loaded full) to stock farmers in the drought-stricken in regions across the Karoo and also in Namibia.
The oat hay was produced at Graaff Fruit’s Rietfontein production unit and dispatched from there. PJ Bester Vervoer transport company transported the feed and sponsored 50% of all the transport costs. The responses to receiving this relief stock feed were very emotional. Most of the stock farmers spontaneously burst into tears when they heard that there was a load of feed coming their way.
We would like to thank the individuals and companies that assisted us with this drive to bring some relief the other farmers in our country that are experiencing a very difficult time.