TOPOGRAPHY: Karoo plains and low ridge with river running between the two at +- 600m above sea level. VEGETATION: Three kilometres of riverine acacia with good sweet grasses and soft grazing and reeds. Dwarf Karoo shrubs and sweet eragrostis grass on open plains.
WATER SUPPLY: The Melk River has 3 springs and 1 weir. There are 3 windmills on the farm and a mobile solar pump is used on a number of boreholes as is needed for some of the stock waters. There is also strong water east of the tar road with deep soil where a minimum of 10ha could be irrigated. The five submersible pumps provide water as follows: • 2 x submersible pumps for the house and 2 ha of lands • 1 x 7.5 kw produces 29 000 litres per hour • 1 x 9.3 kw pump produces 30 000 litres per hour • 1 x 15 kw pump produces 40 000 litres per hour
IRRIGATION: 32 hectares of which 30 ha is planted with lucerne and 2 ha with barley. 22 ha under centre pivots (15 ha permanent & 3.5 ha x 2 mobile) and 10 ha under draglines. A further 3.5 ha is being developed for winter crops. INFRASTRUCTURE: Modern open-plan 4 bedroom house with two bathrooms, swimming pool & adjoining self-contained bachelor flat. Ten camps, three staff houses, garage for 4 vehicles, large shed, shearing shed and other outbuildings and kraals for livestock handling STOCK: In January 2018 they were running 500 merino ewes and 300 angora ewes. POWER SUPPLY: Eskom
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