GARA PROVISION OFFERS FARM MAPPING SERVICES

 

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GARA PROVISION OFFERS FARM MAPPING SERVICES
Published: 18 Apr 2016

 Farming is an activity that takes place in physical space. A good farm map forms the basis on which successful planning can take place. This is particularly so when dealing with livestock and rangeland management issues or when discussing events or infrastructure development needs. Farm planning is essential to enable the farmer to utilize his/her natural resources in a sustainable manner. Although most farmers already have a basic map of their farm, in many cases these are out-dated, or have not benefited from latest technology.

Thus, in an effort to support farmers with their management planning, Agra ProVision now offers customized farm mapping services. Another way that Agra ProVision provides solutions geared towards improved productivity and business success.

Maps can be developed with different levels of detail, depending on client needs. Maps provide a clear image of the farm boundaries, inner fences and the location of infrastructure such as boreholes and water points. It enables the farmer to plan ahead, assist staff to carry out day to day operations and provide accurate measurements of the area for herd and crop management. Farm maps are used in livestock farming for guidance in proper rangeland management and rotational grazing.

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Maps can be provided in a range of sizes, with the standard size being the A1 size. Farmers working with maps can utilise precision farming technology to optimize farm inputs and target applications, thereby substantially improving production and returns.

Frank Wittneben, Agra ProVision’s Technical Advisor for Livestock Production, and who oversees the production of maps, notes that farm size matters, because land is the foundation from which the entire operation runs. “As a farmer, you need exact data about your land to be able to maximise your farm’s potential production. Farm mapping is fast becoming the most accurate way to obtain essential information to assist the farmer to develop meaningful budgets for the farms sustainability,” he said. He continued by saying, “in unfortunate cases such as veld fires, the farmer can submit the maps to the labourers and neighbours for assistance. This is how important and relevant the maps are to a farming set up.”

Agra ProVision has over the years imparted knowledge and skills to producers on how to improve farm productivity, and this new service complements their farm management systems. The maps remain as intellectual property of the farm owner. For a quotation, kindly contact Frank Wittneben at 061 290 9390/9123 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or SMS “maps” to 40404 (N$ 2 per sms) across all networks.

Good quality pelts were in demand and achieved higher prices at the auction. White pelts were in high demand, and achieved very good prices. The average price for white pelts increased by 30%, compared to the prices achieved in September 2015 and the price of black pelts remained the same.

Mr Arnold Klein, CEO of Agra, who attended the auction described this auction as very successful for Swakara, considering that the overall fur market situation is still very difficult due to the global economic challenges currently experienced by Russia, Greece and China.

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