Farm Operations news (Winter 2019) — Photo Album ‘Picture News’
In this Winter edition of the Hillcrest Game Estates newsletter, we keenly invite our readers to take an exciting look inside some of our recent farm operations ‘Picture News’ photo album: See what has been happening at Maquassi Spruit Pecan Nuts and at Hillcrest Game Estates (both Firth Group subsidiaries). – Enjoy!
Maquassi Spruit Pecan Nuts—a Firth Group subsidiary—awarded for having the largest pecan nut cluster for 2019
Seen here, Piet Botma receives a trophy from Schalk Keet (wearing glasses) and Luther Olivier: both from Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts (processors and exporters of tree nuts in Hartswater). This trophy is awarded annually—to the producer that harvest the largest cluster from their orchard for the current harvesting season.
Well done to the entire team at Maquassi Spruit Pecan Nuts! 👏🏻 🙂
Hosting of pecan nut information session
Seen here, Piet Botma and team from Maquassi Spruit Pecan Nuts (a Firth Group subsidiary) hosted the Wolmaransstad’s Woman’s Agricultural Union / Vroue Landbou Unie. Information on pecan nuts and their many benefits was shared with all.
Fire-Fighting Preparedness is the Name of the Game
Fire-fighting preparedness is the name of the game — Always be ready
Hillcrest farm General Manager, Piet Botma says, “A veld fire fire-fighting plan is absolutely essential in the dry winter months.” Veld fires cause immense damage. Suitable fire-fighting equipment must always be ready and in a serviceable condition. Part of Hillcrest’s fire-fighting plan includes checking that all 8 of the farm’s fire-engine units are started and tested, every Friday.
Seen here, the workshop where farm implements and fire-fighting equipment is routinely serviced and prepared for veld fire-fighting on the farm/ranch.
That’s all folks!
Thanks you for allowing us to share our farm operations ‘Picture News’ photo album with you, our valued newsletter reader.
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Author: Frits Van Oudtshoorn Frits van Oudtshoorn is a rangeland ecologist residing in the Limpopo province of South