AGRICULTURAL – COMMERCIAL CROP FARMING
Property information: BN836
The farms are situated in Pandamatenga Botswana. It is a commercial farming area with about 45000 ha under cultivation. There are 32 families farming the area, all expats and SA farmers. Each owns and have their own farms. Products are sold to Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board, a government owned company and Foods Botswana (a major retailer).
Prices are linked to saffex, but with subsidies. For example, the following season prices are P2900/Sorghum, P2900/ millet, P14000/ton cowpeas, P14000/ton sugar beans, sunflower is exported to SA to Nolan at saffex prices.
ne pula is currently around R1,27. A subsidy for 30% of for fertilizer, seed and certain chemicals is available. Government has just spend and completed new roads and drainage around the farms, the project cost around P400mil.
The farming area is fenced in to keep elephant, Buffalo, eland and other animals out. The fence is maintained by the Pandamatenga Commercial Farmers Association. An airstrip is available with three aeroplanes operating from it for crop spraying. The annual rainfall is 650mm per year, but in most years as the previous season, already 500mm measured expecting a very good season.
If seasonal loans are used via National Development Bank (government owned) you get an 85% insurance on your loan for drought, floods etc.
The 2 farms are approximately 1100ha together. They are adjunct to each other. There are 3 houses, store rooms, workshops, 6 newly build workers houses with ablution block, 2 dams, 7 boreholes with around180000L/hour water, 2 Pivots, generator powered. 1 borehole is currently used for Pivots, but one can expand to approximately 120 ha under irrigation.
- 2 x 12 row Massey Ferguson planters
- 2 x Case Tractors puma 180
- Case 6130 harvester plus 3020 flexi-header
- Case patriot 3330 sprayer
- 440 Massey Ferguson tractor 680
- Massey Ferguson tractor
- Grader 12 Row Agrico in-line harrow
- Welger baler and CATE rake
- 2 Bulk trailers plus water tanks 3 x 5000L
- 9m Fieldspan
- Agrico 62 disc
- Generator Fawde 40kva
- Loose tools
- Welder – grinder
- Yellow equalizer bin and blower
- 2000L diesel drum
- 1000L diesel bowser
- Spares and spare tyres and tubes
- Office furniture
- Steel work bench
- JAPS bean cleaner
- Hydraulic Auger
- Tornado 1300
- Fertilizer spreader
- 12m Container
- Concrete mixer
- Big Compressor
1x 400msq 3 bedroom 2x 76msq 2 bedroom 3x 90msq 2 bedroom