Sheep Farming in the Karoo

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 Bokpost Sheep shearing

Sheep farming is the main industry on the farm, consisting mainly of Merino sheep. Other industries include game, vegetables and more recently olive groves have been established.

Bokpost  is situated in the heart of South Africa, in a malaria free and safe area. Situated in the greater Colesberg area nearly halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, just 23 km's from the N1 road and 20 km from the town of Philippolis. The farm lies nested among the picturesque ridges of the Orange River, approximately 180 km south of Bloemfontein.

The farm is easily accessible. The roads leading to the farm are tarred (N1 or the 717) with the last approximately 20 km of the journey being a dirt road in typical South African condition. There is also a tarred airstrip just 28 km from the farm. The farm consists of 10 000 ha of Savannah/Karoo pasture. Sheep farming is the main economic activity on the farm but game roam in three camps of more than 2 000 ha on the farm.

 

Cross stone

The temperatures on the farm are especially pleasing in autumn (March to May) and Spring (September to November), with sunny weather all year round.

Merinos
 

 Temperatures for midsummer are on the average (December) minimum 14 degrees Celsius and maximum 30 degrees Celsius and for the midwinter (June) 1 degree Celsius and 16 degrees Celsius respectively.

Bokpost  has a proud history: The farm has been cultivated for more than a hundred years and five generations by the same family, surviving the Anglo-Boer War - which further contributes th the rich history of the farm. the area boasts a variety of rich historical sites and other places of interests.

The sheep on the farm are free range and organically farmed. Once a year a production-auction is held.

 

 
 

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