Whether your next getaway from the farm is planned or unexpected, make sure you have reliable backup in place to keep your operation running.
A small farm, whether intended for profit or pleasure, requires round-the-clock maintenance, intimately in sync with the rhythm of your livestock, crops and daily routine. You may find it difficult to leave your operation for an extended period of time. However, many farmers today can arrange family trips and vacations once thought impossible through the invaluable assistance of a farm sitter, allowing farmers the freedom to leave their property for more than a few days while preserving their peace of mind.
Kobus White, an industrial psychologist that works extensively in the agriculture sector, is offering his farm-sitting services to South African farmers “looking for a relaxing December holiday”, Kobus has the necessary experience and know-how to make sure your farm operation remains prudently managed in your absence. Kobus understands all the ins and outs of a farm operation and having grown up in VanWyksvlei in the Northern Cape, farming is in his blood.
Just because you have a farm doesn’t mean you’re stuck there forever. “It’s important to get away, whether for learning or relaxing – you just have to be an intentional planner.”
Kobus has experience working with specific livestock species raised on your farm to ensure that every possible circumstance, even unlikely emergencies, that could arise while you’re away is taken care of.
Kobus stresses that farm owners should write every instruction or detail down either on paper or electronically, including dietary regimens, livestock turn-out schedules and veterinary contact information. He conducts a meet-and-greet with every client and asks that they leave out equipment and place feed in assigned areas for a fluid check-in.
Trust is key. If you’re looking to work with someone dependable, make sure you contact Kobus White who is available from mid-November 2018 until February 2019. Contact him on 082 469 9071 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.