This Black Friday, you might want to resist the allure of unnecessary purchases and instead, look for discounted deals on things like farm equipment or inputs. Here are four tips on finding cheap deals to help you grow your agri enterprise.
Whether you’re a backyard gardener, involved in a community garden project or farming on a small or commercial scale, seize this Black Friday to invest in essential tools and supplies you require for your farming project.
1. Seed and crop inputs
This is the time to invest in seeds and crop inputs. Find reputable suppliers close to you that are offering discounts on high-quality seeds or crop inputs. If you’re thinking of starting a garden, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. With discounts available this November, you are sure to come across great deals.
This is also a great way to try out new seed varieties or fertiliser varieties that are usually expensive.
2. Livestock management
This is an opportune time to scout for deals on feeding systems such as feed-throughs to hold and dispense feed to your animals. Or for your animals, invest in creep feeders.
For bigger livestock, such as cattle, you might want to scout around for pasture feeders. If you’d like to move the feeders around on the farm, consider getting mobile units.
Perhaps you’ve been looking to up your tech game on the farm? Look for some of the latest smart health-monitoring devices, you’d be surprised what you can get for cheap.
3. Irrigation equipment
Are you planning to invest in new irrigation equipment? This is the time to be on the lookout for efficient irrigation systems or water management solutions that might be worth investing in.
Of course, choosing the most suitable system depends on factors like crop type, climate, and resource availability. But irrigation systems you might want to consider include drip irrigation, which allows for precise water delivery to plant roots through a network of tubing and emitters.
If you have some cash to spend, look into smart irrigation systems. These make use of sensors and technology to optimise water use based on real-time conditions.
Farm crimes remain a prevalent issue in South Africa. With the festive season approaching, crime on farms and in rural areas is expected to increase. Protect your farm by investing in security cameras or fencing structures.
Remember to choose the right fencing solution for your needs.
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