Eqstra Agricultural equipment donated a Deutz-Fahr Agrolux tractor and a ten ton trailer to the Winterberg Agricultural High School farm recently. The equipment is meant to assist the school in cultivating land as well as transporting the produce grown.
The farm produces citrus fruit where-by 60-70% of the class 1 produce is exported to Europe, Asia, Russia, and Canada. Class 2 fruit is sold at markets in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, East London and Pretoria and class 3 fruit is sold to local entrepreneurs in and around Fort Beaufort.
It is estimated that about 2000 bins of fruit will be picked on the Winterberg farm this year which equates to approximately 800 tons of fruit that will be produced on the farm.
Mbulelo Matutu, one of the drivers employed by the farm proudly transports the citrus grown on the Winterberg Agricultural High School farm to the Riverside Enterprises Packing house for sorting.