Blinkwit Melkery is nestled between three of the most beautiful nature reserves, Ezemvelo, Renosterpoort and Luipertskloof. Located a mere hour’s drive from OR Tambo International airport and 45 minutes from Pretoria and therefore easily accessible for everyone.
Surrounded by Nature Reserves, you will be able to experience the sounds of a variety of birds as 286 species have been recorded in the Reserves around us. Standing on the stoep of the farm house you will also from time to time see small and large mammals that includes Kudu, Eland, Warthogs as well as Ostrich and many more species of wild life…
Several predators roam on the farm at night and we have lost some cattle to Leopard kill. Brown Hyenas are also spotted from time to time.
Our dairy herd is our pride and joy and we deliver approximately 35 000 Litres of high quality milk per month.
All cows raised by us get personal attention and even have names. The farms favourite is Clara (brown and white) and she is certainly the madam with the most unique personality on the farm. She likes to cuddle by resting her head against you for some scratching between her horns.
We have a mixed herd of Jerseys which gives the highest butterfat, sweetest milk and Friesland cows that produce the quantities.
Within the next 24 months the farm is striving to become 100% self-sufficient as far as feed is concerned. Our new crop of non GMO maize is coming into seed now. We are also experimenting with sustainable farming practices such as no-till and have stayed away from using any herbicides and pesticides. All our crops will be used to make Silage.
Blinkwit produce various Dairy products such as:
Farm Cheese (Combination of Gouda & Cheddar)
Yoghurt & Drinking Yoghurt