Farmer Profile

Eugene Marais

Eugene Marais

 Johannesburg
 ACT
Tasmania
 Sales & Marketing Agency CEO
 Sales FMCG, Media Sales, Police Officer
 4-6 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Other livestock 4
  • Specialty Crops 4
  • Viticulture 4
  • Dairy 3
  • Market garden 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Goats 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: Pecan Nut, Macadamia & Pig Farming.

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 4
  • Human Resources 4
  • Marketing 4
  • Sales 4
  • Orcharding 4
  • Planning 4
  • Livestock Mustering 3
  • Agronomy 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Fencing 3
  • Accounting 3
  • Animal Husbandry 3
  • Machinery Operation 3
  • Cropping 1
  • Other Farming Skills: Computer Literacy

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Organic 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Permaculture 4
  • Urban 3
  • Conventional 3
  • Biodynamic 3
  • Regenerative 3
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Share Farm

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Currently on Pecan, Pig and Wildlife Farms.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Farming is about the provision of nourishment for people .... who are central to my heart and interests. To be able to live close to nature, observing the miracles of nature’s growth day by day invigorates/stimulates me, driving me to achieve greater heights of success year on year.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm would be encircled by everflowing rivers/waters, gentle slopes of healthy green orchards embedded in rich...fertile soil. Producing the best harvest year on year and watching my sheep flock growing healthy, delivering top quality lambs year on year. Looking back at the end of the day, knowing I’ve achieved my objectives, edging closer to my pre-set goals and planning, having successfully handled daily challenges, those envisaged and those which chose to surprise me... there never is a dull moment on a farm! Updating and logging expenses and income, measuring achievements against cash flows and preparing for the week and months ahead, adjusting the plan where necessary. Organizing the workforce into daily chores and setting productivity measures/ objectives and planning for the unexpected to occur, always having a second and third plan as backup. Inspection of equipment, machinery and vehicles, fences and paddocks ensuring safety and security of a smooth running operation in an unpredictable environment. Harvesting is undoubtedly the highlight season, seeing your hard work coming to fruition...researching constantly for better product prices and alternative revenue streams....watching weather patterns and striving to achieve higher standards next time, implementing more cost effective methods... increasing ROI!