Ida Dairy

 

Ida Dairies represents the Just Milk Group’s latest development. Made up of Ida Dairy, which started milking in October 2019, and Kerrera Dairy, expected to start by July 2020, the project is situated on Number Two Piggeries owned land in the North Eastern Cape, between the towns of Indwe and Elliot.

Both Dairies are 66 point Rockwood Rotaries that can accommodate 1,400 cows. The carrying capacity of each unit will ultimately be dependent on rainfall and water storage capacity.

The move North for the Just Milk Group has been necessitated by the high prices of land on the Fish River water scheme. Two “mega-piggeries” comprising of 4,500 sows each, Farrow to Finish, are planned to go up on the same land, the manure from which will be utilized as fertilizer on the mix of irrigated and dry land pastures. The first piggery will be operational in April 2020, with the second to follow. Cropping and Beef Farming will also form a part of the overall setup.

Meet the Team

Steve Moss

Sharefarmer & Farm Captain


Kyle Gratz

Farm Captain



Graham Lord

Crop Manager


Lara Lord

Kerrera Farm Manager



Colin Brown

Kerrera Junior Manager


Lizwi Rubushe

Pasture Junior Manager