Design & Engineering

Design & Engineering

At Derrylin Agricultural services we understand dairy, we understand cow requirements from cow flow to floor finishes, drainage, manure management, working areas, etc and with our years of practical experience we provide a service that will assure you of a good working agricultural unit, whether large or small, we have the solution for you.

Livestock Sourcing & Transport

Livestock Sourcing & Transport

We know the importance of a good genetic foundation and that is why we don’t just buy livestock for our clients, but we personally select the livestock to make sure that they meet our stringent requirements.

Dairy Consulting

Dairy Consulting

Dairy is our passion. If you are looking to develop a dairy farm or you are wishing to expand or take your dairy to a new level, give us a call and we can assist in every area relating to this industry

Land Survey

Land Survey

We work with state of the art fixed wing drone technology and we can find your land beacons, plan your farm, take aerial photographs, and provide maps and every detail of your layout, from topography to crop assessment.

Agricultural Equipment Sourcing

Agricultural Equipment Sourcing

Farmers are often looking for equipment, either new or 2nd hand, maybe it’s a tractor, maybe a milking machine, a feed mill, grain storage or a new variety of seed, whatever your requirement, we are well connected and hence have the ability to shop for the best price options for our clients.

Crop Planning & Management

Crop Planning & Management

The highest cost of any intensive livestock unit is always feed for the animals, and hence we encourage all our farmers to be as self-sufficient as possible and this will take good fodder crop planning and planting.
We know what your animal needs and how best to plan around this.

Agricultural Consulting Services

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• Consulting on a Project Overview
• Feasibility Studies
• Business Plans
• Implementation Plans and Budgets
• Project Management
• Land and Crop Surveys
• Agri Economist
• Nutrition and Fodder Crops
• Dairy Planning and Design
• Engineers Concept Design
• Detailed Drawings, Bills of Quantity and Tender Documents
• European Dairy Tours
• Beef Planning and Design
• Piggery Planning and Design
• Farm Planning and Design
• Livestock Sourcing and Selection
• Arranging and Overseeing Livestock Loading, Transport and Off Loading
• Sourcing and Supply of Tractors, Implements and Machinery
• Synchronising and Insemination of Cattle
• Bull Tapping and Freezing of Semen
• Training
• Herd Monitoring, Pregnancy Evaluation and Nutrition
• Label Design and Approval

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Drone Technology

Derrylin Agricultural Services boast a land survey department that asses land with fixed wing drone technology and collects data to supply the following:
• Aerial Photography
• Topographical Survey
• Crop Assessments
• Data for Construction Purposes and Civil Planning
• Road Networks
• Land Levels
• Dam Building
• Planning of Fences and Camps
• Bush Clearing
• Water Levels and Runoff
• Establishing Firm Boundaries
• Finding Land Coordinates and Markers

We have worked in a lot of African countries, including Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya and Mauritius
With an agricultural background, as well as over twenty years in the surveying industry, we have a good idea of what the client is looking for and how best to achieve that.
“Failing to plan, is planning to fail” – Benjamin Franklin
Topographic surveys are performed in order to identify both natural and manmade features of a particular piece or area of land. It is the most critical element of all the planning done and should be undertaken first in order to maximise planning and design of the entire project. The resulting topographic map will include a series of contour lines, which can be used to identify the changes in terrain.

In addition to identifying the contours of the ground around a property, topographic surveys also map existing features on the earth's surface. These may include trees, streets, buildings, manholes, walkways, electricity poles, and other such land features. It may also show cadastral or boundary lines. The resulting topographic map serves as the base map for the design of any future construction to be done in the area.

Topographic surveys allow for better decision-making and cost effective planning. With most large agricultural or construction projects, it is often overlooked as being less important. However, when one regards the total cost of such projects, the topographic survey forms a very small portion, but can maximise planning and reduce costs. It is essentially the foundation upon which all future planning is done.
Using a UAV, or drone to capture the images that are used to compute topographic contours, has the added advantage of providing the latest imagery in very high detail.
From these ortho-photos, all calculations of area, distance and volumes can be calculated. Being in digital format, means that it can be sent or used electronically for design purposes.
Services Offered:
• GPS Detail and Topographical Surveys
• Layout and Monitoring of Infrastructure Development
• Drainage Design and Development
• Ground Control Beacons for Aerial Surveys
• Surveys to Calculate Volumes of Stockpile etc.
• NDVI’s Using NIR Camera for Crop Health Assessment

 

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Livestock and Breeding

At Derrylin Agricultural Services we know the importance of a good genetic foundation in any herd or flock and that is why we personally inspect and select the livestock that our clients require.
All animals are selected and certified by a veterinary surgeon. Loading, transport and offloading is closely managed to ensure that our clients receive top quality livestock in the correct health and condition.
We help with sire selection and training in animal selection and artificial insemination when required.
We believe in genetic improvement and will assess current herds and assist in forward planning to have a functional and productive herd.
GENETICS + NUTRITION + ANIMAL COMFORT = PROFIT
With this at the forefront of any planning on any livestock project we make sure that the correct crops are planted and have a nutritionist on call to analyse and assess all rations.
Our nutritionist is also a silage expert and we understand the importance of good silage packing and management.
The correct planning around animal comfort is of utmost importance, so we assess the farm, the climate and all external factors that may affect cow comfort, and with this in mind we go ahead with the best possible solution for your farm, whether in the Sahara Desert, the bushveld or the rolling hills of Natal.

 

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