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Situation Vacant March 2021 Lambing

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Lambing starts 20-03-2020 for 3-4 weeks with 400 ewes indoors.

We require an experienced and capable Lamber to take charge of all aspects of lambing our Commercial flock for 3-4 weeks commencing 20th March 2020.

You will be a proven Shepherd, and have several years established lambing experience.

You will be highly capable of all aspects, including wet adoption, re-mothering, as well as successful difficult births.

Working on your own initiative with a can-do attitude, along-side a lesser experienced student, you will handle pre- and post-birth requirements and palliative care of our ewes, as well as demonstrating leadership & mentoring of your assistant.

We lamb indoors, with the sheep moving outdoors soon after lambing.

You will need to have proven on-the-job capability...

Looking For Work Self Employed - Shropshire based but happy to travel, Light haulage work with the pickup, Mobile welder, Provide tools and trailers.

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My name is Jordan Taylor, here’s a little info about me.
I am self employed, I have been working in the ag industry for the last 13 years.
I have a huge range of experience in machinery operations including servicing and maintenance.
No job is too dirty so you will find me sweeping sheds and grading potatoes.
I worked 4 seasons on harvest in the USA with over 140,000 trucking miles under my belt with around 35,000 of those being oversize miles.
I’ve worked with beef, sheep, dairy and pigs.
Work varying from inseminating sows, milking, vaccinating stock and planning rations for feeding.
I do light haulage work with the pickup anywhere in the country so if you have a equipment or vehicles or other commodities you want collected or moved then that can be arranged.
I provide a range of...

Virtual Tour of new CLAAS UK Headquarters, Saxham.

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Trevor Tyrrell, CEO CLAAS UK, gives us a virtual tour of the new #CLAAS Headquarters at Saxham. Enjoy!

Steam Roller

Plough, Drill & Press - One pass old school

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It has been a couple of years since I was out with Jon and his minimat. I was filming for my customer Beetroot UK and Jon was drilling winter wheat, so I took the opportunity to do a new video.

Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2020 - open to everyone!

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Since 2012, The Yield Enhancement Network – or YEN – has connected agricultural organisations and farmers who are striving to improve crop yields. The aim is to drive understanding of yield determination and inspire initiatives for yield improvement across the industry.

This year we are going online to announce the best Cereal and Oilseed crops grown in 2020 in a Virtual Awards event on...

Guardians of the Grassland - LIVE NOW

Looking For Work Herdsman

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Experienced herdsman/herdsmanager looking for new position ideally Dorset area. PM me, thanks.

Situation Vacant Farm worker - Gilt growing unit & Firewood business (North Warwickshire)

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Full time (45 hours) farm worker required in North Warwickshire. We operate a high welfare gilt growing unit, alongside a firewood and biomass business. Working alongside the owner, you will be required to work in all areas of the farm businesses in this varied role. Experience with livestock required, however does not need to be pigs as this can be taught. Must be experienced in operating a tractor and telehandler, plus have a full UK driving license. We operate a shift pattern whereby you will be required to work 2 x Saturdays per month. This is a permanent position in a dynamic, modern farm set-up, any training or machinery tests will be provided. All applications received in confidence.

Salary of £22-27k per annum plus pension and paid overtime, dependant on experience. No...

Cultivating in the Classic CASE 4690

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Before it got a bit wet I was out with Alan and his CASE 4690 still earning her keep cultivating previous bean land

Tractor found parked up ‘with its engine running and no one in it’

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Written by Agriland Team

A tractor was left running and unattended while its driver was in a nearby shop buying lunch, a local police team in the UK have noted, highlighting the risks involved with such an action.

The unattended tractor was discovered by members of Dorset Police, outside a Tesco store in Blandford Forum, in England, last Thursday (October 15).

Taking to social media to highlight the matter, Dorset Police said:

When we visited Tesco’s in Blandford we didn’t expect to find a £110,000 [€121,800] tractor parked up near the entrance with its engine running and no one with it.
“We soon located the driver leaving Tesco’s with a meal deal.

“There’s absolutely...

Situation Vacant Herdsman, Shrewsbury

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Assistant Herdsman opportunity
Shrewsbury, Shropshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dairy person to work on a modern Robotic farm milking 300 holstein cows through 6 lely robots on a housed system
Good salary and accommodation are available

Good stockmanship
Good record keeping
IT skills to use the robotic software and analysis
Driving licence

Hoof trimming
Tractor skills

We offer training courses and encourage all our team to take on responsibilities to gain management experience to help further their career.

Looking For Work Weekend work around West Midlands

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Hi, i am looking at a career in dairy farming in the UK or move abroad but want to get a feel for the work before making a full commitment and leaving city life.

What is the best option to get work around weekends and learn as much as I can in West Midlands or surrounding counties.

Any advice please

Volvo Industrial Tractor

Producing quality meat on home-grown feeds

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Written by William Kellett

Producing quality-assured Scotch Beef to a high standard and utilising home-grown feeds is a system the McEwan family from Arbroath has been working on successfully for a number of years.

McEwan Farms is a family-run business based at West Mains of Colliston and is home to 1,000ac of owned land and 1,600ac of contract-farmed land nearby.

The family grows 700ac of potatoes and 2,000ac of cereals including oilseed rape, spring barely, winter barley and wheat, while the beef enterprise comprises of 150 Simmental-cross suckler cows which are bulled to the Charolais and Aberdeen Angus.

All progeny is finished on farm, as well as an additional 1,000 head of store...

Two tractors, two sprayers - the old and the new

Agriculture’s role in unravelling the ‘Paradox of Plenty’

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Written by John Swire

The recent Oxford Farming Conference Bitesize webinar brought together speakers from across the world to unravel the ‘Paradox of Plenty’, a theme first debated at the 1984 Conference when the idea emerged that countries rich in natural resources, experience less economic growth.

Held on Thursday 1 October, the webinar was chaired by Sarah Mukherjee, OFC Director and Chief Executive of IEMA; Sarah set the scene reflecting on why farmers appear to be making very little money from the goods and services they produce.

“Why is it that we can spend a ‘fiver’ for a coffee in London, but the dairy farmer and coffee farmer that make up the essential part of that coffee are...

Farm in Shropshire, Staffordshire or Derbyshire?

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ADAS is looking for farmers based in Staffordshire, Shropshire or Derbyshire who would like free one-to-one business advice to prepare their business for the upcoming changes to agricultural policy and BPS. As this is part of Defra's Future Farm Resilience Fund, there is no cost at all for anyone who would like to participate - we will just need you to fill in two questionnaires about your experience.

Organic farmer Mark Wycherley has already taken part and explains why he found it helpful in this video -

Email to speak to Kat and learn more about it.

Agriculture Bill defeat a ‘severe blow’ for animal welfare – BVA

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Written by William Kellett

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded after a crucial clause that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards was voted down in the House of Commons as part of the passage of the Agriculture Bill.

In this evening’s session, MPs voted down Amendment 16 by 53 votes (322 votes to 279).

The amendment, which was tabled in the Lords by Lord Grantchester, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, Lord Krebs and Baroness Boycott, had garnered a swathe of cross-party support, including from several Conservative MPs.

Amendment 18 (the Curry amendment) which would have made the Trade and Agriculture...

Climate change – Challenges and opportunities

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Written by cpm

Agriculture faces some tough times ahead as a result of climate change, according to a recent webinar. But farmers are uniquely placed to be part of the solution and CPM readers are urged to get involved and make a difference. We’re only at the start of the Net Zero journey but achieving it will bring benefits to farm businesses and the country in general. By Tom Allen-Stevens and Lucy de la Pasture 2020 has been a growing season that most growers will want to put firmly behind them but the climate extremes that it exemplified are likely to increase as the climate becomes warmer. The challenges and opportunities that climate change presents were discussed in a recent webinar hosted...

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