Situation Vacant Full time farm worker required near Kingsbridge South Devon. Accommodation available.

Full time farm worker required for a 600 acre family run mixed farm near Kingsbridge South Devon with a minimum of 3 years experience.

Tasks include:

Feeding and bedding cattle

Harvest grain carting and grainstore management

Bale carting and stacking

Cultivations mostly using simba dtx culivator

Some silage work (raking and tedding)

Ideally some fertiliser spreading and crop spraying (relevant PA certificates required)

Other useful skills;

Digger work

Fencing

Workshop skills (machinery servicing/welding etc)

Calving experience

We run a nice fleet of John Deere 30 series and R series tractors from 115 to 215hp mostly with Greenstar so Greenstar experience would be an advantage. We also have a John Deere hillsider combine.

Onsite accommodation is available in a 2 bed centrally heated double glazed static caravan. The farm is in a desirable rural setting only 2 miles from the sea and 3 miles from the coastal market town of Kingsbridge which has numerous amenities.

We are looking for someone long term who is motivated and happy both working on their own and alongside a hands on owner operator young farming couple (aged 38 and 30). You will be the only full time employee other than the farmer so a willingness to take on responsibility and work hard will be well rewarded.

A minimum 40 hour week all year round is available so there is no concern over insufficient hours through the winter. Weekends and late nights will be required at peak times.

Competitive salary from £30,000 per annum depending on experience. Please apply to [email protected]
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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