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Livestock Farmer

my lad is earning himself a nice bit of money at various farms, all ok of course because he’s over 13.

But we are struggling for our youngest, who’s busting to get out there and earning. Farm work isn’t what’s required and all other enquires yield the same response: “we only take on kids over 16”. I think it’s an insurance problem.

Anybody else found a nice little earner for their rugrats?

Cheers, Pete.

Could she sell to passers by?

What about some wildflowers? Plants like lavender or bluebells?

Don't know if you have much passing trade but it could be a good summer gig for a kid at that age, along with some eggs?

Her own farm shop enterprise? I'm suggesting this as this is my own goal too!


Arable Farmer
I have a step daughter and two stepsons. The daughter liked chickens and really wanted some so I got 70 spent layers fro a friend at a local Hutterite colony. Skinny roadrunner looking chickens but boy can those things lay. Couldn’t get enough eggs to sell as everyone wanted free run eggs so I got 130 more. Ended up selling so many eggs she was making 200$ a week from egg sales. Sold them via local buy and sell advert


Mixed Farmer
Get um growing and selling tatties, carrots etc at the lane side, set up a Facebook page just have a camera rigged some horrible buggers who will take adavantage of kids
I think that if they have the entrepreneur mindset , you won't need to find them anything , they'll find their own ! I knew a lad many years back , who's family had nothing - zilch - sweet FA . He would hang about the farm kitchen in the hope of a free handout . But he always had a ferret or a cockerel or a guinea pig or similar to trade . If he had sixpence he wouldn't rest until he made it into a shilling . Rent a bit of land , buy a few sheep ,He progressed from that as he got older to the odd old banger car , then to Bradshaws in Manchester where if you bought 5 you got free transport home for them . He bought a big old semi derelict house in it's own ground and pitched them there . Simple deal , They're there , look all you like , bring who you like to check them , you pay cash , and when you leave the gates it's yours , full stop . no warranty , no comebacks . Whatever the current craze was , he was in it first hand - gym equipment , static bicycles , you name it --- . I think he's retired now, and every singe penny he made was with the sweat of his own brow. Respect I say .
Thinking about the above -- another alternative would be to get them to practice knocking on peoples doors and running away as fast as possible . This would be perfect training for a future life as a courier driver for yodel or Hermes , or even Post office parcels ! ;):playful:

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.


Miss Wood urges...