Situation Vacant Skilled Arable Operator - Stamford (Near Peterborough)


Arable Farmer
Skilled arable operator required on 600ha farm on Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border to the east of Stamford.
Cropping includes cereals, sugar beet, OSR and beans

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Telehandler, PA1, PA2 and PA4 S+G qualifications
  • Experienced machinery operator with knowledge of GPS and precision farming techniques.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to work as a team
  • Be self-motivated and have a good use of own initiative.
  • Primary and secondary cultivations using Quadtrac, drilling, fertiliser spreading and spraying experience preferred.
Training provided. Accommodation not provided.

Please apply by email with covering letter and CV to: [email protected]

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...