Working hours

Haggis

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Alcester
As an industry, we are renowned for working long hours. At what point does it get silly? What is a reasonable amount of hours for someone to average per week over the course of a year?
 

marshfarmer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Norfolk
I seem to do most of my work between 7pm and 12am. I've just finished bagging spuds for the day, had takeaway delivered as otherwise too tired to cook/eat, not that there is anything indoors anyway as not had time to go shopping, it's a vicious circle not eating properly which doesn't let me get over my work as quickly as I could. For me that's when it's silly and time to give up something.
 
Location
West Wales
5:30am the alarm goes off aim to be back inside by 5pm in the winter. that's plenty long enough when the weather is awful like this. Although in that we don't look for jobs if we finish milking at 7:30am and there is nothing on we are off until 3pm.

Summer tends to be 5:30am-12/1am depending on what's happening. Anything later than that then dad normally milks on his own.

Someone put it well the other day. Your not just put on this earth to just pay bills and die
 

Gulli

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
9-6 here for most of the winter. I'm just sat having a cup of tea at the moment.

Summer is usually about 8 until 10 or 2 in the morning depending on the weather
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
As an industry, we are renowned for working long hours. At what point does it get silly? What is a reasonable amount of hours for someone to average per week over the course of a year?

It gets silly when you arrive at the point of living to work instead of working to live. To put it another way, it is when you stop living and merely exist. Where this point is reached depends on the individual.

I work from 7.15am until 7pm at this time of year (minus time spent in TFF :whistle:) 5 days/week. When the field work gets busy add weekends & later evenings. Harvest is 90 - 120 hours/week for 8 weeks then sub 90 hours until planting is done.
 

silverfox

Member
Location
Shropshire
It gets silly when you arrive at the point of living to work instead of working to live. To put it another way, it is when you stop living and merely exist. Where this point is reached depends on the individual.

I work from 7.15am until 7pm at this time of year (minus time spent in TFF :whistle:) 5 days/week. When the field work gets busy add weekends & later evenings. Harvest is 90 - 120 hours/week for 8 weeks then sub 90 hours until planting is done.
I thought you were an arable farm. What needs doing until 7pm in February ?
 

Sonoftheheir

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
West Suffolk
I'm 7.30-5 this time of year. All paperwork etc done in the evenings when there's some to do.
TFF morning, noon and night!

Adjust hours in the spring,summer,Autumn according to what needs doing.

Only ever work on a Sunday if combining or irrigating.
 

Sussex Martin

Member
Location
Burham Kent
I'm 7.30-5 this time of year. All paperwork etc done in the evenings when there's some to do.
TFF morning, noon and night!

Adjust hours in the spring,summer,Autumn according to what needs doing.

Only ever work on a Sunday if combining or irrigating.
A rare breed on this forum, a sensible farmer, well done, your dad may be a pain in the butt at times but at least he has passed on valuable advice (y).
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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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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