General Farm Worker

A 1500 acre traditional farming estate seeks all rounder to join our small team to be involved with arable, suckler cattle and occasional woodland work. 900 acres of arable, 370 acres of permanent grass and 230 acres of woodland. A varied job involving many aspects of rural life. We have recently changed to a no till system and grow cover crops on all spring cropping land whilst continuing with an arable rotation. We grow wheat, barley, oil seed rape, spring beans and spring linseed. The aim is for every field to have a green cover throughout the year. We run two Fendt tractors and a Claas combine and Handling machine. The grassland is permanent pasture with a low stocking rate of 100 suckler cows and followers, also managed for the benefit of wildlife. We have Angus cross cows with a Charolais and Angus bull. We seek someone who will help us achieve our aims of sustainable, practical profitable farming running alongside nature. We work to a high standard and carry out most work in house except for baling, fym spreading and hedge cutting. A good cottage will be available rent and rates free. Salary £28-32K for hours ranging from 40 to 80 hours a week at peak periods. Winter cattle feeding for 3 hours every other weekend. Duties will depend on experience but there are opportunities to be involved with most jobs. A positive attitude is the key.


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