Experienced Suffolk young farmer, enthusiastic and hard working looking for a more established role on an arable farm.
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
GCSE's 9, above C grade.
PA1, PA2, PA4S/G
B/E trailer test
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift
Driven a good variety of machines, ranging in age/size. More familiar with John Deere/Fendt/JCB tractors but occasionally other makes on demonstrations/helping out other people. Have also driven the higher HP John Deere tractors (on the plough) crawlers, and an 8rx for a few days. I have learnt to use both a Bateman and Agrifac sprayer, starting off on a Bateman. I operated New Holland combines, a 9090 in Australia and a 10.90 here in the UK.
Worked on a large scale pig farm, and had a couple weeks on the outdoor unit sites if/when they needed as was primarily on the arable side of the farm.
Single, however have a girlfriend who might move in one day.
Play sport/exercise. See friends/family.
Ive lived in Suffolk most of my life, although my family did emigrate to Australia for 18 months, we did return back to Suffolk. Ive always been interested in Agriculture and from the day I could drive have always worked as much as I can to gain as much experience as possible.
I started off at Rattlerow Farms Ltd in 2016, I was still at school and was doing the clearing up/loader work at weekends whilst I wasnt at school. The next summer (I had gained my full driving licence as soon as I turned 17) I was on a loader stacking straw, then carting to the relevant pig units which needed it. In the autumn I started rolling and undertaking a bit of land work (whenever I wasnt at school). I completed my PA1, and PA2 here and soon started to learn the spraying/liquid fertiliser application side of the farm. This soon appeared one of my favoured jobs. I joined a sixth form with the intention to go to university to complete a design degree within Agriculture but after realising that there was so much Time in an office, or behind a computer screen my interest turned and I then focussed on farming whilst switching to college.
When at college (spring 2019)I was offered a job on a local farm, MJ JA Easeys, here I was spraying and doing autumn cultivations/ploughing ready for the drill. Again this was on the days whilst I wasnt at college (2 days during the week, and the weekends). During harvest I was corn carting, then topping/hedge cutting or machine maintenance during the wet days until I got ploughing. When I joined Easeys, they had already knew of my plans to go and farm in Australia at the end of my college course so in October 19, I rejoined Rattlerow. This worked well for both them and me as during my final year of college Id spend another day at college getting my work done. However when I wasnt at college Id use my experience gained at Easeys to go spraying, or some cultivations when they are necessary. Being a large pig farm, there was always plenty of loader work, along with trailer work to be done too. Which again broadened my experience. I got my diploma in Agriculture, then completed harvest corn carting and combining at Rattlerow. Followed by muck and slurry spreading, then some hedge cutting before going to Australia.
I was working on a 39,000 acre farm in Western Australia, which was running 5 combines to cut it all. I was on 1, and all I did was combine for 7 weeks. Combining in another country was great, as it further grew my knowledge of combining, but also the difference in yield/conditions helped make me think more when it came to settings, overall just a great experience one which Ill never forget. I was asked to go back and drive one of the 48m Agrifacs or one of the 24m airseeders. However due to Coronavirus this put a stop to any plans for that unfortunately.
I returned to Rattlerow afterwards completing similar jobs to before, but mostly the spraying/fertilising applications on the crops. As I was full time it gave more chance to do this, along with the other farm jobs which needed doing. (Loading lorries of grain, straw carting, slurry/muck spreading too) I enjoy looking after machines, keeping them clean and tidy but also servicing them and checking over them regularly. Again this helped broaden my experience not only to just driving machines but can also grease up/look after them to a high standard too.
Im December 2020 I decided to join a local straw contractor to gain more experience within a different working environment, so doing jobs Id previously done a different way I found really useful. I completed a lot of digestate (liquid and solid) spreading, along with carting straw to customers. A period before harvest I was working with the workshop to get the balers and bale chasers ready. I learnt a great deal and having a hands on experience helped greatly, as at previous farms dealers would undertake most of the servicing. At harvest I was on a bale chaser stacking bales up ready to be taken to the power station. After harvest
I have been again carting straw, spreading slurry. Latterly been covering carrots with straw.
I have really enjoyed working here, but would like to get back to a farm environment.
Start: 01/12/2021 Finish: Not Specified