Work Placement: 12-15 months

at Foxburrow Farm Ltd
Location North Elmham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date Posted 03/11/2022
Category Agriculture
Placements
Temporary Opportunities
Job Type Temporary Vacancies
Closing Date Apply ASAP
Start Date June/July 2023
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Description

How to Apply

The placement will start in June/July in the arable team working to complete the cereal, pulses and hay harvest, there will be the opportunity to undertake varied roles within this such as grain carting, combining, and baling. Before moving onto the drilling campaign in the autumn.

The placement will then change towards a livestock emphasis working with both the beef herd and the sheep flock through to the end of calving and lambing in the following May, the student maybe given the opportunity to be responsible for managing either the lambing or calving with a good support network.

There will then be varied work within all the sectors to take the placement through to the 52 weeks. There will be the option for staying on for a 2nd summer if both parties are happy for this.

Foxburrow farm is 2,000ha mixed farm consisting of arable, beef and sheep enterprises. It is a modern well equipped farm transitioning towards a regenerative farming approach involving CTF, direct drilling, reduced artificial inputs and incorporating the livestock enterprises within the arable rotation.

Cropping consists of winter wheat, winter barley, OSR, spring barley, peas, beans and herbal leys. Machinery include Fendt and New Holland tractors, CAT Challengers, 2 Claas Lexion combines and JCB telehandlers.

Livestock numbers are currently 100 breeding cows (native bred) and 1,000 breeding ewes (Texel, Suffolk, Mule, Lleyn). Goals include improving grazing management through cell grazing and increasing the amount of performance recording undertaken.

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