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Experienced Tractor Driver

Church Farm Publow LLP
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1 Jun 2023

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The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Tractor Driver/ Stockman to join the team at Church Farm Publow. Church farm extends to 1200 acres over multiple sites in the Chew Valley, with around 700 acres in arable rotation and 500 acres in permanent pasture or woodland. The farm’s main enterprises are combinable crops including wheat, barley and OSR, 100 cow commercial suckler herd, 650 lambing ewes and a small group of pedigree Longhorn and Devon cattle.

We have an enthusiastic young team at the core of the farm business, and we are committed and passionate about encouraging our employees to develop and engage within all aspects of the farm business. We are looking for another experienced team member, who can work to a high standard under their own initiative. The applicant must have experience and be happy to work with livestock, Workshop skills and working knowledge of JD Link and Greenstar are advantageous.

The owners have invested considerable sums in buildings, tractors and machinery, livestock handling and technology, as part of their commitment to developing a profitable and sustainable farm business. Most tasks associated with livestock care and field work are carried out in house. Machinery includes modern R Series John Deere tractors and a Kramer telehandler. Your duties will depend on experiences but are likely include: cultivation, drilling (2021 Amazon combi-drill), fertiliser spreading (GPS and section controlled), mowing, baling, dung spreading and hedge trimming. The role will also include winter feeding of stock and other stock related tasks during the year.

In return we can offer a highly competitive salary (27k-30k) based on experience with a standard working week of 48hrs, with every other weekend off and working just one weekend in three during quieter periods. A recently renovated bungalow is available on the home farm, in the village of Publow. It is within walking distance of the local school and other amenities and just 11 miles from the centre of Bristol.


We run a mixed farming business covering 1,000 acres, just south of Bristol. The core enterprises are suckler beef, sheep and arable cropping. The owners have invested heavily on farm buildings, livestock equipment and machinery and are committed to building a sustainable farm business for the future. 

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