We are a diverse business, based in Devon, and have been trading since 1987, when we started Agricultural Contracting, specialising in arable operations. Over the years this has lead into large scale farming, with around 2500 acres currently being farmed in house. In Addition to this, we have many contracting customers, where we do everything from one off jobs to whole farm contracts. As part of the agricultural contracting operation we have our liming division, where we supply and spread a range of liming products throughout the South West, supplying many farms and agricultural merchants.
In 2005, our commercial grain storage operation begun, expanding with the acquisition of Risdon Mill in 2010. This has since expanded to 23,500 tonne capacity, with planning for a further expansion currently being sought. From this has developed our haulage operation running our own trucks, used predominantly for our own grain and lime transportation.
Our own workshop staff service and maintain all our equipment, and construct and install the fixed equipment around the grain stores.
Following the purchase of a DV grain sampling spear for our grain storage operation, we have been given the distributorship for the UK of this equipment.
In 2004, for our own construction projects, we bought a 16m Merlo telehandler with a rotating man platform. This has developed into a specialist hire business, where we now have 11 machines on hire throughout the South West and at times throughout the UK. All machines are equipped with specialist lifting and access equipment which is generally not available from competitors.
The business is managed by Mark Stevens and a team of 3 office staff, who are supported by an additional 15 staff including tractor drivers, lorry drivers, telescopic handler drivers, mechanics and grain store operatives, all working together as a team, much of the time competing with the trials of the British weather. We have a company training policy and are continuously training our staff to improve & develop their skills.