The day job: Michael works in Midland Veterinary as a store manager. He works Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm with the option of taking a day off during the week when needed. As store manager he has many responsibilities including: organising deliveries, maximising sales, stock taking, customer advice and service. The nature of the business means he has to have a broad knowledge of all the products on sale and be capable of giving advice to farmers on a broad range of farming related subje
The farm: Michael farms 100ac (85ac adjusted) in partnership with his parents John Joe and Josephine. He keeps 20 suckler cows and their followers and buys in drystock throughout the year and sold through the factory or mart. The cows are all spring-calving. He has been making improvements on the farm to make it easier to manage livestock because labour is scarce on the farm.