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“I’m making a difference to the future of farming”

“I’m making a difference to the future of farming”

Luke Pearce, 20, is a member of Devizes YFC in Wiltshire and works in a contracting business in Wiltshire. Luke’s produce will find its way to Christmas dinner plates this season, something he is proud be involved in.

What do you farm?

We contract farm around 2,500 acres on four different farms around Wiltshire. We also have a dairy with around 300+ head of cattle and we TMR (Total Mixed Rations) feed over 600 cattle, 365 days a year on a contract basis with another neighbouring farm. 

Why did you want to be involved in British agriculture?

I wanted to be part of something that makes a difference and something where I can add and contribute my ideas. Being in the industry I know first-hand the issues facing farmers on a daily basis.

How does your farm contribute to Christmas?

All the food we produce on farm ends up on people’s dinner plates at Christmas. From the corn that is used in bread to the barley that is used to make beer, as well as milk for cereals at breakfast.

Are you proud to be involved in British agriculture?

I am proud to be included and involved in farming today as I feel like I am making a difference to the future of farming.

I am always looking for improvements to make lives easier and make it a safer industry to work in. I also like to support as many small businesses as I can as I think it’s important part of the society we live in today.  

It’s exciting to think the grain that we harvested that was collected by Churchill’s to go to their seed making facilities will then be sold to farms in the UK and around the world.

What are some of the ideas you have introduced?

I recently revamped and re-decorated our workshop/lunch room to organise our equipment and keep track of stocks to make us more productive. I also wanted to make it a clean space, something I am very keen on.

I am also making use of some spare land to turn it into a staff/visitor car park so that vehicles are parked out of the way from a busy working farm, which is important for health and safety reasons.

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