A Methlick farmer received a silver award at the 2018 British Farming Awards recently.
More than 700 farmers and industry professionals attended the event, which showcased the innovation and achievements of British farmers across the agricultural industry.
Roger Glennie of Hillhead of Ardo Farm was named the silver winner for ‘Contractor Innovator of the Year’.
Roger’s business has grown from an arable and sheep farm to a successful farming and contracting business over the last ten years.
Through working closely with his clients and suppliers, he is able to offer bespoke services alongside arable contracts.
Working extensively with Christmas tree plantations and farming businesses, he embraces new technologies to improve both yield and efficiencies such as fast bale clearance with the Octa-quad bale handling system and bale-safe trailer.
With the Christmas tree harvesting, Roger has the bulk tree container system, which he says is the first in the UK.
He has further identified a market for mulching equipment originally used within the christmas tree plantations; to reinstate farm tracks and clear areas of gorse to improve soil.
He is currently trialling the new machinery, which he was involved in the design process with the manufacturer.
Organised by AgriBriefing, parent company of Farmers Guardian, Dairy Farmer and Arable Farming, the awards welcomed entries from across farming’s core sectors.