Recruiting new drivers for our expanding haulage fleet!

We’re in the exciting process of expanding our haulage fleet, with two of our four new Volvos arriving yesterday.

And, as a result of this new expansion, we’re currently recruiting new drivers! This is to work alongside our farm team, moving agricultural goods such as cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and fertilisers.

 

If you’re interested, please get in touch on 01954 210 211 option 1

As an aside, we’re also looking to introduce a graduate driver scheme – more to follow on the blog soon.

 

Great feedback on our open day from NFU members

What a fantastic day we had on Monday 24th June, welcoming around 140 people from the Cambridge branch of the NFU (National Farmers Union) to Scotland Farm.

We’d invited the NFU members to come along and learn about the forward-thinking and innovative sustainable farming methods we use at P.X. Farms, and there was particular interest in our use of CTF (controlled traffic farming), the grain storage operation and our investment in state-of-the-art new equipment.

We had some great feedback on the day and afterwards, like these fantastic comments on Twitter:

It’s always great to be able to share our passion for embracing new ways of farming, and we look forward to hosting similar events in the future.

Harvest 2019 grain storage available

Crop storage forms a major part of our business, and you may be pleased to hear that we have crop storage available for independent farmers and grain merchants for harvest 2019 at our 82,000-tonne facility at Scotland Farm, Dry Drayton just outside Cambridge.

Capable of managing over 5,000 tonnes of incoming crop a day during harvest and the capacity to dry 1,200 tonnes per day and clean 480 tonnes per day, our facility includes high-tech monitoring in each store that cools whilst aerating and maintaining temperatures at less than 5°C.

We also have a weighbridge and sampling services that enable us to process a lorry in nine minutes and load out up to 180 tonnes per hour.

And there’s more.

We were recently awarded coveted organic status by official UK certifying body, OF & G Organic. This means that we’re now able to meet the increasing demand for organic and even vegan farming production.

Additionally, we offer a collection, cleaning and delivery service for out of spec crops through our Grain Hospital, which uses state of the art cleaning equipment to provide full colour and size sorting, and fine cleaning. This means that we’re able to help with admix and ergot removal, bushel weight improvement; pea colour sorting; premium enhancement; preparation of commodities; and cleaning all combinable crops.

This flexible storage solution can be rented annually. Independent farmers can use this storage to sell their crop to whomever they wish, whilst grain merchants can have their grain delivered from all their farms and stored in one place.

So, if you haven’t got crop storage in place for this harvest and want to learn more about our offering, please give us a call on 01954 210211 option 3 or email grainstore@pxfarms.com.

 

It’s all about the P.X. Family – James Peck

Without the P.X team, we wouldn’t be where we are today – our 38 strong workforce are the core of our business.

We provide high quality accommodation to our team and plan working shifts in advance so we are able to give our families real quality of life working in an agricultural environment. This results in staff retention and stability. 

Investment in training is vital to us. In addition to our current staff training programme, last year we started the P.X. Farms Graduate Programme, which employs one new young person every two years, and puts them through a range of farm experiences – including combining in Australia.

We also organise regular educational trips and speakers’ meetings for all farm staff to encourage continuous learning. Most recently a group of staff, including the current P.X. Farms Graduate Jamie Willoughby, went on a learning trip to SIMA in France.

We’re always investing in ways to keep our team and those working around them safe, and looking after our team’s health and well being. Recent examples include the new CCTV system on our latest lorries to ensure drivers are more aware of their environment and who is around them, and the purchase of an onsite cherry picker to reduce the need for our team to go up and down ladders.

But it’s not just our employees we feel are part of the P.X. Family, it’s the partners we team up with – our machinery suppliers, trades people like plumbers,builders, electricians, those with specialist expertise and our clients. Together we build the foundation to expand and the opportunity to provide value.