If you are a farmer and are slightly overwhelmed by your current workload, here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of work you have to do on your farm.
Automate the irrigation of your crops by having an irrigation system installed
Lots of people who run small farmers irrigate their crops by attaching water trailers or water pumps to their tractors and then driving their machinery through their fields. Whilst this might not be time-consuming for those who only have one or two modestly sized crop fields, it could be a very long process if you have several large fields full of crops.
Furthermore, subjecting your machinery to this type of daily usage will mean that it will need to undergo a lot more maintenance work than it would if it were used less frequently. It may also be more likely to break down. As such, if you opt for the manual approach to irrigating your fields, your workload may also increase as a result of having to fix and maintain your tractor and water trailers or pumps.
If this is the case for you and you are exhausted by having to carry out all of this work, then it might be a good idea to look for a business in your area that specialises in irrigation system installation and ask them to fit a system like this on your farm.
Whilst the cost of having an irrigation system fitted in your crop fields may lead to a short-term dip in your farm's profits, it could be hugely beneficial for your business in the long run. The reason for this is that by automating the process of watering your crops, you will have a lot more free time and you can drastically cut down on the number of hours you need to spend repairing and maintaining your farm machinery. This will mean that you will then have far more energy and spare time to devote to activities that will help you to grow your agricultural business.
Reach out to a company like AndHaw Pty Ltd T/A Rosebud Irrigation for more information about irrigation systems.
Make sure that any new sheds and field gates you buy for your farm are of the highest quality
If you are suffocating under the weight of your current workload, then you should make sure that any new sheds or field gate you need to purchase for your farm are of the highest quality. This is because any structures that are made from flimsy materials (like cheap plywood) and are positioned in an outdoor location will fall apart very quickly. When this happens, you will have to spend your time repairing them.
So, if you invest in field gates and sheds that are made from the type of robust materials that will remain unaffected by the elements, your workload should lessen over time, as there will be far fewer repair jobs for you to do.Share
20 May 2019
Hello, my name is Darren and I live in a small rural community near Alice Springs, Australia. Although I now look like a farmer, this wasn't always the case. I grew up in a big city and spent the first 10 years of my adult life working in an insurance office. However, one day, I realised that I had had enough of that life. I sold my apartment and moved out here to stay with my uncle. He has been a farmer all his life and he took me under his wing. I learnt how to look after the land and how to repair agricultural machinery. I hope you enjoy my blog.