B.H. Dickey & Son Working to Get the Job Done DVD
This production of B.H. Dickey & Son shows how Brian has diversified into contracting work while still maintaining an operational farm, with sheep, cattle and the main emphasis now placed on poultry production.
Brian and son Philip provide ‘seasonal contracting services’ beginning in the Spring time with dung spreading, ploughing and sowing. Later in the season silage mowing and baling both square and round bales. Haylage production also features prominently in their season.
Harvesting cereals, some of which they have sown also features in their busy contracting schedule. They manage to juggle all this with intensive poultry production, producing a crop of birds every six to eight weeks! Even in their closed season Brian and Philip manage to keep full time jobs. This is an interesting insight into what it takes to diversify successfully in today’s agricultural environment.
Narrated by Dr. John Kerr