The Sampson family have farmed in the Loddiswell area for nearly 100 years, and at Woolston for 70 years when Mark’s great great grandfather bought the farm at Woolston in 1945.
Mark’s grandparents took over the farm in 1959 and ran a very successful poultry rearing business supplying day old chickens all over the country. They also ran a small dairy unit.
John and Rosemary Sampson took over the farming enterprise in 1974 expanding the dairy unit to over 300 cows and acquiring more land. The dairy herd was sold in 1992 to concentrate on the arable and contracting side of the business.
Mark and Emma Sampson took over control of the farm and contracting business in 2007, further developing the services offered and constructing extensive cold storage facilities.
The business embraces modern technology offering a wide range of professionally delivered services including GPS field measuring enabling optimum efficiency to help maximise potential yields.
Variable Rate Lime/Fertiliser Spreading:
We run 2 lime spreaders both with tractors and loader set up, our new agrispread as65 uses an RDS variable rate controller using either RDS or John Deere greenstar maps if required.
Top dressing Fert can be done with a. Amazone hydro profis set up with sectional control and gps shut off. All our tractors are John Deere greenstar guided for efficiency and accuracy.
Using a amazone ADP super combination drill with a subsoiler and front press we can cope with any ground conditions and even go direct into stubbles for cost effective establishment. If required we can offer variable rate seed rates via greenstar.
Direct drill in to Maize Stubbles from £20/ac
Spraying - 24 Meter:
Compact Tractor Work:
We run a compact tractor and skid steer loader set up for all those smaller jobs, from topping to re seeding on a smaller scale.
Flatbed or Bulk haulage all 50km per hour. Silage, grain, dung with a loader if required.
Soak Away and Percolation Testing:
We use a JCB 4cx and 8000 litter bowser with experienced operators for soak away and percolation testing anywhere in the southwest.
4CX JCB with Tree Shear:
With all the attachments you’ll need, tree shear, grabs, post driver, all size rear buckets and breaker. Offers excellent value for money per hour on all sites and jobs with no lorry transport required. From gateway making, landscaping, hedge lopping and clearing, fencing to yard or general tidying it's worth a try, see what we can do for you.
Sub-Soiling + Cultivations:
With a auto reset vaderstad topdown offers an cost effective excellent subsoil ing and primary cultivation tool with or with out seeder for cover crops from £12/ac.
Swing Shovel and Groundworks:
We have 3 and 13 ton 360 excavators with operators for hire with tractors and dump trailers if required.
With a new kverneland EO85 inland or in furrow plough giving the flexability to cope with and conditions, and plough on land to assist with compaction.
With a 8m dalbo roller with shatta boards with or without twin wheeled tractor 5 ton ballast roller for grass ground prices starting at £5 per ac.
Claydon Direct Drill & Straw Raking:
Combining with John Deere T560i Hillsider + yield mapping:
Grass tine seeding 6m kockerling tine seeder for re seeding or over seeding.
Fencing - small or large scale jobs:
Quad Mounted Seeding/Slug Pelleting & Spraying:
Hedge Trimming - 8 Meter Reach:
Chainsaw and Scrub Clearance:
Steel Fabrications and Maintenance:
- Combi Drill
- Crop Spraying
- Haulage - Tractor/Trailer
- Land Drainage
- Lime Spreading
- Silage Grass
- Silage Maize