Farmer Stories

Case IH Maxxums deliver for Devon dairy farmer

26 Sep 2018

​​Unlike some dairy farmers, Andrew Webber from Sunnybrow Farm in Butterleigh, Devon, enjoys working with tractors and relishes the opportunity to do his own field work.

What that means is that Andrew, who runs the 200-acre farm with his wife and son, puts his two Case IH Maxxum tractors to work doing everything from grass silaging with a trailed forager to cereal drilling, round baling, slurry carting and ploughing. On top of the work at home, Andrew also does a bit of contracting locally.

The main enterprise on the farm is the dairy herd, however, with 120 dairy cows averaging 9,000 litres per cow per year and milk sold to milk co-operative, Arla. As well as the cows, the Webbers rear all their own youngstock, and rear the beef crosses as well, with some sold as stores whilst others are finished on the farm.

“We moved here in 2002, leaving my brother on the home farm, and so I came with some machinery. When that needed changing in 2007 I looked around and considered my options. I hadn’t had a Case IH before, but the local dealer, James Pryce Tractors, were very helpful and the Case IH MXU that I purchased at that time offered a good specification for the money,” Andrew explained.