MEET Will Coulton, a young, innovative mixed farmer from North Star, NSW.
Will knows how important his mates in the grain industry are, which is why he relied heavily on their advice when deciding on a grain storage solution that was right for his 12,000 hectare property.
Will is a fourth generation farmer and says that the North Star and Boggabilla regions have been used agriculturally for grain growing for more than 100 years now.
With the help of his wife Trudi, parents Ben and Pru, and 14 full-time staff members, Will produces wheat, barley and chickpeas in winter and cotton and sorghum in summer. On top of this, the family farm also joins 900 Angus cows!
So, what is Will continually striving towards?
Coulton Farming stays ahead of the curb by ensuring that they are making informed decisions, keeping up-to-date with the latest in Ag developments, and are buying the best in farming technology!
This all helps to ensure that the farm is running as efficiently as possible.
“If you have a good plan and get your jobs done on time, your yield will come as a result.”
Will decided to invest in a high-quality grain storage solution because the silos he had were “small, outdated, inefficient and unhygienic.” Luckily, Will’s mates in the grain industry were able to point him in our direction.
Will loves the added sense of security and reliability that has come with the installment of his silos.
“They are excellent. They give us reliability at harvest and they allow us to store grain in a cool, dry and clean environment without having to worry about hassles such as weevils. It also gives our trucks the flexibility to truck into a specific market which is a better price than what you’d get at the initial harvest.”
What does Will love most about his job in grain?
Will loves the variety and versatility of his lifestyle in the farming industry. He says that the job is “ever-changing” and that each year; you can guarantee that there will be another challenge thrown your way.
What can Will rely on his mates for in the grain industry?
“A good conversation at social events and to bounce ideas off each other.”
Will says that his mates all have a connection to each other due to the long history of farming in their families, including forefathers who have worked in the industry. He values that there is always new – and old – information to be shared.