Rob Escott has over forty years of agricultural experience, working with sheep, cows, and a multitude of crops including wheat, canola, and potatoes.
He was born and raised on the family farm, north of The Drop, half way between Berrigan, Barooga, Tocumwal and Finley.
Rob graduated from Murrumbidgee Agricultural College before taking over the family farm, allowing his father to follow his dream of being a flying instructor. Years later Susie came along and Rob taught her how to be his right hand man (a hard task considering she’s left handed and a woman!)
The family leased out the farm for many years and Rob worked for the neighbours on their extensive Potato operation and also their prime beef herd, but all that time Rob missed the family farm, and working with sheep. So, whilst he continues to lease out most the farm, he now also has some sheep, enough to keep him entertained at least. But this means he has plenty of free time on his hands.
Rob loves a challenge – and isn’t afraid to get dirty.
Susie and Matt are also available for hire, as is Maggie the Kelpie.
Daughter Sophie is away at Uni now but available for holiday hire.
Matt takes after his dad and has a love for anything requiring fuel; especially cars, 4wds and motorbikes.
He will happily round up sheep if it means he gets to ride his bike and also knows his way around an engine having spent time working with the local mechanic.
Whilst studying his VCE he is undertaking a Cert III in Agriculture and working on the family farm and elsewhere weekends and school holidays.
Matt has both his car and motorbike licence, has worked around the traps with his dad, marking lambs and assisting at harvest, shearing, and is a quick learner.
Susie recently finished up work at the Berrigan Shire Council after eleven years and had no idea this meant that she would be called upon to work with Rob in his new venture, after all she is starting up her own business too.
Never one to shrink from a challenge, Susie is enjoying spending more time outside, and with the family.
Originally from Shepparton, and although her grandparents were farmers, Susie considered herself a ‘city girl’. She travelled the world and saw the sights before returning home for a wedding and falling in love with a bloke from Berrigan.
Well over twenty years later she’s still by his side, willing to get her hands dirty (sometimes), and is able to operate machinery as good as the rest of them – she even has her forklift ticket.
She’s also good at marking lambs, and not bad in the shearing shed.
Available to hire by the hour, the day or the week.
Call Rob direct on 0419 86 3311
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