About the Flying Farmer

The ‘Flying’ in Flying Farmer comes not from taking to the air, but taking to the road to offer a ‘go anywhere mobile service’.

Michael Midgley has used his many years of experience with beef and dairy cattle to build a range of crushes and handling systems for hire, made to his own specification.

The latest mobile crush (see equipment for hire) is designed to hold larger than average cattle and bulls and includes the latest electronic weigh which connects to a phone app.

Pen systems for stand-alone containment facilities or for linking to a crush include the patented Midgley Mobile Handling System.

JM Midgley Farm Services was founded in 1997, using Michael’s experience running the family’s mixed farm in Yorkshire. He set up and ran both a dairy unit and a suckler herd before the business was split up and is proud to be one of that increasingly rare breed, a true stockman.

While most of Michael’s hire and cattle services work is in the East Midlands, East Anglia and Yorkshire, he has customers across the UK ranging from stately homes and large estates to small family enterprises, ‘hobby’ and city farms and even zoos.

He has worked with Trading Standards, the RPA, Ministry Vets, and other official personnel on a regular basis and is experienced in solving cattle handling issues in the most challenging environments using his own pens and crushes or combining them with a farm’s own systems.

Health and Safety is a key part of the service. The company has its own tailored H&S policy and can supply risk assessments on request.