Lukas Jimmieson heads out with his dad in his Scania R620 visiting some farms.

It’s 10am on a Tuesday morning and we are loaded up with 500 lambs that we have picked up, headed towards the processing plant in Feilding.

Our day started after an overnight stop in the Martinborough Transport yard. To kick things off, the 5.30am alarm goes off and we are up, bunks made, and a tidy of the cab before heading over to the wash bay. A quick hose out getting rid of yesterday’s animal poop – one of my favorite jobs because I can get stuck in and can see the cool end result. Then we have a wash up of the outside, getting Dad’s Scania R620 shining bright.

Now with everything clean, it was time for a quick hot drink and we were away, heading away from Martinborough and over to Wairere Farm.

Wairere Farm is one of my favorite farms we visit because it’s so big and everyone there is welcoming and willing to teach me things.

This is our first pickup of the day. We back in and get stuck in loading up the truck. Only 60 lambs from Wairere today, and off we go.

We had four pickups overall that day totalling 525 lambs. Over to Fielding we go, but not before a stop in Pahiatua for some lunch. Chicken and chips it is. Yum.