JB Rural Services: for locals by a local

JB Rural Services has maintained family ties to agriculture and horticulture in the region for 100 years. (Supplied)

Elle Cecil

With family ties to the agriculture and horticulture industry in the region for 100 years, JB Rural Services has been built from the ground up.

Providing a range of operations to Casey and Cardinia Shires, services include hay and silage sale, mowing, conditioning, raking, baling, wrapping, slashing, rural fencing, power harrowing and air seeding, spraying and fertiliser spreading.

Nine years ago, JB Rural Services’ owner Jordan Burgess began the Tooradin-based business borrowing his father’s Massey Ferguson 168 tractor and New Holland 69 baler, and credits his loyal customers with helping him to grow his business.

Starting out working in the heat and the dust, Jordan has built a successful business and customer base in the nearly ten years of operation.

“It definitely gives you a great appreciation for having worked my way up to owning a fleet of Fendt tractors and machinery,” Jordan says.

“It also makes the long days in the seat much more enjoyable and quicker to get to the next job.”

Now a father himself, Jordan can look back on his work with pride and satisfaction, driving him to create a legacy for his young son, Thomas.

“Having lived on the land for nearly all my life, I understand the value and personal satisfaction that comes from a productive day’s work,” says Jordan.

“Be it either watching a crop grow through to harvesting, pointing out a straight new fence I had built to my wife as we drive somewhere, to working long hours getting hay bailed before the next storm – farming is part of my identity and character.”

JB Rural Services is located in Tooradin and provides services to the surrounding Casey and Cardinia Shires. For more information, email jbruralservices@gmail.com or phone 0429 906 182.