Engan bought his first Fendt in 2004, which did not go unnoticed in his home district.
“Not many people had Fendts at that time, and so people thought I was barmy. Lots of people choose Fendt nowadays. The brand is known for its diesel fuel economy, and the levels of driver comfort are very good for long days. On the farm, they have around 136 acres of cereals, 430 cattle and around 185 acres of grass. His partner Therese Haugan also runs an egg production facility, and they have Norway’s first egg vending machine with a bank terminal on the shed wall. Engan’s decision to become a farmer wasn’t necessarily an obvious choice.
“The smallholding I came from was reallocated as building land for detached houses, but I went to agricultural college. I was 17 when this farm was advertised, but was able to take over gradually. I leased it first, and have owned it since 2001 and have extended to create a new cattle shed for suckler cows and bullocks and a new chicken shed.