Lister Arms

Growing of crops involved much labour in ploughing, sowing and harvesting, all at a time when labour on farms was at a minimum. Also, dales farms did not possess the equipment needed for this type of agriculture. Most were still using horses rather than tractors. To solve this problem, War Ag was equipped with all the necessary tractors and equipment to do this work along with drivers. When it came to harvesting oats, the binder made the crop into bundles or sheaves which were made into stooks.
Threshing was a communal activity with the threshing machine going from village to village. At Malham the machine came in front of the Listers for a day, even once on a Sunday which upset Methodist farmers.