Clarkson's Farm's Kaleb Cooper makes just 50p an hour through farming
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Kaleb Cooper, 24, has probably become the most famous face in the farming world thanks to his appearances on Clarkson's Farm.
Cooper and Clarkson spoke candidly about the farming industry in a recent podcast, and despite Cooper's fame - he revealed he only pays himself 50p an hour.
Speaking on Ben and Georgie Ainslie's Performance People podcast, Cooper said: “When I’m working for myself, when I’m feeding my calves in the morning - I bought eight calves, it’s like a little bit of a new business idea that I’m doing, buying calves in and then feed them on milk, which costs me about £200 a calf, then selling them at nine months.”
He added: “[I’m] trying to get a profit [and] see if it will work. I worked it out the other day, do you know how much my hourly rate is, how much I pay myself? 50p an hour.”
Since the show was released, Clarkson has become a vocal defender of farmers and last year, the British Farming Awards honoured Clarkson and Cooper with the 'Flying the Flag for British Agriculture' award.
Cooper’s comments come after Clarkson promised he'll keep farming, even if Amazon Prime doesn’t commission his show for another season.
According to The Sun, he said he 'won't be giving up' on farming even if Clarkson's Farm comes to an end and there's nobody to keep filming it.
Whether the show continues will depend on how many people stick around to watch another season, but Clarkson insisted the Diddly Squat farm is going nowhere.
He said: "If people don’t want to watch anymore, we wouldn’t make anymore and, if people do want to watch, then we will.
"I'm going to carry on farming whether you're watching or not, I don't care!"
Clarkson was previously ordered to shut down the cafe and restaurant on his famous farm, just three months after opening it up to the public.
In August, the WODC served Clarkson a notice ordering him to make a series of changes to his diner - including removing all mobile toilets and tables used for dining.
It also demanded that the farm stop selling products that had not been made on the farm, or within a 16-mile radius of it, with just a few exceptions.