Agrimart December 2021 Issue

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Full of the best in agriculture!

AGRIMART

DECEMBER 2021 Issue 351

www.agrimart.co.uk SANDYSTONES, ANCRUM, JEDBURGH, ROXBURGHSHIRE TD8 6UP

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Don’t leave succession planning too late After all the work that goes into building up your farm, it's so important to make sure you have a succession plan in place that will safeguard the business and your family's future. We can help you to build a plan that's fair for each family member, and ensure that everyone understands what will happen to the farm when you are no longer around. Contact Victoria at victoriai@dhco.co.uk victoriai@dhco.c for more information.

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Reduce cost/kg gain and improve profit

The McDougals from Bassendean near Gordon have cut their cost of production by 16p/kilo since introducing Champion Rumitech 35. “The saving of 16p for every kilo produced really starts to add up and is definitely more than we expected. We’re delighted with performance.” Speak to Murray Smith about how you can introduce Rumitech to your diet:

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WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE SECURED THE McHALE FRANCHISE FOR THE SCOTTISH BORDERS & EDINBURGH EAST WE HAVE MADE A HUGE INVESTMENT IN PARTS TO MAKE SURE MACHINES ARE SUPPORTED IN THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME OF YEAR. WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, TRAINING HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE IN-HOUSE WITH McHALE AND AT THEIR STATE OF THE ART FACTORY IN IRELAND. TO CELEBRATE McHALE JOINING OUR PORTFOLIO WE HAVE APPLIED 20% DISCOUNT TO ALL STOCK PARTS McHALE WINTER SERVICE SPECIAL NOW ON AT A.B. WIGHT

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Designed to Blow Straw & Feed Wet Silage & Haylage DARD AS STAN

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300 Degree Swivel Chute

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Self Loading Tailgate

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External Loading Controls

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56 Blade Feed Rotor

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2 Speed Conditioner with Mechanical Drive

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500 mm Up / Down Movement

Patented Active Spring Compensator

Heavy Duty Cutter Bar

17˚ Transverse Movement (Left/ Right Movement)

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15 Knife Fixed Chamber Baler DARD AS STAN

2.1m Pick Up with Adaptive Intake

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3D Ground Tracking Technology

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Unique Forward/ Back Movement

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Unique Stone Protection

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McHale Orbital Features

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Larger Rotor

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Wrap Bales from 3’ 7” to 4’ 9” (1.1m - 1.45m)

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Film Break Sensors

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Camless Pick Up Option

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Facility to Wrap with One Roll

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Patented High Speed Bale Loading

Double Drive with 3 Heavy-Duty Endless Belts

With Film on Film Technology

High Speed Vertical Wrapping Ring

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25 Knife Chopper Unit

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1000 RPM Gearbox

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Bale Weighing & Moisture Systems

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7” Touch Screen Colour Display

Vertical Wrapping Ring

ISOBUS Integration

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In-Cab Net/Film Adjustment

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Patented Oscillating Rollers for Even Wrap Application 2 X 750mm High Speed Dispensers

In-Cab Density Adjustment

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Automatic Bale Levelling

2x In-built Cameras

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In Cab Control Console

Load Sensing Hydraulics

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Fusion 3 PLUS i Touch Control Console

Fast Loading Conveyor

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CONCRETE WORK

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Now offering Regrooving of old concrete Heb 07977 765 529 Paul 07854 969 471 Jason 07714 022 741 Kelso 01573 225 276 H.E.Builders Ltd Kincraig, 9 Broompark, Kelso TD5 7SN

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ALL TYPES OF PRESSURE WASHERS AND FLOORCARE EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING SCRUBBER DRYERS, SWEEPERS AND VACUUMS ALL MAKES SERVICED AND REPAIRED REFURBISHED HOT PRESSURE WASHERS ALWAYS IN STOCK.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW THE COMPLETE RANGE MOBILE 07860 261088 E: info@lbpressurewashers.co.uk W: www.lbpressurewashers.co.uk

The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme has been extended until 2024. The funding aimed at promoting low carbon farming and protecting the environment will have new application rounds each year which farmers, crofters and land managers can apply for. Our team of experts offer professional advice on the latest changes, along with the completion and submission of applications.

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SUBARU FORESTER e-BOXER fuel economy and CO 2 results (WLTP): Combined 34.7mpg, CO 2 emissions 185g/km. Mpg figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes & may not reflect real driving results. Fuel consumption achieved in real life conditions & CO 2 produced depends on a number of factors including accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles & vehicle load. *Saving of £3,000 (incl. VAT) on new Forester e-BOXER 2-Wheel Drive and 4-Wheel Drive vehicles qualify for the trade in offer. Offer available on new vehicles registered between 01.10.2021 and 31.12.2021. Stock subject to availability. Subaru reserves the right to amend or withdraw offers at any time without prior notice. Private customers only, not available in conjunction with any other offers. Excludes Personal Contract Hire and Business Contract Hire. Available at participating dealers only. **3 years free servicing based on 3 services taken at the relevant service intervals – either 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes sooner. All services must be completed by an authorised Subaru Retailer. Offer can be used in conjunction with other applicable Sales Campaigns. No cash alternative. In the event of change of vehicle ownership, the service offer can be transferred to another vehicle and should be given to the new owner of the same vehicle. ^A comprehensive 3-Year Recovery and Assistance Programme is included, valid in the UK and Europe. †Forester is covered by a 3 Year/60,000 miles (whichever is sooner) Manufacturer’s Warranty (bumper to bumper, excluding clutch driven plate).

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Sales | Service | Parts G. Marshall Tractors Ltd Charlesfield Industrial Estate St. Boswells Roxburghshire TD6 0HH

2019 Case IH Puma 175 CVX 1250

hours, 54 kph CVX, X4 elec spools, front linkage & PTO, autoguidance-ready, 650 rear/540 front, under warranty. £POA

2016 Case IH Puma 150 4100 hours, 50

kph full powershift, air brakes, X4 mech spools, front linkage, 3 speed PTO, 650 rear/540 front. £45,000 + VAT

George Marshall

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powershift, air suspension, X4 elecTel: spools, David Marshall 07929 167819 front linkage, 650 rear/540 front, under warranty. £62,000 + VAT

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2018 Case IH Puma 175 CVX

2018 Case IH Puma 220 3520 hours, 50

2021 Case IH Puma 185 607 hours, 3 years

2018 Case IH Maxxum 110 W/ Loader

2019 Bobcat TL43.80HF 450 hours, 4.3 ton

2015 Case IH Maxxum 125 3680 hours,

2016 Case IH Farmall 105c W/ Loader

2007 Case IH JX1100U W/ Loader, 2350

4253 hours, hydraulic pickup hitch, Bobcat headstock, boom hydraulics, 16.0/70-20 tyres, pallet forks. £24,000 + VAT

4103 hours, 54 kph CVX, X4 elec spools, autoguidance-ready, front linkage, 3 speed PTO, 650 rear/540 front. £59,000 + VAT

lift/8 metre reach, Q-Fit headstock, 2 years/4500 hour warranty, 40kph transmission, rear hyd pickup hitch, 500/70 R24 tyres. £59,650 + VAT

hours, 54 kph CVX, air brakes, X4 elec spools, autoguidance-ready, front linkage, 4 speed rear PTO, 650 rear/600 front. £66,000 + VAT

kph full powershift, air brakes, X4 mech spools, cab & front axle suspension, front linkage, 650 rear/540 front. £POA

40 kph semi-powershift ECO, 155 max hp, cab & front axle suspension, front linkage, 3 speed PTO, 600 rear/480 front. £42,000 + VAT

/3000 hour warranty, zero% finance, 54 kph full powershift, X4 elec spools, autoguidance-ready, front linkage, 650 rear/600 front. £94,000 + VAT

2240 hours, 40 kph, Quicke X46 front loader, 3 speed PTO, front weights, A/C, power shuttle, 420 rear/340 front. £35,000 + VAT

3 YEAR WARRANTY

1280 hours, 140 max horsepower 4cyl engine, X3 mech spools, hydraulic brakes, LRZ 120MS front loader. £46,000 + VAT

hours, X2 mech spools, 2 speed PTO, Stoll 20 FS front loader, A/C, 420 rear/340 fronts, due in. £24,000 + VAT

• No harmful emissions • No loud noises • Low fuel consumption

IN STOCK NOW

Efficient heating for your industrial unit, garage, shed or workshop. Contact us today to learn more or to arrange a demonstration of an AIRREX Infrared Diesel Heater. David Marshall: 07929 167819 | David Watson: 07772 539104 | George Marshall: 07703 535222

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Sowing the seeds of change with Making Tax Digital for all VAT Registered Businesses In business as in life, change is the only true constant and over the last eighteen months or so the presence of technology and going digital has accelerated this change at a phenomenal pace to allow businesses to adapt and cope Richard Barwick with operating during the pandemic. Farmers have always embraced the use of technology to increase productivity and scalability through advancements in machinery to the use of robots and drones! Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. If you are a VAT registered business with a turnover over £85k you already have to use MTD compliant software to keep your books and prepare and submit your VAT returns. However, for all VAT registered businesses below the £85k threshold they will have to comply with MTD from 1st April 2022. Although this deadline still seems a while off, the emphasis being placed on this initiative means that businesses need to act now to ensure they are not left behind or struggling to comply at the last minute. HMRC are now actively contacting VAT registered businesses that are not MTD compliant to remind them of this upcoming deadline and if you receive a letter this should not be ignored. Rural businesses such as small-scale contractors or farmers, who have not already started should use the time over the winter to harness technology once more to put digital processes in place. Businesses that are new to digital record keeping may be daunted by this prospect. However, the good news is that this a

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straightforward process and when doing so there are a number of basic criteria to be considered: Using compliant software – with the advent of cloud-based software packages (such as Xero, QuickBooks or Sage Business Cloud) becoming compliant has become simpler with software being designed in a more user-friendly way to process invoices, reconcile the bank and produce a VAT return. All cloud packages allow users to give their accountant access for support and we can provide training, software setup and ongoing support on a range of cloud-based software. Less Paper – Most paperwork such as invoices are provided digitally now by suppliers therefore users can import these directly into a software program meaning that less paperwork needs to be sent to the accountant at year end. Bank feeds – Digital links can be created between your bank account and software program allowing information to be automatically imported reducing risk of data entry errors and saving time. Tax submissions directly linked to HMRC – Once your VAT return has been produced you can simply submit this digitally to HMRC from within the software program or alternatively your accountant can login to check the return and submit this on your behalf remotely. If you would like any further information or guidance regarding Making Tax Digital or our book-keeping services offered, please contact Richard Barwick at our office. Telephone 01896 751050 or email richardb@gallrobertsonca.co.uk

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DMI MECHANICAL ENGINEERS ARE NOW PART OF MCARTHUR AGRICULTURE. McArthur Agriculture’s acquisition of DMI Mechanical Engineers brings together two likeminded businesses. McArthur Agriculture specialise in the design, installation and support of grain drying, storage and processing systems for farmers and commercial processors nationwide. We will continue to offer the extensive range of general engineering services from our Kelso depot as well as expanding the team in the coming months.

We welcome all customers and suppliers to visit our upcoming open days 23rd, 24th, 25th November We will have an extensive range of equipment on display as well as refreshments and an opportunity to speak with our knowledgeable team

MCARTHUR AGRICULTURE Bellwin Drive, Flixborough Industrial Estate, SCUNTHORPE, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8SN. T 01724 747110 www.mcarthuragriculture.co.uk

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Railway Brae, Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate, KELSO, Roxburghshire, TD5 8DW. T 01573 226255

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Suzuki quads in stock and available now! Contact Selkirk for more information and details.

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Rothill W Woodchipping oodchipping S Services ervices ‘Perfect Chip Every Time For Biomass Boilers & CHP’

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We are a Diploma Approved Coal Merchant supplying four grades of coal, four types of `Ready to Burn’ smokeless fuels and four smokeless fuels, Woodsure `Ready to Burn’ Kiln-Dried Logs, Biomass Fuels and Heat Logs. With regular reliable deliveries throughout the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, East and West Lothian.

BIOMASS FUELS by pallet or bulk blown wood pellet service. Deliveries are made within 5 -10 working days (peak season). RHI Approved / Enplus A1 Grade / BSL Approved

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Ford and Etal Sawmill

Quality timber supplies for all your agricultural fencing needs

Creosoted Machined Rounds: 1.65m x 90mm 2.4m x 100mm 2.4m x 150mm 2.4m x 180mm

Territory Sales Manager Vacancy Due to continued success and expansion, EASYFIX are recruiting for a Territory Sales Manager for Scotland. The role will include the following responsibilities: Developing new and existing customer relationships Identifying new sales opportunities Attending trade shows and providing product information to prospective customers Setting and exceeding sales targets Tracking and reporting sales To provide excellent levels of customer service at all times Communicate effectively with other team members

Call us

01890 820304

Ford & Etal Sawmill, Letham Hill Farm, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland TD12 4TP forestry@ford-and-etal.co.uk

Draft Master DC Electric Auto Drafter

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Proven track record in sales and experience in the livestock industry desired. To submit your CV, or for more information, please email niall.earls@easyfix.ie

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Mark Garrick Ltd, Brookfield House, Birnie, Elgin, IV30 8SW 24 Haugh Lane, Hexham Visit www.caseih.com Tel: 01343 860556 www.everittandmarshall.co.uk

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LITHGOW SONS & PARTNERS

EST. 1868

Due to retirement we are instructed to offer for Sale by Public Auction

HIGH STREET YETHOLM KELSO TD5 8RA

The Whole of the Plant & Equipment previously used in this long established Machining & Fabrication Business

on site at J H Wood Ltd., Unit BT92/5, Tweedside & East Ord Industrial Estate, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2XF th

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Sale to Commence at 12:00noon Viewing Monday 22nd November 2021 10:30am – 5:00pm and on Morning of Sale from 10:00am

Briefly Comprising:- Heavy Duty Machines by Swift, Harrison & Colchester, Milling Machines by Huron, Bridgeport etc., Radial Arm Drills, Pedestal Drills & a Whole Range of Fabrication Equipment – Guillotines, Bending Rolls, Universal Ironworker, Welding Equipment of every type and description, Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes, Forklift Trucks, Steel Stock – Bar & Plate, plus a Whole Range of Tipping Skips & Ancillary Equipment Please Note:That this is a Traditional Open Outcry Auction & you cannot bid online, but commission bids are accepted.

For further details please contact Lithgow Sons & Partners, The Auction Houses, Station Road, Stokesley TS9 7AB Website:-www.lithgowsauctions.com Tel: 01642 710158 Email:- info@lithgowsauctions.com

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For more information on new & used farm machinery, contact Kelso

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COP IN OR COP OUT?

Wendy writes

November 2021

Whats’s happened? Ever since that wee Swede stood up and denounced the end of fossil fuels my diary has emptied. Not a booking, not even an enquiry, they can’t all have solved the issue of how to move their hen sheds without me adding to the CO2 already in the atmosphere. What choices do they have? Electric – well hardly - you would need something more than a Tesla to do what I do. Horses – I suppose 400 harnessed together could do the job but don’t tell me they are carbon neutral. I can’t think of any other alternatives so I must be in a reasonably strong position as I know the eggs are still being laid, and to produce an egg a hen will have to eat, and if it eats it will have to do its number twos which is the problem I solve. Maybe it’s the time in the cycle and everyone will want their sheds moved on the same day. I just wish they’d tell me and stop me worrying about my future, although it does look more secure on this farm Under cover. Ready and waiting for your call alone as I see a fourth shed under construction right now. I have had to spend the past month left outside as all buildings were full of grain, straw and woodchip. I don’t enjoy being left at the mercy of the elements, and with my backend facing west • Sales and I had to endure more than one storm ripping through my • Service & Hire open canopy. I caught quite a chill and when space did become North-East available inside I didn’t have the energy to start and had to be Pressure Washers, Floor Cleaners, pulled by my necklace to get going. I am now back under cover Wet/Dry Vacs, Sweepers & More. with battery levels fully topped up. I wait like a coiled spring for the phone to ring requesting my ‘pulling’ services! www.jetwashnortheast.co.uk

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Timber harvesting & forest management

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Landmaps have over 20 years of experience providing maps for all types of land use • Land registration

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JAMES BROWN & SONS Old Rutherfords Yard, Coldstream

REGISTERED METAL MERCHANTS Best buyers of ferrous and non- ferrous metals All materials weighed in & weighed out COLLECTION SERVICE AVAILABLE

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OCTOPOST CREOSOTE FENCING 25

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TEL 01888 511203 enquiries@jfsupplies.co.uk

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October has been a lot busier than expected. In part, this is due to supply of John Deere AMS components improving with certain products. So, a good amount of catching up has been achieved. We were also busy completing customer harvest yield maps and some have even started planning Variable Rate Application maps for fertiliser in the spring. If we can help you with any of that, do not hesitate to give us a call! This month we are offering our customers who are in the market to buy a sprayer for 2022, the opportunity to come and meet with our experts, along with John Deere’s spraying guru, to take a look at our offering for todays market place week commencing 22nd November. We will have 2 trailed sprayers and a self-propelled available to for inspection. Please call your local Sherriff salesman to book a time slot for one-to-one time.

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Kuhn Espro 3000, 3m grain Drill Kuhn HR3502D power Harrow Kuhn HR4003 Power Harrow Kuhn Venta LC402 Combination unit Kuhn VM122 4f Plough Kuhn VM122 4f Plough, Choice Amazone KG4000 Power Harrow Browns 3 leg subsoiler Front Press 1.5m working width Howard Subsoiler 5 leg Kverneland ED85 5 furrow plough 28 boards Kverneland EG85 4 furrow plough 28 boards Kverneland PHB18-300 Power Harrow Opico He-Va 6.3m hyd rollers Opico HE-Va 6.3m hyd rollers, 55cm rings, levelling board Sumo Trio 6 leg hyd reset Twose 7.2m hyd folding rollers, 19in rings Vaderstad 620 rollers Vaderstad Rapid 300-XL grain drill Vaderstad Spirit 4000S grain drill

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Talking........from the boundary

November 9th 2021

I am not the greatest reader of books, spending more time reading magazines and political articles than hard backed tomes, but we have always been great supporters of the Borders Book Festival. This event is usually held in June at Harmony House in Melrose. Covid forced the cancellation of both the 2020 and 2021 planned summer festivals, but with the change in rules it was held last week at Abbotsford, which is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott so a very apt venue for a literary event. The six day festival had a huge range of speakers from politicians such as Gordon Brown to explorer/comedian Michael Palin. We heard Jim Telfer being interviewed by Guy Lee Finlay Calder about the 1997 Lions victory in South Africa, Andrew Cotter, with the two stars of his YouTube videos Olive and Mabel, talk about commentating on major sporting events as well as the days in his dogs lives during lockdown. The man behind and in front of this great Borders Event is Alastair Moffat who is very well connected in the literary and television world and is able to bring big names to the area. Rory Bremner is always there both amusing us with his impersonations as well as interviewing. We also paid our first visit to the Great Tapestry of Scotland which has recently opened in a purpose built gallery in the centre of Galashiels. This is an incredibly impressive piece of work made up of 160 individual panels stitched by 1000 volunteers all over Scotland all in the space of 12 months. It tells the history of the country from its geological formation to the present day. There is so much information to absorb with each panel having a story board below it explaining the history of that particular event. There is too much to take in on one visit and I feel it is necessary to go back to do the display justice. I have picked out three panels that I found of particular interest and of relevance to today: After a great victory at Bannockburn in 1314 King Robert the Bruce led an invasion of England. In 1315 he laid siege to the city of Carlisle but was defeated partly by heroic resistance but predominantly by the weather. Heavy rain fell all over Europe and Bruce’s siege engine got bogged, his encampment washed out and soldiers were short of food. This was the beginning of the Little Ice Age, the rain continued through 1316 resulting in widespread famine across Europe. This was a crisis caused by Climate Change. 33 years later, in 1348, a Scottish Army gathered for a raid into England. This was during the Black Death and believing that this English disease would not affect them they attacked Durham and bought the infection back North and caused huge mortality of 3050% of the population resulting in a great shortage of farm labour and a decline in output. The disease had originated in China. And lastly the development of the Swing Plough, The Auld Scots Ploo was mostly made of wood tipped by iron and took a team of four oxen to pull it through the ground. It often broke on big stones and roots, and because it did not turn the soil it needed an army of ploo followers to break up the clods and pull out the weeds. In 1770 James Small, a Berwickshire blacksmith, perfected the swing plough, cast in iron with a screw shape it turned the soil completely and could be pulled by one strong horse. As it ploughed deeper drainage was improved and more land was bought into cultivation. History does repeat itself.

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On Our Farm

November 9th 2021 Hugo Lee farms in partnership with his father, Guy, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley, oats and rye are grown, 400 Angus cattle are finished annually, 8000 organic hens produce eggs for Waitrose and 14,000 organic point of lay pullets are reared each year. I am very happy to report that my agronomist was right and finally, after four weeks, the winter wheat finally emerged. It looks good, all things considered, and the mild autumn has certainly helped. Driving around the countryside I don’t think that I have ever seen such good winter crops. If all the stars align, we could be in for another bumper harvest. Our new hen house is finally taking shape. The pullets arrive on December 7th, there is nothing like a pressure of a deadline to get a project completed! The weather has certainly not been on our side the past few weeks. Tony and I battled through 44mm of rain one day getting the slatted floor installed. We both concluded after changing coats for the fourth time that no jacket is actually 100% waterproof despite what the manufacturers say! Unfortunately, bird flu has reared its ugly head once again. Although not surprising it is concerning how early in the migratory season the first cases have arisen. It is almost inevitable that unless things improve dramatically, we will have another housing order imposed. Jess, the children and I spent a fantastic few days on Islay over half term. The holiday did not get off to the best of starts though. Unfortunately, we were late booking our ferry tickets and the only available one was the 5:45am sailing from Kennacraig. This meant an over night stay in the Anchor Hotel in Tarbert. I was in charge of booking the room and as it was our 10th wedding anniversary that day I thought I would splash out on the family room. Jess was a little disappointed when we got into our room to discover there were only two beds and a small camp bed for the five of us. Her mood was not improved by the location of our bedroom which was just above the only late-night drinking establishment in the town. I think that I might have to up my game a bit for our next wedding anniversary! Despite not the best of starts to the holiday we had an amazing time. Lots of long walks on endless Mackerel fishing on Islay sandy beaches, dune surfing, bicycling, mackerel fishing and we even managed to see some dolphins. It really is a beautiful island and we are already planning our next trip. At the end of last month we had our first Kelso Agricultural discussion society meeting for almost two years. There was a fantastic turnout and we heard from two excellent speakers with a very lively Q&A session at the end. The next meeting is on ~ S TA I N R I G G M A I N S , L E I T H O L M ~ Monday 29th November at 7:30pm, Cross Keys GRASS SILAGE • WHOLECROP Hotel, Kelso. The topic is ARABLE MIXES Agritourism, once again USING 2 X SELF PROPELLED we have two brilliant speakers lined up who FORAGERS are fresh from talking Fitted with at the first ever Scottish WHOLECROP HEADERS & Agritourism conference. It would be great to see GRAIN PROCESSING MILL The new pony! you there.

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Kelso Agricultural Discussion Society BORDERS MAIN DEALER FOR FIRESTONE AGRICULTURAL TYRES

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Talking........New Zealand

November 8th 2021 Ian Mackenzie is an arable and dairy farmer from the Canterbury Plain in the South Island of New Zealand. He runs a number of fully irrigated intensive cropping farms, producing grain, vegetable and grass seeds with some stock finishing. October has been a great month. The sun came out, temperatures lifted and with the help of a few spring showers the crops have bloomed. The grass seed crops are all shut up for seed production and the last of the lambs have gone off on their overseas trip. The wheat is shining in the sun, the turnips are in full flower and the radish and mustard crops are up and away. The last crop to go in, vining peas, gets drilled next week. The grass is now growing down on the dairy farm and the cows have lifted production. We are still 10% behind last year which hurts as the the milk price is predicted to go over $9/kg of milk solids. The cows are getting well fed but the slow start to the season seems to be dragging their production down. On the bright side we have taken a large cut of grass silage off the winter resort, sprayed those grass paddocks off and sown them in kale for winter feed for the cows. A great time of year to be farming and even better time to go boating. We were meant to take the jet boats up to the Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa to do some easy North Island rivers, but because Jacinda has let COVID get away in Auckland it was decided to stay on the mainland. We boated the Hurunui and Waiau rivers in North Canterbury. Last year having survived some quite exciting boating it was agreed that we should avoid the more extreme white water canyon type of river and stick to wide and easy rivers. We started well. The Hurunui was great; beautiful weather, easy water, wide shingle based streams and stunning scenery… lunch down by the sea and the wind behind us as we ran back up the river into the sunset to the trucks. The next day the sun was replaced by light rain and cold winds. An old school friend who is an acknowledged jet boater joined us to take us up the Waiau gorge. He did say it could be challenging… it was a wee bit more than that. The gorge is a beautiful but narrow canyon with reaches of deep water interspersed with steep rapids interlaced with rocks bounded often by rock walls. Having bounced our way up various rock strewn chutes, that got steeper and more dangerous the further up the gorge we went, it was decided we probably shouldn’t go much farther. This was a relief, but one tempered with the knowledge we still had to get down. Going down is much faster (the current is with you) and the danger of cannoning off a submerged rock and slamming into the canyon wall is pretty real. Our guide helpfully reminded us of this whilst discussing the time he sank his boat and nearly drowned getting down the last time he had been up the gorge 20 years ago. We did get down, (2 damaged boats and one set of broken ribs later) and after a Up the Waiau gorge few rums all agreed that this was on reflection better than sitting at home collecting Scarily like her great grandmother the pension. We also agreed that next year we would find some easier rivers. 42

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Talking........Business with Edwin Thompson

November 2021

FARM AND LAND MARKET UPDATE Nigel Parmenter – Rural Partner at Edwin Thompson Recent years have been challenging in the land market as lower commodity prices, concerns over land reform, Scottish independence, Brexit and the Covid pandemic all combined to cause both buyers and sellers to act with caution. 2019 and 2020 saw record low levels of land coming to the market but 2021 has seen a distinct improvement both in terms of supply and demand and prices offered are now increasing again after plateauing for the past five years. Competitive bidding at closing dates is often seen and values have been robust at both ends of the market with strong demand for hill ground for planting and, as ever, prime arable land always attracts plenty of interest. Supply continues to be tight, and although the amount of land publicly marketed has increased in 2021, levels remain below the five-year average. However, there is also a significant amount of land being marketed privately, with private sales now estimated to account for as much as 50% of the land being sold in some regions. This does mean that supply is higher than it first appears, although in historical terms total volumes are still low. This is perhaps not surprising given the concerns about COVID-19 and uncertainties about the impact and timing of new agricultural policy initiatives, all of which may be prompting some potential sellers to watch and wait. Demand is, in general, outstripping supply. Although the majority of buyers are still farmers we are seeing increasing interest from those with funds to invest for many non-farming reasons. Farmers are increasingly competing with non-agricultural buyers for land as forestry, environmental potential, outdoor space and lifestyle move up priority lists. Some of these buyers are individuals, but there are significant investment funds and corporates looking at land to meet their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria and offset carbon emissions. Hill ground suitable for forestry is attracting incredible prices as private companies and investors look to acquire forests, plant trees or purchase carbon credits to offset their carbon footprint. Such is the demand, we are now seeing planting ground move down the hill to less productive grassland, and even marginal arable ground can also attract interest from these buyers. Meanwhile, the pandemic has led to a busy rural residential market in 2021 as people embraced working from home and sought to realise their ambitions of owning a property with land. The Scottish Borders and North Northumberland have proved extremely popular with a combination of the beautiful scenery, low population and good rail links north and south proving an irresistible mix. This has led to an increased demand for small farms as lifestyle buyers look to move away from the cities and live the dream. With the proposed changes to subsidy regimes and an increasing focus on environmental management and natural capital the farmland market over the next 10 years could look very different. Although the key fundamentals underpinning the farmland market remain the same, the influx of a new type of buyer into the market underpins demand and as supply increases as uncertainty falls away, we expect a busy future in the land market. 46

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November 8th 2021 Tom Pate farms 240ha of arable on a tenanted farm in Angus. Cropping includes wheat, spring barley, rye and oilseed rape along with land let for potatoes and vining peas. Additionally, around 6500 pigs are reared annually under contract and 600 Christmas turkeys sold directly to the public under the KellyBronze franchise. On his wife’s 380ha family farm in the Angus Glens they also run 200 red deer hinds plus followers for venison production, along with developing a forestry enterprise. Every spring I sit down and write a comprehensive cash flow budget for the year ahead. It takes a bit of time but certainly helps us through the year to stay on track and help decide what to buy when and what to sell when. It also keeps the bank manager happy which is always important. Usually there is the odd variation through the year from what I have forecast in the spring but generally I’m not too far off by the end of the year. Sadly, the current cashflow has been blown to absolute smithereens! Input cost inflation has made a mockery of my innocently naive assumptions in the spring. But seriously how was I to foresee fertiliser going up by over 260% in such a short space of time? Fuel, feed and all other costs are on the march northwards. It also doesn’t feel to me like there will be a reverse any time soon. As farmers I fear we will see cost inflation far sooner and sharper than we will see our produce increase in price. There will be pressure from processors, retailers, governments and consumers to keep a lid on food inflation and cries for increased prices from hard-pressed farmers will be rebuffed. Cheap imports will fill the voids where they can and UK farming will once again take the hit. Calum from East Coast Agricultural machinery has appeared to have had its own price inflation trajectory for years with tractors, combines Viners Animal Nutrition and implements becoming increasingly expensive and more divorced from the low value crops they are ultimately sampling our silage. Fingers crossed for used to produce. I am on the hunt for a new combine although as quotes come in thoughts rapidly turn to how to some reasonable quality make my 16-year-old combine last another 16 years… Lifting tatties finished on the morning of 27th October with the seed drill in tight behind wrapping up the 2021 sowing campaign on the same evening. Sowing the last endrig as the first drops of rain were falling on what was to become a week of heavy downpours was very fortunate. Thanks to Andrew for a big shift, single-handedly keeping cultivations and sowings up to date. Our annual consignment of finished deer went away in the middle of October with satisfying weights and grades for the 119 away. Loading the deer went well which was a huge relief following a few sleepless nights about how they would load and whether we would get the lorry away on time to meet its deadline for delivery. Thanks to a crack team and the efforts of haulier W Walker, Strathkinness all were loaded safely and swiftly and delivered on time. Turkey sales have been very strong with increased media stories regarding the shortage of turkeys for the Christmas table this year prompting people to order early. Alarmingly though, bird flu has just been confirmed in a backyard flock in Angus. The proximity of the outbreak of this devastating FAS TV doing some filming with the disease is a sobering thought. turkeys (before bird flu restrictions)

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Simon Bainbridge farms in partnership with his wife Claire and his parents, Ivan and Elisabeth in Northumberland. They run suckler beef, sheep and laying hen enterprises across 650 ha of mainly SDA and moorland - organically.

I have been lucky enough to go on a Lads off-road biking trip to the South of Spain this last week. (Claire would, at this point, like me to re-emphasise how lucky I am!) We travelled on two wheelers across gravel tracks, dry riverbeds, mountains and generally very remote countryside through the sierras of Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama National Park, north of Nerja. Beautiful landscape, but seriously dry and the evidence of climate change is stark. The area we were in had not had rain for the last 9 months. The lake which supplies water for agriculture and drinking water for the communities that surround it, is at 20% capacity and the madness is that they are growing avocados. This fruit (nut) needs a huge quantity of water to grow (600 – 700 litres per kilo), and they are doing it in an environment where there is very little rain. Truly unsustainable farming practices. What incenses me, is that following on from COP26 the papers are awash with environment saving slogans, of which the “eat less meat” seems to be favoured mantra. I know I am preaching to the converted here, but sadly the meat figures always seem to be based on feed lot data from the US rather than pasture fed livestock which doesn’t rely on irrigated water.

Whilst I have been away, everyone seems to have got on very well without me. Cattle groups are slowly working their way towards the winter housing. The heifers that went to the bull, the cull cows and calves as well as the finishers are all in. All of the calves are now fully vaccinated against respiratory diseases prior to housing. We are PD’ing all of the cows and heifers put to the bull at the beginning of December, which is always interesting!? Lambs are coming along and being sold as and when they get fat. With plenty of grass still about, we’re not rushing to get rid of them before they are fully finished. This is our last week of supplying Chippindale Foods (Morrisons) with our eggs and as of Monday our eggs will go to Stonegate. Stonegate specialize in Free Range and Organic eggs and we are looking forward to working with them. Like everything, the inputs into the hens have been subjected to massive price increases, with our feed price increasing 40% since we started in 2017. Sadly, the price of eggs has not followed quite the same trajectory! I know we are not alone in this, with fertiliser prices following an even steeper incline. Agriculture and trade is definitely on a bumpy road at present and being blamed for the woes of the world at the moment is a bitter pill to swallow.

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Will Howe is an arable farmer from Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The soils are predominantly heavy. There is 365ha of cropping including winter wheat, spring beans, spring oats and the introduction of grass leys used to rear Native Dairy X calves. He also manages a contracting business Thorpe Farming Ltd. You will all be pleased to hear that this month has been far better than last. I have added an employee on the arable side which should in time take the pressure off me doing too much tractor driving. He managed to get all the wheat drilled with only a few random skylark plots which have been easy to fill in. It has been so nice drilling wheat without having to don your wellies, and to have it emerge in 10 days was startling really. Delayed drilling has been the norm for so long here that I had got used to waiting for three weeks before emergence. Vicky affectionately refers to Ali and I as “Kaleb and Clarkson” which I am not entirely sure is a compliment. Given the travails of the big tractor, our dealer kindly lent us a 6250r which I stated very clearly I had no interest in when we picked it up, despite my son referring to it as his “dream” tractor. Well Ali left it blocking my more rudimentary 6920 rolling tractor so I grabbed my JD key which Not how you want your drilling tractor to look in October… started it, and then it turned off. Poxy tractor but I had heard of this so I went rummaging through the key box and found the proper key. This time it started and ran so now I had to move it. Well I couldn’t. After pushing every conceivable button, turning it off and on again in the time trusted way I had to phone Ali. “Have you activated the joystick?” he said. “Of course I (expletive) haven’t. We are farming not trying to get Jeff Bezos to crash into the moon”. It turns out you need to activate the joystick, I have never been so pleased to get back to the trusty auto-quad gearbox in my life! The land drainage contractor never appeared so rather than try and do any cultivation we drilled those fields straight into the preceding crop stubble. It is easily the best seedbed I have had in 16 years in those fields, I just hope the slightly “tight” headlands do not suffer too much over winter. All the fields got rolled, bar the last couple where the weather caught us out and the most pleasing From humble beginnings… aspect is that I am yet to find any blackgrass. Last week was the launch of our latest venture, www.thriveboxes.co.uk which will be helping to market the beef we produce on the farm. Healthy eating has always been a passion of Vicky’s, and as we begin our regenerative journey on the farm the two complement one another well and we are now looking to share that with others. This is a very exciting chapter in our respective businesses, even if it seems a little daunting currently… Thankfully the warm temperatures have kept the winter grazing mix growing so it is no longer a disgrace, just a little disappointing. Having to buy in silage to make up the shortfall in feed is hard to take but the lessons I am learning are invaluable and will hopefully help in the future. Winter grazing has started

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