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AGRIMART

FEBRUARY 2019 Issue 317

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

Tel 01835 830507 Email sales@agrimart.co.uk

BETTER VARIETIES BETTER MIXTURES BETTER FIELD PERFORMANCE BETTER ANIMAL PERFORMANCE BETTER FARM PROFIT

FOR YOUR FREE 2019 CATALOGUE CALL 01368 840655 www.watsonseeds.com Main distributor in the Borders: John Hogarth Ltd tel: 01573 224224

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Farm and estate management – in-h tenanted.

Rent review advice and negotiations. Landlord and tenant issues.

2019 Basic Payment Scheme - Use It or Lose It

Business management appraisals and

• • • • • • •

All BPS entitlements must be used in the same year at least once every two years. Those with surplus entitlements may be at risk of losing some to the National Reserve in 2019. BPS entitlements can be sold, leased or gifted. Do you have surplus entitlements you could sell instead of losing them? Do you need any more entitlements to maximise your claim? Did you miss out on an allocation of entitlements and need to acquire them to help your business? Opportunity for claimants of Region 2 and 3 land to top up their allocations as only 90% of their eligible land was allocated entitlements. • Tight deadline. Transfers of entitlements must to be notified by 2nd April 2019. • We have clients who require entitlements and also have entitlements to dispose of. • If you have any Basic Payment Scheme issues, we can help.

Preparation of tenancy and contract agreements.

Farm building design, specification a management.

Whilst 2nd April 2019 may still feel a long way away, experience has shown that preparation is key.

To assist with any of the above, please contact Patrick Playfair on 01289 304432 or 07917 080353, or Ben Burbridge on 01896 751300.

Agents for Chartered Surveyors Berwick upon Tweed Carlisle

01289 304432 01228 548385

www.edwin-thompson.co.uk Galashiels Keswick

01896 751300 01768 772988

Established in 1969

Newcastle Upon Tyne 01912 557777 Windermere 01539 448811

• Scotland’s largest installer and maintainer of grain handling and process equipment.

• All sizes of projects from new builds to replacements and upgrades. • Extensive stock of spares carried from all major manufacturers. • Design, fabrication, installation and electrical work all undertaken.

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Visit our stand at YAMS Show, York 6th Feb 2019 19 Suppliers of: Cattle Handling & Feeding Equipment Sheep Handling & Feeding Equipment Sheep Portarace ATV Trailers

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Kit Buildings Electronic Cattle & Sheep Weigh Systems

Kit Building – 60 x 40 x 14ft ATV Inc. Roof Cladding and Gutters – from £8300.00

Large Quantity Second Hand Box Profile Plastisol Sheets on offer

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BOARDS CLADDING PLANKING YORKSHIRE BOARDING FOR NEW BUILD OR REPAIR

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OPICO PORTABLE GRAIN DRYERS

We are the main dealers for South Scotland & Northumberland

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SPARES

We stock a full range of spares for all models

CONTINUOUS FLOW DRYERS

✓ Dryers from 10tph to 40tph

✓ Mechanical Handling Equipment Installed ✓ Advice on Planning & Installation

GRAIN HANDLING PLANT & EQUIPMENT

Agents for the established UK markets WE SUPPLY, INSTALL & MAINTAIN

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Waterwell Drilling Pump Installations Water Boosting Water Filtration Pump Sales

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Station Works, Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3EJ

www.jthorburn.co.uk (01361) 883245

Engineering • Buildings • Grain Dryers • Crane Hire • Retail • Cattle & Sheep Feeding Equipment • Steel Stockholders • Fence Wire Department

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SNOW BLOWERS - 3 Models to choose from £550 + vat See the demo on our Facebook page.

Used /Part Ex Machines - Oxford Compact

Mig 181 @ £250.00 / Murex Transmig 225 with Separate Wire Feed - 3ph @ £285.00 / SIP 50 Litre Twin Pump Compressor @ £240 (all + vat)

The Game Changer The BETACRAFT ISO 940 range is designed to last and perform where other waterproofs fail. ISO 9840 combines technical Ripstop fabrics, twin layer breathable waterproof membranes and a host of other features tested on farm Jacket @ £139 + vat - Trousers @ £79 + vat - Less £20 if bought together

Fencing Wire & Barbed Staples in stock - 8/80/15 - 8/80/30 Morris Oils & Greases for most Agricultural Applications Agriparts Borders Ltd, Spylaw Road, Kelso TD5 8DL. - 01573 226 526 - agriparts.co.uk 4

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Woodfuel, Firewood and Chipping

Value and Quality in Biomass Fuel Contract Chipping Our 400 hp Musmax PTO chipper is available for hire. It will chip to your preferred specification of chip and produce up to 50 tonnes per hour. It is hired with one of our operators, by the hour.

Woodchip Deliveries This is shaping up to be a really busy winter for woodchip deliveries. Please help us in our delivery scheduling by getting your orders to us with at least a few days’ notice.

Please contact us on 0131 440 7949 or info@pentlandbiomass.com

Swinton Mill Depot 01890 840732 Alnwick Depot 01665 605577 www.paxtons.co.uk

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GILBERT BIRDSALL

South Road – Belford (01668) 213 433 Suppliers of Quality Assured READY MIXED CONCRETE

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TESTING FOR SPRAYERS & SLUG PELLET APPLICATORS

Servicing and repairs on all makes of sprayers Contact David Paul 07774 917373 Mark Vickers 07771 783302 John Hewit 07850 205400

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BUILDING & CIVIL ENGINEERING Suppliers of Quarry Materials, JCB Hire, Drives, Agricultural Buildings, etc. MOBILE ENGINEERING SERVICES Tel: Belford (01668) 213433

                         

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FIRMLY PLANTED IN FARM FINANCE THE UK’S LEADING INDEPENDENT FINANCE PROVIDER TO AGRICULTURE AND LAND-BASED INDUSTRY

• NEW AND USED MACHINERY

• FIXED PLANT AND EQUIPMENT • LIVESTOCK AND INPUTS • FARM BUILDINGS • RENEWABLE PROJECTS

• CARS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES • RESTRUCTURE OF EXISTING FINANCE AGREEMENTS

We have the largest agricultural portfolio in the UK and our terms are the most competitive in the market place. No red tape, no delays, proposals are underwritten by industry specialists with same day decisions.

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• Hire purchase, leasing and loans • 100% funding of the net cost • Repayments to suit cashflow - monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annuals

With decades of experience providing Hire Purchase, Lease and Loan facilities to farmers and agri-business Peregrine prides itself on a personal hands on approach to business.

• Finance terms up to 84 months • Funds available within 24-48 hours • Business accounts and bank statements not required for all finance requests

To discuss your financing requirements please call Kyle Robertson, our Scottish Partner Broker on: 0131 331 5995 | 07950 932 190 | kylerobertson@peregrinefinance.co.uk Peregrine Finance is a trading style of Peregrine Asset Finance Ltd, registered in England number: 4208223. Peregrine Asset Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority number FRN649227, Peregrine Finance offers financial facilities to UK businesses only through a number of authorised funders, a list of which is available on request

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Receive 10% discount on a Suzuki 500 or 750cc quad if you are a NFU member or member of the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association!

Second Hand Machinery for Sale at Selkirk

Contact Allan White or William Smith for more information ● Farmi CH260 wood chipper ● Greenmech Eco150 TMP wood chipper ● Marshall BC25 bale trailer ● Ifor William stock trailer ● Ifor Williams tri axle trailer ● Polaris Ranger ● Kubota B2100 compact tractor with loader ● Lely Lotus 600 tedder ● Marshall 5 tonne tipping trailer ● Logic ATV flail mower ● Kubota M108 tractor and loader ● Valtra A93 tractor and loader ● Bomford hedge cutter Be Prepared for Winter! De-icing salt (25kg & 1 tonne bags), snow shovels, snow blowers, snow ploughs, gritters, de-icer, anti-freeze & sledges in stock now.

Contact sales on: Ian Chalmers: 07793 589 678 Allan White: 07501 088 177 William Smith: 07793 589 661 Graham Scott: 07793 589 680 Jim Kerr: 07793 589 664

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EWE FEEDS 2018-2019 SUPER EWBOL 21 NUTS/ROLLS (bulk/bags)

Best of the very best. Formulated to feed housed ewes being fed straw. Contains Levucel, Megalac, Addarome, Extraguard and special ewe premix mineral/vitamin package. Very high energy.

EWEBOL GOLD 18 NUTS/ROLLS (bulk/bags)

Top of the range 18%. Highest energy. High in DUP. Contains Levucel, Addarome, Extraguard and special ewe premix mineral/vitamin package. Formulated to feed ewes un excess of 200% lambing. A real milky ration that now has the extra benefit of a rumen specific live yeast.

EWBOL 18 NUTS/ROLLS (bulk/bags)

Again, high energy ration containing Addarome, Extraguard and a special ewe premix mineral/vitamin package. Formulated to be fed to ewes carrying up to 200% lambing.

FEATURES

MEGALAC - Rumen protected fat. Boosts energy. LEVUCEL TITAN - Rumen specific live yeast. Stabilises pH in rumen

allowing increased fibre digesting bug activity, increases intakes and feed conversion efficiency. EXTRAGUARD - A unique combination of vitamin, anti oxidant and minerals. Elevated levels of vitamin E, Cellguard and bioavailable Selenium. ADDAROME - An Indian spice added to increase palatability and intakes nearer lambing. For prices or for any further information please contact Ian Watson at Performance Feeds:

07789 128 756 01896 802 205 performancefeeds17@outlook.com Performance Feeds, Leader House, Mill Road, Earlston, TD4 6DG 8

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NOT TO BE TRUSTED WITH KEYS

January 2019 Wendy writes I have just heard about his traumatic journey down South before Christmas. I feel embarrassed knowing him, that’s twice in the same year that he has managed to lock the keys inside a VW car. The first time was in August when Emma (the elder daughter) and Charlie drove up from London with their three children arriving at 1am. He thought he would be helpful unpacking their car the next morning. He found the keys unlocked the car, put the keys inside the boot, took their luggage into the house, closed the back door and heard the click as the car locked itself. Charlie was not amused as he had a work appointment in Edinburgh that morning. Fortunately a very patient man from the AA came and after an hour of tumbling the locks he manged to unlock the vehicle. Well you would think that experience would teach anybody a lesson, but no, not him, within four months he does the same thing again! Keys, VW’s and him are not a good combination, that is why I have no central locking, no electronic gizmos at all but I challenge anyone to jump in and start me! We all have our secrets and I am not telling you mine. Not too much work on at the moment, I pulled a shed near Selkirk and then over to Lochtower near Kelso before Christmas. It was an effort to move the shed on this farm into the correct position, I pulled it one way and then back to where it had come from and then back again by which time I had manged to turn it sufficiently to end up exactly where it was wanted. He is off to South America in February, lucky me. I have some jobs booked already, which I am looking forward to doing with the young man. We have to go to Longniddry to pull 4 sheds as well as some more local ones round here. If anyone is fancying a good night out, come along to Hawick town hall on Friday/ Saturday 25th/26th January for the Teviotdale Young Farmers production, loosely based on the Wizard of Oz. Featuring many well known characters in the local community. Written and produced by none other than Jim Shanks, this pantomime promises to be even worse than the last one! Manoeuvring one of the sheds at Sandystones

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PRE - APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME Scottish Government Funding approval for National Roll Out BMR can offer 5 placements for the Scheme in 2019. Please contact BMR for more information or to register interest on 01896 758091 Previously known as the ‘Ringlink Internship’, the programme has evolved to become accredited by the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) in 2017 as the Land-Based Pre-Apprenticeship (SCQF level 4). The programme is an industry recognised progression route into the land-based sector and continues to prove highly successful in attracting young people into the sector, whether from an agricultural or non-agricultural background alike. The pre-apprenticeship provides a meaningful introduction into practical working environments, giving young people an insight into the range of vocational opportunities that the sector can offer through a structured programme of workbased learning and mentoring.

Pre-Apprenticeship Format: DEVELOPMENT: Programme starts in June with a 3 week induction TRAINING COURSES: Up to £1500 of training, an element tailored to individual needs MENTORING: 26 weeks full-time employment, typically working 40hrs per week on a suitable rural business HANDS ON APPROACH: Earn while you learn in the rural sector. Payment in accordance with Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) Farmer mentors play a crucial but rewarding role on the placement with a huge responsibility not only providing the young person with practical knowledge but providing an environment to encourage a good work ethic as well as social and communication skills.

Testimonials from previous Mentors: “It’s a programme that warrants support as we need to do our bit to develop the skills of the next generation. As mentors our role is to primarily provide a safe working environment, guidance and knowledge transfer. I would recommend the scheme to fellow farmers, it’s good having a structured training programme for staff coming through the business. It has provided us with some challenges, stimulated discussion and made us question ‘why we do what we do’.” Roger Polson, (Mentor 2016)

“I volunteered as the scheme is a good way to bring people through the business, train them up and hopefully retain them in the longer term. The internship takes care of the mandatory and legal necessities, overall helping the business.” Gordon Whiteford, (Mentor 2016)

“We decided to become a Mentor as we believed we could offer opportunities to a young person, keen and willing to learn about the agricultural industry. Essentially, we offered our intern guidance through a structured scheme, with the support of Ringlink providing additional training certifications. I would definitely recommend the programme to other businesses.” Scott Mather (Mentor 2016)

If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme either as a candidate or a farmer mentor please let us know at the BMR office on 01896 758091 BMR, Leader House, Mill Road, Earlston, TD4 6DG

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SALES SERVICE PARTS 5 years finance & warranty available on all McCormick Tractors SPECIAL OFFERS

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6 cylinder FPT engine, Efficient 166HP - boosted 181HP, ZF Powershift transmission, Front linkage, 50k, Cab & axle suspension

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133HP cab suspension, 3 speed semi power shift, 4 cylinder FPT engine, Rear tyres 540/65/R38, Front tyres 480/65/R24 only £49660

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3M power harrow & drill single disc combo on farm £25000

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Fleming 6FT hydraulic tipping bucket 3 point linkage Fleming 7FT tractor loader bucket c/w euro bracket SPAREX Connix wireless tail lights fully rechargable Vetter pallet forks with Euro carriage Twin bale spike with Euro brackets Fleming hydraulic round bale stacker, any brackets JASSIC Pro mig welder 250amp 5 year warranty New AB Wight bucket with euro brackets

only £695 only £725 only £85 £495 £180 from £850 only £850 from £450

New Maschio Tigre rear mounted 6” hammer flails only £4950

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ANDREW FROST FARM SERVICES WOOLER - 01668 281710 ATV Sales - Service - Repair Can-am, Polaris & Quadzilla authorised dealer

WINSTON ROAD, GALASHIELS, TD1 2DA Tel: 01896 752295 Fax: 01896 751515 Email: admin@holequest.co.uk Web: www.holequest.co.uk

OVER 44+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES WELL DRILLING (INC. GEOTHERMAL) SITE INVESTIGATION STABILISATION - GROUND & STRUCTURAL TESTING & MONITORING GENERAL DRILLING WORKS

Competitive Prices on New & Second Hand Range of second hand bikes available from £2000 +VAT For Details and Demonstration contact Andrew on 07860 836173

Brewery Farm, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6QG. Tel 01668 281710 email:andrewfrostfarmservices@btinternet.com

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Happy New Year from Calibrate, add a new income stream in 2019 You could earn ÂŁ2,330,197 with a Heatpump Heat / Chill system from the Energy Engineers Visit us at Coldstream Farm (Laurencekirk) Open Day to see the system in action on Thursday 14th February 2019 between 9am and 5pm.

The Calibrate Heat / Chill system can be used in many applications including Chilling milk, daffodil bulb drying, potato storage and grain drying.

To secure your space at our open day contact Calibrate:

sarah@calibrateltd.co.uk or

01668 215 544

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The Cargills are based in Laurencekirk, Aberdeen. This Heat / Chill system was designed to Heat the daffodil drying shed, workshop and the grading shed. There was also a Chilled coil to dehumidify the daffodils, and Chill down the potato store. It was agreed that Calibrate’s 1mW Heatpump Heat / Chill system was the perfect solution for their existing technology and a retrofit could be organised. The by-product of the Heatpump’s Heating cycle is Chilling. This is used to Chill the daffodils or potatoes, something that was previously a costly process is now being done for free. The Results The first system of its kind to dry daffodil bulbs this Heat / Chill system has outstanding results: • A 5 year pay back • Total energy efficiency of 725% • 1°c at 325% Chilling efficiency The 1mW system is fully monitored, has an automated modulation system with variable speed water pumps and export management to operate the variable stages of the Heatpump. The automated system can step up or down to suit the available free power generated by the existing solar technology. A bespoke Control System remotely manages this system enabling the Cargills to have a ‘hands off’ approach as well as enabling real time tariff generation and power consumption readings.

For an informal chat on what your income could be call:

01668 215 544

“Calibrate created an innovative design that reduced fossil fuel costs and streamlined our systems and processes. It is great to see that this design was seen to fruition with great communication, I would happily recommend Calibrate.” Tom Cargill

Visit us at Coldstream Farm Open Day, Laurencekirk, AB30 1BX for complimentary drinks and nibbles where you can see the Heatpump potato storage system in action.

www.calibrateenergy.co.uk *All formulas and calculations are derived from industry suppliers and MCS guidelines, it is advisable to have the calculations and formulas checked by a certifed mechanical engineer, and as such, Calibrate Inc. ltd (Company # 08277206) will not be held liable for any incorrect formulas or calculations or any accidental misrepresentation.

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TRACTORS

John Deere 6120M 2018 John Deere 6140R 2013 John Deere 6140R, 2014 John Deere 6150R John Deere 6170R John Deere 6170R, 2014 John Deere 6190R John Deere 6210R 2014 John Deere 6430 John Deere 6630, 2012 John Deere 6820, 2006 John Deere 6920S, 2002 John Deere 6920S, 2003

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With a John Deere Gator, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about getting the job done! You get a safe, reliable partner for even the toughest tasks without compromising on your comfort and ease of operation. Demonstrator available Over hill and down dale, rough or smooth the Gator XUV will take you anywhere you need to go! These vehicles can conquer virtually any obstacle with ease. Experience the ride of your life in a Gator XUV! Off road or on, these working vehicles are exhilarating to drive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and fully equipped for safe, surefooted productivity

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GRASSLAND/BALERS

CULTIVATION

Kuhn VM123 5f Vari-width plough ex–demo LP66 bodies Kuhn HR3003 Power Harrow Kuhn HR4003D Power Harrow Amazone AD-P 403 combination unit Dal-Bo front press 3m Dowdeswell DP7 R five furrow rev plough – Choice 2 Howard CP3000 Cultivator, 2000 Jarmet 6m grass harrows KRM 6m folding power harrow KRM V1500 Power Harrow suit compact tractor KRM. 4M Opti-press Kverneland E240 5f plough Kverneland PW100 8f on-land wagon plough Lely 300-33 power harrow Rabe 4m Corvex Power Harrow Twose 6.3m rollers Twose 8.2m rollers Vaderstad 6.2m hyd folding rollers Vaderstad 6.3m hyd folding rollers Vaderstad Rexius 6.5m hyd folding rollers

MISCELANEOUS

John Deere 603 loader Albutt S190 Sheargrab Belair Brick 2258 Straw Bedder JF Diet Feeder VM12 JF Diet Feeder VM14 Logic MSP120 sweeper/collector Lucas Castor bedder/feeder Opico 375 Quiet dryer Opico 400 hyd folding 4m front press Quicke Q4L front loader Ritchie round bale unroller model 1492 Standen Big Boy 2 potato planter Stocks APV slug pelleter Stocks MK4 fan Jet Triolet SM2 1600ZK-T feeder Twose 8ft tandem rollers Weight block 500kg

SPREADERS/SPRAYERS

Kuhn Axis 30.1 fert spreader Kuhn Axis 40.1WT25 fert spreader Kverneland RO-XL Spreader KRM M1 Trend spreader

TELEHANDLERS/WHEELED LOADERS

Kramer 1245 tele loader CAT 220B Telehandler CAT TH336 Telehandler Claas 7040 Telehandler JCB 530/70 Telehandler JCB TM270 Telehandler

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ATV/UTILITY VEHICLES & ATTACHMENTS

John Deere XUV 855D Gator, Choice John Deere XUV 855D Gator, choice S John Deere XUV855D Gator, Choice A John Deere XUV855D Gator He John Deere XUV 855D Gator, Choice J John Deere XUV 855D Gator, Choice J Kubota RTV900 J Polaris Ranger J ROUNDCARE Ha Ha John Deere X120 Ride on Mower J John Deere X300 Ride on mower J Countax C80 Ride-On Mower C Kubota RTV900 C Massey Ferguson 3313 Ride-on-Mower J Sovereign Ride-On Mower J RAILERS J Ifor Williams Trailers – Huge selection C Stewart Cattle float on Marston trailer McCauley cattle/sheep float 24ft C Marshall 8.5t tipping trailer C Marshall MB10 Monocoque Trailer J Marshall 14ton Monocoque Trailer J Marshall BT25 Bale trailer NC 314 Dump trailer

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Alnwick – 01665 603555 – Coldstream 01890 840550 – Groundcare – 01620 826614 Haddington – 01620 823132 – Hexham 01434 239150 – Jedburgh 01835 863381 – Stow 01578 730282

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

BRYCE GROUNDWORKS • • • •

Foundations Sitework Ponds Arenas

Connon Farms Greenknowe New for hire

NEW SERVICE AVAILABLE

Concrete laying and blockwork can now be undertaken no matter what size of job Contact: Office 01573 440314 Stuart 07970 450720 or Jock 07970 730567

WATTY DUGUID MOTOR ENGINEER

Tel: 07506 516381 or 01890 830243 (home) Specialising in servicing and repairs to Range Rover, Discovery, Land Rover and other 4 x 4 vehicles. COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE

3 x 14 ton Bunnings & 2 x 16 ton Ktwo spreaders fitted with air brakes Umbilical slurry spreading Complete with 12m dribble bar & flow meter 2 x 4000 gallon slurry tankers Complete silage/wholecrop service 13t track digger Groundwork and drainage Ploughing & drilling

BYREWALLS FENCING

All types of Agricultural Fencing, Garden Fencing and Decking

A & E Brown, Byrewalls, Gordon, Berwickshire TD3 6JU

Contact: Andrew 07725 583737 Euan 07774 004622 Evenings 01573 410260

Contact:

Christopher – 07843 208 544 Patrick – 07701 040 681

Owen Gillard Groundworks

>Drainage >Foundation >Ponds >Forest Roads >Concrete >Horse Arenas >14 ton 360 with tiltrotator >3 ton 360 with tiltrotator >Machines can be fitted with Tree Shears, Mulchers, Log Splitters, Screening Bucket, Riddle Bucket, Timber Grabs, Stump Grinding Mobile 07817714338 E.Owengillard@yahoo.co.uk 30

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AG-BAG FOR QUALITY BAGGED FORAGES

WHOLECROP-GRASS-MAIZE-PEAS-BEANS CRIMPED GRAIN & MOIST FEEDS GRAIN CRIMPING PROPCORN & MAXIMON APPLICATION

AMMONIA STRAW TREATMENT

BENEFITS INCLUDE INCREASED PROTEIN & IMPROVED DIGESTABILITY

MULCHING

WHINS, SCRUB & TREES PASTURE REJUVENATING & DIRECT DRILLING SERVICE ALL OTHER GENERAL CONTRACT WORK UNDERTAKEN.

CONTACT B. RAE OFFICE: 01450 860 672 MOBILE: 07774 163 665/MOBILE: 07980 916 297 Email: raecontracting@aol.com FEBRUARY 2019


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CONTRACTORS SERVICES GARY RENWICK

0KG UNRESTRICTED BASKET WEIGHT P.A. REGISTERED

LIVERY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST OR YOU CAN COLLECT

Cherry Picker Hire Cherry Picker Hinowa 20.10 Hire NG TERM HIRE RATES ARE NEGOTIABLE

ESEL OR ELECTRIC POWERED FOR INDOOR USE

ERATOR FROM £20 P/HR + VAT •

Hinowa 20.10

AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTOR MULCHING SPECIALIST

20.10 Cherry Picker Hire

19Cherry M HEIGHT REACH + 9.5MHire OUT REACH Picker Hinowa

•23019 M HEIGHT REACH + 9.5M OUT REACH MOVABLE BASKET KG UNRESTRICTED BASKET WEIGHTout reach • • 19m height reach + 9.5m •

230KG UNRESTRICTED BASKET WEIGHT

C.P.A. REGISTERED • •+230kg unrestricted basket weight Hinowa 20.10 F DRIVE - £130 VAT PER • C.P.A. RDAY EGISTERED •

DELIVERY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST OR YOU CAN COLLECT

• Delivery or collection available ELECTRIC POWERED FOR INDOOR USE • DIESEL • • Diesel orORelectric powered for indoor use LONG TERM HIRE RATES ARE NEGOTIABLE • 19 M HEIGHT REACH + 9.5 M OUT REACH LL FIT THROUGH AN 800 MM GAP • L ONG T ERM HIRE RATES ARE NEGOTIABLE • • Weekly long term rates available OPERATOR& FROM £20 P/HR + VAT FROM £20 P/HR + VAT • UNRESTRICTED OPERATOR KG BASKET WEIGHT • 230 • • Water, airline to basket REMOVABLE BASKET& power • REMOVABLE BASKET • • Will fit through anPER 800mm gap SELF D RIVE - £130 + VAT DAY R EGISTERED • C.P.A. • SELF DRIVE - £130 + VAT PER DAY • Operator WATER, AIRLINE & POWER TO BASKET • from £20 p/hr +vat • WAVAILABLE ATER, AIRLINE & POWER TO BASKET ON REQUEST OR YOU CAN COLLECT • DELIVERY WILLdrive FIT THROUGH AN 800MMper GAP day • • Self - £130+vat ILL FIT THROUGH AN 800MM GAP • W DIESEL OR ELECTRIC POWERED FOR INDOOR USE • • Removable basket • L• ONG TERMregistered HIRE RATES ARE NEGOTIABLE C.P.A. • OPERATOR FROM £20 P/HR + VAT • REMOVABLE BASKET

• DELIVERY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST OR YOU CAN COLLECT ATER, AIRLINE &•POWER BASKET DIESEL ORTO ELECTRIC POWERED FOR INDOOR USE

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SELF DRIVE - £130 + VAT PER DAY WATER, AIRLINE & POWER TO BASKET WILL FIT THROUGH AN 800MM GAP

Also available for hire • Ifor williams tipping trailer more booking please us on: For For more infoinfo andand booking please contact on: • Large forklift man basket •contact Roof truss jib us385033 info@multifuelstovecompany.com 01289 385033 info@multifuelstovecompany.com or or 01289 For more info and booking please contact us:

For more info and booking please contact us on: info@multifuelstovecompany.com o@multifuelstovecompany.com or 01289 385033

07789 715572

J.D. GILROY & SONS Farmers, Agricultural Contractors & Samson Sales Contracting Services

• All types of muck handling & spreading • Fertiliser/lime spreading (variable/flat rate) • Ploughing For more info and booking please contact us on: • info@multifuelstovecompany.com Combination drilling or 01289 385033 • Direct drilling/pasture rejuvenation • Silage & whole crop (clamp) • Round baling & wrapping • Mowing, tedding & raking

Samson Sales

• New & used muck spreaders always available • Genuine Samson parts White House Folly, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2LW

Tel: David: James: Chris:

01665 579 265 07808 917 302 07803 747 353 07921 506 107

Mulching - Gorse - Scrub - Trees Forestry Tiller - Grinding of tree & willow stumps & roots Tel 01750 32264 or 07831 505440 Email gary@garyrenwick.co.uk www.garyrenwick.co.uk

PRECISION SPREADING SPECIALIST

Auto Rate Control, Weigher and GPS

Poultry Manure, Digestate, Compost, Limex, FYM etc.

All products can be supplied Apply to growing crops Loader Available

ALSO Vaderstad Rexius Twin Press - Perfect Seedbed Preparation Sumo Trio - Subsoil, Disc & Consolidate

Call Richard 07971 580 888 info@murrayofredden.com REDDEN, KELSO

R L SMITH & SONS LTD SKIP HIRE SAME DAY DELIVERY ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Covering the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland

LTD • Site Servicing

• Utility Provider & Associated Ground Works

• Pump Installation & Maintenance

• Drain Jetting & Camera work

Tel: Kelso 01573 223741 Mobile: 07879 623262

59 Broomlea Kelso TD5 7RB e-mail george@gwcwateranddrainage.co.uk

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

    Lime Slag, Gypsum Fibrophos, Screenings, LimeX 0-11-11 ÂŁ85.00 Delivered, 0-20-0 ÂŁ80.00 Delivered                Many other Alternative Fertilisers Supplied and Spread.   

     

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   SANDYSTONES

Martin Taylor Fencing

Agricultural

Equestrian

   

New Holland L218 Skidsteer for hire

Domestic

South Lanarkshire | Midlothian | East Lothian | Borders

Free Quotes

Lifts higher Lifts faster Lifts more Stronger, better visibility & reach

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01835 830507 / 07703 571291 / 07759 530013 FEBRUARY 2019


CONTRACTORS SERVICES

John Renton - Agricultural Engineer, Chirnside

Tel: 01890 818807 Fax: 01890 818366 Mob: 07774 163899 also On-site Hydraulic Hose Service 1, 2 & 4 Wire Hose • Pressure Washer Hose BSP, JIC, ORFS, Metric & Flange Fittings, Adaptors, Brake Couplings, Q/R Couplings, etc

J & W GLENDINNING

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R & S Nixon & Co

SPREADING GROUNDWORKS Lime, Fertiliser, Fibrphos, Slag etc Range of 360 and 180 machines

• Slurry spreading with umbilical cord system with a 12 meter trailing shoe for grass land • Spreading tractor fitted with 900 wide floatation tyres or a 24 meter dribble bar for standing crop using the tramlines • With over 4000 meters of hose & engine driven pump for very low fuel consumption per cube/meter • Everything goes through flow meters to apply the correct rate • Also two 3000 gallon tandem axle slurry tankers on big floatation tyres fitted with 7.50 meter wide trailing shoes

All other general work undertaken

All general contracting work under taken

Contact John: 07831 735220 or Craig: 07850 060545 Trowknowes, Hawick

For more info contact Paul on 07768 273589 www.rsncontracting.co.uk Follow us on facebook - rsncontracting

Supplied and spread or spread only Tree Shear available 12t Dump Trailers Spreaders fitted with weighcells and VRA Control ARABLE/LANDWORK Grassland Subsoiling Muck Kale, Turnip,Rape establishment 3 spreaders available, Full Grassland Re-seeds all with high beaters/slurry doors Ploughing/Cultivations Spreader hire also available Sowing SILAGE Combining Full Clamp Service SPRAYING Disc Header for Wholecrop LGP Self Propelled Baling and Wrapping Grassland or Arable Mowing, Tedding, Raking

W & J Montgomery Agricultural Contracting

Ploughing Drilling 12-36m variable rate fertiliser spreading through GPS Muck spreading with loader or 360 digger Full silage operation full or part job: 2x forage wagons Mowing Tedding Raking Buckraking Round bale silage Bale-cart-wrap & stack 13 ton 360 digger with mulcher (anything up to 90mm) All other drainage & groundwork undertaken Dump trailer hire with or without tractor & man

All enquires please contact

FEBRUARY 2019

James - 07446 652526

William - 07787 764444

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

George Marshall (Ancrum) Ltd    

                     

Camieston, St Boswells      

All types of arable and grassland operations Variable rate fertilizer spreading   18/24/36m crop/grassland spraying   Grassland subsoiling Mowing, baling, wrapping   One pass OSR establishment   Big Square Baling   Muck handling/spreading/Spreader hire  

Telephone: 01835 823722 Eric: 07967 091784 www.camieston.com eric@camieston.com  

Talking........New Zealand

Suppliers of  AgSlag,  Magnesium  &  Calcium  Lime   &  L IME X  

***NEXT DAY  DELIVERY  AVAILABLE***   Supply  only  or  Supply  &  Spread    

Variable Rate  application  or  Blanket  Spreading   Bulk,  Flatbed  &  Curtainsider  Haulage   National  Coverage,  Competitive  Rates   Contact:  Ian  Douglas   Tel:  01289  387076  Mob:  07725783394   Email:Office@3dtransport.co.uk  

January 14th 2019

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. Last Tuesday was not a great day. The   pigs were out, an irrigator had deviated off course and hit a power pole and my Mum died, all before breakfast.   truck to try to install some sort of order with the dogs. It is highly ineffective I carry a length of alkathene pipe in my for that purpose but the pigs respond beautifully; running screaming back to their paddock as soon as I waive this weapon in the   air. I got the pigs back in. The irrigator was a little more complicated. It is a small rotating boom and the end of the boom had been broken off. Aaron the young   up to the winter resort and welded the boom back together. He calmly completed apprentice who works for our engineering business came what I thought was probably a reasonably complicated weld in trying circumstances and when we turned the irrigator back on there were   is clearly working successfully through the apprenticeship we are funding. no leaks. A successful repair, but more importantly Aaron The sun came out in December which was very welcome after the weeks of rain and we have had to start irrigating. William will   only have to water some of the late flowering grass seed crops to ensure good seed weights, but with temperatures now in the 30’s we’ll have to keep the irrigators going to keep the grass   growing on the dairy farm and up on the winter resort. The cows are milking well having recovered   from the mouldy November. We topped, rolled and top-dressed all the paddocks to help them recover from the wet and we are seeing the benefit of the resulting high quality grass. Hedge cutting / flail and saw William has harvested a paddock of Muck spreading turnip seed and has windrowed the early grass seed so harvest is just starting. Autumn cultivations / winter ploughing Mum’s speciality was whisky laced All general contract work undertaken coffee delivered to the harvest team at Tel: 01450 375 045 about midnight to keep us going. Perhaps Mob: 07836 205 606 / 07801 812 238 the Gorgeous Banker might take that on.

J.W. & M.A. SCOTT

Email: scottoverhall@outlook.com Find us on facebook.

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES RUNCIMAN

LAUDERDALE HIRE LTD

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HUNTINGTON FARM, LAUDER

HUNTINGTON FARM, LAUDER

• Full stubble to stubble • Direct drilling with Moore uni-drill • Big square baling 4x3 straw & silage • Spraying using RTK • Hedge cutting • Grassland management • Full silage service including; Front & back mowers, Tedding & raking, Trailed chopper & trailers, Round baler & wrapper, Square baler & wrapper

4 x Bunning 120 muck spreaders for hire also A full mucking out and spreading service available Contact: Angus Runciman 07500 967900 Dougie Runciman 07795 421754 Adrian Ross 07779 667181

Contact: Angus Runciman 07500 967900 Dougie Runciman 07795 421754

R. WOOD & SONS ~ S TA I N R I G G M A I N S , L E I T H O L M ~

GRASS SILAGE • WHOLECROP ARABLE MIXES

USING 2 X SELF PROPELLED

FORAGERS

Fitted with WHOLECROP HEADERS & GRAIN PROCESSING MILL PART or WHOLE JOB, AG-BAG or PIT

MOWERS, TEDDER, RAKES TRAILERS, FRONT BUCKRAKES H BIG SQUARE BALING H (Bale Chaser available)

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ALL ARABLE CULTIVATIONS DRILLING HIGH DENSITY ROUND BALING DGPS LIME & FERT SPREADING HEDGECUTTING SMALL SEEDS DRILLING – Einbock 12m

All arable work carried out

Ploughing and drilling

Combining with Hillmaster combine

Fertiliser spreading

Full silage operations, inc. round baling & wrapping

Mucking out and spreading

(grass/kale/oilseed rape)

CONTACT: OFFICE MOBILE E.MAIL WEBSITE

: 01890 840 251 : DAVID 07971 409 367 KENNY 07971 409 371 : rwoodandsons@btconnect.com : www.rwoodandsons.co.uk

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

AGRI-FIELD CONTRACTING

2x 200hp+ tractors (auto-steer) 2x ploughs 2x combination drills Weigh cell fertilizer spreader 2x combines Front & rear mowers Round baler Twin spool wrapper Rake/tedder Precision drill Stubble to stubble contracts

Contact Neil Little 07920 008726 agrifieldcontracting@gmail.com

J & J Grant

Scotland’s Spreading Specialists

5 spreaders available to meet your precision spreading requirements High output LGP machines to minimise soil and crop damage Weighing systems and auto steer fitted We supply our own loader and fuel to minimise disturbance to the customer Blanket or variable rate lime spreading compatible with all mapping systems The following can be supplied and accurately applied

Lime, Compost, Slag, Henpen, Fibrophos, FYM, Gypsum, other organic materials

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Soil Mapping service

correct variations across fields independent analysis 4 samples/ha for accurate pH maps all nutrients can be tested recommendations to suit your enterprise

Contact us to discuss how we can help reduce your costs with the use of organic products

Tel 01875 320363 Mob 07703 113178 Email john@j-jgrant.co.uk

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DEADCERT

QUALITY CALVES SCOTLAND LTD Contact Murray 07759 380187

PEST CONTROL

We specialise in continental and native breed heifers for suckler cows. Batches of continental, native and black and white bull calves available. Specialists in single calves for twinning on. Wean calves also available. We deliver throughout the Scottish Borders, Lothians and Northern England. Orders for weaned calves being taken now.

Established 2005

One-off clearances to full maintenance contracts Fully qualified technician, no obligation, free estimates

DANNY CASSIDY 07921 212 528 danny@deadcertpestcontrol.co.uk

JTS STOCK HANDLING SYSTEMS & BULL PENS HANDLING SYSTEMS

Our extensive knowledge allows us to help create bespoke systems

✓ Manufactured & installed to be safe ✓ Efficient & welfare friendly ✓ Made-in-house ✓ Made to suit any space

John Thorburn & Sons Station Works, Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3EJ

www.jthorburn.co.uk (01361) 883245

Engineering • Buildings • Grain Dryers • Crane Hire • Retail • Cattle & Sheep Feeding Equipment • Steel Stockholders • Fence Wire Department

Bursary Opportunities

Jetwash North-East

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Pressure Washers, Floor Cleaners, Wet/Dry Vacs, Sweepers & More.

www.jetwashnortheast.co.uk • Fully stocked trade-counter & showroom • Full range of machines to suit every need • Mobile, static, reconditioned hot or cold pressure washers available • Next day call-outs and service guaranteed • Full authorised dealers for Karcher & Nilfisk

Contact us

info@jetwashnortheast.co.uk Office: 01670 364 042 Matt: 07702 977 286 Unit 7, Bassington Lane Industrial Estate, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 8AD

FEBRUARY 2019

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Sales Service & Hire

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On Our Farm

January 15th 2019 Hugo Lee farms in partnership with his father, Guy, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley and rye are grown, 400 Angus cattle are finished annually, 6000 organic hens produce eggs for Waitrose, 14,000 organic point of lay pullets reared each year and 60,000 pheasant poults are raised. Moving, washing, installing a new feed system and restocking a hen house is no easy task especially over Christmas. A huge thank you to Tony, Alan and the rest of the team at Sandystones for all the hard work they put in to ensure the house was ready for the arrival of the birds on the 28th of December. The new birds have settled in really well and once again look fantastic which is all down to the brilliant work that Anne does rearing them for us. We have recently introduced pecking blocks into the rearing unit as well as the laying sheds. So far these seem to have done a great job at keeping them fully feathered. Cracking conditions for winter ploughing We received an early Christmas present when a letter came informing us that our EACS application was successful. With over 2km of hedges to go in and 4km of new fencing there is plenty to get on with. All the capital works on the EACS scheme have to be completed by 31st of December 2019. However we cannot start any work until the contract has been signed returned and a letter given to us stating that work can commence. I am desperate to get on with it whilst we are relatively quiet and it is an ideal time for planting hedges. Unfortunately the contract hold up is caused by computer issues in Edinburgh - once again! I always dread January, it is usually cold dark and wet however this year it has been the complete opposite. Everywhere is so dry it feels more like the end of March than mid-January and what a difference it makes. We have been busy spreading muck and ploughing in these perfect conditions and next week I hope to apply P and K - something I am reliably informed has never ever been done in January. We manged to take few days off over Christmas and went to stay at Jess’s parents near Newbury. Jess is the eldest of three girls, her youngest sister Lettie’s birthday is on Christmas Eve and Jess’s birthday is Boxing Day. So you can imagine it is a pretty mad few days with never ending eating and drinking. My brother in law and I did manage to escape for a few hours to play in the local biannual Boxing Day football match. It is a grudge match between Pixie’s husband Max’s family and their neighbours. Every time we play the pitch seems to get bigger, the opposition faster and the match feels longer. This year we were thrashed 4-1, our first defeat, and age/ We will provide the complete lack of fitness is certainly starting to catch up with some of the team service for all your steel framed members! Despite the result it is always great fun and all the WAGs/ building requirements children come and watch (mostly chat) and join us for a debrief in the • Straw Sheds • Stable Blocks pub afterwards. Maybe we should have one in the Borders next year.

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January 16th 2019

Wendy is the oldest vehicle in our fleet at 64 years old, followed by two Ford 6610’s which have done 35 and 31 years’ service and the self-propelled MB sprayer at 22 years. These machines are well made, relatively simple to work on and are reliable enough not to warrant any rush to replace them. Apart from Myrtle the Morris Traveller, which is 51 years old, the only other vehicle which is more than 10 years old is Hugo and Jess’ Toyota Landcruiser which has been on the road for 13 years and has 180,000 miles on the clock. This model of Landcruiser has a Guy Lee reputation of being well made and capable of very high mileage. We had made a cunning plan to drive Hugo and Jess’ car to London via Hampshire where I was invited for a day’s sport on a friend’s farm. They would travel down by train with their children and we would all meet up in London for Ruby’s christening on the Friday before Christmas. Ruby lives in Dar es Salaam so this was considered the best date as everyone was gathering for Christmas with their families. The plan was that we would hand the car over in London and come back to Berwick on the train. We set off from Sandystones on the Wednesday. Once on the M6 the car was making a terrible vibration when we accelerated but went away as soon as the foot was off the pedal. We stopped for lunch at Knutsford services after which the car seemed to be going better to such an extent that we sent Hugo a text message saying it wasn’t vibrating as much. No sooner had that gone when we heard a tinkle, tinkle and lost all drive. We glided to a halt on the hard shoulder and established that we had no drive in any gear. I assumed the automatic transmission had packed up and that it could be the end of their faithful car. The NFU insurance gives 20 miles of free recovery through the RAC, we needed to go 43 miles to Jess’s parents where the car was going to end up for Christmas. It took over 6 hours for a recovery vehicle to collect us and £120 - eventually arriving at our destination at 1130. They very kindly lent us an aged VW Toureg which was parked at the local railway station. Jess’s mother took us to collect the car the next We waited six hours on the M40 morning giving me the spare key as we left their house. I immediately dropped the key which Philly fortunately found in the gravel. Not wanting to lose the key again I put it on the front seat of the Toureg, before we transferred all our gear into the back of the VW, shut the doors and said goodbye only to discover the car had locked itself. Having spent six hours of the previous night waiting for the RAC, we now find ourselves calling the AA. A wait of two hours until they arrived, by which time Janey had found a plastic service key which unlocked the driver’s door. We arrived late for our day in Hampshire, but did get to the christening on time, where we handed over the car. We had a very happy family day. The good news is that the car was not terminally damaged, one of the drive shaft joints had collapsed. It is now back home and going well.

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January 14th 2019

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. After much deliberation between our vet, Joe Henry and myself we have decided the most likely reason for our disappointing spring calving cow scanning was nutrition during the drought of 2018. Three geld cows did come back positive for Schmallenberg but that could have been from a previous season and during the drought there were very few midges about, if any. Investigations into Campylobacter in the Bulls proved negative. We vaccinate the calves against IBR and the antibodies can last for years, so we are unable to confirm that IBR was the issue, however it is unlikely. Cows look after three things; fertility, themselves and then the calf, in that order. As our calves were lighter at weaning this year, it points to nutrition being the culprit, and with our very tight bulling period during the drought therefore concentrating the result. Fewer cows in calf has turned out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise as we are down on forage for this winter. All geld cows have been sold fat. We will need to be mindful of the cashflow in 2 years’ time as the reduction in calvings this year will be felt in the 2020/21 financial year. As I write it is now the middle of January and we have only just started feeding some of the in-lamb ewes which has taken at least a fortnight off the winter in terms of conserved feed demand. Fat lambs are continuing to go deadweight as and when ready and are still being finished off the grazed brassicas. The first artic load of fat cattle of the year is going tomorrow which will further take the pressure off feed demand. The fat beasts look fine, are fat and ready to go, however one or two of them are a touch lighter than I would like. This is again a result of the 2018 weather and the lack of grass at a key time. Phase two of our expansion into Free Range Organic egg production has now commenced with the steel having been erected for hen house 2. Birds will be here in the spring and now we need to focus on getting the right staff involved to join the team. We will also soon be starting to refurbish a redundant farm building, taking it from a from a former granary and byres into a holiday cottage. This will hopefully add another income stream to the business as well as increasing the asset value of the property. We are putting in new drainage on the ranges where the new hen house is sited. As they are being installed, we have come across the original drains, which will have been put in by hand probably at the start of the previous century. Amazingly these are still running as clean as the day they were put in. We are draining between the drains in this field to ensure the ranges don’t sit wet for the health of our hens. All four farming unions of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have united and said that a “No Deal” would be a very Bad Deal for food and farming in the UK. Frictionless and tariffless trade as well as access to labour across the supply chain are both vital to all of our businesses. We must hope that the politicians can put aside their differences and do what is best for the country as a whole, no matter how they voted in 2016. 44

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Will Howe is an arable farmer from Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The soils are predominantly heavy. 365ha of cropping includes winter wheat, spring barley, winter oilseed rape, spring beans and managed fallow. He also manages a contracting business Thorpe Farming Ltd. We have a gnawing inefficiency in our harvesting system which has needed a resolution for some time, namely the storeman (Dad) has to do too much shovelling when filling the edges of the grainstore and although being very fit for his age, he is now in receipt of his bus pass so deserves some creature comforts. So with this in mind I have spent hours trawling the internet looking for practical (or do I mean cheap) solutions. The obvious answer was a larger grain pusher but with the grainstore door in the corner of the building this has limitations and there were a few more automated systems that caught my eye, so I decided I would head to the all-new LAMMA show to talk to the companies in question. Well, getting into the show was a breeze, the food was excellent (admittedly I went for a posh sandwich rather than the more traditional show fare of floppy chips and stewed burger) and then I had to try and navigate my way round. Now this was troublesome. I would be happily wandering down an aisle to only halfway down, trip over a random slurry tanker which necessitated a 10 metre diversion, before carrying along on my merry way. Whilst trying to find a company of interest I was happily bumbling along through Hall 6 and wandered straight into Hall 20, and I still can’t work out which Layout Manager thought that made sense. So armed with my posh sandwich I stoically soldiered past the Agrifac stand, whilst ignoring of the winter still on the very glamourous sales assistants whom I believe may yet become the latest casualties of the The second project the to-do list #MeToo movement, and then, you guessed it tripped over another slurry tanker and stumbled into my destination in a slightly dishevelled state. This company was great, they could supply this, manufacture that and they assured me it would represent value (bearing in mind I use it for 3 days per year). Remaining unconvinced the cost would remain within budget, it was the word bespoke that caught my attention. I moved onto my next stand to be greeted by the nicest salesman in the world; only he didn’t try to sell me anything. He surmised that the cost of an automated system would outweigh the benefit so his solution was: a bigger grain pusher, a new lightweight orange shovel and as an insurance policy a defibrillator. Simple! So whilst trundling home along the A46 I pondered over two burning questions from the day. Firstly do we need agricultural shows anymore with all the answers just a mouse click away; Let’s hope we remember how it goes back together and secondly who is going to buy all these slurry tankers? 46

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January 14th 2019

Barry Meeke farms 190 acres (150 owned) in partnership with brother Philip, near Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland. They manage a mixed farm including pedigree British Friesian cows, breeding replacements, finished cattle and continental crosses being either sold as replacement suckler heifers or as finished stock. I hope to remain awake untill I get the article put together, as this last week has been hectic, mainly due to the fact that Alyson and I have been blessed with a baby boy for which we are very thankful and we are indebted to the hospital staff who assisted with his safe arrival. I would challenge anybody who thinks that the process could take place without a lot of nerves and a bit of stress mixed in. Indeed the main midwife was Scottish, but I didnt ask her if she knew of Agrimart as I already had probably displayed enough farmer approach without adding to it. A name has yet to be decided. Fortunately calving had taken a break which is an advantage for already minimal paternity leave but more so than that, even with the shortest days prevention program there was a still, warm and foggy morning on the edge of Christmas and it brought a lung virus to the calves in most batches accross the yard, so I didnt need any more calves in the short term. Like any virus it took time for it to do its harm and then clear off (hopefully), but while it was arround I felt as if I was living with the calves and indeed I had to, as I didnt want them “stunted”. I am happy enough that we have come through that cycle and hope that it doesn’t return and indeed the stress probably reduced my own immunity enough to allow a virus into our house which still isn’t quite burnt out yet. The winter fair was a good day out and was enjoyed by us as a family, there was plenty on show but we didnt partake of any retail therapy although I did investigate changing to gas for feeding calves milk powder for accuracy and better economics. I’m not sure if I previously mentioned that I won a few bags of calf meal at an open day. So with this in mind I was then commited to give it a try and so far so good with early intakes being positive and then you have to work out when to go on to the next stage of meal. Early indications would tell me that the second stage really develops the body of the calves. Realistically it may seem as progress but at a cost, so where the system will hit out whenever milk price dips below cost of production remains to be seen. However most importantly I cannot take away from my normal meal supplier who at the end of the day is still supplying us and I have no reason to walk away and indeed I hope one product will compliment the other. Our TB status hangs in the balance for this week coming in as we will know if we are clear or otherwise, so I’ll go for now and enter another nerve wrecking week. P.S. We are classifying in the middle of all that, better not forget! 48

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Michael Bell is Managing Director of Bell Rural Solutions, based in their office in Earlston. Michael provides professional advice to clients on a variety of issues throughout Scotland and Northern England, is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a RICS Registered Valuer and Agent for the AMC. With a new year come new opportunities and fresh challenges. It is this time of the year that we generally see the biggest decisions being made. After the festive break people turn their attentions to what they would like to achieve in the year ahead, whether that is to grow, expand, sell, or look at succession. Change is inevitable, so it should be embraced and carefully planned. Undoubtably the key challenge this year that is likely to affect us all in some way will be Brexit and the political instability surrounding it. In order to be in good shape to weather the storm that may or may not follow I would advise all businesses to have a keen eye on costs. This is an area of your business that you have full control of, if costs are kept as tight as possible then you will be optimising your profit margin regardless of external factors out of your control. Good management of your business is especially important for those who claim the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) whose incomes will reduce in 2019. The Scottish Government announced in December that LFASS payments will fall to 80% of current levels with further significant reductions anticipated in 2020. On a more positive note, earlier this month the Scottish Government made a further announcement detailing the schedule for Pillar 1 & 2 payments which are due to commence in March and be completed by the end of October. This received the backing of Fergus Ewing who said, “we are offering clarity and certainty over when payments will be made, demonstrating stability in our payment system, while enabling farmers and crofters the opportunity to plan ahead accordingly.” Further details relating to the timing of specific schemes can be found on the Scottish Government Rural Payments website. For those of you who have entered into Agri-Environment Climate Scheme agreements the window for making a claim for Farm Environmental Assessments, Collaborative Management Plans, Management Options and Capital Items conducted in 2018 is open until the end of February. Don’t forget to submit your claim forms as the amounts specified for this year in your agreements cannot be transferred to another financial year and late claims will not be accepted. On the 1st January Scotland came in line with the rest of the UK with a total ban on the burning of plastics, such as silage wrap, crop covers, fertilizer bags and plastic containers on farm. This rule change is not likely to be welcomed by farmers who will now need to find an alternative method of disposal which will undoubtably add additional cost to their businesses. Having a view over many different rural businesses allows us to identify areas where income levels can be improved, and costs can be reduced which will streamline businesses for the potentially tough times ahead. For more information, please get in touch with Michael Bell on 01896 802252, 07584 644246 or mbell@bellruralsolutions.com

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Colin Mitchell is farm manager at Meikleour Estate near Blairgowrie in Perthshire. The soils range from light sand and gravel to some heavy, wet, north facing clay loams with 400 acres of fertile silty sand. Cropping covers 2200 acres and includes winter wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape, spring barley and oats, seed and ware potatoes, carrots and vining peas. Is 2019 going to be “New Year, new me” or will it be same old, same old? I’m sure that at this time of year many people are making resolutions and plans for the next twelve months, and probably nearly as many are breaking them! As we know the year round nature of agriculture means we rarely have a definitive end to one season when we can reflect and then plan for the next one. It is more a continuous state of planning, execution and analysis. Paradoxically it is the last one that we are probably worst at doing but at the same time it’s the biggest factor in moving our businesses forward. This is where comparisons between businesses come in and where benchmarking can be a powerful tool, such as that carried out through the AHDB with their Farmbench programme. Obviously comparisons are never going to be easy, as even between neighbours running the same rotation there will be differences in labour, machinery and soils. The real power comes from discussing why these differences come about and what affect they have on financial results. This is obviously all done confidentially but having seen our figures for a few seasons there are two things that are obvious; variable costs aren’t variable and fixed costs are too high. The first one was a bit of a surprise to me as I assumed (obviously wrongly) that variable costs are individual to farms, depending on their soils, weed burdens and rotation. However taking into account seed, fert. and chemicals, there is never a huge variance in per hectare figures. Fixed costs are where the differences come in, obviously bigger farms have lower machinery spend, don’t they? Family farms have lower labour costs? Using contractors is an effective way of reducing costs? Mmmm well, right AND wrong on all of those things! As always the answer is, IT DEPENDS. This was not the answer I was looking for and probably muddies the water as much as anything, however it does give you a starting point to work from and many topics of discussion for the group going forward. Ultimately the question has to be “have you changed your business based on these findings”, and it’s probably a yes and no for me. Cutting fixed costs is an obvious place to start, and one we are certainly working on. Much of our equipment, such as the precision seeder, straw spreader, baler and most of the potato kit were bought second-hand which obviously has a great positive (or should that be negative, anyway it’s good) effect on depreciation costs. It does mean that we have to make sure our maintenance programme is top notch to prevent downtime and this does not come without cost but it’s invariably less than that of newer machinery. Autumn sown “spring oats” So all in all, Being part of a Benchmarking group is useful, it’s not going to give you all the answers but does point you in the right direction. At the very least it encourages farmers to get together and discuss subjects that are usually left unsaid. We all like some banter about yields, prices or award winning livestock, so why not share some info about your fungicide cost/tonne of wheat. You never know you might be pleasantly surprised! Disclaimer: The usual reports of progress, mishaps and general farm banter will return next month, but enjoy the pictures. All advice is worth what you paid for it. If BREXIT goes ahead all bets are off. Wheat after beet

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