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A revolutionary, patent pending Grain Drying system will save Hulam Farm £36,000* per year.

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A 360kW Heatpump system manages the grain drying and farm houses heating onsite. The Grain system is located in a customised plant room that was built in our manufacturing plant and delivered to site ready to be commissioned. A bespoke controller operates the grain drier via a cloud based system enabling Calibrate to monitor all aspects of the process and the tariff generation meters online. Reduced running costs save £36,000* per annum by using a Heatpump instead of the traditional diesel mobile plant. The Heatpump system has an income of £42,000 per year after all expenses, every year for 20 years. The installation of the Grain Drying Heatpump took place over 4 weeks with the plant room being completed remotely to reduce Calibrate’s time onsite. For the 20 year tariff duration there will not be any unknown costs and at any time the client can purchase the system and then benefit from the tariff as well as the savings.

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Robert Forster worked as a livestock and business journalist for a range of publications including Agra Europe, Farmers Guardian and Scottish Farmer as well as BBC Radio 4 “Farming Today”. He was founding chief executive of the National Beef Association before stepping back in 2008 to write its weekly Newsletter. He now produces his own Beef Industry Newsletter.

Farmers must anticipate, and react ahead of, turbulent exit from EU. The impact of the UK’s retreat from the EU has been given its most searching public examination yet since the New Year – just six weeks ahead of the deadline set for the triggering of Article 50. And the essential message is that Westminster has still to acknowledge the scale, depth and complexity of the task it faces because politicians continue to be bewildered by the range of alternatives paraded before them and civil servants are struggling to pick up coherent policy messages. The message for farmers is unchanged. They have to anticipate a difficult, even turbulent, exit from the EU and a long period of uncertainty before opportunities opened by the UK being in sole charge of its own destination begin to emerge. Bets have to be on the UK leaving the Single Market and the industry facing import/export tariffs imposed by World Trade Organisation regulation before alternative trading arrangements with key countries can be negotiated and secured. Business decisions must therefore continue to concentrate on reducing unit costs and raising output on both a margin per head and per hectare basis. For breeders this means milky, medium sized, cows being put to easy calving bulls able to sire quick growing calves and the number of calves born within a herd each year lifting substantially too. These should then be grown to slaughter weight as quickly as possible and sold for processing at the youngest possible age.

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Farms able to do this will also be reducing herd disease (like BVD and Johnes) and growing more grass at a lower cost by analysing soils, correcting pH, and following up with accurate (non-wasteful) applications of fertiliser. Silage should be cut earlier, be bagged or clamped at higher quality, and rationed more carefully too. WTO tariffs will shorten the volume of beef imported into the UK unless there is such a catastrophic fall in the Republic of Ireland’s prices and its beef can carry a tariff burden and still be competitive when it comes in. This means UK farmers should anticipate relatively comfortable prices for their beef cattle – especially if consumers continue to demand a home-produced, Red Tractor qualified, retail product. It is also possible that the UK’s exit from the EU could be so chaotic that the mechanics of importing and exporting seize up overnight because port administration is unable to cope with new bureaucratic demands and changes. If this happened food supplies in the UK would be tight. The population will also be angry but farmers, especially those producing beef, could expect additional market price benefits until new rule systems surrounding import/export bed in and trade flows smooth out – which would be unlikely to happen overnight. Robert produces Beef Industry News – the only independent information source for the UK’s beef sector. It is published on Friday evenings and valued for the quality of its coverage of the prime cattle market and other important industry issues. Find out more by logging on to www.rforster.com

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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 and sheep enterprises across 650 ha of mainly SDA and moorland organically. It’s a new year, and we’re aiming for health, wealth and happiness all round. We’re starting the year at full pelt. The fencing is about to commence for the ranges for the chicken shed. Hopefully a combination of poultry net and electric fence will keep ‘bad ol Mr Fox’ out! NewQuip, who are supplying the internal equipment are making a start on building the system. The wet areas on the ranges have been drained and we will soon start planting trees and hedges in order to encourage the hens to range. Hopefully by the time we get to that stage the bout of AI currently being carried by some migrating wildfowl will be long past and our birds can be let out as required. I am very pleased with the new cattle building, which was finished last March. The spaned calves are doing so well in there that we are considering adding 3 more bays so we can then house all the calves under one roof. That will simplify feeding and bedding whilst improving efficiency and their environment whilst housed over the winter months. While the cattle are being housed we are squeezing in one more vaccination in our already comprehensive vaccination programme. Being organic we don’t have the option or want the option to use antibiotics to treat problems. We just don’t want problems. Even though the cost and the hassle seems like another barrier – it only takes one beast saved every 18 years to cover the cost. We have a lowland bog in the uplands which is particularly wet (as you would imagine), with an array of wildlife and flora and fauna flourishing in it. It is an environmentalists dream. I walked through it the other day and over 100 snipe lifted from it. We see no decline in wildlife across our area, and to the contrary we have seen an uplift in the biodiversity on our farm. I raise this point as there are some very vocal TV and media personalities who are very good at putting down the upland farmer and cannot see the benefit that we provide, how we work with nature, rather South Road – Belford than against it, whilst producing good quality produce and often providing the first link in the chain for beef and sheep from upland (01668) 213 433 to lowland. Packham, Monbiot et al are hell bent on having their Suppliers of Quality Assured side heard – we desperately need as strong a voice on our side. Whilst I am on the headline bandwagon, our secretary of State for READY MIXED CONCRETE the Environment, Andrea Leadsom was busy making headlines Steven Birdsall (01668) 213 733 Mobile: 07970 112761 about reducing the cost of red tape. How £5M could be saved. If that is divided over 100,000 farmers, it’s only £50 per head GILBERT BIRDSALL – that level of money could easily be lost in tariffs or non-tariff BUILDING & CIVIL ENGINEERING barriers. As we leave the EU it will be crucial for us to get our Suppliers of Quarry Materials, JCB Hire, Drives, Agricultural Buildings, etc. trade position right.

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TRACTORS

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TRAILERS

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John Deere 328 MoCo, 2004 John Deere 530 Trailed Mower, 2010 John Deere 575 Round Baler, 1996 John Deere 644 Baler, 2010 John Deere 644 Baler, 2010, (21000 bales) Kuhn FCT280 2.8m Mower Conditioner Kuhn FC 302 G mower conditioner, 2005 Kuhn Euromix 1460 c/w Elevator 0.8m, 2010 KRM Zenit 3000SP Flail Topper, 2013 JF GMS320 Trailed Mower, 2007 Keenan Klassic 100 Refurb Feeder

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John Deere X165 c/w 48'' Deck, 2012 John Deere GX355 Ride on mower, 2005 Honda 2417 Ride on mower, 2011 Kubota F2400 Ride on mower John Deere R43S walk behind mower, 2008

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620/70 R42 Dual Wheels c/w Clamps 900/55R32 Goodyear wheels and tyres suit JD 6930 9.5R48 & 9.5R32 row crop wheels

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Kuhn Primor 3570M, 2010 Kuhn Altor 8060 Straw Bedder/Blower, 2003 Lucas G Castor 30 Bedder/feeder, choice 2005/2008 A Frame to Suit Kuhn HR P/Harrow Rutherford ATV Trailer Hi-Spec Mix-Max Mixer Wagon, 2007 K- Two Evo 1400 Muck Spreader, 2014 Longdog sheep snacker SF350 Portequip Sheep feed trailer Quicke GP Bucket for loader, 2001 Sumo 1500kg front weight

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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.

That’s another year over, and despite the weather, it turned out not too bad. We received 903mm of rainfall, with 220 of that in January - but what really let us down was the dry May. I suspect that with the wet winter, that the winter barley especially hadn’t put any roots down deep. So, by the time it dried up and got hot in May, there was no way for the plants to reach deeper water. This winter, so far, has been completely different, with a bit of frost and not a lot of rain. Hopefully all of the winter crops will go into the spring with well developed root systems. It’s just as well there have been growthy periods over the last month, as the last sown wheat has only just emerged having taken 6 weeks to reach this stage. I was worried at one point as one particular batch of seed was really struggling to get going, while the same variety from the same company but a different seed stock, came through 10 days before. As always with these sort of things, it takes quite a bit of head scratching to sort out the problem. To hopefully allow the roots of plants to reach more water, we carried out a fair bit of subsoiling last summer to try and shatter the soil and remove any restrictions to growth. Some of these pans come about due to our intensive root crop rotation and having to harvest crops in wet conditions. Others nearer the surface, come about from heavy rainfall events on light land, which causes the soil structure on the surface to breakdown and cause surface crusting. The latter reason is why I rarely roll any crops and I prefer a slightly cloddy seedbed. In this case however, clodiness is in the eye of the beholder - what I think is cloddy, someone on heavy clay would think fine! I am hoping that one of the benefits of cover cropping, will be to make the soil more resilient when heavy rain does fall. Like many good things, it will take time to come about. Elsewhere on the farm the Christmas break is coming to an end and we start to finalise plans for the coming season. There are carrots to harvest, as and when they are required by the factory, and fertiliser to be applied when ground conditions allow. The biggest decision I will have to make is when to start ploughing up the cover crops? Should I plough them or direct drill? Should I desiccate them? How much nitrogen will they have captured and left behind for the following crop? The latter is one of the big “ifs”, get it wrong and we could be scraping flat spring oats off the ground this coming September. Get it right and there could be savings in fertiliser costs. Just guess which one I would prefer!

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES J.W. & M.A. SCOTT Overhall • Hawick

• Hedge Cutting • Grain Crimping/Bruising

HEDGE CUTTING, PLOUGHING AND MUCK SPREADING

• All Arable Work carried out • Stubble to Stubble contracts

ALL SPRING ARABLE CULTIVATION Combi-drilling, VR Fertilizer spreading, Crop spraying, Grass seed drilling. SILAGE AND WHOLE CROP SP Forager. Complete or part operation. Combining, Round Baling and all general contract work undertaken.

• Complete Muck Spreading service • 14 & 16t Dump Trailers for hire Please contact:

D. & J. WALDIE

NEWMILLS, LAUDER Tel: 01578 722 273 Mob: 07850 040 160 Fax: 01578 722 928

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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

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

Covering the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland

James Tait & Son

OFFICE: 01890 870241 MOBILE: 07970 404033

Agricultural Contractors Hedge cutting etc Grant: 07974 334529 Office: 01620 810406

                     

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

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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  

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

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

West Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed

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 with liquid fertilizer Muck handling/spreading/Spreader hire Telephone: 01835 823722 Eric: 07967 091784 www.camieston.com eric@camieston.com

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Simba Solo One pass OSR establishment with fert and 3D Contract Services Ltd applied pellets West Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed Ploughing and Sub-Soiling Press Väderstad Twin Simba Solo Rexius Carrier – shallow discs One pass OSR establishment withand fert press and pellets applied 3D Contract Services Ltd and Combination Drilling Väderstad Drill Ploughing and Sub-Soiling West Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed Väderstad –Twin Press GPS & Simba Soyl Fertiliser/Lime Spreading Solo – stubble to seedbed in one pass and Sub-Soiling Rexius Carrier shallow discs andPloughing press Väderstad Twin Press and Slag –supplied Lime Rexius Carrier – shallow discs and press Väderstad Drill Drill and Combination Drilling HighVäderstad Clearance Crop Spraying Fertiliser Spreading – GPS & Soyl Clearance Spraying – 12, 20 or 24 metres Fertiliser/Lime Spreading – High GPS &Crop Soyl Combining and Round Baling and Round Baling Combining Plant Hire Lime and Slag supplied Stubble to stubble Share Farming Stubble to Stubble and Contact: James Share Farming

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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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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

HENZELL NTERPRISES E

Henzell Enterprises Ltd offer an on Farm service to:

LTD

• Pre Grind Straw/Hay for Feeding and mixing in a diet feeder • Feed Greater quantities of straw into the milking, dry cow or fattening ration. • Grinding 'Bruises' the Straw causing it to soften • The straw ends are split after being Ground, resulting in higher liquid intake into the straw • Easy to mix into Total mixed Ration due to consistent chop length • Improved Feed Conversions • Consistent Product improves milk production • Increased feed intake • Reduce rejected feed by more than 50 %

WE WILL PROCESS YOUR STRAW!

Contact: LEE 07843 441888 lee@henzellenterprises.co.uk

R. WOOD & SONS

WATTY DUGUID MOTOR ENGINEER

~ S TA I N R I G G M A I N S , L E I T H O L M ~

Tel: 01835 850778 or 01890 830243 (home)

GRASS SILAGE • WHOLECROP ARABLE MIXES

Specialising in servicing and repairs to Range Rover, Discovery, Land Rover and other 4 x 4 vehicles. COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE

USING 2 X SELF PROPELLED

FORAGERS

J & W GLENDINNING

Fitted with WHOLECROP HEADERS & GRAIN PROCESSING MILL

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

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MOWERS, TEDDER, RAkES TRAILERS, FRONT BUCkRAkES H BIG SQUARE BALING H (Bale Chaser available)

u ALL ARABLE CULTIVATIONS u DRILLING u HIGH DENSITY ROUND BALING u DGPS LIME & FERT SPREADING u HEDGECUTTING u SMALL SEEDS DRILLING – Einbock 12m (grass/kale/oilseed rape)

All other general work undertaken

Contact John Mobile: 07831 735220 Office: 01450 375984 Trowknowes, Hawick

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OFFICE : 01890 840 251 MOBILE : 07971 409 360 E.MAIL : rwoodandsons@btconnect.com

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES LTD GARY RENWICK • Site Servicing

• Utility Provider & Associated Ground Works

• Pump Installation & Maintenance

• Drain Jetting & Camera work

AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTOR MULCHING SPECIALIST

Tel: Kelso 01573 223741 Mobile: 07879 623262

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

J.D. GILROY & SONS • Muck Spreaders (New, Used and Ex-Hire) • Slurry Equipment (Tankers, Mixers, Pumps etc) • All Samson Parts

SAMSON SP11 (2012) 2 x SAMSON SP11 (2011)

For more information or quotes, contact:

James Gilroy – 07803 747353 / 01665 579265 ALSO COMPLETE MUCK SPREADING SERVICE

ALL OTHER CONTRACTING WORK UNDERTAKEN

Clearance of gorse, scrub and trees up to 12” diameter. Flail Topping Tractor & driver hire – long or short term. Tel 01750 32264 or 07831 505440 Email gary@garyrenwick.co.uk www.garyrenwick.co.uk

TREE FORCE The Borders business for all your trees’ needs.

Commercial forestry - felling and extraction • Estate maintenance - tree surgery and specialist felling.

A clean, efficient service

Tel 01896 822467 Mob 07815 161893 www.treeforce.co.uk New - 47 cm dia firewood processor

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

SKID STEER FOR HIRE £135/DAY Ex-Sandystones

NO JOB TOO BIG, NO BUILDING TOO SMALL

(As long as the entrance is more than 1.66m wide and more than 1.89m high)

SANDYSTONES HIRE 01835 830507 / 07703 571291

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Hugo Lee is farm manager at Whitsbury Farm and Stud near Fordingbridge in Hampshire. The soils are predominantly chalk downland with some clay cap. Cropping covers 1500 acres and includes wheat, barley, oilseed rape, peas and poppies. 60 cattle are finished annually and 250 ewe lambs are sold every September. The farm is also home to the famous Whitsbury Manor Stud and Whitsbury racing stables. Following a really relaxing and over indulgent Christmas and New Year I was looking forward to a good post-New Year walk around the farm to burn off some calories. I always love walking the crops at this time of year; there is nothing better than a field of wheat shimmering in the early morning sunlight. However, this year my walk was rather more depressing. As I set out from the farm the first wheat field I walked across was covered in vehicle tracks with massive ruts caused by ‘them’ doing doughnuts. Field after field was the same and in total 7 fields (140ha) were badly damaged and they had also driven all over the grass gallops. I have never ever seen such awful destruction and over such a huge area. This was not caused by hare coursers but almost certainly by a group of joyriders intent in causing as much devastation as possible. Not only is it very hard to quantify the damage and what effect it will have on the final yield but it also looks so unsightly. I take huge pride in the appearance of the farm and there is nothing more soul destroying than when it gets mindlessly driven over and ripped up. As I have mentioned in previous articles the farm is easily accessible by road and byway so it is hard to prevent vehicles from entering the fields. We have made a huge effort over the last five years to make the farm more secure. We have even had to resort to employing a night time security man after our pheasant pens were repeatedly damaged and our fences were being cut on a regular basis. We are pretty confident that we know the group of people who are doing this and also where they Crop damage come from. However the police seem powerless to do anything about it! On a more positive note I manged to make the most of the recent cold dry spell last week and all the oilseed rape has received its Astro Kerb application. The last of the spring barley went today and we are currently busy loading out oilseed rape which is going to ADM Erith in Kent. The sheep are out on the fodder radish cover crops and seem to be enjoying it so let’s hope that they do as well from it as they did last year. Our beef are growing well and I hope to send the first group to ABP Langport early next month. I am eager to get on with Spring ploughing as soon as conditions allow. With over 3000t of sewage sludge to spread and plough in there is a lot to get on with! Sheep enjoying the fodder radish

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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. The new year has begun. William, the Gorgeous Banker and the little fat grand-daughter have returned from their holiday up in the Bay of Plenty and I have been relieved of farming duties. So I’m sitting on the side verandah on a gorgeous summer evening drinking a long iced cocktail watching kingfisher nab frogs from the swimming pool; scaup and teal dabbing in the pond and the boss mowing the golf course; meanwhile reflecting on what the new year might bring. Much will be the same. Farming calendars don’t change much. Although every season is different, having now farmed through 40 different years those differences don’t seem so daunting. My role in the operation is about to formally change. We have been working our way through a succession View from the director of pigs and plan for a while now and have reached agreement on our different roles and responsibilities. peripheral enterprises The Boss is to become chairman of the governance team, William and the Gorgeous Banker will take over the lease of the cropping farms and I get the pigs and other peripheral enterprises. Tim O’Toole the Tamworth will have to lift his game! During the Christmas New Year holiday period I had occasion to shoot into town to get some parts. I had been moving the irrigator up on the new farm so went from there to town looking a wee bit scruffy. I ran into this big bruiser of a chap from the north side of the river who I used to play rugby against 100 years ago and was big in sheep dog trials. He chipped me for my attire, suggesting at our age and stage a more gentlemanly dress code is more suitable for trips to town. Now I’ve always been a little intimidated by this chap, not because he is a big bruiser, but more because his brother/cousin on being released from jail back Tim’s children in the carrot seed crop when we were playing rugby, beat up a mate of mine for flirting with the wrong girl. The Cuzzy-bro, who came complete with a swastika tattooed on his forehead, really wasn’t very nice and I’ve never been sure whether the big bruiser or the nutter were the norm for their family, so I’ve always treated the whole family with a slight reserve. However, we got talking and I explained I’d been shifting irrigators because the boy was away for the holidays and he reflected that in our day we would never have dreamed of taking a break away at the critical later stages of the growing season; and of course he is right about that. The change of generations will bring differing attitudes and methods, not always successful, and consequently some lessons may be relearned the hard way; but they may be better for it that way. In the meantime I may have to make running the pigs and peripheral enterprises look more onerous. I sensed some envy from the Boss as she went past on the lawn mower. 36

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On Our Farm

10 January 2017

Guy Lee farms in partnership with his wife, Philippa, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley, rye and organic oats are grown, 400 cattle are finished annually, 4000 organic hens produce eggs for Waitrose, 14,000 organic point of lay pullets reared each year and 60,000 pheasant poults are raised. In addition we produce Agrimart, which is read by 8,000 farmers and agriculturally related businesses. We have little choice at what time of year the hen’s houses are restocked as we have a running programme rearing 16 week old organic pullets every 8 weeks. It was straight back to reality after New Year as we only have 8 days to turn a shed round. The old birds were caught up on Sunday and on Tuesday week the pullets arrive. The forecast of high winds and freezing temperatures does not make the job any easier. On Monday afternoon Wendy was out pulling the house off the muck, sport was provided shooting the resident rats as their home was suddenly removed about them. We now have two full days of Two shooters with 20 bores and a washing the house and the equipment, disinfecting it all and putting it back together on the site piece of 20mm pipe ensured no rat survived that has been rested for 13 months. The order enforcing all poultry to be kept inside has been extended until the end of February which will mean that the hens will not have been outside for almost three months. We have provided plenty of distractions in the scratch areas of bucket lids, haynets, pecking blocks and a deep bed of chipped willow to prevent boredom. During this enforced period of incarceration, the birds have become used to the regime and do not appear to be suffering unduly. A requirement of both the Soil Association and RSPCA Freedom Foods is that 5% of the range must have natural cover. In our case this is 1000 m2 in each paddock. I have taken the ALLOWED OUT - Buckets lids, opportunity whilst the hens are shut inside to plant 360 trees in 8 blocks in the four paddocks. NOT haynets, pecking blocks keep them I am very grateful for assistance with this from the Borders Tree Planting Grant. amused In the absence of Tony who was off work for almost five weeks following his hernia operation I have had to call on friends and family to help with essential jobs through this period. One routine task is clipping cattle before they are sent for slaughter. I am first to admit our beasts are not the cleanest despite the fact we bed them everyday. They are all Angus which as a breed seem to get dirtier than continental cattle. I think they lie in the dirtier areas to cool down or being hairier the muck sticks to their coats more. Whatever the reason, every beast needs a full belly clip. On Boxing day my nephew helped me clip 10, and last week a politics student assisted me getting 16 ready. To many this is not the most pleasant job but both my helpers, much to my surprise, thoroughly enjoyed the experience as I do! Tony is back now so I shouldn’t have to call on their services again soon. We had the whole family home for New Year and a great time was had by all. Our house is bursting at the seams with five grandchildren as well as their parents staying. A walk on New Years Day blew away the cobwebs, a rugby ball is always on hand to provide entertainment for the less enthusiastic ramblers.

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Jessica Card is a Senior Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor for George F White based in their Duns and Alnwick offices. She specialises in subsidy and grant applications, strategic business management, valuation and the sale and purchase of rural property in both England and Scotland.

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The 2017 Cross Compliance Guidance has recently been published by the RPA and luckily there is only one change which is to GAEC 1: Establishment of buffer strips along watercourses. From 1 January 2017, land parcels of 2 hectares or less next to watercourses will have to comply with all the rules to protect watercourses against pollution and run-off from agricultural sources. Therefore, for all agricultural land within 2 metres of the centre of a watercourse or field ditch and/or from the edge of the watercourse or field ditch to 1 metre on the landward side of the top of the bank both of the following apply: 1) you must take all reasonable steps to maintain a green cover and 2) you must not cultivate or apply fertilisers or pesticides.

Revised Nitrate Vulnerable Zones in England for 2017 to 2020 start on 1 January 2017. They include new areas of NVZs, and exclude areas that have been de-designated. Defra is sending written notices telling the owner or occupier of the designation and their need to comply with NVZ rules. Notices are being sent for those in the Solway Tweed river basin district on the 3 January 2017 and to those in Northumbria on the 20 February 2017. DEFRA have announced at the Oxford Farming Conference this week that £120 million of funding will be made available to support farmers, grow businesses, and generate thousands of jobs in rural communities. Rural and farm businesses will soon be able to apply for the next round of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme, which will help new businesses get off the ground and support existing companies to grow, develop new products and access new export markets. North of the border Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed £58.7 million of funding over the next five years from the Agri-Environment and Climate Scheme. We expect the application window to open for 2018 applications at the end of this month.

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Ponteland Memorial Hall Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9NX 0191 2866131 info@northumberlandmodeltractor.co.uk

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C USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Ifor Williams Brenderup Glendale G Edwards

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

OVER 42+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES WELL DRILLING (INC. GEOTHERMAL) SITE INVESTIGATION STABILISATION - GROUND & STRUCTURAL TESTING & MONITORING GENERAL DRILLING WORKS

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Horsebox 12`x6` Cattle Trailer Flat trailer Flat trailer 12'x6'6" Flatbed c/w Dropsides 14`x6`, twin-axle, c/w dropsides 12'x6'c/w sheep decks & gates 12'x6'c/w sheep decks & gates, sump Tri-Axle Cattle trailer Tipping Trailer Tipping Trailer Box Trailer 8ftx4ft Livestock Trailer 750kg unbraked trailer

A C A D C C S S C A C A A A

Pest Control John Fiddes Ltd Pest Control & Fumigation Services

Farming to Shipping Shops to Homes

Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed Tel : 07773690046 info@graincheck.co.uk

RSPH: Level 2 in Pest Control BPCA: Diploma in Fumigation NPTC: PA1 & PA6

CALL THE PROFESSIONALS Grain Fumigation

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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

NEW WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE:

www.jamesbrownandsonscoldstream.co.uk Office: 01890 882157 Mobs: 07845 718997 / 07759 798905 / 07799 533476

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FARMERS’ CLASSIFIED BORDERS STRAW LIMITED Requires good quality straw and hay Straw always available for sale

Tel: 01361 882233 Mobile: Alan: 07932 683978 Robert: 07775 692101

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We are able to supply genuine Land Rover parts and high quality OEM parts and interior and exterior accessories

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caravan Hawick For Sale STORAGE TO RENT Static Doubled glazed. Gas central heating. Up to 450m² available Norham, 7 miles West of Berwick Upon Tweed Tel 07803 044361 for details

NOW STOCKING

Newly carpeted and decorated, two bed static caravan. Includes electric fire and new boiler. 12x32foot. Includes table chairs and tv unit two large gas bottles. Caravan is year 2000 cenntial carnaby.

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EXPERIENCED LAMBING MAN available for lambing from March 25th – April 16th Also available all year round for drystone dyking maintenance and repair

Please phone Adam on

07792 183377

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. On the run up to Christmas, every year we aim to have everything set up so that we can enjoy as much time off as possible but, of course as it is the shortest number of daylight hours of the year it seems to bring a higher pneumonia risk. This of course landed on Christmas Eve but, thankfully after a course of treatment coupled with draft exclusion measures and rumen stimulants we have come out the other side. The days have lengthened the air has become “more open” thus reducing the risk. Mastitis also reared its head for a few days but it remained under control as bulk SCC remained around 40. Singling these cows out and keeping them on their own is paramount for decreasing cross infection and it is easier to milk out the infected quarter at various times of the day. AI’ing has commenced for the season with extremely strong heats being shown which although being an advantage it is hard to know what is the right time to serve them as they can still be standing after 18 hours from first signs, but the semen company maintains that the semen will remain live for up to 12 hours after service, so the normal am/pm rule remains. Udders, tails and flanks have been clipped on the fresh calvers primarily as a management tool and secondly in preparation for classifying on Tuesday 10th Jan. At the moment they look WANTED All types of 4x4 well as they are nicely fleshed as well as milking adequately. vehicles - Land Rovers, Toyotas, As we approached the join in the silo, the silo face fell which Isuzu’s, any condition, any age, mileage no problem meant that there was an abrupt change onto last years’ silage. WANTED All types of light commercials - vans, The change seems to have gone smoothly with no apparent lorries, pick-ups drop in yield. This will hopefully delay the need to open the WANTED All types of diesel cars other silo leaving silo face management a lot easier. I couldn’t help but notice on the local radio station that if you WANTED All types of caravans and motorhomes pay your tax bill to the Inland Revenue on time that it will URGENTLY WANTED Toyota Hilux pick-ups & give you “inner peace”. No harm to the Inland Revenue but Land Rover 90’s in any condition even though they will be paid on time as usual, it will have no Cash paid on the spot bearing on either mine or anyone else’s “inner peace”.

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FARMERS’ CLASSIFIED

COW SCANNING

FOR ACCURATE AGING AND TWINNING

Contact David Gray 07841 865769 01750 22386 ALSO SHEEP AND DOG SCANNING

ZINC SULPHATE & COPPER SULPHATE (In Bulk) Tel: 0800 0185091

HAY AND STRAW WANTED AND FOR SALE ALL YEAR ROUND P. & K. NIXON HAY & STRAW Tel: 01835 870685, 07831 647032 www.nixonhayandstraw.co.uk

WANTED

HOWARD HARVESTORE Contact Iain on

WANTED

N.H. 8070 AND CLAAS LEXIONS JCB LOADALLS 12, 14, 17 METRE JCB 3CXs 1999 ONWARD TRACTORS N.H, FORD, M.F, DEUTZ, CASE, McCORMICK & ALL MAKES Townson Tractors Ltd 01729 850374 Bill Townson 07970 554323

07973407519

Huggan

DRYSTONE WALLING SERVICES All Work Undertaken Distance No Object

contact: 01450 377467 or 07799 061067

Portequip Ltd

COVERING ALL OF CENTRAL SCOTLAND, LOTHIANS, FIFE, STIRLINGSHIRE & LANARKSHIRE

www.pestcontrolinscotland.co.uk enquiries@eliminatesolutions.co.uk

Tel: 0800 731 1164

Newton Stewart Require barley and wheat straw in both round and square bales Prompt payment Tel

0771 2595362

FISHWICK SIMMENTALS

Young Bulls 1 year to 2 years old Good Selection - Prices to match Only the best kept for breeding BVD and Johnes Accredited; Lepto and BVD Vaccinated Also Longhorn heifers and bulls available Tel: 01289 386181 / 0777 993 7217 Fishwick Mains, Berwickshire, TD15 1XQ

Independent Livestock Services Foot Trimming & Cattle Clipping Billy Smith 07890355220 MULTIDRIVE 4200

YEAR 2003, FITTED WITH KNIGHT 3000L SPRAYER, 24M BOOMS, 8000HRS, TESTED NOV 2017, 2 SETS WHEELS, READY TO WORK

£17,499 PLUS VAT TEL 07778 233662

WANTED

CASUALTY CATTLE FOR SLAUGHTER

BOUGHT AND PAID FOR ON FARM

CALL STUART 07973823037

THE COUNTRYMAN

Very experienced lambing shepherd recently returned to Berwickshire looking for early lambing work from late December, January, February & up to 1st April within reasonable travelling distance of Kettelshiel, Westruther Prefer nights but days & sole charge not a problem Can supply good refs & have own 4x4 transport. Also good working dogs Hardworking self employed man so I don’t work for peanuts but you will get a good shift from me

call me on: 07826 042491 home: 01361 882429 e: keithterrierman@hotmail.com

COMBINES WANTED

for breaking. Fired, obsolete or damaged No messing, immediate payment Phone John Manners on 07850 325404 or 01665 574231

Deadline date for the MARCH issue is Friday 3rd February FEBRUARY 2017

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Grain Dressers

SAS Mobile Seed Cleaning

Est 1986

We offer a high output service producing 10 - 14 tonnes per hour of gravity separated seed We use gravity tables, the only real method, not gravity selectors We supply 2 men per machine - farm input only 1 man* We have long serving members of staff who are time served and highly skilled Our full time staff are employed from the local community We will be processing spring barley, spring wheat, oats, spring osr plus peas & beans this Spring with: Raxil Star - treatment for barley covering loose smut, leaf stripe & fusarium Beret Gold - treatment for fusarium in spring wheat & oats Austral Plus - for wireworm & fusarium control and slug deterrent in all cereals Manganese - for enhanced root establishment in all crops

Steven Wade 01337 810428 Euan Amos

07883 003142

Email sas@graindressing.co.uk www.sasgraindressing.com

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Agrimart February 2017 Issue  

Agricultural magazine covering Scotland & the North of England