Agrimart February 2021 Issue

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AGRIMART

FEBRUARY 2021 Issue 341

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

Tel 01835 830507 Email sales@agrimart.co.uk

CONTACT US FOR A FREE 2021 CATALOGUE 01368 840655 Main distributor in the Borders: John Hogarth Ltd tel: 01573 224224

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Ltd Water Related Services • Water Industry Registration Scheme Approved Utility Provider • Construction of New Water Mains & Services • Underground Water Pipe Leak Repairs • Private Borehole Pump & Spring Water Supply System Installations • Water Treatment & Filtration System Installation & Servicing Drainage Related Services • Drain Jetting & CCTV Surveying • Deep Excavations & Repairs • Public Sewer Connections • Adoptable Sewer Installations • Domestic Pumping Station Installations • Septic & Treatment Tank Installations

Tel: Kelso 01573 225249 Mobile: 07793 361023 e-mail: enquiries@gwcwateranddrainage.co.uk UStor Business units, Unit 8/1 Spylaw Road, Kelso TD5 8DN

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R E N E WA B L E E N E R G Y

Renewable developers are increasingly interested in wind and solar sites. Edwin Thompson strongly recommends taking advice at an early stage. We have the knowledge and experience to guide Landowners from site proposals through lease negotiations to construction monitoring, while also representing neighbouring landowners for service connections, access and oversail agreements. We can also introduce potential new sites and previously considered sites to a number of developers. For further information please contact your nearest office. BERWICK - Jennifer Neill Tel: 01289 304432 Mobile: 07887 407368 berwick@edwin-thompson.co.uk

GALASHIELS - Andrew Hamilton Tel: 01896 751300 Mobile: 07787 578695 galashiels@edwin-thompson.co.uk

CARLISLE - Matthew Bell Tel: 01228 548385 Mobile: 07867 000235 carlisle@edwin-thompson.co.uk

www.edwinthompson.co.uk

CCTV for Calving / Lambing & Farm Security Systems  Bespoke systems. DIY or professionally

installed.

 Full HD CCTV with crystal-clear audio. Access

on smartphone, laptop, tablet & TV

 Wireless gateway alarms and perimeter

protection with instant alerts to your phone

Calving & Lambing Cameras approved for SACGS Grant Scheme Our full HD PTZ cameras comfortably exceed the required spec for livestock monitoring under the SACGS scheme. If you applied for the grant, look no further than Alarms for Farms for the equipment and installation.

Alarms for Farms (Kelso) Ltd 01573 440761 / 07771 524474 www.alarmsforfarms.com

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Established in 1969

Wishing all our customers a safe and prosperous New Year.

www.edwardsengineering.co.uk FEBRUARY 2021

• Scotland’s cotland’s largest installer and maintainer of grain handling and process equipment. • Servicing call-outs and planned maintenance programmes available. • Extensive stock of spares carried from all major manufacturers. • Design, fabrication, installation and electrical work all undertaken.

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SALES - SERVICE - PARTS - HIRE - FINANCE - ADVICE

GET READY FOR 2021

SPREADERS

NEW TRACTORS

We have the full range of New Holland tractors from the compact Boomer to the T7 Heavy Duty model.

From fertiiser spreaders to ploughs, seed drills & sprayers, we stock Amazone’s range of crop management solutions.

ATV RANGE

0% finance available on all Honda ATVs & Pioneers including the new TRX420 & TRX520 models.

BALE FEEDERS

The Castor R range comprises 7 models from 2 to 18m3 and is recognised for its performance and reliability.

TELEHANDLERS

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Choose from KEENAN’s new or refurbished vertical augers and MechFiber mixers with In-Touch technology.

NewAG MLT & MLA specialist agricultural telehandlers. With 3 years’ warranty. Finance available.

For our full used equipment stock visit

Now is the time... Now is the perfect time to have your agricultural, construction, groundcare or garden equipment serviced by the local experts. Contact us now for your competitively-priced servicing quote.

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Terms and conditions apply. Images for illustrative purposes only. All applicants must be 18 or over and credit is for business purposes only, subject to status and credit acceptance. Offers subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. Maximum balance to finance varies depending on make and model. VAT to be paid upfront. Fees may apply. Honda offer: 0% finance available across the Honda ATV & Pioneer range. Credit is provided by CNH Capital Ltd, Crane Farm Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3AD. . Lloyd Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (number 648358) and is acting as a broker not a lender. For full details visit www.lloyd.ltd.uk/offers.

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Call: 01289 543 222 Offices across Scotland and Northern England

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FEBRUARY 2021


• CVTRONIC AVAILABLE • FRAME LEVELLING & SIDE SHIFT OPTION

• CVTRONIC AS STANDARD • FRAME LEVELLING AS STANDARD

• 3 POINT LINKAGE AS STANDARD • CVTRONIC AS STANDARD

WE CAN HANDLE IT BETTER

www.merlo.co.uk

PEACE OF MIND 2 YEAR WARRANTY

Kelso Branch: Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate Kelso, TD5 8AS Tel: 01573 225213

*Terms and conditions apply. 0% finance available on selected models only. Offers based on a maximum advance of 50% based on the RRP

Macmerry Branch: Macmerry Industrial Estate East Lothian, EH33 1EP Tel: 01875 617323

Main Office: Ramparts Business Park, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1TB Tel: 01289 331904

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SECONDHAND TRACTORS/HANDLERS

Email: sales@ancroft-tractors.co.uk

SECONDHAND MACHINERY

Register your interest today – 01289 331904

Ex Demo SUMO 3m Trailed Trio c/w front discs, auto reset legs Ex Demo SUMO 3m Mounted Auto Reset Trio c/w packer roller MF (Quicke) 895 Parallel Loader Euro Head, 2003 model boom only Fendt 3060 Slicer FPKC Front mounted mower/conditioner (EX DEMO) Fendt 2500kg and 3300kg weight blocks Flat Bed Trailer 19ft long standard tandem axle on 11.5/80x15.3 Gregoire Besson (EX DEMO) 5 furrow hydraulic vari-width plough, rubber depth wheel, rear disc Kuhn FC283 GII mounted mower/conditioner - year 2007 VGC merlouk Krone Extreme V150XC Round Baler Year 2013, 17750 bales, VGC Krone V150 XC Baler c/w chopper, Netwrap Krone V150 XC Baler c/w extreme tandem axle Kuhn LC402 4m Combination 2010 c/w triple row Suffolk coulters, VGC Opico 3m Vari-Disc c/w 6 leg Vari-Tilth tines bar, Guttler packer Welger Lely 435 Belt Baler c/w chopper unit, 13 knife, 2007 model, approx. 45000 bales Welger RP220 Profi Roller Baler c/w 25 knife chopper unit, 2003 model, approx. 46000 bales Sumo 4m Mounted Folding Mixidisc Year 2015, good condition Sumo 5m Mixidisc Trailed Cultivator c/w 2 rows discs, levelling paddles & packer roller Teagle Tractor Mounted Tomahawk 7100 Straw Bedder c/w shivel chute Dual wheels 650/75R38 Stocks with Firestone tyres & clamps Dual wheels 18.4 x 38 Stocks RowCrop wheels rear, 380/90 x R50 bolt in centre

FAIRBANG BIRD SCARERS

on remainder of 2020 stock. Contact your local Parts Dept for more information

FENDT 936 Profi Plus 60kph-’12 Reg, c/w 8600 hrs, 5 ccls spools, full RTK guidance FENDT 828 Profi Plus 60kph-’13 Reg c/w 7350 hrs, front PTO, front linkage, 5 ccls spools FENDT 722 ’14 Reg, c/w 6450 hrs, good condition FENDT 722 Profi Plus 50 kph – ’12 Reg, c/w 9300 hrs, full RTK guidance FENDT 720 Profi Plus 50 kph – ’12 Reg, c/w 9400 hrs, front linkage, 5 ccls spools FENDT 720 Profi Plus 50 kph – ’62 Reg, c/w 8900 hrs, front linkage, 4 ccls spools MF 5613, 40kph ’64 Reg, c/w 6200 hrs, loader MF 5480 Dyna 4 ’63 Reg, c/w 2100 hrs, 4 ccls spools, front linkage CLAAS 850 Axion 50kph – ’15 Reg, c/w 5500 hrs, front linkage & PTO CLAAS 850 Axion ’12 Reg, c/w 8400 hrs, front linkage, 4 spools, air brakes JOHN DEERE 6130R 50kph- ’18 Reg c/w 5200 hrs, TLS, cab suspension, front linkage JOHN DEERE 6130R 50kph- ’18 Reg c/w 4900 hrs, TLS, cab suspension, front linkage MERLO TF33.7-115 ‘67 Reg, c/w 3000 hrs, boom suspension, air con, air seat MERLO TF35.7-115 ‘67 Reg, c/w 3760 hrs, boom suspension, air con, air seat, LED lights

IT’S YOUR MERLO WORLD

DEMONSTRATION UNITS FOR SALE Fendt 940MT | 933 | 722

Massey Ferguson 7726S

Massey Ferguson 6718S 4 cylinder - 180hp

Merlo 33.7 | Merlo 35.7

Massey Ferguson 7718S 6 cylinder / 180hp

Sumo Trio - Mounted & Trailed

NETWRAP - OUT OF SEASON DEAL

Ex stock c/w dawn delay random timing & random bangs 1 - 4

SULKY DEMONSTRATION UNITS AVAILABLE THIS SPRING

Sulky X40+ ECONOV Fertiliser Spreaders

Sulky Progress Pneumatic Seed Drills

MEET THE ALL NEW MERLO RANGE NOW ON RECO are pleased to announceAPR their new partnership 0.5% with Ancroft Tractors Ltd, covering Northumberland,

The PROGRESS seed drill allows you to MERLO efficiently manage 27.6 your sowing, gives a high work rate and optimises • ONLY 1.8M W X 1.9M H your • 40KPH MAX SPEED resources: seed doses, fuel and time. Thanks toCATEGORY its • LARGEST CAB IN ITS advanced technology, it ensures uncompromising implementation accuracy to secure your yields. Agricultural practices are constantly changing. Equipped with up to 3 hoppers, the PROGRESS seed drill is upgradeable and will guide you towards the cultivation practices and MERLO TF42.7 challenges of tomorrow.

TEAM INFORMATION EastSALES Lothian andCONTACT the Scottish Borders.

• 4.2T LIFT CAPACITY/ 7.1M LIFT HEIGHT • CAB SUSPENSION AVAILABLE • CVTRONIC AVAILABLE • FRAME LEVELLING & SIDE SHIFT OPTION

Berwick

Covid-19 Our sales teams are working remotely and Tom Brown Fromwill July, Ancroft Tractors Ltd will supply be there to help you in whatever way theymachinery can: 07977 916170

from the following RECO franchises:

Spearhead

drills, power harrows & fertiliser spreaders

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ECONOV system its fertiliser spreaders MERLO in 35.7 helps save up to 10% of fertiliser. • 3.3T LIFT CAPACITY/ 6.6M LIFT HEIGHT • 3.5T LIFT CAPACITY/ 7M LIFT HEIGHT • LOAD SENSING HYDRAULICS (WITH • CAB SUSPENSION AVAILABLE The XT40 + ECONOV model spreads granular fertiliser FLOW SHARING) • 115HP • 115HP • AUTO ACCELERATING JOYSTICK up to 44m. • AUTO ACCELERATING JOYSTICK Featuring 12 section control, with all possible combinations including leaving only the end section open. Where soil maps are available, these can be overlaid using Sulky’s SULKY QUARTZ 800 terminal, to further MERLO TF50.8 MULTIFAMER 4T improve variable rate distribution via section control • 5T LIFT CAPACITY/ 7.8M LIFT HEIGHT • CAB SUSPENSION AS STANDARD • CVTRONIC AS STANDARD • FRAME LEVELLING AS STANDARD

Kelso Alan Renton 07974 797604

• AVAILABLE IN 7M & 9M LIFT HEIGHT • MECHANICAL PTO AS STANDARD • 3 POINT LINKAGE AS STANDARD • CVTRONIC AS STANDARD

Northumberland Borders Nick Douglas Ian McAree 07471 036060 07974 364584

Lothians Ruairi Wilson 07500 879697

WE CAN HANDLE IT BETTER

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Fertilizer Spreaders/Grain PEACE Drills OF MIND 2 YEAR WARRANTY

Sulky UK’s MERLO TF33.7

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forage wagons, mixer wagons & muck spreaders

*Terms and conditions apply. 0% finance available on selected models only. Offers based on a maximum advance of 50% based on the RRP

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FARM GATES (UK) LTD

MOBILE SHEEP SYSTEM

For more information or to place an order please send Farm Gates (uk) Ltd a message, or call Ron Finney direct on 07789 276354 Nationwide delivery £100+VAT on all orders over £1500+VAT

(with joining pins) ON SALE From £1,995+VAT (RRP from £3,400.00+VAT) The system is easy to move and erect where required and can be easily modified to suit your requirements.

**OPTION 1** 10-feet race and 80-feet holding pen. £1,995+VAT Comes with an 80 feet holding pen and 10 feet race, 2 x two feet swing gates and all joining pins/stakes included. Our system will safely hold 100 fully grown sheep (approximately). • 10x3m (8 railed) Sheep Hurdles • 12x Joining Pins/Stakes • 2x2 feet swing gates

Free Tracker with every New Honda

**OPTION 2** 20-feet race, 100 feet holding pen. £2,195+VAT Comes with a 100 feet holding pen and 20 feet race, 2 x two feet swing gates and all joining pins/stakes included. Our system will safely hold 150 fully grown sheep (approximately). • 14x3m (8 railed) Sheep Hurdles • 12x Joining Pins/Stakes • 2x2 feet swing gates

Approved Dealers for Honda ATV, Kawasaki Mules and Logic Equipment Sales (New & Used) - Keith Robertson - 07920 747 057 Service - Robbie Robson - 07918 558 180

**OPTION 3** 16ft sheeted race, 90ft holding area and access point. £2395+VAT Comes with 16 foot sheeted race 90 feet holding area and one access point • 9x3m (8 railed) Sheep Hurdles • 12x Joining Pins/Stakes • 1x2 feet swing gates

MOBILE CATTLE SYSTEM (with joining pins)

From £1,595.00+VAT **Crush Gate optional extra** £599.00+VAT As standard our Mobile Cattle System comes with a 60 feet holding pen and 20 feet race, one sliding gate and all joining pins/stakes included. Our system will safely hold 45 fully grown cattle (approximately). The system is easy to move and erect where required and can be easily modified to suit your requirements. Also ideal for TB testing and the cattle sliding gate gives full control of the livestock from outside the race and stops the race from spreading out. Main features: • Made from heavy tubular steal • All hurdles are 6 railed x 1.75 m high • A funnel is incorporated into the race-way • All hot dipped galvanised finish • 3000mm (3m) long • 20 feet race • 60 feet holding pen • Includes all joining pins/stakes • Total 100ft of penning Parts list: • 10x3m (6 railed) Cattle Hurdles • 12x Joining Pins/Stakes • 1x Sliding Gate

WINTER SALE

Now doing repairs across a wide range of trailers - livestock, horsebox and flatbed Midburn Oxton TD2 6PG Office: 01578 750 618 www.quadcare.co.uk

All products now in stock for immediate free delivery nationwide

J.H.WOOD ENGINEERING HYDRAULIC HOSES IN EW IN We can now MAKE hydraulic hoses with fittings to your NSTOCK STOCK specification or REPAIR damaged hoses and fittings.

GIVE JOCK A RING FOR YOUR GRAIN DRYER SERVICING - 01289 306181

IN STOCK

Huge selection of hand tools from Unior, Jefferson, Bahco & Teng

Wide range of fittings from BSP, metric and JIC. Spax screws * ¼ inch to 1 inch *

Morris lubricants FOR DETAILS PLEASE CALL US ON 01289 306181 & grease

HARVEST PREP SERVICES • Combine sieve repairs • Forage harvester blade sharpening

GRAIN DRYER SERVICE, FEED MIXER REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE UNDERTAKEN

IN STOCK Wide range of ABUS padlocks & chains

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COMING SOON

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EMERGENCY OUT-OF-HOURS SERVICES: Call 07398 124731

ENGINEERING WORKSHOP ENQUIRIES: Call 01289 306181 For all fabrication, repairs, blade sharpening and other workshop services.

We are offering an out-of-hours service 7 days a week for emergency engineering and for urgent STORES ENQUIRIES: Call 01289 306181 belts, Please call first to check we have whatsupplies you need in stock,including to order, or request delivery. bearings, and other essentials. EMERGENCY SERVICES : Call 07398 124731 EAST ORD OUT-OF-HOURS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE • BERWICK upon TWEED • TD15 2XF • CALL 01289 306181 We are offering an out-of-hours service 7 days a week for emergency engineering and for urgent supplies including belts, bearings, and other essentials.

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Why choose Calibrate? • We have been installing commercial heatpumps for 15 years and cover UK-wide. • Our expertise lies in harnessing the natural energy resources surrounding a building to provide reliable, low cost process, space heating and hot water whilst also providing process and/or space cooling by using the bi-product of the system chill. • We were the first GSHP company in the UK back in 2018 to chill milk using our revolutionary modular heat/chill process. • Our systems are both affordable and worry free, with long term maintenance cover available for peace of mind. • Innovation is at the forefront of our product and our bespoke control system enables efficiencies to be maximised. The system can be easily integrated alongside other renewables, helping to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. Calibrate is very much focussed on helping commercial businesses to meet the UK Government’s goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 for a more sustainable future. Following Boris Johnson’s further 10-point plan to drive a new Green Industrial Revolution announcement in November, it will be all “hands to the pump” to deliver this pledge.

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What do our clients say about us? Calibrate client, Buckley and Son in Huddersfield, produce, process and pasteurise 1,000,000 litres of milk and cream per week at their Dry Hill Farm processing factory. Switching from electrical heaters and diesel burners to heat the pasteurisation process, workshop, wash downs and chemical rooms, the business now saves 50-100% of their variable £60,000 £100,000 annual costs with the integration of the Calibrate system. The chilling process has been upgraded to a Calibrate solution that absorbs 80% of the chilling costs. The diesel burner costs alone were reduced by 50-100% of the existing £25,000 - £35,000 annual spend.

“The system operates seamlessly alongside my existing technology; I can remotely operate my business without concerns about tariff monitoring. The installation was completed on time and on budget and I was highly impressed by the calibre of the onsite team.” Stephen Buckley Buckley & Son

This innovative solution is unique to Calibrate as it enables owners to focus on running their busy enterprises with minimal disruption. Clients can use a mobile phone to check and control the system’s operation at any time of day, similar to a domestic ‘Hive’ heating monitoring device; but controlling a much more sophisticated system. “We commissioned Calibrate Similarly, East Reston Farm in the Scottish Borders chose to design and install the system Calibrate to install their 2mW system for chilling a that suited our heat and cooling variety of crops including potatoes, swede, grain and oil requirements within our business. The seed rape, whilst reducing their reliance on fossil fuels. project has progressed efficiently and Through 34,000 m of pipe and a series of heat and is now complete and in full operation. plate exchangers, hot air and hot water is provided The process was smooth with good through a fully automated system.This in turn communication and work quality from directs the hot air to the grain dryer, drying floor and Calibrate staff. We look forward to workshops as well as hot water for cleaning equipment. the overall benefits of the project.” This process then creates a very useful bi-product, Peter Allan chilling, which is able to satisfy 80% of the chill load in the East Reston Farm cold stores at 2.5 degrees.

How do I find out more? If you would like more information on how you can reduce your heating or chilling costs with a more carbon friendly solution, get in touch with our sales team on: North and Scotland representative: jack@calibrateltd.co.uk / 07719 330 616 South and Wales representative: kevin@calibrateltd.co.uk / 07367 070 271

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GOOD LOOKING OR WHAT?

Wendy writes

January 2021

I realise it is bit self-indulgent to plaster photographs of me all over my page but I just could not resist the opportunity. These were taken by Nicola Brown (at his request) on Christmas Eve at Town O’ Rule near Bonchester Bridge. It was a beautiful day, I was pulling a house, which had been washed and disinfected, over 100 metres into position for its new flock. Earlier in the month I had great satisfaction in recovering a bogged eight wheeler near Hawick. It came out very gracefully as I used my snatch blocks for a slow and gentle pull. The photograph looks as though I lowered my spades on a tarmac road, in fact I drove forward splaying out the cable and anchored myself in a field! Later this month I have been invited back to Gosford Estate near Longniddry, I was last there in May 2019 when my winch gear box suffered catastrophic damage. This NEW! time I will be taking every Virtual Weighing Indicator precaution using both Available now pulleys to reduce the effort. Compatible with ELECTRONIC LIVESTOCK I hope to file successful and Pharmweigh products WEIGHING EQUIPMENT uneventful pulls in the March edition. Wheels crossed.

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mechanical engineers Railway Brae Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 8DF enquiries@dmi.gb.net www.dmimechanicalengineers.co.uk

Phone 01573 226 255

DMI have been serving the farming community in the Scottish Borders, The Lothians and North Northumberland for over 25 years we are your local dealer for the Mecmar range. All Mecmar Mobile & Static Driers are Individually Specified. Available with PTO Drive, Electric Drive & Dual Drive (electric or PTO drive). MEMAR renowned for PERFORMANCE, RELIABILTY, & DURABILTY.

Drier shown is a SSI 25T Electric, Oil fired Drier and has been fitted with an optional Touch Screen Control for remote access.

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Our innovative range of Our innovative range quality concrete products of quality concrete includes: products includes: · Livestock Slats ·including New Ox Strain Strainer Post new Surefoot™ Resistant Slats ·Slip Livestock Slats including new Surefoot™ · Bunker Walls Slip Resistant Slats · ·Free Standing Bunker WallsSilage Railway Brae & Grain Walls · Free Standing Silage Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate · Precast & GrainFeed Walls& Water Troughs · Precast Feed & Water Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 8DF Troughs · Slurry Channels enquiries@dmi.gb.net Diagonal Slats ·&Slurry Channels & Diagonal · Pre-stressedSlats Silage & www.dmimechanicalengineers.co.uk WallSilage Panels& ·Livestock Pre-stressed Livestock Wall Panels · Free Standing Single & ·Double Free Standing Single & Sloping Cubicles DMI have been serving the farming community in the ScotDouble Sloping Cubicles · Precast Footbaths tish Borders, The Lothians and North Northumberland for · Precast Footbaths · Above & Underground Scoutts Farm, Tarbolton, over 25 years we are your local dealer for the Mecmar range. ·Slurry AboveStores & Underground Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5 5NQ Slurry Stores · ·Tractor All Mecmar Mobile & Static Driers are Individually Specified. Tel: 01292 541218 01292 540120 Scoutts Farm,Fax: Tarbolton, TractorWeights Weights

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Available with PTO Drive, Electric Drive & Dual Drive (electric or PTO drive). MEMAR renowned for PERFORMANCE, RELIABILTY, & DURABILTY. Scottish Distributor

for Moore Concrete

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Email: info@mjharrisonsupplies.co.uk Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5 5NQ Tel: 01292 541218 Fax: 01292 540120 www.mjharrisonsupplies.co.uk Email: info@mjharrisonsupplies.co.uk

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Agricultural Finance Specialists Asset Finance Loans Mortgages To discuss your financing requirements contact Kyle Robertson, our Agricultural Specialist on 0131 331 5995 / 07950 932 190 kyle@evangatefs.com Evangate Financial Services Ltd is a credit broker not a lender. Evangate Financial Services is registered in Scotland SC583768. Registered office is 14 Wellhead Close, South Queensferry, EH30 9WA. Evangate Financial Services Limited is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number FRN846182.

Advanced Roller Doors (E.K.) BLINKBONNY QUARRY (Borders) Ltd

Tel: 01355 239 502

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All Grades of Aggregate supplied delivered or collected

BLINKBONNY KWIK MIX

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BSI Accredited Ready-Mixed Concrete from our batch plant at Blinkbonny We also supply ready-mixed concrete mixed on site to your requirements in our mixer truck. Exact amounts provided.

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AGRIPARTS BORDERS LTD FIAC Workhorse Compressor. WR3HPXX-200S       

Cast iron blocks on all models Air receivers built to latest European standards 2014/29EU Heavy duty industrial motors c/w overload protection Twin cylinder pumps £649.00 + vat 200 Litre Fitted aftercoolers Aerodynamic flywheels for efficient cooling Slow running pump speeds giving longer life expectancy.

A Few Workshop Specials for the New Year 1 only - 40 Tonne Workshop Press @ £695 + vat / 3 only - SIP Inverter Welder @ £99 + vat 2 only - UNIOR 5 Drawer Tool Trolley c/w Tools in EVA Foam Trays @ £495 + vat Agriparts Borders Ltd. Spylaw Road, Kelso TD5 8DL - 01573 226 526 - info@agriparts.co.uk - www.agriparts.co.uk - 07870 202 017

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Call the team at Scotphone to discuss your requirements.

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Supplying to South West Scotland, the Scottish Borders and the North of England FEBRUARY 2021


Contact a member of our sales team: Ian Chalmers: Allan White: William Smith: Graham Scott:

Grass Machinery Haddington 01620 823171

Selkirk 01750 725725

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Kinross 01577 865733

SAVE £200 when you order a new Hustler Chainless Bale Unroller during January! These unrollers will: ● Open frozen bales ● Leave a neat line of feed outdoors ● Feeds round and square bales NEW Machinery For Sale Kverneland ● 5-furrow plough, mounted reversible, with 18” rear disc coulters, combi wheel and transport lock. £22,500 ● Actiroll 630 hydraulic folding Cambridge roller 6.3m, 550mm diameter rings, 570mm diameter breaker rings, with road lights. £7,200 ● Actiroll 630 hydraulic folding Cambridge roller 6.3m, 500mm diameter rings, 530mm diameter breaker rings, with road lights. £6,700 ● 863 trailed bedder / shredder, 3m3 chamber, blowing distance of 20m, drum feed control system, stone trap, unique drum-knife configuration to handle a wide variety of materials and two speed gearbox for reduced flywheel speed when discharging feed materials. £12,000 (3 machines available for sale.) ● Air combo, 3m pneumatic s-drill / power harrow, 1050l capacity, hydraulic fan, Signus control box, 24 x cx11 coulters, press wheel and scrapper and rear harrow with 8mm tines, H-series power harrow with 12 rotors with 24 pro-fit active tines, levelling bar and 575mm packer roller. £26,500 Tractors ● Kubota M5111 with loader, 113hp, the Bi-Speed-technology with 55° turning ankle and high ground clearance makes the M5 extremely agile and manoeuvrable, with 36 forward and backward gears, 360 degree visibility from cab, air-conditioning and deluxe air seat. Comes with 5 years / 3000 hours warranty. £43,500 ● Kubota M7152, 150hp (with boost 170hp), 6-speed gearbox via armrest, 12” touch screen, ultra-grand cab, mechanical suspension, air and hydraulic brakes, the rear hydraulics system provides an enormous lifting capacity of 9,400kg and the modern V6108 engine offers even more efficient performance with lower fuel consumption. Comes with 5 years / 3000 hours warranty. £79,000 Misc. ● Fleming Aerator AR8, 2.5m wide, 3-point linkage-mounted, rotor housed within heavy-duty frame, rotor has 14 blade discs each with 3 blades, mounted in a spiral pattern for smooth running, unique blade-locking system, 0-10 degree adjustable rotor angle, weight tray and rear towing eye. £1,900

Contact Allan at Selkirk for more information. Suzuki offer valid until 31/03/2021. Full terms at atv.suzuki.co.uk

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TRACTORS

John Deere 6105M, 2015 John Deere 611RC, 2013 John Deere 6115M, 2013 John Deere 6140M, 2014 John Deere 6140R, 2014 John Deere 6150R John Deere 6150R ,2013 John Deere 6150R, choice 2014/15 John Deere 6150R, choice 2013/2015 John Deere 6155R, 2018 John Deere 6155R, 2019 John Deere 6170R, 2014 John Deere 6175R, choice 2016/17 John Deere 6195R, 2018 John Deere 6210R, 2012 John Deere 6210R, 2014

COMBINE HARVESTERS John Deere T670 HM Claas Lexion 760, choice 2016/17

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Kuhn Altor Bedder Kuhn Euromix 1460 Kuhn Euromix 2 choice Amazone salt spreader E+S750 Browns square bale squeezer BVL V-MIX 30-2S Dual Wheels 520/85R38 Hi-Spec MixMax 10 Hi-Spec T16 mixer wagon JF VM10B mixer wagon Logic Electric Multi Feeder Logic LMF570K multifeeder Major 1800 litre fuel tanker Pichon Tanker 10000ME c/w trailing shoe Rolland 2065 feeder Spreadabale MAXI

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John Deere 6210R, 2013 John Deere 6215R, choice 2015/17 John Deere 6215R, 2019 John Deere 6230, 2010 John Deere 6330, 2012 John Deere 6430, 2012 John Deere 6430, 2010 John Deere 6830, 2012 John Deere 6930, 2010 John Deere 7310R, 2017 John Deere 8370RT, Claas Arion 420, 2014 Fendt 724, 2012 Fendt 828, 2016 New Holland T5.105 tractor, 2019 New Holland TM140 tractor, 2009

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AHEAD OF THE GAME - The John Deere 6155R is already a firm favourite amongst tractor drivers. The success of your field operations is directly related to A the quality and reliability of your workforce – the A people and machines that you depend on each day C of the year. Every 6R tractor is designed and He Ha engineered to be the most versatile and powerful constituent of your workforce, built to overcome C Ha the diverse challenges presented by terrain, S prevailing conditions and operational windows. To J help ease the strain, a very attractive finance A package is also available on all John Deere tractors A at the moment, (subject to Terms & Conditions),The A A 6155R punches out just over 200hp with IPM and is S available for demonstration now, just call your local A salesman to make an arrangement.

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Kuhn HR3004/LC302 grain drill combination Kuhn HR3004/NC3000 grain drill combination Kuhn HR3502D power Harrow Kuhn HR4002D Power Harrow Kuhn HR4002D Power Harrow Kuhn HR4003 Power Harrow Kuhn HR4003D Power Harrow Kuhn HR4004D Power Harrow Kuhn LC302 4m combi unit Kuhn VM120 4f plough Kuhn Espro 4000 grain drill Amazone KG4000/403 Super disc drill Browns 3 leg subsoiler Dowdeswell DP7R 5f plough Horsch Pronto 6DC Kverneland i-Pro 4m drill Kverneland Press arm (choice) Simba press roller 6.5m c/w tines & Paddles Simba Unipress 5.5m Standen PV180/140 Bladed rotovator Spaldings Subsoiler Subsoiler 5 leg Sumo Trio Vaderstad 620 6.2m folding rollers Vaderstad Carrier 650

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ATV/UTILITY VEHICLES & ATTACHMENTS John Deere XUV855D Gator, 2014 John Deere XUV855D Gator, 2017 John Deere XUV855D Gator John Deere XUV855D Gator, Choice John Deere XUV855M Gator John Deere XUV855M Gator Choice John Deere XUV855M Gator, 2018 John Deere XUV865M Gator John Deere XUV865M Gator choice John Deere XUV865M Gator, 2018 choice Can-Am Bombardiar 500 Quad Yamaha YFM350

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Claas 7030, 2016 JCB2X Digger 2001 JCB 530/70 Telehandler

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Bailey 15T low loader Herbst Flat trailer, c/w beaver tail, (wedge) Marston 12-ton Tipping Trailer NC216E Dump Trailer Richard Western 8t tipping trailer

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Out of Season Deals on John Deere Balers GRASSLAND/BALERS

John Deere 131 MoCo John Deere324A MoCo John Deere328A MoCo Kuhn BNG310 3.1m flail topper Bomford Flail topper, 2.7 Cherry CF0509K buckrake Krone TC880 twin rotor windrower Lely 280MC 2.8m MoCo Maschio Giraffona offset topper Pottinger Novadisc 265 PZ300 Haybob

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

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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TRACKED ACCESS PLATFORMS • DIESEL OR ELECTRIC POWERED FOR INDOOR USE • WEEKLY & LONG TERM RATES AVAILABLE • WATER, AIRLINE & POWER TO BASKET • WILL FIT THROUGH AN 800MM GAP • OPERATOR AVAILABLE - POA • SELF DRIVE - £130+VAT PER DAY • REMOVABLE BASKET • C.P.A. REGISTERED

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Foundations Sitework Ponds Arenas

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

HAULAGE AND SPREADING CONTRACTORS

Auto Rate Control, Weigher and GPS

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

Organic Certificated Manure All products supplied Apply to growing crops

ALSO Manure can be delivered by Tractor & Trailer PLUS Manure mixed with a high DM product, perfect for stockpiling and increased organic matter

Call Richard 07971 580 888

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J.W. & M.A. SCOTT

GARY RENWICK AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTOR MULCHING SPECIALIST

Muck spreading and hedge cutting services available All general contracting work undertaken

Tel: 01450 375 045 Mob: 07836 205 606 / 07801 812 238 Email: scottoverhall@outlook.com Find us on facebook.

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 FEBRUARY 2021

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 Please mention Agrimart when responding to advertising 31


CONTRACTORS SERVICES

R L SMITH & SONS LTD SKIP HIRE SAME DAY DELIVERY

R & S Nixon & Co

ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Covering the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland

OFFICE: 01890 870241 MOBILE: 07970 404033 J.A Hunter forestry landscape

Contractor | Tree felling Wind blown trees | Pole saw Extraction | Winching Logs £120 per tattie box hard/soft wood

07745 845 889

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

• 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 general contracting work under taken

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

ROAD CRUSHING POND AND LAKE FORMATION MULCHING OF SCRUB AND TREES

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ROAD GRADING AND COMPACTION

FOREST AND LAND CONTRACTOR

LAND DRAINAGE AND DITCH CLEARANCE WHOLE TREE HARVESTING FOR BIOMASS WATER PIPE AND CABLE MOLE PLOUGHING ACCESS ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE CONTINUOUS MOUNDING FOR WOODLAND CREATION EXCAVATOR MOUNDING FOR RE-STOCKING AFTER HARVESTING CONTACT BEN MILLER MOBILE - 07788 242638 EMAIL - bmexcavations@outlook.com

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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. a pretty relaxing family time over the festival season. We’ve been lucky to be able to have had We had a full muster of the whanau1 for Christmas and when they all turned up for church it not only filled the church but shocked the vicar into giving an hour long sermon, despite noisy objections from several of the youngest mokopuna2. He released us eventually so we could go home and enjoy the traditional chaos. Although the boys have harvested the seed turnips (which came off quite well despite having been frosted at flowering) there has been limited farming to do. So we have been enjoying the chance to catch up with friends and generally misbehave. Long lunches at our local watering hole by the lake can be justified if you bicycle there and back apparently. Radish in full flower We’re in that nervous hiatus that precedes the bulk of harvest. The crops are looking great. We’ve had some good rain over Christmas to finish the grain fill, dodged some nasty hail storms and the forecast is now for warm sunny weather to bring in the harvest, so we shouldn’t be nervous. But when things look good they tend to go wrong. ALL FOR HIRE I can’t help but think that NZ is in the same state of nervousness. We CHERRY PICKER DIGGER have come through some pretty turbulent times, have kept Covid out forward • Genie Z – 60/34 Access Platform • 6.5 tonne jcb digger (just!), have weathered economic turmoil and are looking 4WD • Rubber tracks to getting the vaccination that should put this Covid scourge to • 20.39m working height max • £49 per day + delivery bed. But we know that in the UK • 18.39m platform height max charge and many other parts of the world • 11.05m horizontal reach max LOW LOADER things are getting worse when we • 8.23m up and over clearance max hoped they would be starting to • Herbst 24’ 19T beavertail • Turntable rotation 360° improve. • £49 per day + delivery continuous charge It would be nice to think that Trump’s • Up to 227kg lift capacity demise is a signal for change and a Contact Sandra • Harness available Slightly pissed portent for a good 2021. • £99 per day + delivery charge 01578 730 444 1

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January 11th 2021 Tom Pate farms 240ha of arable on a tenanted farm in Angus. Cropping includes wheat, spring barley, rye, oilseed rape along with land let for potatoes and vining peas. Additionally, around 6500 pigs are reared annually under contract and 600 Christmas turkeys sold directly to public under the KellyBronze franchise. On his wife’s 380ha family farm in the Angus Glens they also run 200 red deer hinds plus followers for venison production, along with developing a forestry enterprise. This year “Happy New Year” seems to be a tentative question rather than a convivial greeting. However, I offer it to you in the oldest and warmest form. The turkey season was successful despite the ever-present shadow of covid. Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on the 19th of December regarding tighter restrictions over the festive period, I thought was going to trigger an avalanche of cancellations however these did not materialise. People were still keen to celebrate Christmas, albeit in a scaled down manner and wanted good food with which to do it. With smaller Christmas gatherings, demand for smaller cuts of breast roasts or crowns was phenomenal, to the extent we had to employ a second butcher to help me keep up. We had a complete and utter sell-out and only just managed to keep one bird set aside for our own Christmas. This year we provided a drive-thru service where people could drive past the shop and get their turkey Turkey shop team - service order placed directly in the boot of their car to avoid social contact. Most however were still keen to come with a (masked) smile into the shop and get a bit of festive cheer. We make a real effort to ensure the collection from our shop is an experience that becomes part of our customers Christmas and with entire families returning year after year this seems to be paying off. During the run up to Christmas we rely heavily on staff, friends and family. It really is all hands to the pump and we are so fortunate to have these people around to help us during this most busy of times. Everyone from our seven-year-old son to my eighty-one-yearold father-in-law roll up their sleeves and lend their time and skills. Post-Christmas we were able to switch off and relax a bit and the cold hard weather allowed some healthy exercise and recreational bonfire making. It also allowed me to have a good walk over sections of the forestry planting I have not been over in months. With surrounding vegetation under snow the trees now stand proud and are looking fantastic. Hopefully with a good growing season ahead the trees should rocket up and be past the most vulnerable stage. It’s been a costly few years getting the trees to this stage so it’ll be a relief when they grow past weevils, deer and hares and set roots deep enough to withstand the elements. On the arable side winter ploughing has ground to a halt as frosts took a grip in early January. Wheat has been loading out of the store which is especially good to see when prices are around £200/t. Geese and pigeons are giving me the annual run around but help to keep me and the dog active as we give chase. It exercise and won’t be long until the NVZ closed period is finished and the starting pistol is fired on the 2021 growing Post-Christmas family time. Essential r&r season and it all begins again. 36

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January 2021 Stuart and Jo McNicol live with Amy (10), Tommy (9) at Castleton Farm of 170ha adjacent to North Berwick. Enterprises include arable, AECS, seasonal lets, storage workshops, Castleton Events and Drift Coffeehouse with the help of LEADER Funding. Agritourism is not a phrase we had come across on our journey into diversification but Drift, our most recent development sits firmly within the sector. Our journey began back in 2008 with a redundant farm cottage which we renovated for self catering holiday lets. 2012 saw the beginnings of Castleton Events, a bespoke service utilising a Greenfield site for weddings and parties situated before Tantallon Castle and the Bass Rock. After the first event keeping Stuart’s parents awake until the sun rose and the need for ear defenders in attempts to drown out the bass thud it was deemed necessary to take greater control, perhaps giving the venue ‘over’ not a grand plan after all. The following year Jo formed Castleton Events which still runs today and has future development plans on the go. But why diversify? Two families working and living off a small arable farm wasn’t deemed to be profitable enough. At the time we wanted to start a family, the need to leave a legacy became stronger. 10 years in the making and four project ideas later, Drift, our coffeehouse developed and built using up-cycled shipping containers opened it’s doors in June 2018. Research up and down the country was carried out but a final stumble on a shipping container building from which to buy tea in Bristol became the true inspiration for our own build. It was an opportunity to keep it small and manageable, quirky and most definitely a point of difference to anything in East Lothian but also a chance to bring together land and sea. Perched on the edge of a cliff, originally used to graze sheep many years ago and with infinity views to Fife and the Bass Rock we were confident we were about to create the visitor destination sought from our vision. The first year we welcomed over 80,000 visitors. The beginnings humble but not small with over 200 slices of cake being made daily. Keen to embrace the use of Scottish produce we were quick to add soup and connect with other producers for chutneys to accompany our quick selling cheese scones. COVID brought about a chance to reflect and make adjustments Spectacular view from Drift to the business as a whole. It saw the introduction of our DRIFTaway trailer, a lifesaver during these current times. Brunch became popular and our DRIFT rolls a talking point. As we enter a second period of lockdown, undeterred, we look to embrace a new direction with a chef, kitchen expansion and a new and exciting menu. With plans to bring more Agri to tourism the future looks bright. A new event space looks to offer farm tours with an eating experience and whisky, gin or vodka tasting taking us firmly back to the farming history and roots along with opportunities to engage with school children to show the arable side to farming. Scottish Agritourism is a growing sector and it’s exciting to be a part of. 38

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January 13th 2021 Hugo Lee farms in partnership with his father, Guy, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley, oats and rye are grown, 400 Angus cattle are finished annually, 6000 organic hens produce eggs for Waitrose, 14,000 organic point of lay pullets reared each year and 60,000 pheasant & partidge poults are raised. Well here we go again. A New Year brings another lockdown. With cases at record levels and not looking like falling any time soon I fear that we could be in it for the long haul. Jess is doing a brilliant job home schooling, it amazes me how quickly children adapt and they are now much more proficient on Microsoft Teams than me! Sadly like many people around the country we had a very different Christmas than originally planned with our trip to Jess’s parents cancelled as well as New Year back at home. The days were filled instead with lots of long walks, rides and the return of family zoom quizzes. Hopefully, we will be back to some sort of normality by next Christmas. On a more positive note at last a BREXIT deal has been achieved and the beef price has jumped 15p since the new lockdown was announced. Typically though we sent forty to the abattoir the week before the price rise! Interestingly eggs have not seen such a rise Stocking up with some more woodchip before in demand as the previous lockdowns. Is it the weather, are people baking less, are more the next cold snap children at school? At the start of a New Year I always like to step back and look at how our business has performed over the previous twelve months and look at what may be in store for the next. As we slowly start to come out of lockdown I think that there will be a lot of focus on carbon footprints. Consumers will buy food according to its carbon footprint score. I think we need to be very proactive and do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. I believe that this will help greatly with the marketability of our produce and give us a strong advantage over our competitors. One way this could be achieved in an arable enterprise is the Christmas Day ride increased use of cover crops and green manure. Could we establish a cover crop in the autumn which is then grazed or destroyed in the spring before spring barley is drilled into it? This would result in a reduction in cultivations, inorganic fertiliser use and soils would always South Road – Belford be covered. I am the first to admit that this may not work in Scotland with our very short growing seasons. However, (01668) 213 433 I believe we should try and find out what does and doesn’t Suppliers of Quality Assured work before it is forced upon us by government legislation. READY MIXED CONCRETE Hopefully by the summer our treehouse will finally be built Steven Birdsall (01668) 213 733 Mobile: 07970 112761 and ready to receive our first guests. It has been something Jess and I have been very keen to do ever since we moved to GILBERT BIRDSALL Sandystones. If we had known how hard/long it would take BUILDING & CIVIL ENGINEERING to get planning permission I am not sure that we would have Suppliers of Quarry Materials, JCB Hire, Drives, Agricultural Buildings, etc. ever started the project! Tel: Belford (01668) 213433

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Simon Bainbridge farms in partnership with his wife Claire and his parents, Ivan and Elisabeth in Northumberland. They run suckler beef, sheep and laying hen enterprises across 650 ha of mainly SDA and moorland organically. I write this on a bright, but cold day - certainly a rare day with just blue, blue skies. Having a dry, frosty day after the rain and snow of recent weeks does much to improve the spirits. The news is certainly very bleak and again we are thankful that we have the jobs and space that allow us to live a relatively normal life during lockdown and this continuing pandemic. What a relief that Brexit is finally behind us and a deal agreed. I know that Brexit continues to cause raised emotions over good or bad deals, no-deal, trade, sovereignty etc, however, I for one am pleased that a deal was agreed. During the last 12 months of uncertainly we, as farmers have continued to feed the nation at a time of increased pressure and continued to look after the countryside at a time when more people are seeking space and I hope that this has not gone unnoticed by our customers. Lamb prices continue to rally and beef prices are on the rise, as are even the most trade led commodity ingredients such as wheat. These more realistic prices are most welcome given the cuts in the BPS starting this year. We continue to need fair value for our produce - but that’s across the board as I read with dismay that many sectors continue to produce below the cost of production. It certainly cannot continue whilst there is very little certainty, certainly in England, of the future schemes designed to support us, which look likely to commence in 2024, by which time farms, like ours will have lost two thirds of its support from BPS. Admittedly, we have invested heavily over the last 4-5 years since the referendum, making full use of government grants (if we can access them), but sadly it is now time to reign in the spending given the uncertainty going forward from 2021. I keep talking of tightening the spending, however Claire is keen to point out that I have been spending again! I’ve had to purchase some cattle hurdles from IAE in order to create 6 more calving pens. With more cattle than ever calving, we just need the extra space to pen up for the first 24 hours, especially to keep an eye on the first-time mums. The recent frosts have been most welcome, drying up the farm, just as we are starting to put silage out for the sheep. They Buyer of Steel and Non Ferrous Metals always look so much better on cold/dry days. Scanning for the sheep will take place at the beginning of February. COLLECTION SERVICE AVAILABLE As a skiing holiday looks very much off the cards this year we Competitive Prices Paid encouraged the children to make maximum use of the snow that BEST PRICES IN THE BORDERS was with us for a few days. They happily towed each other around on their quad bike/sledge combo most of the day. NEIL SUMPTON 01388 601231 / 07790 046476

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January 13th 2021

I asked myself yesterday ‘What am I thinking?’ Strange but true, I imagine it was with the deadline for the article looming I was agonising how to start my piece. These are the thoughts that came to mind: The virus threat is real, I certainly don’t want to catch it and I am very grateful to be living in a rural area with a low density of population. Imagine being in London where the infection rate is 1 in 30. Down there it is impossible not to see 30 people whenever you are outside your home. I am thankful for a healthy family without the worry of aged parents in residential care. It is fortunate for us that we are at Guy Lee that stage in our lives when we don’t have the concern of close elderly relatives. How blessed we are to have work on our doorstep that is always demanding, producing goods that are essential for everyday life and we are not reliant on vulnerable businesses such as retail or hospitality. How fortunate that, if we are to suffer this pandemic which tests our resolve and seriously restricts human social activity, it should happen today and not thirty years ago. The advances in communication technology are incredible. We can talk to and see our family on a screen as often as we like at no cost and just about from wherever we are. We can run a business without ever having to leave home, we can keep ourselves amused with an unbelievable choice of entertainment on television for a price that is less than going to a cinema. We can play games and interact with others almost anywhere in the world. We can keep fit within the confines of our house and can all enjoy the benefits of eating and exercising better. How lucky we are to have the next generation at home giving our business a focus and a future. To watch their family growing up and embracing the facilities and opportunities there are immediately around us, and most of all for being involved in their lives and plans for the future. That was enough contemplations to send me to sleep last night! Back to the reality of the here and now. The additional solar panels that were added last month are now connected and adding to our daily New Holland L218 production. Yesterday was the highest daily production for this time Skidsteer for hire with trailer of year since we installed the system - an increase of 42%. Hugo and I spent four mornings between Christmas and New Year clipping 40 fat cattle that were collected on January 3rd. We are sometimes accused of being mean with bedding but with a very poor straw harvest Lifts higher Lifts faster Lifts more and a great scarcity it is a case of needs SANDYSTONES HIRE must. Perfect sunny day. 110kw in early January is a record.

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Happy New Year from SAC Consulting. We wish everyone the best for 2021. Winter Feed Stocks We are now halfway through the winter and it is an opportunity to take stock of the feed still available on farm and consider if you have enough straw and silage to get you through the winter. What forage do you have on farm? Calculating silage in bales: Calculating silage in a pit: 1. Weigh a few bales and find the average weight 1. Calculate the volume (m3) of forage available (length x breadth 2. Multiply the average weight by the number of bales available x height of silage in clamp) 2. Convert into estimate tonnes (total volume in m3 x 0.6t = estimated tonnes forage of fresh weight) What forage are you using? Calculate your silage demand from your daily feed rations. Divide available forage by daily forage requirement and get the number of days of feeding available. The 2020 season resulted in varying silage analysis results, highlighting again the importance of analysing. SAC silage analysis results up to December shows an average of 34% DM compared to 30% DM the Average Minimum Maximum previous year. Drier silages with high pH can potentially spoil quicker All Silages so ensure good clamp management is followed. If bales or pit silage DM g/kg 340 85 888 are mouldy then avoid feeding to pregnant and lactating animals. D Value (%) 67 50 77 The average silage energy value is 10.7MJ/kg DM, if feeding Energy ME MJ/kg DM 10.7 8 12.3 adlib to suckler cows, at this energy level there is the risk of cattle Protein g/kg DM 116 46 202 becoming overfit which is a big issue for spring calving herds. If you have not already done so try and split suckler cows into thin, pH 4.3 3.2 6.2 target and fat cattle and ration them accordingly. The difference in concentrate requirements for growing cattle between a silage with an energy of 10.5MJ/kgDM and Protein (CP) of 100g/kgDM compared to one at 11.0MJ/kgDM and CP of 120g/kgDM could be 9-10p per head per day which doesn’t sound a lot but multiplied up by 100 calves over 120 days comes to £1,140 in purchased feed costs over a winter period. To find out more about forages, feeds and rationing you can watch the 6-part series on the Farm Advisory Service YouTube channel. Your local SAC consulting office can help quantify your feed stock and provide diets to meet animal performance targets as well as advise on alternative feeds or actions to see you through the winter.

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January 11th 2021 Will Howe is an arable farmer from Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The soils are predominantly heavy. There is 365ha of cropping including winter wheat, spring beans, spring oats and the introduction of grass leys used to rear Native Dairy X calves. He also manages a contracting business Thorpe Farming Ltd. Just when you thought the world could not spin any further out of control, welcome to 2021. Whether it is watching to see if the BBC’s prediction of the UK becoming a third world country on account of Brexit becomes reality, Macron giving the most pathetic show of strength which made even Jeremy Corbyn look like a warmonger, or a crazy orange chap in a White House trying to start a Civil War. These last couple of weeks have had it all! The BBC is keeping up with its tradition of getting all polls and predictions wrong with the Garden of England yet to be concreted over and used as a car park. Disappointingly their weather is surprisingly accurate currently, A depressingly sized with water pipe defrosting becoming something of a daily ritual. As for poor old Emmanuel Macron, having his of turkey for an own father be derisory about him in the national press is more of a humiliation than Britain walking away with piece isolated Christmas an acceptable deal. What makes me chuckle about the situation in the USA is that people seem surprised. Trump has always been slightly unhinged, but he resonated with voters who were disillusioned. A tactical masterstroke, or the genius of Russian security services we will never know, but the madness that is ensuing now is bizarre. He has a few days left in office, he is not going to start a nuclear war as no one would carry out the orders because there are enough sane people between him and the trigger so just let him stagger into the sunset and use the whole episode as an education as to what can happen if you ignore parts of society. What really worries me about this situation, and I feel is more dangerous long term, is the actions of social media My homemade water pipe reeler. A must have platforms in response to Trump. We as farmers always seem to be on the wrong end of social media. Whether it is the publicity of Veganuary, for temporary grass leys or any half wit “Z list” celebrity criticising the sugar beet neo-nic derogation; or how cows are destroying the planet despite scientific data proving how air quality has improved whilst the planes have been grounded. What makes these Silicon Valley tech companies feel they can monitor what we say, which as time goes by will influence later generations thoughts and deeds into a cloned robotic state of blandness and conformity. Crikey, it has very real echoes of George Orwell’s 1984… Nothing has happened on the arable side really. I am pricing up RTK accuracy for my guidance system as I believe it will pay for itself in the first year. This is mainly due to the fact the drill row spacings and the sprayer track width will never match without major mechanical surgery. The cattle are doing well, but with the winter grazing due to run out at the end of February I am hoping for a dry The cattle the day after 30mm of rain and warm early spring, which is not what the long-term forecast says…

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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

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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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: Redigo pro - 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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