Agrimart February 2022 Issue

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AGRIMART

FEBRUARY 2022 Issue 353

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

Tel 01835 830507 Email sales@agrimart.co.uk

CONTACT US FOR A FREE 2022 CATALOGUE 01368 840655 Main distributor in the Borders: John Hogarth Ltd tel: 01573 224224

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Cattle Feed Bunker

Established in 1969

• Scotland’s largest installer and maintainer of grain handling and process equipment. • Servicing callouts 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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Timber harvesting & forest management

The farm forestry experts. Timber prices have never been better. Visit www.agriforest.co.uk or call: 07940 979688 for further info.

T: 01864 504183 (Office) E: doug@agriforest.co.uk Head Office: Gilkerscleugh Mains Farm, Craighead Road, Abington, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6SQ Borders Office: 47 Leeburn View, Cardrona Village, Peebles, Scottish Borders EH459LS.

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HIGH STREET YETHOLM KELSO TD5 8RA

BESPOKE LIVESTOCK HANDLING SYSTEMS manufactured by us to suit your individual needs.

MAIN DEALER Call Ian Learmonth on

01361 883245 or email

ian@thorburngroup.co.uk

FOR ALL YOUR ATV NEEDS GIVE US A CALL

www.thorburngroup.co.uk

Tel: 01573 420201 Mob: 07971 164479 sales@frankgibsonatv.co.uk www.frankgibsonatv.co.uk

Jetwash North-East

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• Mobile, static, reconditioned hot or cold pressure washers available

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light refreshment provided

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

OVER 46+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES WELL DRILLING (INC. GEOTHERMAL) SITE INVESTIGATION STABILISATION - GROUND & STRUCTURAL TESTING & MONITORING GENERAL DRILLING WORKS

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www.drrural.co.uk

Trusted for generations Focussed on adding value to your business

George Hipwell

Niall Milner

Ian Austin

Director, Head of Rural & Agency

Director, Head of Property & Forestry

Director, Head of Utilities, Energy & Infrastructure

Call: 0131 449 6212 Offices across Scotland and Northern England

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Call Murray Smith on 07741 311949 or visit your local Harbro Country Store farming@harbro.co.uk harbro.co.uk

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SALES - SERVICE - PARTS - ADVICE

OUR LATEST DEALS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

NEW STRAW BEDDERS & POST KNOCKERS

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In stock now.

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Vaderstad machines now in stock.

Choose from new or refurbished vertical augers & MechFiber mixers.

Sprayers, spreaders & the full Amazone range.

NEW HOLLAND PLOUGHS

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SPECIAL DEALS ON OUR STOCK OF NEW TRACTORS

With 3 years’ warranty. Finance available.

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Ex-hire and ex-demo combines in stock.

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Our expert engineers and parts advisors are here to support your machinery needs, from genuine parts to scheduled servicing and repairs, to keep your machinery working at its best when you need it most. Contact us now for your competitivelypriced servicing quote.

01573 227 400

Lloyd Ltd KELSO Hunters Hall, Kelso TD5 8BQ

01573 227 400

Agricultural Sales 07971 491 059 billy.fortune@lloyd.ltd.uk Stuart Dodsworth Agricultural Sales 07971 491 058 stuart.dodsworth@lloyd.ltd.uk Holly Mulligan Agricultural Sales 07741 843 913 holly.mulligan@lloyd.ltd.uk Iain Benton Lawn & Garden Sales 07971 491 062 iain.benton@lloyd.ltd.uk Billy Fortune

*Finance for business purposes only. Subject to acceptance and affordability checks. Applicants must be 18 or over. Offers subject to change without notice. Finance on new equipment only. Lloyd Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit activities under FRN 669526 – we are a credit broker not a lender. For full details visit www.lloyd.ltd.uk/offers.

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Agriparts Borders Ltd

Jefferson 3.8kva Petrol Generator @ £445 Timber-Croc Log & Pallet Holder @ £158 Sealey IR13 13kw Infrared Heater @ £1195 Evolution Hulk 2.4hp Compacter @ £299 Portek Post Driver in carry case @ £650 Spectra LL300S Laser Level c/w HL450 Jefferson Tundra 10T Body Kit @ £205 receiver, staff & tripod @ £620 Fairbang Random Bird Scarer @ £305 Small amount of Vintage wearing parts Holemaker Stakit Trolley containing Mag for Ransome, Lemken & Overum. All prices ex vat @ 20% Drill, Rotary & Impact Starter Kits @ £1175

Agriparts Borders Ltd, Spylaw Road, Kelso TD5 8DL - 01573 226 526 - info@agriparts.co.uk - www.agriparts .co.uk

■ New 4th generation of the award-winning pick-up ■ Tows 3.5 tonnes + carries 1 tonne ■ Selectable 4 x 4 with low range ■ 2.2L engine with 181 PS & 420Nm torque ■ New look with triple stacked LED fog lights & ladder grille

FROM ONLY

£23,495 ex VAT* D S DALGLEISH AND SON COLDSTREAM LTD 87 HIGH STREET, COLDSTREAM, TD12 4AE, TEL 01890-882159, www.dsdalgleish.co.uk Fuel consumption figures in mpg: Combined 28.2-31.8. CO2 emissions in g/km 231-261. Model featured is a Musso Saracen priced at £31,070 including optional metallic paint priced at £575 and excluding VAT. *Musso EX including delivery charge, Road Fund Licence & first registration charge and excluding VAT. Prices are correct at the time of going to print but may be modified or changed at any time.

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Cattle • Sheep • Storage •AllGeneral Purpose & Utility •

Farmplus Constructions Limited Shay Lane, Longridge Preston PR3 3BT

A talent for timber buildings Tel: 01772 785252 Fax: 01772 782944 E-mail sales@farmplus.co.uk Web: www.farmplus.co.uk

LIQUID STORAGE TANKS PLASTIC OR STEEL - NEW OR USED

PETROL STATION

MOBILE WATER TANK

PLASTIC FUEL TANKS 1350 - 15000 Ltr

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Octopost is a

Swedish manufactured product, octagonal shaped to differentiate its unique properties, starting with very slow grown Swedish pine, kiln dried, square pointed and pressure heat treated with creosote. This provides a life expectancy often in excess of 40 years with a manufacturers guarantee of 25 years. The posts undergo the same high quality process as the companies main core production of telegraph poles.

TEL 01888 511203 enquiries@jfsupplies.co.uk

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Lower Mansfield Road, Hawick, TD9 8AW We let our work do the talking! All customers welcome to visit any of our jobs. We are a local company which undertake all aspects of surfacing works. With a background in civil engineering we have all the knowledge and experience to carry out any job no matter how big or small.

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KEITH T ROBERTSON RURAL SERVICES Scottish Borders

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Home: 01578 740248

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Specialising in the supply of high quality used storage tanks and bowsers for sale and hire throughout the UK. We keep a varied stock of fully bunded and singleskinned mild steel, stainless steel, plastic and GRP tanks and bowsers ideal for storing fuels, oils, water, effluents, fertilisers and feed products We also purchase tanks - please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Andy mobile: 07853 905018 Tel: 01334 827 090 www.best-tanks.co.uk info@best-tanks.co.uk Northbank Farm, Cameron, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 8PE

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

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Hugh Wood, Rothill Farm, Northumberland Mob: 07802 516179 Tel: 01665 574423 hugh.rothill@btinternet.com Draft Draft Master Master DC Electric DC Electric Auto Auto Drafter Drafter

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Built Built for harsh for harsh environments environments Stainless Stainless Steel Steel Load Load Cells Cells 5 Year5 Load Year Load Cell Warranty Cell Warranty Ingress Ingress Protection-IP Protection-IP ratingrating 150%150% SafetySafety Overload Overload Capacity Capacity Portable Portable Design Design

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Ford & Etal Sawmill

BLINKBONNY QUARRY • ALL GRADES OF AGGREGATE PRODUCED • DELIVERY

Quality timber supplies from Northumberland’s forests Sawn Posts & Rails Sleepers Gates Round Posts & Strainers Treestakes

• COLLECTION

ADVANCED DRYING of timbers to produce the very best treatment results All timber

PRESSURE TREATED

• READY-MIX CONCRETE • AGRICULTURAL MIXES FOR ALL PURPOSES • DELIVERY AND COLLECTION

FOR SALES AND ORDERS CALL BLINKBONNY WEIGHBRIDGE: 01573 460200 or 07974 968148 PART OF BREEDON GROUP– FOR OTHER LOCATIONS PLEASE VISIT: https://www.breedongroup.com/location-finder

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to British Standards

Other Products Available: Tanalised End Grain Preservative Fencing Wire Gates & Fittings • Post Crete Various Types of Firewood

01890 820304

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

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CONCRETE WORK THORBURN CONSTRUCTION Delivering bespoke, quality steel frame buildings and fabrication services to the agricultural industry. We are a local company with over 20 years of experience. Call us for a free estimate on work in planning, grant work & any other projects before taking the package deal as our prices are very competitive. Agricultural & industrial concrete floors. Professionally laid by laser. All types of finish. All types of groundworks & building work can be undertaken.

Now offering Regrooving of old concrete Heb 07977 765 529 Paul 07854 969 471 Jason 07714 022 741 Kelso 01573 225 276

To discuss your build or to get a quote, call

01361 883245 and ask for Euan, Alistair or Karen. www.thorburngroup.co.uk

H.E.Builders Ltd Kincraig, 9 Broompark, Kelso TD5 7SN

Station Works, Station Road, Duns TD11 3EJ

WWW.PENDERFEED.CO.UK Dog Pens

Hydraulic Cattle Crush Lamb creep feeders

Arrowquip Hydraulic Crushes

Arrowquip Cattle Crushes

Lambing hurdles with loops

Lambing hurdles - lugs & pin

Slot over Haybaskets

Bucket Holders

Sheep Conveyor

Cattle Handling Setups

MIDDLEFIELD, DUNS. TD11 3HT tel 01361 883703 www.penderfeed.co.uk Ben Sanderson 07811 857 258 Peter Sanderson 07967 387 577 FEBRUARY 2022

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THAT’S BOYS FOR YOU

Wendy writes

I wasted all of my allocated space last month with that German who has been pestering me for months with letters and photographs and since writing I have heard absolutely nothing! He has obviously found a younger and more exciting four wheel drive to satisfy his needs. At my age I shouldn’t be upset by such typical behaviour but all the same it does hurt. Especially when I wasted so many column inches on him when I could have been telling you what an exhausting time I had in the first 15 days of last month. I recall complaining in November that I had not been out for weeks; well you have to be careful what you wish for. Guess what – he jets off to Africa, yours truly left at home again. And who does all the work? Congratulations to winners of Wendy’s Christmas Happy New Year! competition, Ben (aged 9) and Kate Allen! Your prize is on its way to you! Answers below. C H Y P H U P Y QWD S K D A U D J L S Y D N E WA I Q R A N G X P Y N B I Z A V N E L B WA L XWOM T C U C N N O R T A H R M C A I N S O V A X X E KWA U A P G I L M T P HW WA R A AW I O N A N A G I P O G R I C U V A Z L H P S

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Skidsteer Combine Silage Farmhouse Wendy Vaxxed Winter Agriculture Arwen Electricity Agrimart Happy Christmas

January 2022

Below is my timesheet for December:

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Pull 4 hen houses at Gosford, Longniddry Pull one hen house Lochtower, Yetholm Pull one hen house Oakwood Mill, Selkirk Pull fallen oak tree off farm road Earlston Pull one hen house, Halls Farm, Penicuick Pull one hen house Lochtower, Yetholm Pull one hen house Town O’Rule, Bonchester Bridge

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Tree at Earlston Mains

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Tel: Euan: 07738825025 Email: Bordersplantmachineryserv@gmail.com

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BORDERS MAIN DEALER FOR FIRESTONE AGRICULTURAL TYRES We supply any brand of Agricultural Tyres and Wheels at Competitive Prices FULLY EQUIPPED SERVICE VANS FOR ALL YOUR ON-SITE TYRE MAINTENANCE

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For quotation and technical advice phone Rob Hastie on

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

Grass Machinery Haddington 01620 823171

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move forward in Partnership Mark Garrick to Ltd and Case IH are proud to move forward in Partnership to Morayshire and West to provide Skye for Sales the and Aftersales coverage for Morayshire and West to Skye for the the Case IH brand.

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

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Farm Security and Calving / Lambing Cameras Don't be caught short for your spring calving & lambing cameras. CALL TODAY!  Free in-person and virtual site surveys.  Super HD video and long-range wireless links  Smart-phone monitoring on all systems

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John Deere Precision Ag Equipment – Fits All Makes In an ideal world, (for Sherriff), every customer would buy all their farm machinery from us, tooled up with John Deere Precision Ag equipment. That way everybody would be using the best operating App, ‘John Deere Operations Center’. Until then 😉😉 we have another solution where we can fit John Deere technology to almost any make or model of farm machine. See some examples below. For more information, please contact our Technology division on 01620 282049.

Download the Sherriff Expert Connect App by scanning the QR Code on your Smart Phone.

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TRACTORS

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John Deere 4955 John Deere 5100R, 2011 John Deere 6105MC, 2018 John Deere 6110M, choice 2016/17 John Deere 6110MC, 2014 John Deere 6110SE, X reg John Deere 6115R, 2013 John Deere 6130R, 2013 John Deere 6130R, 2017 John Deere 6140M, 2014 John Deere 6140M, 2014 John Deere 6150R , 2012 John Deere 6150R ,2014 John Deere 6150R, 2013 John Deere 6150R, 2015 John Deere 6150R, choice 2013/14 John Deere 6155R, 2019 John Deere 6155R, 2019 John Deere 6155R, choice 2017/20 John Deere 6170R, 2013 John Deere 6170R, 2012/14 John Deere 6175R, choice 2016

TELEHANDLERS/WHEELED LOADERS Kramer KT356, 2018 CAT TH406 Telehandler CAT TH407 Telehandler Claas, (Kramer) 6030 Telehandler

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John Deere 6175R, 2016 John Deere 6190R, 2015 John Deere 6195R, choice 2015/17 John Deere 6200 , P reg John Deere 6210R, 2012 John Deere 6215R, 2015/16 John Deere 6215R, 2015 John Deere 6215R, 2016 John Deere 6220, 2004 John Deere 6250R, 2021 John Deere 6420S, 2006 John Deere 6430, 2008 John Deere 6430, 2012 John Deere 6830, Choice 2, 2011 John Deere 6930, 2011 John Deere 7310R, 2017 John Deere 7530 Premium, choice2008/11 John Deere 7930, 2009 Case/IH Magnum 225, 2007 Massey Ferguson 6718, 2017 Massey Ferguson 7720, 2018 New Holland T6.150, 2013 Valtra T234, 2020

TELEHANDLERS/WHEELED LOADERS JCB 530/70 Telehandler JCB 541.70 Telehandler, 2014 Matbro TS270 Telehandler Merlo TF33.7 Telehandler, 2017

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FARM TRAILERS

Marston FF10 tipping trailer Marston BTC10 Bale trailer 28ft Marshall QM14 tipping trailer

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CROP CARE

John Deere M952i – 28m Trailed Sprayer 28m John Deere 512, 24m booms Kuhn Axis 30.1D Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 30.1QE Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 40.1W Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 40.1W Fertiliser spreader Amazone UX3200 - 24m Trailed Sprayer, high spec Cleanacres trailed sprayer 36m booms Econ 800litre 12m Sprayer KRM EX1600S spreader

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

Water Related Services • Water Industry Registration Scheme Approved Utility Provider • Construction of New Water Mains & Services • Underground Water Pipe Leak Repairs • Water Treatment & Filtration System Installation & Servicing • Private Borehole Pump & Spring Water Supply System Installations 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

Lime Slag, Gypsum Fibrophos, Screenings, LimeX 0-11-11 £85.00 Delivered, 0-20-0 £80.00 Delivered Many other Alternative Fertilisers Supplied and Spread.

T: M: Email: lee@henzellenterprises.co.uk

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

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Foundations Sitework Ponds Arenas

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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

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

John Renton - Agricultural Engineer, Chirnside

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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

HAULAGE AND SPREADING CONTRACTORS

Poultry Manure, Digestate, Compost, Lime, Gypsum etc. All products supplied & spread Variable Rate Spreading for Lime and Manures Organic Certificated Manure STRAW Spread onto growing crops. FOR SALE 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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KENNY HALL & SON

Agricultural Engineer • Roof & Sheeting Repairs • On-site Welding • Grain Machinery Repairs • Kit Sheds Supplied & Built • Gates and Feeding Troughs Made to Measure • Buildings dismantled or rebuilt • Demolition

Mobile: 07740 350461

R & S Nixon & Co

Round baled wheat straw 4x4 Square wheat straw for sale Supplied and delivered

Suppliers of AgSlag, Magnesium & Calcium Lime & L I M E X

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

Variable Rate application or Blanket Spreading Bulk, Flatbed & Curtainsider Haulage National Coverage, Competitive Rates Contact: Ian Douglas Tel: 01289 387076 Mob: 07725783394 Email:Office@3dtransport.co.uk FEBRUARY 2022

Get your slurry put on with our umbilical cord slurry system using our 12 meter trailing shoe injector so you save every little bit of Nitrogen from being lost & make the grass grow better with less bought in expensive fertiliser. We also have two slurry tankers with trailing shoes fitted to them as well to make the most of your slurry. For all your slurry applications jobs whether it’s on grass or grain give us a call Paul on 07768 273589 All general contracting work under taken www.rsncontracting.co.uk Follow us on facebook - rsncontracting Please mention Agrimart when responding to advertising 35


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BM EXCAVATIONS LTD IF YOUR FARM TRACK OR FOREST ROAD NEEDS SOME ATTENTION, WE HAVE THE SKILLS, MACHINERY AND EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER A LASTING SOLUTION.

ROAD CRUSHING AND GRADING SERVICES

• REDUCES OR ELIMINATES THE NEED TO IMPORT MATERIALS. • IMPROVES DRAINAGE TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE. • QUICK AND EFFECTIVE SOLUTION THAT MINIMISES DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: MOBILE - 07788 242 638 EMAIL - bmexcavations@outlook.com

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SANDYSTONES

R. WOOD & SONS

New Holland L218 Skidsteer for hire with trailer

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GRASS SILAGE • WHOLECROP ARABLE MIXES

USING 2 X SELF PROPELLED

FORAGERS

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

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

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

CONTACT: OFFICE MOBILE E.MAIL WEBSITE

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

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01835 830507 / 07703 571291 / 07759 530013

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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Connon Construction Ltd. Construction of shuttered slurry tanks and silos (all built to SEPA requirements)

Contact: Christopher -

07843 208 544 Patrick -

07701 040 681 Connon Farms / Connon Construction

Connon Farms Greenknowe Slurry spreading available with umbilical, dribble bars and ferry tankers. Tractors on floatation tyres Dung spreader hire or complete service Complete silage service All types of digger work undertaken

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On Our Farm

January 12th 2022 Hugo Lee farms in partnership with his father, Guy, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley, oats and rye are grown, 400 Angus cattle are finished annually, 8000 organic hens produce eggs for Waitrose and 14,000 organic point of lay pullets are reared each year. Once again like many others around the country our Christmas did not go to plan for the second year running due to Covid. Tuesday evening, one week left of the term and Jess was really not feeling well. Following a positive lateral flow we all piled into the car to get a PCR test hoping she/we did not have COVID. It is my Dad’s 70th in April and for over a year we had planning to all go to Kenya as a family to spend Christmas and New Year with Pixie and Max my sister and brother in law. A positive test would mean a cancelled holiday. The following day Sandystones resembled a ghost town as news of Jess’s potential positive test filtered through. Understandably nobody wanted to get it so as Jess lay in bed with a high temperature I attempted to feed and bed the cattle with three young children in tow. The day went pretty smoothly except meal times; apparently my cooking is awful. Jess’s test sadly came back positive, the rest of us were negative, the children could go back to school and eat some proper food. Jess is thankfully fully recovered; my parents never got it (in the UK) and flew to Kenya and Jess’s parents changed their Christmas plans and spent it with us - which was great. We said goodbye to Tony, on 27th December, who has worked at Sandystones for 27 years. I was only 10 when he started on the farm and I have spent many, many hours working with him. He has taught me so much over the years for which I am eternally grateful. Tony will be hugely missed at Sandystones and we wish him all the best in his new job. Our new hen shed is up and running with egg numbers increasing rapidly. We now have four sheds at Sandystones which when in peak production should be producing almost 8000 free range Christmas Day helpers organic eggs a day. As I am sure you are all aware we are currently experiencing the worst ever outbreak of bird flu in the UK with over 2 million hens culled to date. On November 29th it became a legal requirement that bird keepers across the UK must keep all poultry and captive birds indoors to prevent further spread of bird flu. Bird flu is bought to the UK by migratory birds mainly wigeon and teal. This year for some reason they migrated earlier and quicker than normal resulting in a widespread heavy loading on the environment with faeces and carcases heavily contaminated with the virus. It is spread by faeces or feather from infected birds. One minute speck of infected faeces on a welly boot which is worn in a hen shed will result in 90-99% mortality within a couple of days! The clean down after an infection is very expensive and onerous and it has driven many producers into the red. We are doing everything in our power to prevent an infection however I urge everyone to keep their poultry and captive birds housed and to make sure that their biosecurity is up to scratch even if you have a couple of back yard hens. We must do everything in our A lovely sunset to end the year power to stop the spread of this dreadful disease.

SANDYSTONES HIRE Heavy duty 10ft track leveller

- Self drive hire - 1.5T - Available for short or long term hire - Comes with 3 buckets - Retractable tracks to get through gateways and tight spaces - Machine delivered and collected - Covering the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and the Lothians

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£90 per day

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES GARY RENWICK AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTOR MULCHING SPECIALIST

• Mobile crusher and screener available to hire around the borders • The powerful mobile crusher can crush hard minerals on site • Reduces associated costs of taking material to landfill • Screened and recycled aggregates can be used on foundations, roads, paths and gardens

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

• The crusher can be supplied with a digger and/or operator with no transport cost, all material weighted and priced per ton Please get in touch if you need any additional information Owengillard@yahoo.co.uk

J.W. & M.A. SCOTT

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

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

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Contracting Services

All types of muck handling & spreading Fertiliser/lime spreading (variable/flat rate) Ploughing Combination drilling Direct drilling/pasture rejuvenation Silage & whole crop (clamp) Round baling & wrapping Mowing, tedding & raking

Samson Sales

• New & used muck spreaders always available • Genuine Samson parts

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

White House Folly, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2LW

Tel: David: James: Chris:

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

BYREWALLS FENCING

WATTY DUGUID

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

Tel: 07506 516381 or 01890 830243 (home)

All types of Agricultural Fencing, Garden Fencing and Decking

Contact: Andrew 07725 583737 Euan 07774 004622 Evenings 01573 410260

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MOTOR ENGINEER

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

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

GENERAL CONTRACTING

ON FARM MOBILE BRUISING

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

DRAINAGE & GROUNDWORKS

GENERAL CONTRACTING Ploughing Combination Drilling Cambridge Rolling Fertiliser Spreading Spraying Direct Drilling Pasture Rejuvenation-Moore Uni Drill

Topping / Mulching Tubeline Bale Wrapping Ammonia Straw Treatment Agri Haulage Muck Handling Sward Lifting Hedge Cutting

MOIST GRAIN CRIMPING & DRY ROLLING SERVICE

Any liquid preservative or pellets can be added with this machine. Our grain processing service covers the Scottish Borders, Lothians and North Northumberland areas.

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• 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

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

www.ancroft-tractors.co.uk DEMONSTRATION UNITS FOR SALE

FENDT MT 940 Vario ‘20 Reg c/w 330hrs, 30” tracks, 5 spools, LED lights FENDT 828 Profi+ 60kph ’20 Reg c/w 900hrs, Vario Grip, 5 spools 2 x MASSEY FERGUSON 7718 EX D6 hours ranging from 207-575, c/w hydraulic top link, LED work lights

SECONDHAND TRACTORS/HANDLERS

FENDT 939 Profi+, 60kph ’68 Reg c/w 3400 hrs, remaining warranty, immaculate FENDT 828 SCR Vario Profi+ 60 kph – ’64 Reg c/w 5750 hrs, RTK Trimble Guidance FENDT 828 Vario Profi+, 60 kph ’68 Reg c/w 2600 hrs, 5 spools, Front PTO, immaculate FENDT 828 Vario Profi+ 60 kph – ’65 Reg c/w 3800 hrs, 5 spools, very good condition FENDT 724 Profi+ 50kph – ’16 Reg, c/w 5450 hrs, 5 spools, front linkage MASSEY FERGUSON 6716S EF Dyna 6 40kph – ’67 Reg c/w 2322hrs, full suspension MASSEY FERGUSON 6475 EF Dyna 6 40kph – ’61 Reg c/w 4200hrs, front linkage MASSEY FERGUSON 5711SL Dyna 4 40kph – ’67 Reg c/w 880hrs, very good condition MERLO TF42.7-140CS ‘67 Reg, c/w 4800 hrs, boom suspension, air con, air seat MERLO TF30.9 ‘67 Reg, c/w 2900 hrs, boom suspension, air con etc. MERLO P28.7 KT ‘05 Reg, c/w 4800 hrs, boom suspension, pin cone head JOHN DEERE 6110M 40kph – ’16 Reg c/w 1650hrs, Q46 Loader

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

Email: sales@ancroft-tractors.co.uk

WESSEX SM66 CHAIN FLAIL TOPPER 1.8m 2019 Scrubmaster SPEARHEAD TRIDENT 5000 FLAIL GRASS TOPPER trailed HORSCH JOKER 3.5 CT c/w new metal, 6 auto reset legs SUMO 3m TRAILED AUTO RESET TRIO c/w front discs, 2016 model SUMO 4m MOUNTED FOLDING MIXIDISC Year 2015, good condition SULKY 4m PRO DISC DRILL COMBINATION UNIT c/w new packer roller, 2012 model, VGC SULKY 3m COMBINATION UNIT c/w pro-disc drill, 2012 model TEAGLE 8550 DUAL CHOP BEDDE December ’20 model c/w tail extension, ex demo condition TEAGLE 8500 BEDDER c/w side chute, 2017 model, VGC TEAGLE 8500 BEDDER c/w swivel chute, 2016 model merlouk TEAGLE 8100 TRAILED STRAWBEDDER c/w swivel chute, 2012 model MCHALE V660 ROUND BALER chopper, net wrap, 33800 bales LELY 4160V BALER c/w 13 knife, 33,000 bales, brakes, 2017 model, VGC DUAL WHEELS 650/75R38 Stocks with Firestone tyres & clamps

IT’S YOUR MERLO WORLD LAST REMAINING MASSEY FERGUSON STOCK

SECONDHAND MACHINERY

CHALLENGER ROGATOR 655 36m c/w approx. 4000 hrs, VGC – available March HARDI COMMANDER 3200 TRAILED SPRAYER 24m c/w Norac boom levelling, steering & braked axle, 2011 model GREGOIRE BESSON 5 FURROW VARI-WIDTH PLOUGH EX DEMO KUHN FC283 GII mounted mower/conditioner – year 2007 VGC MAJOR 800SM ROTARY TOPPER side-mounted, 2008 model MAJOR CYCLONE 280 4-ROTOR TOPPER 2018 model, VGC

NEW – MASSEY FERGUSON 6715 EF Dyna 6 50kph – c/w front linkage, multiped, full suspension NEW – MASSEY FERGUSON 5713 Next Edition 40kph – c/w front linkage, LED work lights NEW – MASSEY FERGUSON 205 EX Dyna 7 50kph – c/w front linkage, LED work lights, 205lt/min oil flow EX DEMO - 2 x MASSEY FERGUSON 7718 EX D6 hours ranging from 207-575, c/w hydraulic top link, LED work lights

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SALES MEET THE ALL NEW SWARLAND KELSO MERLO BERWICK 07585 313317 01289 331904 01573 225213 RANGE NOW ON Ancroft Tractors Ltd areare pleased toto announce atheir newnew partnership RECO pleased announceAPR 0.5% with Ancroft Tractors Ltd, covering Northumberland, distributorship for 2022 East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

MERLO 27.6

MERLO TF33.7

MERLO 35.7

• ONLY 1.8M W X 1.9M H • 40KPH MAX SPEED • LARGEST CAB IN ITS CATEGORY

• 3.3T LIFT CAPACITY/ 6.6M LIFT HEIGHT • LOAD SENSING HYDRAULICS (WITH FLOW SHARING) • 115HP • AUTO ACCELERATING JOYSTICK

• 3.5T LIFT CAPACITY/ 7M LIFT HEIGHT • CAB SUSPENSION AVAILABLE • 115HP • AUTO ACCELERATING JOYSTICK

MERLO TF42.7

MERLO TF50.8

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

• 5T LIFT CAPACITY/ 7.8M LIFT HEIGHT • CAB SUSPENSION AS STANDARD • CVTRONIC AS STANDARD • FRAME LEVELLING AS STANDARD

SALES TEAM CONTACT Berwick From July, Ancroft Tractors Ltd will supply machinery Tom Brown INFORMATION from the following RECO franchises: 07977 916170

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drills, power harrows & fertiliser spreaders

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Kelso Alan Renton 07974 797604

Northumberland Will Tooke 07471 036060

MACMERRY 01875 617323

MULTIFAMER 4T and Manufacturers of Designers • AVAILABLE IN 7M & 9M LIFT HEIGHT Innovative Equipment • MECHANICAL PTO AS Agricultural STANDARD • 3 POINT LINKAGE AS STANDARD • CVTRONIC AS STANDARD

Borders Ian McAree 07974 364584

Lothians Ruairi Wilson 07500 879697

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*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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AC FULLERTON LTD

Colin Fullerton: 07818 056 365 or 01573 410 257

IN STOCK Ritchie Calving Gate

Wessex Bale Unroller

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Calf Creep

Feed Hopper

Bateman Bespoke Cattle Handling

LWC Log Grab

Talking........from the boundary We are very fortunate to have a daughter living in Kenya which gave us a great excuse to escape to spend Christmas in the sun. A long planned family holiday didn’t go as planned when Hugo, Jess and their children were unable to come due to a positive Covid test seven days before we flew. Emma, our eldest and family did make it and we had a fantastic time on the beach 3 degrees south of the Guy Lee equator at Kilifi. On the 28th we returned to Nairobi to spend the rest of the time staying with Annabel and Max and discovering some of the many things to see and do around the city. At least that was the plan but it was curtailed when, like a set of dominoes we all caught covid at some stage. It was very mild and none of us felt in the slightest bit ill, apart from being slightly groggy for one day. No temperature or fever. I tested positive 24 hours before we flew home, so had to cancel our return flight and wondered how long I would be stuck. I felt fine and was not surprised to test negative 3 days later - this was confirmed by a laboratory sample. We then had to rebook flights. It took me an hour on the phone to a call centre in Australia to find out that British Airways, who we had flown out with, had no seats for at least a week. Through searching on the internet we found space on Air France the same day to Edinburgh via Paris. This cost exactly half the price of BA, I’ve no idea why flights to France should be so much cheaper than to the UK?! We went straight from Edinburgh Airport to take Day 2 PCR tests, again I was negative. My conclusion from this saga is that whatever strain of Covid I had, and I presume it must have been omicron, is so mild that we have to learn to live with the virus and get on with our lives. Maybe it was because I have had the booster that my infection lasted for such a short period. I mustn’t be flippant because I am aware that some people have been very ill and many have died from Covid but in the same way there are serious illness from pneumonia, flu and other viruses. We are in danger of being frightened by Government into making this disease more of a threat than it may possibly be. The damage to the economy, mental health and general welfare must be factored in when decisions that affect our way of life are taken. The constant fear we are told is the NHS being overwhelmed, but the NHS is overwhelmed every winter - it is a victim of its own incredible success in maintaining life. Talking of health I took advantage of the excellent private health service in Kenya. For £180 I had an MRI scan on my shoulder to confirm I have a partial tear on my suprasinatus tendon and that was within one hour of walking into the hospital without an appointment. I can see a growth in health tourism even just for diagnosis. 44

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THORBURN GRAIN DRYERS Main dealers of Opico portable grain dryers for South East Scotland and Northumberland.

We also supply, install, repair and maintain grain handling plant & equipment. To discuss your requirements, call Ross Poole on

01361 883245

www.thorburngroup.co.uk

Station Works, Station Road, Duns TD11 3EJ

We also install farm security cameras, farm alarms and cameras for lambing.

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Struggling to access the internet? Require faster, more secure access? Are you having problems with your Fixed line Broadband speeds?

Convenient, on-demand, portable and secure. 3G & 4G connectivity often faster than landline.

We have launched 100gb, 200gb and 300gb data bundles to complement our range of mobile routers. This finally let’s you cut loose from the fixed line network. Call the team at Scotphone to discuss your requirements.

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January 8th 2022 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. I’m writing this listening to the distant rhythmic hum of windrowers cutting the first of the grass seed. A welcome harbinger that harvest is starting. It has been a challenging growing season. A slow wet spring, a great October bringing warmth and just enough rain, November was ok, and then floods and warm torrential rain in mid December followed by some quite hot temperatures. The crops and pastures didn’t entirely enjoy the extremes so I think harvest will be a mixed bag. The dairy farm had a lot of surface flooding in the December rains, but we expected the grass to bolt away once the sun came out. It didn’t! It appears that the soil temperatures climbed to over 26 degrees and the grass just stopped growing. We had a spell of gloriously warm weather over Christmas after the rains. On Christmas Day I was playing one upmanship with the squire of Sandystones as to who was in the best spot. We were at home by the pool while he was sharing his Christmas with Somali pirates on the Kenyan coast. I think he probably won. Normally when it is that warm we are irrigating. The irrigation cools the soil temperatures and keeps them at a level that ryegrass thrives but we were too wet to irrigate hence the rise in soil temperatures. The dairy team reacted too slowly and the cows were underfed for a while. Milk production collapsed and I had to intervene to get things back on track. Christmas at Akaunui We got the irrigators going in the drier paddocks, and then as things dried out across the whole farm we gave the paddocks a boost of urea and have now got the grass going again. In the meantime I got the dairy team to start feeding silage to bridge the gap. We now have heaps of grass and I’m trying to get the team to ween the cows off the silage. Because Big Jase as the sharemilker employs the staff, making things happen is not simple. Suffice to say that this has been one cock up too many and we will have a new team led by the Wee Fella running the dairy farm next year. In the meantime I might need a swim. The water is the same temperature at which grass stops growing and it is almost cocktail time. And no Somali pirates! No vegans here Here’s to a better 2022.

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January 10th 2022 Tom Pate farms 240ha of arable on a tenanted farm in Angus. Cropping includes wheat, spring barley, rye and oilseed rape along with land let for potatoes and vining peas. Additionally, around 6500 pigs are reared annually under contract and 600 Christmas turkeys sold directly to the public under the KellyBronze franchise. On his wife’s 380ha family farm in the Angus Glens they also run 200 red deer hinds plus followers for venison production, along with developing a forestry enterprise. Thankfully another successful turkey season is past. All turkeys sold with some lovely feedback being received from customers. It’s really heartening to be told that buying a turkey from us has become so many people’s family tradition. The positive customer reviews give us the energy and enthusiasm to embrace another turkey season and plans are already afoot for Christmas 2022. Sadly, at the start of December my great uncle, David Pate, died at the age of 98. He had farmed at Kincreich near Forfar since 1946 and built up a successful business based around cereals, potatoes, soft fruit and cattle. He was the last surviving sibling of three brothers and his passing is the end of an era for our family. Turkey Shop Team still smiling following a busy season The changes he had seen in agriculture since his birth in 1923 are staggering. Basic crop and livestock husbandry won’t have changed significantly with good farmers having an ingrained knowledge of what plant or beast requires but the technological, mechanical and genetic improvements will have been huge. I also have no doubt the social changes of rural areas will have altered significantly – how farmers are viewed by the public; the decreasing number of folk working on farms and the growing disconnect between town and country. Uncle David was also heavily involved in the NFU over the years and would have seen the changing political and regulatory environment farming is subject to. I do think, however that many older farmers must chuckle as old ideas come back round again. Thoughts and practices that at one time are commonplace then become unfashionable and outdated but are reimagined and polished up years later for a new generation to claim their own. This is perhaps true of certain elements of “regenerative agriculture”. Multi-crop rotations, integrating livestock into arable rotations and farming without over reliance on ferts and chemicals would have been the norm in 1923. It’s worth listening to the older guys, they might have the solutions for the problems of the future. After the frenzy of turkey time, it is nice to have time in the New Year to catch up on various jobs and tidy up the farm and office. Cash flows and budgets are being prepared with my usual dose of pessimism being stoked by inflation and interest rate concerns. Clear-up following Storm Arwen continues with fence lines being cleared of fallen trees ready for the fencers to come and repair/replace flattened and uprooted sections. The larger areas of felled timber await clearing but undoubtedly the extraction will cost more than the value of timber salvaged. With most of it low-value chipping quality maybe now is the time to re-evaluate the installation of a biomass heating scheme? The days are Hinds happy to see silage getting longer but Spring still feels a long way off! Clear up continues during recent snow

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Talking........from Lincolnshire

3000 RPMJanuary 10th 2022

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. Which bit of “Goodwill to all men” do hare coursers not understand? When I first moved to the farm I inherited a plant hire chap called Jim who in exchange for running his dogs kept everyone else away. I gave him a registration number and I never saw them again. Only a year later hunting with dogs was banned and Jim was not seen again and it has been something of a free-for-all ever since. Eight years ago it was getting bad and seeing multiple sets of car wheelings across the farm was making my blood boil. So with great time and expense I gated the whole farm and put on padlocks. This has been a great deterrent with only the odd hero driving straight through a hedge, or jumping a dyke to get in. As a foot note, A trusty old Subaru credit ought to go to Subaru, as the Forester in full flight airborne over a ditch is a sight to behold. All had been quiet until last week. I have now had my padlocks chopped off the gates twice in the last three days and up to 8 vehicles and 20 people here at any one time. Google Earth has not helped as escape routes can be planned across adjoining land and ditch banks. We have beefed up security of the locks but these chaps seemed determined. Hare Coursing has always been a matter for 101, but this year in Lincolnshire we can call 999 and do seem to be getting a response. But a police van has no way of keeping up with a 3ltr Jeep and the coursers are now organised. They drop the dogs out of the 4x4s into waiting innocent looking vehicles so the dogs are at least safe from the Police. It is horrible, especially when the family are afraid to go onto the farm without me for fear of who they might meet. Getting the water flowing Now we have had some meaningful rain the weed cutting digger is on site clearing the waterways. The winter has been dry enough so far that the reeds have not held up much water, but a wet Spring would make me look foolish if I tried to scrimp and save now. As my tie wearing cigar smoking digger driver Geoff told me when I first got here, “You can’t farm water boy”. Having had a health scare between Christmas and New Year I have made the decision that I need to slow down a little. So it is with a heavy heart that the enterprise that makes the least money, whilst taking up the most amount of my time is going to cease. Namely my foray back into cattle. So there will be 160 TB4 Aberdeen Angus X for sale in the next couple of months ranging from 240-600kg and lots of Clipex and temporary fencing. It is a real shame as I was getting excellent performance, but this just does not translate into profit. Onwards and Upwards. A wake up call! 58

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