Agrimart June 2022 Issue

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THORBURN GROUP LIMITED ACQUIRE PREMIER LIVESTOCK It was today announced that Duns based steel fabricators, Thorburn Group Limited had acquired Premier Livestock for an undisclosed sum. Premier Livestock of Dalbeattie is the brainchild of George Clark, 67 and provides some of the highest quality, safest and most innovative cattle handling systems in the country, making the job of the stockman handling their livestock both easier and safer, and also ensuring the animals are handled in a quiet and calm manner. Euan Thorburn, 34 Managing Director of Thorburn Group Limited said; “We are delighted to have acquired Premier Livestock Limited, we see this as a natural extension of what we already manufacture in our Duns workshop for our extensive farming clients and we look forward to manufacturing this high quality, patented technology from our base in Duns and bringing these products to the wider UK farming market”

George Clark, Founder of Premier Livestock Limited said; “I have been seeking the right partner to take on the operation and manufacturing of my patented livestock handling equipment, so was really pleased when Thorburn Group Limited came forward with a proposal that allows me to focus and I really look forward to showing on continuing to develop and invent our customers the full patented Premier engineering improvements whilst Livestock range at the Royal Highland Group Limited acquireat Premier Livestock in Edinburgh knowing that the crushes will continue Thorburn show that runs Ingliston rd th based steel fabricators, Thorburn Group Limited had acqu to be manufactured to the highest It was today announced that Duns from 23 to 26 June 2022.” Livestock for an undisclosed sum. quality that has always been a source of Premier Thorburn Group Limited is based in Livestock of Dalbeattie is the brainchild of George Clark, 67 and provides some of th personal pride. I look forward to working Premier Duns, Berwickshire employing just quality, safest and most innovative cattle handling systems in the country, making th with Thorburn Group in the coming highest under 80 people servicing the local the stockman handling their livestock both easier and safer, and also ensuring the animals ar years to further develop and improve handled in a quiet andmarket calm manner. by producing high farming the range” sheds, grain dryers, Euanquality Thorburn, 34agricultural Managing Director of Thorburn Group Limited said; Ian Learmonth, Sales Director, Livestock “Welivestock handling equipment well are delighted to have acquired Premier Livestock Limited,as we see this as a natural exten Handling of Thorburn Group Limited whatas we already manufacture our Duns workshop for our extensive farming clients and w having a inflexible workshop that forward to manufacturing this high quality, patented technology from our base in Duns and b said; services the local community’s metal these products to the wider UK farming market” “This is an exciting development for the fabrication requirements. The business Clark, Founder of Premier Livestock Limited said; Livestock Handling division of Thorburn George was originally founded in 1947 and was “I have been seekingbought the right partner to take the operation and manufacturing of my pat Group Limited, it really complements our majority out byonfamily member livestock handling equipment, so was really pleased when Thorburn Group Limited came for existing range of products and offerings withEuan Thorburn in June 2021. a proposal that allows me to focus on continuing to develop and invent engineering

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improvements whilst knowing that the crushes will continue to be manufactured to the high quality that has always been a source of personal pride. I look forward to working with Thorb Group in the coming years to further develop and improve the range” Ian Learmonth, Sales Director, Livestock Handling of Thorburn Group Limited said;

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“This is an exciting development for the Livestock Handling division of Thorburn Group Limite really compliments our existing range of products and offerings and I really look forward to s our customers the full patented Premier Livestock range at the Royal Highland show that run th Station Works, Station Duns TD11 3EJ June 2022.” Ingliston in Edinburgh from 23rd to 26Road,

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MAC AVANT * 6 MODELS AVAILABLE IN 110, 240, 440V OPTIONS ALL WITH LOW VOLTAGE SWITCHING * STAINLESS STEEL OR GRP COVERS ON POWDER COATED STEEL BODY * SEPARATE BURNER MOTOR * THERMOSTATICALLY CONTROLLED EFFECIANT BOILER HEATS UP TO 140*C WITH LOW PRESSURE STEAM STAGE * LOW LEVEL FUEL WARNING WITH BURNER SHUT DOWN * LARGE CAPACITY 31LT HEAVY DUTY INTERNAL FUEL TANK * EXTERNAL CHEMICAL PROBE WITH MEETERING VALVE * TIMED SHUT DOWN * PROFESSIONAL INTERPUMP WITH CERAMIC PISTONS * INDUSTRIAL LOW REVVING MOTOR

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COMPLETE KVERNELAND ARABLE AND GRASS RANGE NOW AVAILABLE FROM HENDERSON GRASS MACHINERY HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN!

SPECIAL ON FARM PRICES

ON KVERNELAND GRASS EQUPMENT

FOR MORE INFO CALL HENDERSON GM, HADDINGTON ON 01620 823 171 8576 Tedder • • •

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7.6m working width. Maintenance-free driveline and strong ProLine gearbox. Central adjustment for border spreading.

2 year warranty 3+33 monthly payments at 1% flat rate p.a.

£194.87 per month!

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Working width between 6.2m and 7.2m. CompactLine maintenancefriendly gearbox. TerraLink Quattro for perfect ground following. Hydraulically adjustable working width. 2 year warranty 3+33 monthly payments at 1% flat rate p.a.

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2 year warranty 3+33 monthly payments at 1% flat rate p.a.

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A cash deposit or part-exchange is required to satisfy the terms of the promotional offers – full details are contained within the Ts and Cs below. Selected products only. Prices valid to 30th June 2022. Terms and Conditions:

Finance for business purposes only. Subject to acceptance and affordability checks. Applicant must be 18 or over. Promotion valid until 30th June 2022. Available on new equipment only with minimum RRP of £5,000. The finance product offered under this promotion is hire purchase. Full VAT is due on signing. An option-to-purchase fee of £50 (plus VAT) will be collected with the final payment. You will own the machine when all payments have been made. Alternative finance options are available, terms and conditions apply. An annual administration fee of £40 (plus VAT) applies. A documentation fee of £50 will be collected with the first rental. Images are for illustrative purposes only. The interest-free offer is subject to a maximum balance to finance of 50% (based on RRP). Kverneland Group Finance is a trading style of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Limited. Finance provided by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Limited, Northern Cross, Basingstoke, RG21 4HL. Registered in England No. 901225. As funder, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Limited may pay a commission, fee or other remuneration to credit brokers who introduce business to them; please contact them if you require more information.

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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.

achinery team and Mainline Mark Garrick Ltd with their dedicated Ag’ Machinery team and Mainline Finest quality fencing ence will cater for all Sales Machinery and and Tractor manufacturer experience will cater for all Sales and materials with excellent se IH customers as well Aftersales as their own needs of our current and new Case IH customers as well as their own service loyal customer base.

20 rated hp QuadTrac, Acombines full line of tractors from the 50Hp to the 620 rated hp QuadTrac, combines alers as well as the 4 Model from 312HP Farmlift to 634HP and a wide range of balers as well as the 4 Model Farmlift premises at Birnie nearhandler Elgin. range be offered through their premises at Birnie near Elgin. • Choice ofwill Scanpole creosoted 40 year service life, 15 year guaranteed UC4 423447 For Sales contact: IVAN NICOL on 07879 423447 or tanalised timber products

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For Service contact: MARK GARRICK on 07974 757588 • Tornado net & wire

• Ritchies and timber gates • Posts (square and round), rails, boards, battens, etc • Postcrete, fixings and sundries Available for collection or delivery

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6M BEDNAR VERSATILL 6000 CULTIVATOR DEMONSTRATOR CASE IH PUMA 165 MULTICONTROLLER CASE IH MAXXUM 145 ACTIVEDRIVE 4 MERLO TF33.7 115 TELEHANDLER ALPEGO 3M COMBI DRILL LWC BUCKET C/W GRAB, EUROHOOK SIP 3M MOUNTED MO/CO SPEARHEAD SNIPER 2.5M OFFSET FLAIL TOPPER

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USED TRACTORS AND MACHINERY

BOMFORD B65M R/H ARM HEDGE CUTTER LWC 6FT BUCKET TRIMA BRACKETS YEAR 2020 JOHN DEERE 9400 TRACTOR, YEAR 1999, 6050 HOURS MERLO TF42.7 TELEHANDLER YEAR 2017

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Aberdeen-Angus, my breed of choice

Beef fit for the future “Aberdeen-Angus genetics allow us to breed productive cows that calve easily and get back in calf quickly, producing cattle which are easy fleshing, thriving on a grass-based system. It’s a win-win breed, with premiums up to 25p.” - John Lohoar, Glenbervie Home Farm

To see bulls for sale in your area, visit: www.aberdeen-angus.co.uk/members-for-sale/

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AGRIPARTS BORDERS LTD AUTEM ST300 SLAB LIFTER

10 Tonne Trolley Jack

With a lifting capacity of 300kg, it’s designed to be used by one person. Battery powered, lifts 900 x 600 slabs from vertical stack.

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Over £200.

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New Product to us - WET&FORGET - Spray on Roofs, Concrete, windows etc. Completely gets rid of Lichens, Algae etc - Last about a year - no more pressure washing. Agriparts Borders Ltd. Spylaw Road, Kelso. TD5 8DL. - 01573 226 526 - info@agriparts.co.uk JUNE 2022

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Wendy writes

I CONFESS, OFFICER, IT WAS ME

May 2022

What a weight off one’s mind when you confess to an accident that you have never owned up to. For the past 12 months I have lived in fear of a blue flashing light suddenly appearing here and me being carted off, interrogated, appearing in the dock and then a lengthy spell behind bars. What would people think? For years I have been a pillar of the community and now I am the villain. All because I left the scene of an accident without notifying the authorities. At last I have decided to ‘come clean’. I suppose you could say it was his fault and he should be the one spending the rest of his life behind bars but it was me who did the damage and I have no excuse apart from fear of solitary confinement. It was in the spring of 2021 and we were on our way to Lochtower to pull a hen shed. We left late, as usual, because he never gets out of bed in time. Anyway we had to stop Yes, it was me officer! at the A68 junction turning right towards Jedburgh. From a standing start I have to admit turning my front wheels without power steering is hard work for a weed like him. This time he started too late and my wing mirror caught the edge of the sign, dislodging one half from its framework. Of course we drove on, not wishing to admit that it might have been me who caused the sign to flap. Some months later Storm Arwen strikes and the next thing I see is the aforementioned lying on the verge, and before I could say ’Jack Robinson’ he has stopped, checked there was no one around to see him and he was throwing it into my backend. So there we are with a signboard with nothing on it and the directions in my possession. What does he do then? Go to the council with his tail between Free his legs saying how sorry I am to damage their signage on a main trunk road? Of course not he hides it on the farm Tracker with boasting to his friends ‘look what Wendy’s done’. For the every New winter I have had sleepless nights worrying about what I Honda should do. All I can say is ‘a problem shared is a problem halved and I am very sorry and I didn’t mean to’.

SANDYSTONES HIRE

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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

MACHINERY RING BENEFITS!

Speak to your local Machinery Ring about opportunities when purchasing Case IH tractors, combines and balers.

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Bringing warmth to your home since 1984

Cherry Picker Hire

COVERING THE SCOTTISH BORDERS, LOTHIANS AND NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND Incorporating

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LIQUID STORAGE TANKS PLASTIC OR STEEL - NEW OR USED

Assistant Rural Land Manager An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Rural Land Manager to join a friendly and energetic team working across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. As part of the Rural Management team, the successful candidate will work across a varied range of rural estates and assist with a diverse workload. Full training will be provided. For an informal conversation about the role please call: Michael Evans on 07768 708254 or Grant Sandilands on 07867 558804 Alternatively, apply online using the QR code below.

PETROL STATION

MOBILE WATER TANK

PLASTIC FUEL TANKS 1350 - 15000 Ltr

OCTOPOST CREOSOTE FENCING 25

YEAR GUARANTEE

We look forward to hearing from you.

LIQUID FERTILISER

ADBLUE

MOBILE FUEL

SEWAGE TANK SEPTIC TANK

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

savills.co.uk

enquiries@jfsupplies.co.uk

LASER LAID CONCRETE Walker Groundworks Ltd

Lay concrete floors accurately using Laser Screed Technology All concrete floors laid to your specification: • Internal & external areas • Ground preparation • All types of finishes inc. Power Float • Contact for free quote

Tel: 01573 430338 / 07831 586450

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QUALITY NEW & USED MACHINERY SALES & HIRE We are a forestry machinery and plant dealership with expertise in excavator attachments and woodchippers. We deliver specialist equipment to clients in the UK operating within a range of different sectors. Field and Forest Machinery Ltd pride ourselves on supplying the highest quality equipment supported by our industry knowledge and a customer first approach. Our business is based on our strong relationships with our customers and suppliers.

GRAPPLE SAWS TREE SHEARS WOOD CHIPPERS MULCHERS GRABS AND GRAPPLES FIREWOOD PROCESSORS KINDLING MACHINERY CONE SPLITTERS STUMP GRINDERS AND SHEARS BRASH RAKES GRAB AND ROTATOR PACKAGES HYDRAULIC HAMMERS/COMPACTORS HYDRAULIC PULVERISERS AND SCRAP SHEARS GROUNDS MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT REMOTE OPERATED FLAIL AND BANK MOWERS CUSTOM SADDLE AND HITCH FABRICATION BEAVERTAIL WITH HIAB HIRE

TEL: 01506 862 371 WEB: www.fieldandforestltd.co.uk Email: sales@fieldandforestltd.co.uk Unit 1, Brock House, Dunnet Way, East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn, EH52 5AD

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

www.rothillfarms.co.uk

Hugh Wood, Rothill Farm, Northumberland Mob: 07802 516179 Tel: 01665 574423 hugh.rothill@btinternet.com

Farm Security and Calving / Lambing Cameras Quad-bike thefts are through the roof! Call today, and beef up on security.  Free in-person and virtual site surveys.  Super HD video and long-range wireless links  Smart-phone monitoring on all systems

Wireless Infrared Beam Alarms for Gateways, Outbuildings etc. Long-range wireless CCTV and Alarm Systems, designed specifically for agricultural use. All systems completely weatherproof and fully guaranteed. Systems supplied as simple pre-configured kits for DIY installation, or fully installed (depending on location). Established 1994, and dedicated to serving British farmers.

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Alarms for Farms (Kelso)

01573 440761 07771 524474 www.alarmsforfarms.com

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APPROVED CONTRACTOR

Lower Mansfield Road, Hawick, TD9 8AW 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.

Bee Edge Farm, Coldingham

Nether Kidston Farm, Peebles

Kennetsidehead Farm, Kelso

Willowford Farm, Jedburgh

- CAR PARKS

- PATCHING

- BLOCK PAVIOURS

- FARM ROADS

- SURFACE DRESSING

- DRAINAGE

- SILAGE PITS

- KERBING

- ROAD LINING

(inc. Drop Kerb Installation)

Contact us today for FREE advice and quotation.

M - 07712 541315 Email - enquiries@daltonredpathsurfacing.co.uk Company registration no. SC620217

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SCOT

Massey Ferguson 7S Range STRAIGHTFORWARD, DEPENDABLE AND

BORN TO FARM

MF RB 4160V Round Baler

Leeb GS: Intelligent Spraying Technology

HORSCH LEEB 6GS / 7GS / 8GS TRAILED SPRAYERS Intelligent Solutuions for even more precision. Engineering for professionals HORSCH PT8300

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The all-new JCB TM420S Stage V THE ARGUMENT FOR BUYING ONE JUST GOT EVEN MORE

POWERFUL

KTWO ROADEO SILAGE TRAILERS

USED MACHINERY JCB 531-70 Agri Super JCB 526-56 Telehandler Horsch Sprinter 10 SW Kuhn Accord 4m Combination Drill Kuhn MDS 20.2 Fertiliser Spreader Agribuggy Sprayer Chafer Guardian 4000 30m Trailed Sprayer BVL V-Mix 20-2 Diet Feeder Amazone 403 Special 4m Combination Drill Amazone 4m Combination Drill McHale V660 Variable Chamber Chopper Baler McHale V660 Variable Chamber Chopper Baler Claas 46 Round Baler McHale 991BE Trailed Wrapper Keenan Mech Fibre 3400 Diet Feeder Kverneland Compact 4 Cultivator Ritchie Large Square Bale Stacker Claw Skid Steer 6ft Muck Grab Skid Steer 2000kg 1100mm Pallet Forks and Frame

Year 2014 2008 2017 2010 2020 2003 2010 2013 2014 1999 2014 2012 2000 2000 2015 2004 2018 2020 2020

Hrs/Bls 7,900 9,500 5,547 4,500 500

NEW MACHINES AND EX DEMOS Ex Demo Massey Ferguson 8S-265 Dyna E-Power Ex Demo Massey Ferguson 8S-245 Dyne E-Power Ex Demo Massey Ferguson 7718s Exclusive Dyna 6 Ex Demo Massey Ferguson 6718 Exclusive Dyna 6 Ex Demo Massey Ferguson 5S-125 with Loader Ex Demo McHale Orbital Trailed Bale Wrapper Ex Demo Horsch Pronto 4DC Ex Demo Horsch Express 3KR Grain Only Ex DemoHorsch Focus 4TD Ex Demo McHale 691 Bale Handler

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WE ALSO HAVE A HUGE SELECTION OF USED SPRAYERS Call our Specialist Simon Dodds on 07801 792927 or your contact at Kelso & Haddington

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

Tel: 01573 470393

Haddington Tel: 01620 825738

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Craig Robertson Mobile: 07801 835201 David Fortune Mobile: 07801 835205 Thomas Knibb Mobile: 07736 928072 David Hamilton Mobile: 07866 799085

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TACKLING VEGETATION WHERE YOU CAN'T Our services are unique to the region, we can access the remotest of areas, from steep gradients to small entrances to paddocks or sites for all your vegetation requirements. Capabilities • • • • • • •

Bracken cutting & crushing Paddock maintenance Site clearance Gorse cutting Heather cutting Woodland ground clearance Bracken, Grass, Gorse & Heather Collection

• Drone Services (Mapping, Surveying, Video, Photo)

For all enquires

info@trevowvegetationmanagement.co.uk 07900698383

trevowvegetationmanagement.co.uk Alnwick, Northumberland

Farm and Rural Business Services • unrivalled • confidential • impartial • cost effective For further information contact: Donald Dunbar / Moira Gallagher George Gauley / Tiffany Mactaggart

www.sruc.ac.uk/consulting

SRUC is a charity registered in Scotland: SC003712

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Week commencing 6 June 2022, we will be running a series of training workshops across our John Deere area. Our Technology Team will be on hand to refresh your knowledge on the various aspects of basic Gen 4, Gen 4 advanced and also the ‘Go Operations Center’ platform. The training will be conducted off-site and refreshments will be served. The training is aimed mainly at operators, although we welcome anyone who wishes to attend. PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 10 per session.

HADDINGTON Maitlandfield Hotel Mon 6 June am - Gen 4 Basics Mon 6 June pm - Gen 4 Advanced Tues 7 June am – Go Operations Center

COLDSTREAM Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso Weds 8 June am - Gen 4 Basics Weds 8 June pm - Gen 4 Advanced Thurs 9 June am – Go Operations Center

ALNWICK Cockle Park Fri 10 June am - Gen 4 Basics/Advanced Fri 10 June pm – Go Operations Center

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

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TRACTORS

TRACTORS

John Deere 5125R, 2018 John Deere 6110M, 2016 John Deere 6110MC, 2014 John Deere 6110RC, 2014 John Deere 6110SE, X reg John Deere 6115R, 2013 John Deere 6130R, 2017 John Deere 6130R, 2013 John Deere 6130M, 2016 John Deere 6130M, 2017 John Deere 6140M, 2014 John Deere 6150R ,2014 John Deere 6150R, 2013 John Deere 6150R, 2014 John Deere 6150R, 2013 John Deere 6155R, 2020 John Deere 6155R, 2019 John Deere 6155R, 2019 John Deere 6155R, 2017 John Deere 6155R, 2017 John Deere 6170R, 2013 John Deere 6170R, 2012/14 John Deere 6175R, choice 2016/18 John Deere 6175R, 2019 John Deere 6190R, 2015 John Deere 6195R, 2020 John Deere 6195R, choice 2015/17 John Deere 6210R, 2012

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John Deere 6210R, 2012 John Deere 6215R, 2015/16 John Deere 6215R, 2016 John Deere 6220, 2004 John Deere 6320, 2002 John Deere 6250R, 2021 John Deere 6430, choice 2008 John Deere 6830, Choice 2, 2011 John Deere 6930, 2011 John Deere 6930, 2007 John Deere 7530 Premium, 2008/10 John Deere 7930, 2009 John Deere 8320, 2005 Case/IH JXU105, 2010 Case/IH Magnum 225, 2007 Case/IH MXM125, 2014 Case/IH MXM190, 2003 Case/IH MXU110, 2006 Fendt 828, 2015 Massey Ferguson 6475 Dynashift, 2003 Massey Ferguson 6480, 2008 Massey Ferguson 6718, 2017 New Holland T6080, 2012 New Holland T7.210, 2015 New Holland TL100A, 2007 Valtra N121, 2012 Valtra T154, 2017 Valtra T234, 2020

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Claas, Scorpion (Kramer) 6030 Telehandler Claas Scorpion (Kramer) 7040 Telehandler JCB 526, Telehandler, 2008 JCB 530/70 Telehandler

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TELEHANDLERS/WHEELED LOADERS

With the grass season upon us, we have a fantastic line up of equipment to demonstrate, including the 8400i self propelled forager, JD Mowers, JD Balers and Kuhn grassland equipment. We also have some product available for immediate delivery. Contact your nearest outlet today.

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GRASSLAND/BALERS

John Deere 960 Round Baler John Deere 960 Round Baler Kuhn BPR305 PRO Flail Topper Kuhn FC303YGC Moco Kuhn FC303YGC Moco Kuhn GA4121GM windrower Kuhn GA6501P twin rotor Windrower Kuhn GF6401MH Gyrotedder Claas Volto 770 grass tedder Kverneland KV202 Bale Wrapper Kverneland/Taarup 3028 mounted MoCo Lely 280MC MoCo Maschio Giraffona 260 flail topper McHale 991BE Bale Wrapper Pottinger Novocat 301 MoCo Spearhead 460 Topper Spearhead Multicut 300 Topper Stoll Z685 Pro grass tedder Twose 7ft Buckrake

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ATV/UTILITY VEHICLES & ATTACHMENTS John Deere HPX 4x4 Gator, 2007 John Deere XUV855D Gator John Deere XUV855D Gator John Deere XUV855D Gator, 2016 John Deere XUV855D Gator, 2016 John Deere XUV855D Gator, 2017 John Deere XUV855M Gator choice four 2018/19 John Deere XUV855M Gator choice three 2016/18/20 John Deere XUV865M, Gator Choice 2019/20 John Deere XUV865M Gator choice 2020 John Deere XUV865M Gator John Deere XUV865M Gator, 2020 Can Am 550 Quad Bike Enduraspray 300litre 3m folding boom Logic TRM120 topper c/w 12.5 B&H engine Logic STT400 trailer Logic LFM320 snacker

CROP CARE

John Deere 512 Mounted sprayer John Deere M952i Sprayer Kuhn Axis 30.1 Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 30.1 Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 30.1D Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 30.1D Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 30.1Q Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 40.1W Fertiliser spreader Kuhn Axis 40.1WT25 Fertiliser spreader Amazone UX3200, 24m booms Cleanacres 36m trailed sprayer Econ 800CM sprayer, 12m 800litre KRM Big Bag Lifter KRM EX1600S spreader

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On Our Farm

May 11th 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. Another month goes by and the war in Ukraine shows no signs of ending anytime soon. The wheat price continues to climb supported by one of America’s worst ever droughts and record high temperatures in India. Currently new crop feed wheat is trading at over £320/t! How high will it go could it get to £400/t? I never thought it would get near to £300/t so I now believe anything is possible. The continued increase in commodity prices is putting the livestock industry under severe pressure. Many are having to make some very tough business decisions - ourselves included. The price of feed for our Organic hens is reportedly over £700/t. We are currently locked into a six month contract until the end of September so are slightly protected from these very high prices. However by the end of September feed could be £750/t. If it did get that high Sun setting at the treehouse and the egg price didn’t increase at the same rate (which looks very unlikely), we would have to stop producing eggs. Do we mothball the sheds, sell the sheds, deplete early? These are all very, very difficult decisions to make especially as we all have so much pride in what we are doing and giving up feels like we have been defeated. We had our usual monthly farm meeting last week and made the unanimous decision to keep going at present and see what happens. I hope we can ride it out however there is no point doing it if we are just going to lose money. On a brighter note crops are on the whole are looking full of potential. The rape still looks good and with prices as high as they are I am looking at increasing our acreage next year. Winter barley got its final fungicide yesterday and is very clean but a little short. The spring barley having established well needs some rain as do the silage fields. Hopefully the heavy showers we have experienced over the past couple of days will help. Fingers crossed by the time you read my next article we will have had our first guests in the treehouse. I think that I was being slightly ambitious hoping to have our first guests by the end of April. The website is now ready to go live, all the landscaping is finished and the grass is growing. Let’s hope this lovely weather stays and they can enjoy the Borders at its best. It has been a very busy month turning out cattle. With an extra 100 acres of grass this year we have significantly increased our summer grazing numbers. The new land has required quite a bit of work to ensure it is stockproof and no hungry mouths get into the silage fields. Thankfully the new electric fencing has worked well. The next job is to hang some new gates and replace the rotten posts. I really enjoy checking the cattle but having good swinging gates really does make the whole job a lot easier. Time away from the farm is pretty rare at the moment but I am really looking forward to my sister-in-law’s wedding next weekend. Tilly, Wilf and Posy are very excited to be pageboy/bridesmaids fingers crossed all goes to plan and they stay clean for the photos if nothing else!

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May 11th 2022

In 2012 we put in 207 solar panels which generated a maximum output of 50kW. It has been a good investment with a financial payback of seven years with the feed in tariff income (FIT), savings on electricity purchase and the export of surplus power to the grid. Ten years ago the FIT was 15p/kWh, imported electricity 10p/kWh and export paid 4p/kWh. The installation cost was £77,000. Guy Lee In 2020 we added another 58 panels to our array which increased our production by 50% but still limited the output to 50kW through an SMA core 1 inverter. This will give a payback of just over two years with current prices. Ten years later it is a very different set of calculations. Then the investment would not add up without the feed in tariff which was the Government’s tool to encourage uptake of renewable energy production and for it to go some way to meet its then climate change commitments of the Paris Accord. Today, our April import price is 35p/kWh, we have fixed our export at 20p/kWh for 12 months and a quote for putting 49kW of solar panels on a the roof of a new building has come in at less than £40,000. Fortunately this building has a 3 phase supply and a half hourly meter and is on a different supply from the other solar panels, so it is all possible without the need for planning permission being below 50kW. The sums make sense – production is estimated at 40,000 kW and if we exported it all at 20p/kWh that would give an income of £8000 – a five year payback. That is better than the previous install with no reliance on government support payments. Of course this is all based on current prices which could fall but even if they did drop by 50% it would still make a positive return and would enhance our carbon calculator.

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May 9th 2022 Will Howe is an arable farmer from Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The soils are predominantly heavy. There is 500ha of cropping including winter wheat, spring beans, spring oats and oilseed rape. He also manages a contracting business Thorpe Farming Ltd. Like all good farmers I am going to start by discussing the weather. We have had 20mm of rain in the last 55 days. This would not be so much of an issue if there had been sufficient rainfall over the winter, or the predominant spring wind direction had not been from the East sapping every last drop from the soil. April showers are now something we can nostalgically reminisce about but ultimately consign to history. This is my 17th Spring on this farm but I have rain records dating back 30 years before that. The 1976-2005 April rain averaged 44mm, the 2006-2022 April rain averaged 30.3mm. During these 17 years we have had only 4 years above 30mm and one year where we received 147mm in the month (basically 5yrs worth of April rain in a single year). With all this in mind the crops look well. We have managed to time the nitrogen applications to coincide with what limited rain we have had. The only disappointing field is some spring beans grown after an 18 month grass ley. I took the decision to wait for a demo disc drill so I could compare the performance with my own tine drill. The disc appeared to be doing a reasonable job but as the soil has dried the slot has become more and more open allowing the crows and pigeons just to reach into the slot and take their pick. I haven’t even mentioned the price of the demo drill, suffice to say it was eye-watering. With my machinery re-shuffle in full swing the new tractor has turned up, a new set of rolls has arrived and I have sold my current sprayer to a farm in the Borders for a late summer delivery. So if you see a sprayer suffering from vertigo, that will be it! The subsoiler is in the workshop being modified and it seems to be Trying in vain to keep the flying vermin off far too easy to spend money! But it is all ok because the Rt Hon George Useless is giving me half my slimmed down BPS cheque early. At first I thought this was bonkers, well I still do, because we can sell wheat for £300+/t grown with old priced fertiliser so cash reserves have never been so good. And then while laid in bed the other night in my Jonny Wilkinson pyjamas, my conspiracy theory loving brain cranked into gear and the farmers are yet again being taken for fools. This is just a way for the government to indirectly support CF fertilisers and thereby guaranteeing Carbon Dioxide supply by giving the farmers no excuse not to pay the over inflated price The new spraying tractor of their fertilisers. Cunning, certainly, bright perhaps not because where will this all end? 48

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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. Thank goodness the weather has been kind this week as all the teams have been stretched at times. Fortunately calving continues to go very smoothly, with the last quarter left to calve now, including the Galloways. The speed at which the cows have calved from fidgety, to water bag, to calf born has sometimes been under 30 minutes. This year there has been no time to sit about waiting! Lambing is just about done and cutting has begun. Lambs are being scratched for orf prevention and are receiving a ‘smart shot’; a tiny capsule which releases a medium acting cobalt. We have pelvic measured, weighed and temperament scored all the heifers this last week, with those not making the grade set out to fatten. We have a good even batch of heifers which include our replacements and 30 Black Baldy Heifers to sell, ready to bull. They have been vaccinated with BVD, Lepto and Huskavac. Spring crops are about to go in however, typically the much-needed rain has arrived just as I get the drill on. A Barley, Vetch and Red Clover forage crop is next, with the brassicas going in after the first cut silage has been taken. The hen team has been stretched as Gwen stepped into her Lambing shoes and I and Linda have filled Gwen’s shoes. It goes without saying that Linda is definitely quicker at packing and a significantly tidier worker than myself! Claire is often telling me that tidiness is not at the top of my skill set. The cost of hen feed continues to increase at eye watering levels and it makes the need to be very efficient with other costs, as well as avoiding any challenges which would impact egg numbers. We’re about to put an IB (Infectious Bronchitis) vaccine into the birds to up their protection as we start to spread muck – just in case airborne particles enter the shed. Inflation is a challenge for us all, with costs spiraling and we can only hope that the returns we get for our produce keep pace, otherwise we will all be in a muddle. Typically, as we start to feel stretched financially, other problems arise. The Wind turbine needs an overhaul. The estimate given is eye watering, but apparently the weather has taken its toll and damp has entered the blades, so now they are not balanced and need replacing! As we are planning to increase our cattle numbers, we are assessing housing and feed requirements. Rhidian Jones has been and visited us to discuss grazing strategies as we will need to grow more grass to feed them. I’ve had the calculator out to see whether we can afford a couple more bays on the shed. It’s catch twenty two – we need to get more profitable, but need to invest more in order to do so! 50

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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 fantail flew into our bedroom last Friday morning, waking us up with his chattering and then flew out. Māori superstition has it that this is the portent of a death. Sure enough, by morning smoko we learned that 2 old friends had died on Thursday afternoon and another had been killed in a workplace accident. One of them had very aggressive leukaemia and died within 5 weeks of diagnosis and the other dropped dead of a heart attack at a city council meeting. The third had retired from farming a few years ago and having found retirement a little boring had got a stevedoring job at the port. A coal elevator swung round knocking him down and then dumped a few tons of coal on him. So not good a day really. We’ve had a week of funerals and now I’ve got bloody covid. I’ll look forward to normal transmission for next month. 52

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May 2022

Jack Frater is an Agricultural Consultant at Edwin Thompson, based in their office in Galashiels. Jack specialising in Farm and Estate Management. We are now through the first busy period of the year, lambing will be finished for most and spring drilling is all but complete. BPS claims and AECS applications are also done with for another year, therefore it is a good time to look forward at what the future of Scottish agricultural policy may look like. A new policy needs to be in place by May 2026 at the latest. As with a lot of devolved policy decisions, those at Holyrood had been looking to align themselves closer to Brussels than Westminster, although recently there appears to have been a shift in mentality, or maybe the realisation that this is an opportunity not to be missed. The focus now seems to be around meeting their own climate change targets. So far only the broad principles of the policy have been announced, but include such things as sustainability, efficiency and regenerative agriculture. Little is expected to change in the short term. BPS will continue for the time being, although LFASS payment are likely to increase back to a similar level to those in 2018. However, by 2026 we expect that at least half of all direct support will be subject to some form of new conditionality, be it the completion of an animal health and welfare plan, soil testing, fertiliser planning, or most likely carbon auditing. These conditions will probably be applied to the beef calf and ewe hogg schemes first, before being applied to BPS claims. In the long term, a radical shift away from direct support come 2026 appears unlikely, instead a gradual phasing out of Pillar 1 payments, similar to what is currently happening in England, will be the preferred option. A more ambitious AECS scheme may be one way of bridging the funding gap, however it is worth noting that implementing an AECS contract comes with additional cost, so although farming businesses may well receive a similar amount of cash, profitability will be reduced. Training and knowledge transfer is also expected to play a leading role in future policy, with funding being used to provide farmers with the tools to become ‘professional’ rather than giving businesses the cash directly. Be prepared to collect CPD points over and above existing scheme such as NRoSO. So, what can be done at farm level to mitigate any future change? Well, the first thing to do is to make sure your business is in the best possible position. Now is the time to analyse the performance of your business, both technically and financially, to identify areas where improvements can be made. Looking at things such as the health status of your flock, or even how your borrowing is structured may highlight areas of poor performance. The Scottish Government has recently announced further funding for the Farm Advisory Service, of which Edwin Thomson is a member. This means that farmers are able to claim up to £1,000 of funding towards specialist advice, including Integrated Land Management Plans and Carbon Audits. For further information on this please contact Jack Frater in our Galashiels office. 54

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May 9th 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. Covid has eventually caught up with me and I write this from my sick bed. A throat full of daggers and a head full of cotton wool is the best description of my current status. Hopefully the Agrimart editorial team will edit any fever induced gibberish from my submitted copy. A pile of work awaits me outside but for now I just need to get some rest and beat this as soon as possible. Wheat and spring barley are really pushing for T1’s but they’ll just have to wait until I have the energy to climb into the sprayer cab. Late flowering rape on the poorer areas will also need a fungicide in addition to the second pass of the earlier flowered areas. The pressure is always on in May to hit growth stages and weather windows which makes my current incapacity harder to bear. Everything north of us seems to have had plenty of rain, (in some cases far too much) in the past couple of weeks, whereas everything south is looking for moisture. We are in a happy place between the two and crops are looking reasonable. Only 6ha of backward rape is causing any real concern. Tatties have been planted in good order with the Backboath team making short work of the task. The potato fields this year are right next to the water abstraction point on the Fithie Burn, which of course means the irrigator is probably unlikely to be needed. With the current price of diesel that would be the ideal scenario. A final but very important piece of fencing is being completed on the deer farm connecting our second wintering shed to the main block of grazing. The construction of a raceway and enclosure of a field completes the project started in 2018. We now have 88ha enclosed for deer which should allow us to operate at a reasonable scale and manage the grazing better. Hopefully we can finish the fencing and get all the deer in the right place ahead of calving later this month. This month was to mark the arrival The Taiga Upland fencing team in action of our new combine, however this has fallen foul of the global supply issues and we have been told we are unlikely to see it this harvest. This means our old combine will be returning from the dealer’s yard and will see another season at Powrie. This is certainly disappointing but perhaps not surprising given the turmoil in global supply chains over the past two years. Replacing machinery is never an easy decision but when you can’t actually guarantee delivery of the new bit of kit it adds a whole new set of considerations of when to change. It certainly makes used machinery a more attractive proposition as at least it’s there and ready to go rather than at some unknown date in the future. On a more positive note Patrick the Peacehill tortoise emerged from hibernation a full two weeks ahead of last year. Hopefully I can emerge from my enforced Tel hibernation sometime soon too! Patrick the harbinger of spring Wishing you all best of health. emerged on the 28th April

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