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AGRIMART MARCH 2017

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Book your Training Course Requirements Today Forklift, ATV, Chainsaw, First Aid, B + E, Rodent Control, Mole Trapping, Farm Safety Awareness & Animal Transport Contact BMR as soon as possible to book your spring labour and landwork requirements

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Northumberland Model Tractor Show 2017

Saturday 11th March 2pm til 7pm

Sunday 12th March 10am til 4pm

Adults £5.00 Under 16’s Free

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

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Scotland’s largest installer and maintainer of grain handling and process equipment Nationwide expertise in servicing equipment from all major manufacturers To discuss your service requirements ahead of this year’s harvest, please contact:

Sandy Knight

01738 627 101

sandy.knight@edwardsengineering.co.uk

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2017 MITSUBISHI L200 TITAN 4X4 PICK-UP DELIVERY MILES £P.O.A + VAT 2013 MITSUBISHI L200 TROJAN 4X4 PICK-UP ONLY 26,000 MILES PRIVATE USE ONLY £13,000.00 2009 FORD RANGER 4X4 PICK-UP ALL TERRAIN TYRES 60,000 MILES £8000.00 + VAT 2011 VW GOLF 2.0 GT DIESEL 5DR 76,000 mls £6950.00 A SELECTION OF VANS ALWAYS IN STOCK SEE OUR WEBSITE

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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

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Buy 2.4 tonnes of Energyze Vitality or more and get a free Harbro boilersuit.

Offer valid until 15 March 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

Propylene glycol to reduce the strain on the liver whilst supporting the ewe against twin lamb disease No added vegetable fat to reduce added pressure on the liver Enriched with Sel-Plex, Mannans, Omega 3 oils and Cobalt/B12 for improved colostrum and milk quality Choline aiding embryo development and lamb growth for stronger lambs

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We have over 30 years experience designing & manufacturing Agricultural Buildings & Equipment ATV Trailers

Cattle Handling Systems Calf Creeps - In Stock Octoposts

60 x 40 x 14’ Kit Building starting from £7400

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BORDER COATINGS (SCOT) LTD

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Surface Preparation & Protective Coating Specialist Established 1988

u Shot-blasters u Industrial & Decorative Painting Contractors u u In-house & On-site Facilities u Marine Agricultural Commercial

Approved Local Authorities contractor throughout Scotland Email: chrisedwards@bordercoatings.com www.bordercoatings.com Tel: 01896 848919 Unit 7 Industrial Estate, Station Road, Earlston, TD4 6BZ

Talking......... Business

Ben Burbridge is a rural practice surveyor with Edwin Thompson LLP based in the Galashiels office. He provides professional advice to clients throughout southern Scotland on a range of rural issues. Land Registration

Most readers will by now be aware of the changes to the system of land registration introduced by the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012. The proposed move from the old Sasine Register, a descriptive based register, to the Land Register by 2024 for all private land, offers opportunities for landowners to be either proactive or reactive to the impending changes. The options are either voluntary registration or to wait for Keeper-induced Registration or an event that triggers first registration, such as sale such as the transfer of a property either as a result of a sale, death or gift or the granting of a lease to a third party. Keeper-induced Registration allows the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland to move a Sasine title onto the Land Register irrespective of what the owner wants to do. It is carried out at the expense of the Registers and without input from the landowner, so there are opportunities for potential issues to arise outwith the owner’s control. Any errors in registration require an application to the Keeper to rectify the entry and title. Keeper-induced Registration has been piloted in some areas of Scotland and at the moment it is mainly focused on public sector land and urban areas.

With voluntary registration there is the opportunity to exercise an element of control over the registration process, and you may benefit from getting all of your ducks in a row. It is worth considering the 25 per cent discount on registration fees and for voluntary registration, particular where they might be boundary issues or uncertainty with regard to title, this has been guaranteed until the middle of 2019. Is this a big enough incentive when considered in the context of wider costs of the process? Voluntary registration is something certainly worth considering before Keeper induced registration comes around. Individual circumstances will dictate policy and appetite for the chosen route. As a firm we have been dealing with more and more cases where new title deed plans are required for first registration due to certain trigger events. Whilst the majority of the time the process is straight forward, there are cases which can become complex and protracted. Individual circumstances will dictate policy and appetite for the chosen route, but the issue of land registration certainly merits discussion and planning. Edwin Thompson can provided advice and mapping support to produce plans that meet the Registers’ deed plan requirements. For further information please contact Ben Burbridge (Galashiels office) on 01896 751300.

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AECS BPS

2017 Checklist – as simple as A, B, C – Application window for Agri-Environmental grants is open until 31st March; Could your farm benefit? – Basic Payment Scheme applications to be submitted between 15th March –15th May. Do you comply with Greening & Crop Diversification rules? Have you completed your detailed EFA Map? Instruct a Greening health check now!

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BPS FOR SALE SALE BPS ENTITLEMENTS ENTITLEMENTS FOR  Significant numbers of Scottish BPS Entitlements  Significant numbers of Scottish BPS Entitlements  Regions 1, 2 and 3 available  Regions 1, 2 and 3 available   Contact Michael Bell for further information Contact Michael Bell for further information T:T:01750 0175023733 23733 M:M:07584 644246 07584 644246 E:E:mbell@buccleuch.com mbell@buccleuch.com www.buccleuchruralsolutions.com www.buccleuchruralsolutions.com

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Contact Us: 01573 226 255 Mecmar Mobile & Static Driers Individually Specified. Available with PTO drive, Electric drive & Dual drive (electric or PTO drive). Renowned for PERFORMANCE, RELIABILTY, & DURABILTY. Mecmar Driers can now be supplied throughout Northumberland, Scottish Borders & East Lothian. (Inlet hopper manufactured separately by d.m.i. mechanical engineers)

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With the camera set on a wide viewing angle, you can pan around and survey the whole shed in seconds, with full-HD video and crisp audio.

The huge zoom range allows you to home in on a single animal in a large shed, with sufficient clarity to read ear-tags at 30m or more.

Calving / Lambing Cameras This year... Give yourself a break!  Full HD fixed or controllable PTZ Cameras  Long-range wireless links to the farmhouse  3G / 4G systems available for remote sheds  View on your smartphone / PC / tablet / TV  Powerful infra-red lighting for clear night-vision  Systems by mail-order or fully installed (depending on location)

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Alarms for Farms (Kelso) Ltd Long-range Monitoring & Security Systems Call TODAY

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

Now doing repairs across a wide range of trailers - livestock, horsebox and flatbed

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ON- CALL 24/7 Fully equipped service vans from 5 depots covering The Borders, North Northumberland, East Lothian, & CentralSotland

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AC FULLERTON LTD

Colin Fullerton: 07818 056 365 or 01573 410 257 FFER IAL O SPEC

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J.H.WOOD ENGINEERING 7 5 Y E A RS O F E N G I N E E R I N G E XC E L L E N C E J.H.Wood offers you an unrivalled service in engineering, from simple repairs to complex machined parts or unique bespoke fabrication on all types of plant, machinery and structures, and the most extensive stock of replacement tools and components between Edinburgh and Newcastle. ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS AT YOUR SERVICE FOR AGRICULTURE • ARCHITECTURE • LEISURE • MANUFACTURING • MARINE • QUARRYING

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Grass Machinery

Haddington 01620 823171

Selkirk 01750 725725

www.hendersongm.co.uk

Kinross 01577 865733 follow us:

Second-Hand Machinery for Sale Tractors: ● Deutz-Fahr 620 59 reg. H ● Deutz-Fahr K120 comes with loader H ● Deutz-Fahr M610 58 reg H ● Massey Ferguson 350 4WD comes with front loader ● Case 4230 4WD H ● Kubota L3540 H Lely: ● Lely RP 445 round baler H ● Lely RP 235 round baler H ● Lely 280 mower conditioner H ● Lely 320 mower H ● Lely Combi 600 H

Second-Hand Machinery for Sale Mini diggers: ● Komatsu PC20MR S ● Bobcat E16 S ● Bobcat E14 S Trailers: ● Broughan 31ft box trailer with box pusher ● Broughan 14T mono trailer, 560/45/22.5, 10 stud axle, hydraulic brakes, hydraulic door H Other machinery: ● Ovlac cultivator, comes with roller ● Merlo 38.10 10 metre, 61 reg H ● Vicon AM2400 mower conditioner S ● 2x Amazone AD box drills with disc coulters H

New Machinery for Sale ● Deutz-Fahr 6210, 210hp ● Deutz-Fahr 6165 ex-demo tractor ● Deutz-Fahr 6185 ● Cashels bale grabs ● Cashels fuel bowser

New Machinery for Sale ● Amazone AD 3m box drill comes with KE power harrow ● Amazone ZA/TS spreader, ex-stock ● 18T Broughan trailer, full spec, mono, rollover cover, air brakes ● 8.3 Watson rollers, ex-demo, hydraulic folding, 24 inch rings

Find us at: Bypass Road, Haddington, EH41 3PQ Tel: 01620 823171 Yarrow Mill, Dunsdale Road, Selkirk, TD7 5EB Tel: 01750 725725 1 Clashburn Close, Kinross, KY13 8GD Tel: 01577 865733

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

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H.E. BUILDERS LTD CONCRETE & BUILDING WORK

We are a local company with over 20 years of experience. Call us for a free estimate on work in planning, grant work and any other projects before you take the package deal as our prices are very competitive.

Heb Jason Paul Kelso

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Agricultural and industrial floors with all types of finish • Cattle courts • Yards • Silage pits • Concrete roads • Grain sheds Any distance considered. All types of building work can be undertaken, block work, brick work and stone work. • Extensions • Restoration • New buildings • Garden walls • Kerbs and paving All types of groundworks can be undertaken. Kincraig, 9 Broompark, Kelso TD5 7SN

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OXFORD - Migmaker 200-1 HAY BELL Feeder - Designed to fit over a OXFORD - Migmaker 200-1 HAY BELL Feeder Designed to fit over a standard round bale - No metal compoUsed but as new - Ideal for Automostandard bale - No metal components - 4round feeding ports - No wastage UsedLight but Fabrication as new - Ideal for Automo- tive, & Maintenance nents 4 feeding ports No wastage through trampling or fouling - £280.00 tive, Light Fabrication & Maintenance 230v - @ £400.00 through trampling or fouling - £280.00 230v - @ £400.00 NEW NEW MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE STAND STAND -- Hand Hand Tools, Tools, Saw Saw Blades, Blades, Bit Bit & Drill Sets, Measuring Tapes, Gloves, Tin Snips & Drill Sets, Measuring Tapes, Gloves, Tin Snips etc etc Free Free Hoodie Hoodie or or Gilet Gilet (while (while stocks stocks last) last) with with each each power power tool worth over £200 1/2” & 3/4” Fuel Impact tool worth over £200 - 1/2” & 3/4” Fuel Impact Wrenches, Wrenches, Cordless Cordless Grease Grease Guns, Guns, Angle Angle Grinders Grinders -- all all in in stock. stock. BIRD SCARING - Gas Guns, BIRD SCARING - Gas Guns, Rockets, Day & ContinuaRockets, DayKites, & Continuation Ropes, Croption Ropes, Kites, Cropguard & Sentinel Spinners guard & Sentinel Spinners This British built, tractor mounted, hydraulic LS100 Log Splitter This built, tractor mounted, LS100 Logtask. Splitter fromBritish Wessex Country turns a chorehydraulic into an enjoyable With from Wessex Country turns a chore into an enjoyable task. With 10 Tonnes of splitting force it handles logs up to 18” effortlessly. 10 Tonnes of splitting force it handles logs up to 18” effortlessly. 5 in stock @ only £460 5 in stock @ only £460 Agriparts Borders Ltd - Spylaw Road, Kelso. TD5 8DL - Phone / Fax 01573 226 526 / 529. Agriparts Borders Ltd - Spylaw Road, Kelso. TD5 8DL - Phone / Fax 01573 226 526 / 529.

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J & D KERR LTD ROAD SURFACING CONTRACTORS Rogers Road, Riverside Industrial Estate, Selkirk TD7 5DX

Bitmac & Asphalt Surfacing of Roads; Paths; Estate & Farm Roads; Silage Pits; School Playgrounds; Car Parks; Commercial Properties; Adoptable Roads. Block Pavior surfacing of Patios; Paths; Driveways; Car Parks etc Patching work; Spraying & Chipping; Reinstatement of Service Tracks Surface Water Drainage; Kerbing; Dropped Kerbs to SBC Specification. Roadmarkings - white/yellow thermoplastic lines & signage Play & sports area thermoplastic markings & pictures Street lighting Private and Public Works undertaken

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We have over 40 years experience in the trade and work in the Borders, Berwickshire, The Lothians, North Northumberland and Langholm area.

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THOS. B. OLIVER

Est 1919 Proprietor: Wendy Oliver “Now’s the time “Now’s the time The Garage Denholm TD9 8NB to get your to get your “Now’s the time bike out and ready bike out and ready Est Proprietor: Oliver to 1919 get your forWendy Summer” forThe Summer” Garage Denholm TD9 8NB

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DOWNLOAD THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ROTAM’S CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS Advice from independent crop consultants, word-of-mouth recommendations from fellow farmers and testimonials on web-based farming forums are persuading increasing numbers of crop growers to give price-beating Rotam crop care chemicals a try. Farmers like Guy Lee of Ancrum near Jedburgh, are happy to pass on the good news about Rotam, which has been selling its products in the UK since 2010. Rotam is now the fastest-expanding post-patent company in the UK. “There’s no reason not to,” said Borders Machinery Ring chairman Mr Lee, who said Boudha ticks all the important boxes for him – delivery, price, efficacy and mixability. He said he will “absolutely” continue to use it. “We’re finding that farmers who try them keep coming back for more,” said Chris Pye, Rotam Europe Commercial & Marketing Manager. Mr Pye said the agrochemical industry is undergoing many changes, including major mergers. While farmers do not like uncertainty, they do like choice. Companies like Rotam, the fastest-growing brand specialising in revitalising patent-expired formulas in the UK, offers that choice. “We know what farmers want because we talk to them. In six years we’ve established a reputation for quality and reliability coupled with that over-arching value-for-money factor,” said Mr Pye. “We have the market-leading straight Tebuconazole product on the market – Toledo – while our Sulfonylurea herbicides – Boudha, Ergon, Savvy Premium, and Hiatus – out-perform many competitors.” All the key information regarding these products can now be viewed at any time on your smart phone or tablet via a new app. Download it now for free and start using the essential guide for Rotam’s crop protection products.

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John Coleman reviews the 2016 farmland market in Northumberland How would you describe the market? 2016 proved to be a robust year for the farmland market with good prices paid for the best in class but a limited number of buyers for more marginal units putting values under pressure. Despite Brexit, the push for increased scale is continuing to drive demand, and value for money is trumping politics when it comes to buying decisions. Supply fell by 1% across England as a whole and by almost 5% in Northumberland, which in no small way has accounted for the continuation of price growth which has risen uninterrupted since 2001.

How long are farms taking to sell? In general, farms are taking longer to sell than they once did, taking between six and 12 months from first marketing to completion. An increasing level of due diligence is now required prior to offering for a farm as buyers are become ever more discerning. We as agents also need to ensure bidders have the finance in place ahead of offering as lending arrangements are taking longer to be ratified. The supply issue has also impacted on the traditional selling seasons, and were it not for the desire for good photographs we now very definitely have a 12 month selling season.

Who is buying? More than ever, a comprehensive strategy is required to reach a more diverse pool of buyers. A combined total of ÂŁ600m was offered on farms through Savills in the North of England this year, and a high proportion are still chasing acres, affirming a healthy appetite for the best land. The predominant buyers are family businesses expanding their acreages, often in anticipation of lower subsidies post 2020. There is also a desire for better value which is focusing farmer buyers away from the more competitive areas around affluent towns, towards the more northern reaches. Buyers from Scotland can also see value in Northumberland, without more political uncertainty.

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The favourable exchange rate and comparative good value continued to drive demand for northern farms in 2016, though values are now stabilising.

Which farms have sold well this year and why? We have advertised just over 10,000 acres of farmland in the north this year including three of the four commercial units to come to the open market in Northumberland. What has been very apparent is the balance between the drive for scale and the relevance to invest too heavily in the residential aspect of the property. We have seen a notable demand for larger, well equipped units over 350 acres with interest in smaller acreages underwritten by local demand. Correct pricing, good presentation, effective marketing, and detailed preparations have all been fundamental in achieving a successful sale, but perhaps the most important aspect has been interaction and follow up with prospective buyers, giving confidence to proceed.

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What is next for the farmland market? Over the next five years we expect the area of farmland coming to the market, in the historical context, to remain low which will underpin prices. Despite the current benefits of a weak pound on outputs and subsidies, we also expect average value of ‘all types’ of farmland across the UK to remain under some pressure. We anticipate a widening of regional variations in values, as well as a wider gap between the best land and the rest. The longer term outlook for land value remains positive, with values forecast to grow by 5.5%, albeit slowly, across the UK over the next five years.

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

J & J Grant

Scotland’s Spreading Specialists

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

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

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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

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

Covering the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland

OFFICE: 01890 870241 MOBILE: 07970 404033 • Hedge Cutting • Grain Crimping/Bruising • All Arable Work carried out • Stubble to Stubble contracts • Complete Muck Spreading service • 14 & 16t Dump Trailers for hire Please contact:

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J.W. & M.A. SCOTT Overhall • Hawick HEDGE CUTTING, PLOUGHING AND MUCK SPREADING ALL SPRING ARABLE CULTIVATION Combi-drilling, VR Fertilizer spreading, Crop spraying, Grass seed drilling. SILAGE AND WHOLE CROP SP Forager. Complete or part operation. Combining, Round Baling and all general contract work undertaken.

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

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John Renton - Agricultural Engineer, Chirnside

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

D I SMITH & Co. MORDINGTON MAINS FARM

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All types of Agricultural Fencing, Garden Fencing and Decking

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J & W GLENDINNING SPREADING GROUNDWORKS Lime, Fertiliser, Fibrphos, Slag etc Range of 360 and 180 machines Supplied and spread or spread only available 12 Ton Dump Trailers Spreaders fitted with weighcells and VRA Control ARABLE/LANDWORK Muck 3 spreaders available, all with high beaters/slurry doors Spreader hire also available

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Connon Farms Greenknowe    

Umbilical slurry spreading   Complete with 12m dribble bar &   flow meter Complete silage service   13t track digger   Groundwork and drainage   Ploughing & drilling     Most other Agricultural contract work undertaken     Contact:   Christopher – 07843 208 544   Patrick – 07701 040 681          

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

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Simon Bainbridge farms in partnership with his wife Claire and his parents, Ivan and Elisabeth in Northumberland. They run suckler beef and sheep enterprises across 650 ha of mainly SDA and moorland organically. This month has turned out to be extremely busy. I have been away for two weeks on the Worshipful Company of Farmers 21st Challenge of Rural Leadership. It has been one of the most intense fortnights I have ever been involved in. Alongside 17 others from around the world we have been pushed and stimulated and given the facility to develop and grow as leaders, whilst making friends for life and giving me time to think away from my business. Each day brought a number of new challenges which have included an intensive case study, psychometrics, leadership development, communications, the media, adventure, tradition and life-changing learning. It has taken a high level of personal investment to get the most from the course but I hope to benefit from the opportunities granted by the Challenge of Rural Leadership. Meanwhile the team have been working extremely hard whilst I have been away. Vaccination of all the cattle with Bravaxin is now complete. Work on our Layers house has really moved on whilst I have been away, NewQuip have been extremely busy constructing the internal system, the feed bins are in place and the majority of the fencing is up. I actually wonder whether I was missed at all! Since returning the teams of electricians have arrived with trenches being dug to lay the main power cables, ducting and water pipe. Typically, the heavens opened last night and now my main job is to be on standby with the tanker to keep emptying the trench! We are feeding sheep at the moment as we have shut up all the fields which we will lamb on in April and the stocking rate has increased on the other fields. The silage pit is emptying at a rate of knots, with the sheep being fed and sheds full of finished cattle, however we are hoping to get some cattle away to Dovecote Park shortly. The organic cattle price is starting to strengthen. It seems that when the demand and price was high for Angus cattle it has removed some cattle from the organic system. We have been planting some trees just above our Capability Brown Lake. These trees are sited exactly where he had drawn them on his original plans. Tree planting on the farm doesn’t stop there – we will shortly start planting trees and hedge plants across the ranges to provide shelter and protection for the hens. Hopefully AI will pass and our hens will actually be able to get out and appreciate them! Avian Influenza is a real concern, especially for commercial free range poultry of all types. I think the industry is very hopeful that this strain will die out, like it has done with other strains, rather than becoming endemic in the wild bird population – which will be a big problem not only for all poultry keepers, but our wild bird populations too. 38

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On Our Farm

8 February 2017

Guy Lee farms in partnership with his wife, Philippa, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley, rye and organic oats are grown, 400 cattle are finished annually, 4000 organic hens produce eggs for Waitrose, 14,000 organic point of lay pullets reared each year and 60,000 pheasant poults are raised. In addition we produce Agrimart, which is read by 8,000 farmers and agriculturally related businesses. February is the season of conferences and meetings and the time when many farmers take a holiday after the shooting season and before the onset of spring. A quiet month is the lull before the storm of lambing, calving and spring sowing. There are not many industries that have such a contrast in workload and that have to take so many factors into account when making decisions. There has been a lot of talk recently about artificial intelligence and the ever increasing role that robots will play in our lives. Their application is already apparent in agriculture with robotic milking machines, self steering tractors, vari rate fertiliser spreading and auto shut off sprayers to name but a few. There is a cereal plot at Harpers Adams that is being grown without a human putting one foot onto the ground. From sowing to harvest, all operations are being carried out by driverless machines. I am sure there will be a quantum leap in the next generation, with a move away from larger and larger tractors that are inevitably heavier and cause so much damage to the soil back to light, much smaller prime movers without a driver that will work when the conditions are optimum with relatively narrow machines. At Sandystones there is still a degree of manual work and in many ways I think we feel better for it. It has always struck me as ridiculous that time is spent getting overweight in the office and then paying exorbitant fees to a gym to get fit when the perfect exercise area is right outside the door. Working with cattle always keeps one agile, although the routine tasks of feeding and bedding are done by machine. All cattle are clipped before they go to the abattoir and I always insist this operation is done by two people as the risk of injury is too high for someone to be working on their own. Our crush and race are in good condition and give all the restraint necessary to allow belly clipping to be carried out with minimum risk but these are large animals and each one reacts in a different way. Eggs are collected by hand each day, there is a conveyor belt in the shed so the main work is taking eggs off the belt and stacking them in trays. A number are laid on the floor although, surprisingly few at around 1%. New hens arrived on January 17th, they are now 19 weeks old and the first egg has just been laid. They have come at a perfect time of year with the increasing natural daylight fitting in with their egg production cycle. They have adapted well to their enforced period of not being allowed on the range, although a breath of fresh air and a good leg stretch would be of great benefit. It seems likely that we will be allowed to let them out on March 1st, the implications of exceeding the 90 days allowed before the free range status is lost are too great to consider. Labelling, price premium and customer loyalty would all impact severely on the industry. The other aspect of our business that is seriously affected by the Avian Flu outbreaks is the who put together the 64 pages Game Farm. At this time of year we are normally setting up the laying pens ready for the hen Shaun of this issue entirely on his own pheasants that are caught up on local estates. This practice is not allowed under the current AI control order. I have secured ample supplies of both eggs and day old chicks to fulfil the requirements of our existing customers and hopefully a few more. One of the largest game farms in the country had all their breeding stock culled last month following a positive outbreak. They supply approximately 4% of the UK market. Also Macfarlanes, the largest game farm in the USA, which usually exports over 700,000 pheasant eggs, is not sending any over to Europe this year. These two factors could easily create a shortage in the market. There is uncertainty as to what restrictions will be in place over the summer, this will all depend on disease outbreaks over the next two months. Well done Shaun, he has produced the largest Agrimart ever, with 64 pages he The team at BMR outside the new offices in Earlston has exceeded the previous record by 8 pages. 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Lloyd Land Rover Kelso is a trading style of Lloyd Motor Group who is acting as a credit broker and not a lender.

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Official Fuel Consumption Figures for the Discovery Sport range in mpg (I/100km): Urban 44.1-50.4 (6.4-5.6); Extra Urban 60.1-62.8 (4.7-4.5); Combined 53.3-57.7 (5.3-4.9). CO2 Emissions 139-129 g/km. The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer’s tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle’s actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only. Representative Example relates to a Discovery Sport SE Pure. Representative 6.9% APR available on Discovery Sport SE Pure models registered between 1st January to 31st March 2017 at participating Retailers only. With Land Rover Freedom Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the allowed mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 14p per excess mile up to 4,999, or for excess mileage of 5,000 or more, a charge of 28p will apply to each excess mile above the allowed mileage. If the vehicle is in good condition and has not exceeded the allowed mileage you will have nothing further to pay; (2) pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (3) part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status. Representative example is based upon an annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents, 18 plus only. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Land Rover Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. We can introduce you to Land Rover Financial Services and a limited number of other lenders to provide funding for your vehicle. We may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to such lenders.

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Colin Mitchell is farm manager at Meikleour Estate near Blairgowrie in Perthshire. The soils range from light sand and gravel to some heavy, wet, north facing clay loams with 400 acres of fertile silty sand. Cropping covers 2200 acres and includes winter wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape, spring barley and oats, seed and ware potatoes, carrots and vining peas. That’s January over already, and before I know it March will be here! Therefore that means it is now February which is the month that all arable farmers head away for a skiing holiday. Or at least that’s what our livestock keeping brethren imagine, and in this case they are correct, so I’m just living up to the stereotype. I am often accused by my wife that I spend all of holidays looking at fields so going to a ski resort is a great way to get away entirely from agriculture. They certainly won’t be out spreading fert anytime in the Austrian mountains but I am always pleasantly surprised by all the signs that small scale farming must thrive here. I’m sure that the winter months must be a challenge for them but possibly the sunny summers and a (presumably) supportive government make up for it. And what’s more they even have cakes shaped like potatoes but made from marzipan! The good winter weather at home is persisting with under an inch of rain for the last month. This has allowed us to carry on with fibrophos and lime spreading and finally make a start to harvesting over wintered carrots. They are lifting in really good conditions which is a huge change from the last two years, although that wouldn’t be difficult. Apart from those tasks we have not started any ploughing or cultivation, I’m still holding my nerve and trying to get as much benefit out of the cover crops as possible. The weather that is letting these crops produce biomass, is also benefiting the winter sown cereals. Although it isn’t long until we are allowed to spread nitrogen, I don’t feel there is a huge rush to get on with it. This maybe just as well as there are one or two jobs to finish on our plant that we use to make liquid nitrogen and sulphur fertiliser. Until now we have been using one pump to circulate the mix of water, urea and ammonium sulphate. For the coming season we are upgrading to a mixer which will agitate the solution instead. I am hoping this will result in a quicker mix and give greater output, which we sorely need at some points in the spring to keep the sprayer busy. The sheds are starting to fill up with supplies of fertiliser, seed and chemicals in anticipation of the coming spring. With the good weather over the last three months, it has felt like a short winter so far. However, no doubt the weather is to change and we will be back to normal soon enough.

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William Grimsdale was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and died last year. He lived graciously and courageously with it until the very end, including his constant attendance at The Hirsel. He was a wonderful role model and we would like to acknowledge the positive impact he made in the world, as a family man, friend and farmer. He has left us to struggle on without him on the golf course but the encouragement and laughter are still with us. His friends feel that it would be appropriate to hold a golf day in his memory with two main aims; to raise funds for charity and to have fun.

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Mob07703 07703571 571291 Tel Mob 291 Tel 01835 01835830507 830 507 Talking......Beef

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

Acceptance that immediate post-Brexit trading period will be turbulent increases by the week. More farmers and industry linked organisations are anticipating a difficult, extended, and confusing interim period before the UK establishes its alternative food trading arrangements after leaving the EU in April 2019. Some speculate that recovering the same volume of trade that is currently available through the Single Market could take a decade. Few think arrangements can be finalised over the two year negotiation window after Article 50 is triggered. These observations are mirrored in agriculture departments across the EU – including the Republic of Ireland which has closer links with UK commerce than any other EU member state. It anticipates the immediate loss of at least £300 million a year through reduced beef sales onto UK markets. As the tensions created by the UK’s impending EU exit begin to sink in so advice offered to beef farmers is also hardening. At the forefront is encouragement for them to use the next two years to prepare their businesses for an uncertain period in which costs might rise at the same time as income fluctuates even more violently than it has in the recent past. Motivation for this is expected to come from huge reductions in direct payments. Some specialists expect overall farm support under the new British Agriculture Policy to fall by at least a third or around £1billion a year. Others think the end result will be worse with lowland farms receiving little, if any, basic support and the bulk of the cash

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available been directed at farmers in the uplands and hills in return for increased habitat protection, flood protection and land management that restrains the advance of climate change. Transition arrangements may be secured but exactly what these will be, or how long they will be in place, is a long way from being determined. On top of this there are fears that Theresa May’s enthusiasm for a trade deal with the United States, described by some commentators as “excruciatingly naïve” could open the way to high volumes of cheaper, tariff-free, hormone treated, US beef being sold on the home market. UK keenness to secure quick trade arrangements with the US to counter the anticipated loss of sales into EU markets is seen as a threat to other sections of agriculture too – not least because it seems likely the UK will accept increased imports of US farm products in exchange for the export of financial and manufacturing goods. Similar views are held about UK eagerness for alternative trade arrangements with Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina as well. Each of these may be a keen purchaser of a range products sold out of the UK but they are also net exporters of food - including beef. Robert produces Beef Industry News – the only independent information source for the UK’s beef sector. It is published on Friday evenings and valued for the quality of its coverage of the prime cattle market and other important industry issues. Find out more by logging on to www.rforster.com

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

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WANTED Flotation Wheels on Goodyear Tyres 2 x rear : 66 x 43 x 25 CASUALTY CATTLE 2 x fronts : 48 x 3100 x 20 FOR SLAUGHTER Fitted a John Deere 6520, does have another set of wheel centres. BOUGHT AND PAID FOR ON FARM Price : £1650 ono CALL STUART 07973823037 East Lothian • 07778387528

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For Sale 2 x 16ft sheep silage trailers Inside oat & wheat straw 4x4 round bales Telephone - 07774 469 471 Burnfoot Shorthorns

PEDIGREE BEEF SHORTHORN BULL FOR SALE April 2015 Born. IBR & Lepto Tested, BVD Accredited, TB4, Johnes Level 1 Burnfoot Farm, Oxton, Lauder, TD2 6PQ Phone: 07968 484326 Email:burnfootfarm@btinternet.com

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. It is lightly drizzling and is giving us a short break from the harvest. We’ve had a week of hot dry weather and wheels have been turning for some long hours. The harvest team has been registering a lack of sleep and Agrimart deadlines have been stretched! Grass seed, wheat and peas have been harvested in good condition and with no drying needed which is always a bonus. There have been some good yields with our last block of 40 ha of milling wheat yielding a bit over 500t. This was never irrigated and I was nervous that with the onset of warmer weather in December that soil reserves may not have stretched to finishing the wheat well. I need not have been worried. We have been grazing some of our wheat in the winter . Research has been showing that with early sowing, a trim in winter has been beneficial to eventual grain yield. Last year our yields were exceptional after grazing. This year, just to confound us, the grazed wheat hasn’t performed as well as those blocks that weren’t grazed. William will have to work out whether this was a seasonal aberration or the way we grazed the wheat that has had this effect. I was driving the combine for William yesterday doing some feed wheat for a neighbour and the yield meter was registering over 17t/ha which is world record stuff (if the meter is accurate and the yield had been consistent across the whole field….I understand all the qualifiers!). It was exciting none the less. Harvest has started Unfortunately a good harvest is not going to be enough to make up for poor prices. Son in law Tom has just got back from a seeds conference in the USA. (He snuck in just before the Donald stopped travel to the US). Tom tells me the world is awash with seed (and grain) and WANTED All types of 4x4 that market opportunity for production is looking really vehicles - Land Rovers, Toyotas, depressed. 2017 could be difficult. Isuzu’s, any condition, any age, mileage no problem It has got off to a bad start. WANTED All types of light commercials - vans, A very good mate of our wee fella, and the 28yr old lorries, pick-ups son of very old friends of ours was killed while baling WANTED All types of diesel cars silage a couple of weeks ago. James was a lovely young man with an insatiable appetite for life, but it WANTED All types of caravans and motorhomes was his enthusiasm for their farming operation, which URGENTLY WANTED Toyota Hilux pick-ups & had reinvigorated his whole family, that had earned Land Rover 90’s in any condition him immense mana from across the whole of the South Cash paid on the spot Island. His death has left widespread devastation.

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

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COMBINES WANTED

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

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10 NUMBER WELSH BLACK MOUNTAIN EWE LAMBS/SHEARLINGS ALL QUALITY PURE BRED STOCK REGISTERED SIRES PRICE ON APPLICATION Speak to Nick or Sarah on 01404 850226

Independent Livestock Services Foot Trimming & Cattle Clipping Billy Smith 07890355220

FISHWICK SIMMENTALS

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Tel: 0800 731 1164 ZINC SULPHATE & COPPER SULPHATE (In Bulk) Tel: 0800 0185091 BORDERS STRAW LIMITED Requires good quality straw and hay Straw always available for sale

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

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

SPRAY PAINTER Professional self-employed spray painter required to paint agricultural equipment manufactured locally. Must be reliable, conscientious and able to work to high standard.

Tel 01573 440314 brycescotland@aol.com

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3m Sumo Trio, serial no 09256. Shear bolt machine with new legs and points. Machine is well looked after and in very good condition. Price £8250 ono.

East Lothian • 07778387528

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

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