Agrimart March 2021 Issue

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AGRIMART

MARCH 2021

Issue 342

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PROPYLENE INSTANT GLYCOL ENERGY REDUCE TWIN LAMB STRAIGHT TO THE DISEASE RISK BLOODSTREAM

Body condition Getting body condition right on the run up to lambing is the most effective way to reduce the risk of metabolic diseases, dystocia, prolapses and poor mothering ability, and has numerous other benefits. Ewes across the country are generally in good condition. However, they still require bypass protein and minerals to improve colostrum and an extra boost of energy in the final 6 weeks before lambing. Feed buckets like Energyze Vitality are a cost effective, easy way to support these ewes.

weaned, in comparison to lambs not fed Sel-Plex. The inclusion of Omega 3 decreases the time it takes lambs to stand and suckle, which is vital in the early stages.

Colostrum and milk There are a number of ways colostrum quality and quantity is positively influenced, one of which is supplying bypass protein to ewes for the last month of gestation. Continuing to offer ewes supplementary feeding until there is adequate grass growth, can be beneficial in reducing the risk of mastitis. Bypass protein is also included in our Energyze Vitality buckets.

Lamb growth Once on the ground and thriving, creep feed should be offered in a space away from ewes from 2 weeks of age. Starch, sugar and digestible fibre helps develop the rumen efficiently and improves daily liveweight gain.

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Genetics, nutrition and management are the three elements in livestock production, which rely on each other for optimum performance and profitability. Given most farms will start lambing within the next few weeks, genetics cannot be influenced at this late stage, however nutrition and management can. There are a few considerations for making lambing run as smoothly as possible.

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By getting the body condition, diet and mineral supplementation right on the run up to lambing, lambs will be fit, strong and ready to grow. Sel-Plex, a readily absorbed and utilised selenium is one of the key ingredients included in our Energyze Vitality buckets. Murray Smith Harbro Beef & Sheep Specialist Trials have shown lambs grew quicker and heavier and more lambs were 07741 311949

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Timber harvesting & forest management T: 07940 979688 T: 01896 870301 (Office) E: doug@agriforest.co.uk AGRIFOREST, Cedarwood, Juniper Bank, Walkerburn, Peeblesshire, Scottish Borders, EH43 6DE.

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• Cost effective practical solutions to suit the farm or estate calendar

• Prompt payment for timber with payment intervals to suit you

• Independent, specialist advice & access to full UK timber markets

• We don’t charge hourly rates, mileage charges, or yearly management fees-all work is done on a flat rate % basis

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• One point of contact throughout any work • For a completely free, comprehensive appraisal of your woodland call Douglas Mathison on: 07940 979688

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

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Kverneland 853 bedder / shredder, 2014 machine. Contact Graham Scott for information. Case trailed sprayer, 2200lts 21m, £4250 self trac steering Toyota pick up, 2016, 51000 miles, very clean Amazone 3m AD box drill, 24 discs 580 wedge ring roller c/w Amazone power harrow Amazone ZA-M 3600 ultra profis hydro fert spreader with Amatron screen, GPS switch activated Kubota M4072 c/w loader, 450 hrs, very clean tractor Överum 5 furrow plough, DX / V-Flex transport combi wheel £9,500 Murray two plus, two bale handler Quicke adjustable bag lifter euro brackets, as new £550 Ifor Williams car trailer, hydraulic tipping with mesh extension sides Vicon RV 4216 baler, ISOBUS c/w control box SK STIG 6.3 m hydraulic folding rollers c/w shatta boards

NEW Machinery For Sale Kverneland ● 5-furrow plough, mounted reversible, with 18” rear disc coulters, combi wheel and transport lock. £22,500 ● Actiroll 630 hydraulic folding Cambridge roller 6.3m, 550mm diameter rings, 570mm diameter breaker rings, with road lights. £7,200 ● Actiroll 630 hydraulic folding Cambridge roller 6.3m, 500mm diameter rings, 530mm diameter breaker rings, with road lights. £6,700 ● 863 trailed bedder / shredder, 3m3 chamber, blowing distance of 20m, drum feed control system, stone trap, unique drum-knife configuration to handle a wide variety of materials and two speed gearbox for reduced flywheel speed when discharging feed materials. £12,000 (3 machines available for sale.) ● Air combo, 3m pneumatic s-drill / power harrow, 1050l capacity, hydraulic fan, Signus control box, 24 x cx11 coulters, press wheel and scrapper and rear harrow with 8mm tines, H-series power harrow with 12 rotors with 24 pro-fit active tines, levelling bar and 575mm packer roller. £26,500 Tractors ● Kubota M7152, 150hp (with boost 170hp), 6-speed gearbox via armrest, 12” touch screen, ultra-grand cab, mechanical suspension, air and hydraulic brakes, the rear hydraulics system provides an enormous lifting capacity of 9,400kg and the modern V6108 engine offers even more efficient performance with lower fuel consumption. Comes with 5 years / 3000 hours warranty. £79,000 Misc. ● Fleming Aerator AR8, 2.5m wide, 3-point linkage-mounted, rotor housed within heavy-duty frame, rotor has 14 blade discs each with 3 blades, mounted in a spiral pattern for smooth running, unique blade-locking system, 0-10 degree adjustable rotor angle, weight tray and rear towing eye. £1,900 ● Ex-demo Amazone Cayros 5 furrow plough, hydraulic vario width. £19,400 ● Shop soiled Amazone ZA-M special 1800lts. Net price £3,750 plus vat ● Shop soiled Amazone 3m AD box drill, 24 disc 580 wedge ring roller c/w Amazone power harrow ● Amazone ZA-V 2600 super profis tronic ● Amazone ZA-V 2600 ● Broughan 15 tonne full spec trailer, 560/60x22.5 wheels ● Palms 8sx forestry trailer c/w 7m hydraulic grab a type leg stands man platform steering drawbar ● 5.5 tonne rear winch c/w remote control 3 point linkage mounted ● Ex Demo Deutz-Fahr 6215 TTV vario c/w RTK GPS system ● Ex demo Deutz-Fahr 6165 RC c/w RTK GPS system Contact Allan at Selkirk for more information. Suzuki offer valid until 31/03/2021. Full terms at atv.suzuki.co.uk

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Swinton Mill Depot 01890 840732

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PUMA 240 CVX

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£74,500 + VAT

MAXXUM 145 MC

NK19 GCV, STOCK NO. 41023153, 600/65 R38 X 480/65 R28, CAB SUSPENSION, 4 MECHANICAL REMOTES, 3000HR WARRANTY TO FEB 24, 460 HRS

£61,000 + VAT

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PUMA 150 CVX

NA20 TDX, AUTO-STEER READY, STOCK NO. 21025000, 650/65 R38 X 540/65 R28, 50K AXLE & CAB SUSPENSION, 4 MECHANICAL REMOTES, 3YRS TO MAX 3000HR WARRANTY, 150 HOURS

£85,750 + VAT

MAXXUM 150 MC

NK20 AUX, STOCK NO. 11024622, 50K AXLE & CAB SUSPENSION, 600/65 R38 X 480/65 R28, 4 MECHANICAL REMOTES, 3000HRS WARRANTY TO JAN 2024, 171 HOURS

£74,500 + VAT

PUMA 165 MC

NL70 AOT, STOCK NO. 21024912, 650/65 R34 X 540/65 R28, 50K AXLE & CAB SUSPENSION, 4 MANUAL SPOOLS FRONT LINKAGE, 3YRS TO MAX 3000 HRS, 249 HOURS

£79,500 + VAT

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MAXXUM 145

NA20 TDO, STOCK NO. 11024999, 600/65 R38 X 480/65 R28, 50K AXLE & CAB SUSPENSION, 3 MECHANICAL REMOTES, 3YRS TO MAX 3000 HRS WARRANTY, 169 HOURS

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PUMA 200 MC

NK20 EVJ, STOCK NO. 11024738, 650/65 R42 X 540/65 R30, 50K AXLE & CAB SUSPENSION, 4 MECHANICAL REMOTES, 3YRS TO MAX 3000HR WARRANTY, 183 HOURS

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PUMA 165 MC

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£79,500 + VAT

David Taylor 07970 297124 david.taylor@paxtons.co.uk

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Swinton Mill Depot 01890 840732

Alnwick Depot 01665 605577

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FARMALL 105C

NL70 ASX, STOCK NO. 41024650, 16.9 R38 X 13.6 R24, 24 X 24 GEARBOX, 3 MECHANICAL REMOTES, 183 HOURS

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8250 AXIAL FLOW

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PUMA 185 CVX

FARMALL 85A

NL70 AOV, STOCK NO. 31024960, AUTO-STEER READY, FRONT LINKAGE & PTO, 650/65 R42 X 540/65 R30, 50K AXLE & CAB SUSPENSION, 4 REAR 2 MID ELECTRIC REMOTES, 133 HOURS

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FARMLIFT 526

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£109,000 + VAT

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FARMLIFT 742

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KVERNELAND SPECIALS

PLOUGHS KVERNELAND 3300 300/100 5 FURROW NEW MODEL FOR 2021 £32,750 KVERNELAND 3300 300/85 5 FURROW NEW MODEL FOR 2021 £32,100 KVERNELAND EG 300/85 5 FURROW £27,900 KVERNELAND ES 250/85 5 FURROW NEW MODEL FOR 2021 £24,450 KVERNELAND ES 250/85 5 FURROW DEMO £22,500 KVERNELAND ES 250/100 5 FURROW NEW MODEL FOR 2021 £25,100 KVERNELAND ES 200/85 5 FURROW SLATTED BODIES £21,950

David Edgar 07774 423569 david.edgar@paxtons.co.uk

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CULTIVATORS KVERNELAND DTX NEW FOR 2021 £23,950 KVERNELAND ENDURO NEW FOR 2021 £14,450 KVERNELAND QUALFARMER 3M DISCS £13,900 NEW DRILLS FOR 2021 KVERNELAND 6 TS EVO 48 E-COM ISOBUS 6 METRE TINE DRILL £32,900 KVERNELAND H301 WITH DA DRILL INC P/M MARKERS £26,100 KVERNELAND U DRILL 6000 PLUS GRAIN & FERT DEMO £74,950

Paul Chirnside 07970 461702 paul.chirnside@paxtons.co.uk

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Wendy writes

TWO PULLEYS, TWO PULLS, NO PROBLEM

February 2021

I wish what he knows now, he knew then. It would have saved so much damage, heartache, expense and loss of face. If he had only put his short hands into his long pockets and spent the £400, on the two pulleys we now have, 10 years ago it would have saved all that damage to my gearbox... The 42 mile journey up to Longniddry to pull the 4 houses at Gosford went smoothly and I was there by 10.00am and pulling the first shed within 30 minutes. It does take longer hitching up the two snatch blocks and limits the distance I can Easy pull with two snatch blocks pull in one go by a third which means I have to drive forward at least twice but the effort required is so much less than previously when my front wheels came off the ground and the spades went so deep they were fully buried. Whereas now it is such a slow and gentle pull with the spades only having to go half in. Of course it didn’t go without a hitch, the stupid idiot lifted my spades too high moving forward and bent one of the pulleys. Luckily Chris was on hand to straighten it and I was back working within the hour. The four sheds were all pulled off the muck by 4pm and I was on my way home. By which stage the light was fading and We will provide the complete service for all your steel framed where it was raining at the bottom of Soutra, we were driving building requirements through snow at the top. I was relieved to get back here in one piece, it had been a long day and I really don’t like driving in the • Straw Sheds • Stable Blocks • Riding Arenas • Muck Middens dark, my eyes are not as good as they used to be. • Grain Stores • Silage pits The next job was to move the hen house here. Again I insisted • Stock Buildings • Building Works on both pulleys being used. Ignoring the abuse I was subject • Planning Applications to from the young whipper snapper who complained about the • Building Warrants amount of time it takes to get myself ready to pull, I hitched Call now for a up, drove forward and had a very satisfying 45 minutes moving free and competitive the shed without effort or damage. Tomorrow I am off to move quote a shed for Sandy Bergius at Over Langshaw, I always enjoy going there, it is such a nice friendly organic family farm, Amble Industrial Estate, Amble, Northumberland, NE65 OPE milking cows, making their own ice cream, collecting eggs, Tel: (01665) 710746 and lambing sheep.

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Himalayan Red Rock Salt 0-8mm Rejuvenate your pasture with Himalayan Minerals

84 + natural minerals Increased palatability will give tighter grazing and better quality grass.

Rate = 50kg per acre Other uses: ( belt spreader), only Mixing available in 1t tote bags.

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A talent for timber buildings Tel: 01772 785252 Fax: 01772 782944 • Easy to erect & easy to dismantle • Compact to store

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Murray Mats

Ground Protection Mats For Hire

Contact Jamie on 07977 132695 jamie@murraylandandbuildings.co.uk

Ground Protection Mats are semi-rigid plastic mats designed to create vehicular access over land, whilst minimising rutting. Ground Protection Mats are made from recycled HDPE plastic. Isotrack Ground Protection Mats have so many uses

Mats are available in L or H type on short or long term hire

• Utility project crossing your land? Cost should be met by contractor/utility

L Mats are medium duty and man handleable • 2410mm x 1200m x 12mm • 36kg Capable of taking upto 80t depending on ground conditions beneath. Suitable for pedestrian or vehicular use.

• Parking & turning areas • Pedestrian walkways • Sensitive/fragile ground requiring access over • Access road for forestry harvesting when you don’t want to create a permanent track • Event area - maybe sometime in the future! • Construction project • Engineering works • Emergency access

H Mats are heavy duty • 3000mm x 2500mm x 40mm • 295kg Capable of taking upto 150t depending on ground conditions beneath. Suitable for pedestrian or vehicular use. Hire, delivery, & Install service. Hire rates from £1 per mat per day.

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

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.

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Talking........from the boundary

February 10th 2021

What a great result at Twickenham on Saturday, as an English supporter I have no hesitation in saying we were outplayed in every department. It was a great decision by Cammy Redpath to commit himself to Scottish rugby, he is a huge talent and was outstanding in his debut match. It only seems like yesterday when I first met his father, Bryan (Basil) who was sitting in the floor of one of our cottages eating his lunch. We had just moved to Sandystones and were doing up the cottages, he was working as a joiner for Tom McLeish of Melrose. We are surrounded by Scottish Guy Lee rugby talent, we sell our grain to the last person to captain Scotland to victory over England at Twickenham, one if his sidekicks, who we see regularly captained Scotland to win the 5 Nations in 1999. Then there’s the great Doddie Wear near Lauder, JJ farming South of Kelso, Roger Baird who trades grain for WN Lindsay, our neighbour - Alastair Cranston won 19 caps, Gregor Townsend lives four miles away and the late great commentator, Bill McLaren was a Hawick man through and through. The above are just a few of the many Borderers who had such outstanding records on the rugby pitch for Scotland. I have lived in awe of this great talent we are surrounded by, always feeling rather inadequate in their company. Only when I was forced into self isolation, Frederic Lee after a potential Covid contact, I was able to spend time researching my family, and, much to my amazement, I vs Scotland can now stand as an equal amongst those I have looked up to for the past 30 years. My great Grandfather, Frederic England1876 Hugh Lee, played International Rugby (Rugger as it was then!) for England against Scotland in 1876 and he scored one of the two tries. There were no points for tries then, only if there was a successful conversion was one point awarded. In that year there were 20 players on each side, when he represented England against Ireland the and give lambs the best possible start with Tracesure®. following year the number had Trace elements are passed from mother to young. been reduced to 15. All my farming life we have had livestock to care for. The farm I worked on, before going to Seale Hayne, had a South Devon suckler herd, my first management job in Dorset had a large flock of ewes and finished store cattle, when we moved to Loseley Park in Surrey we had sheep and outdoor pigs, and since we have been at Sandystones we first had a ewe flock, then built up a suckler herd to 170 cows, which we sold in 2009 to concentrate on finishing cattle. We had 1000 laying hen pheasants each year, which we stopped in 2015 when we decided to buy in eggs and increase the number of birds reared on the game farm. And finally we have 6000 organic layers on the farm. Despite this wide and varied experience with all types of animals it is always hard to accept that a number will die for all sorts of reasons. We budget for a loss of 0.5% on the cattle enterprise, it is galling when that target is reached in the first two months of the year. We have just lost an animal to a severe haematoma almost certainly caused by a kick to the shoulder. These things happen and one just has to move on.

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Take your heating and chilling system to the next level • Are your heating costs going through the roof? • Do you want to reduce your electricity costs? • Do you want free heat to 80°C?

If so, the Calibrate Gas-powered Combined Heat & Power (CHP) System is the answer…

We have installed 24 CHP systems to date UKwide

Add-on to existing renewables

Compatible with gridbalancing technology

Improved gaspowered CHP technology replacing labour intensive biomass CHP

20 year Warranty and Service Plan

Runs on mains or natural gas no woodchip!

Integrates with hydrogen and batteries

Calibrate is very much focused on helping commercial businesses to meet the UK Government’s goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 for a more sustainable future. It will be “all hands to the pump” to deliver this.

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Who are Calibrate? Calibrate are a leading provider of intelligent, low cost and ‘hands off’ heating and chilling systems designed to provide maximum energy and cost savings for your business. We are recognised in the industry as pioneers of the most technologically advanced heat/chill systems.

Why Choose a Calibrate System? • • • • • • •

It is easily integrated into existing systems or as a new install A CHP tax rebate could be available e.g. 100kW = £4000 per annum It increases drying and growing capacity for increased profit Gas CHP systems require less maintenance than biomass CHP systems Benefit from increased heat recovery e.g. free heat at 80°C for glasshouse/drying store Our solution operates from mains gas or propane, less labour intensive than biomass Produces electricity, then through our bespoke control interface, GRIDFLEX will balance your electrical usage to either use on site or export to the National Grid for maximum financial return. • Minimal disruption onsite during the install via a modularised container solution • It reduces reliance on fossil fuels by 80-100% reducing your carbon footprint • We will support you with paperwork and planning permission.

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For more information contact: North and Scotland representative: jack@calibrateltd.co.uk / 07719 330 616 South and Wales representative: kevin@calibrateltd.co.uk / 07367 070 271

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Farm technology has increased dramatically in the past 10 years or so and continues to evolve at pace. The Sherriff Group have invested in infrastructure and personnel to ensure that you can rely on us to give you the support required to make the most of the technology, improve efficiency and increase profitability. Below we introduce our dedicated ‘Precision Technology Solutions’ team and opposite we highlight how to contact them, as well as one of our key services.

Will Hutchison – Group Technology Solutions Manager

Will grew up on a farm in East Lothian and spent some time in Australia and New Zealand before coming to work for the group. He joined the company 15 years ago when AutoTrac was just beginning to take off. As technology has increased, so has Will’s specialisation. Technology has become a huge part of our daily business and we are proud to have Will leading the team.

Mick Johnson – Group Technology Consultant

Mick joined the Company 17 years ago as an apprentice technician at our Coldstream outlet. Over the years he grew his knowledge and experience and always had a specific interest in the GPS side of things. He moved into the technology department in 2018 where he has been involved in the fitting of precision equipment into many different makes and models of machinery. Mick oversees the day-to day activities of the field team below.

Garry Young – Technology Support Garry started his working life as a mechanic in a rally team travelling to events across Europe including World Rally Championship rounds. Two years later he began his career with Sherriff Group where he completed a full John Deere apprenticeship in Agricultural Engineering at the John Deere University in Nottingham. Like Mick, he was drawn to the technology side which saw him transfer to the team with his colleagues at HQ.

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Andrew Gregory - Technology Support

Andrew started his career on a local livestock farm, before moving on to working for a large scale contractor ploughing, drilling and a various other tasks, some of which included the use of precision technology. He decided it was time for a change in career and joined Sherriff’s Technology Support team. When not working Andrew likes to explore Northumberland on his motorbike and attending the local young farmers events.

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Matty Douglas - Technology Support Matty is the newest member of the team. Prior to joining Sherriff’s he has been working on a farm in the Scottish Borders and before that in Australia where he had his “eyes opened” and gained experience in the technology side of agriculture and how it can be utilised to increase efficiency. He’s looking forward to getting stuck into his new role and to the challenges that lie ahead. Matty is still undergoing his initial training but we expect he will be out and about soon.

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Contact the team through Sherriff Expert Connect

The APP

Customer service will always be our top priority. This is why we continue to search for new and innovative ways to provide the best experience possible for our customers. Today we are excited to launch Sherriff Expert Connect, a dedicated support tool that allows you to call or text our hotline phone number or open and track support tickets with the free mobile app, scan the QR code below. When you call our hotline number, 01620 282049, you will simultaneously ring an entire team of experts. This both improves the odds of connecting with a live expert the first time you call and helps our team better track your requests so that we never miss an opportunity to provide superior customer service. You can also text these hotline numbers for support and one of our team members will respond! If you call after-hours, you will be asked to leave a message and one of our experts will return your call at their earliest availability. Sherriff Expert Connect 01620 282049 The Technology Hotline. Please save to your phone contacts and call or text for support.

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

For more information on the FREE John Deere Operations Centre Call the HOTLINE 01620 282049 MARCH 2021

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February 8th 2021 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’ve just got in from doing a rather poor job of stacking big bales of barley straw up at the dairy’s run off. Harvest is in full swing. Yields are looking good without being exceptional. The dry spells during the growing season have left their mark on the crops with the crops on the lighter soils especially showing affected yields. The dryland wheat has yielded about 9t/ha with indications that the irrigated wheat will yield considerably better. The barley went 10t/ha and the grass seed crops have varied but the overall results will be ok. The cows are still milking really well and despite predictions of international market disruptions, milk prices are going up so it looks like it will be a good year on the dairy farm. I did get a bit nervous about the markets back in July and sold some milk forward to cover ourselves which will drag down our overall price. I need to have more faith in our cooperative. The weather has been quite settled and the boss and I have taken the opportunity to do some bicycling in between stints on the combine and council meetings. We joined the Vikings from Kelso who farm up in the foothills for a stunning ride around a couple of lakes in the Ashburton high country. I think the term for the terrain was that it was technical as I was amused to witness the Viking do a very graceful somersault, bicycle and all, off the track and into some matagouri. He survived with a couple of scratches and a small loss pride. We told the girls who were ahead of us we were fish spotting. MOTOR ENGINEER On returning home I killed some lambs for the house. Our grandson Charlie came to watch and helped by collecting the Tel: 07506 516381 or 01890 830243 (home) Specialising in servicing and repairs to Range Rover, Discovery, kidneys. I’m happy to report that there is no sign that he will Land Rover and other 4 x 4 vehicles. become a vegan.

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February 10th 2021

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. We scanned the ewes today and are pleased that the result is improved on last year. Fortunately, the sun shone and it wasn’t bleaching down with snow, however we have a few big days ahead shedding ewes and fluking anything in lamb. A day of warm and waterproof clothing will be required as the forecast is for more snow! Joe the shepherd has worked hard to get the condition of the ewes up and with the help of a good back end he’s achieved a good scan. The plan is to get the ewes onto their lambing fields earlier than last year, so we get the nutrition right in the run up to lambing. Fingers crossed the weather is kind from the 18th of April for an easier lambing. We Johnes tested all the cows recently through the Premium Cattle Health Scheme and it’s a good result with every beast being negative. Avian Influenza (AKA Bird flu) continues to circulate, with a case recently at Redcar. The birds are coping well being locked in, however one flock is losing a bit of feather, which can happen when the birds are stressed or have a challenge. The litter in this shed is very good, they have plenty of enrichments and are laying well. It’s just very frustrating that once they start to lose feather it seems impossible to reverse the trend. It’s hard to tell the birds that its bleak outside at the moment and they are better off being locked in anyway. The winter weather adds an extra dimension to egg collections as well. Clearing the route in and gritting the tracks all takes time, however the thought of the egg wagon sledging its way in isn’t desirable… scrambled eggs anyone! Claire’s getting revved up for another round of remote inspections, OF&G have sent through their online requirements, which as always, is very comprehensive. It will be good to get it out of the way prior to lambing and calving and we now have the holiday cottage turnaround each week to consider as well - once we open up. Bookings are coming in, which is fantastic. Hopefully we’ll be able to welcome all those guests who have booked with us. There are a few minor bits and pieces to adjust at the cottage, but as the pressure isn’t on yet, they’ve not quite reached the urgent pile. Once we’re up and running we are going to have to get very slick at dealing with problems in a short time frame. Claire and I logged in to a Farm Update North webinar, organized by the CLA which included speakers from DEFRA, RPA and the Environment Agency amongst others. Janet Hughes from DEFRA is the lead for the future agricultural policy for England, and she gave a very positive outlook. On the whole I came away feeling relatively upbeat about the progress. They are listening and policy seems to be moving forward. I have to congratulate our Scottish neighbours on an excellent win in the Calcutta Cup. A combination of England playing poorly and Scottish determination gave Scotland a deserved win. The difficulty is that we now won’t hear the end of this for at least a year or until England pull their socks up.

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February 10th 2021 Hugo Lee farms in partnership with his father, Guy, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley, oats and rye are grown, 400 Angus cattle are finished annually, 6000 organic hens produce eggs for Waitrose, 14,000 organic point of lay pullets reared each year and 60,000 pheasant & partidge poults are raised. For the second year running we appear to have timed the depletion and washing of our hen shed for the worst of the winter weather. From start to finish everything has been a struggle and has taken twice as long. The lorry coming to collect the hens was severely delayed by drifting snow. Very low temperatures made washing of the shed hard as water was freezing on contact. A foot of snow had to be cleared off the scratch area roofs before they were reattached to the shed and as I write night time temperatures are forecast to be as low as -10°C for the next few days. Hopefully the big thaw will start on Monday just before the new pullets arrive. On a positive note Wendy and her ever growing collection of pulleys performed extremely well pulling the shed smoothly off the muck and into its new position. At least the snow has bought some excitement for Jess and the children, helping to break up the monotony of home schooling. They are becoming expert snowboarders and have even built a jump. We do seem to be getting through a lot of sledges though as clearly they are not designed to be stood on! Once again we have sent another load of forty fat cattle away just as the price dropped. It is so frustrating to continually miss out on the top price especially when there is nothing we can do about it. I was hoping that a foot of snow would finally stop the pigeons from eating the oilseed Moving the shed in the snow rape. However this morning it is still covered in them. Despite walking the fields 2-3 times a day we appear to be fighting a losing battle. Every year I question why we grow the crop at all. It has been under consistent attack from flea beetle, slugs or pigeons since establishment. It hardly produces any straw for bedding cattle, the roots block tile drains in dry springs and it appears to need a wider rotation every year. Despite all this the crop has always performed well for us continually producing one of the highest gross margins and it is a fantastic entry for wheat. The continued cold snap allowed us to spread muck this month in ideal conditions. The muck spreader uses discs and spreads 24m so never needs to leave the tramlines which really helps to minimise compaction. The spread pattern was very impressive and combined with weigh cells I really don’t think you could spread it any more accurately. The field was ploughed the following day and hopefully it will produce a good crop of Spring Barley. This year rather than spreading muck on all the spring ground in February we ploughed half of it in the autumn. After the spring drought last year I felt that heavy ground ploughed in the autumn held onto its moisture much better than ground ploughed in February or March. We will probably now have a wet spring and be desperate for the plough to dry out! Home-schooling!

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

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

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

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                                                                                  

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FARMERS’ CLASSIFIED IAE Cattle Weigher For Sale Fits under Crush Tel: 01665 577249 07764 980531

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KERSKNOWE CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULLS Early deals on offer Due to the Covid uncertainties we will be selling the majority of our bulls directly off the farm Please phone for a virtual or actual visit and get your Stock Bull tied up before the Spring

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Livestock/Arable Worker Kersknowe Farm, Kelso Ahead of the hectic Spring calving and sowing season we are actively seeking to bolster our full time staff. The job would entail an even mix between all the enterprises on the farm; pedigree cattle, cereals and potatoes. Training would be available where needed but the successful applicant would also need to show a degree of responsibility. A passion for our great industry a necessity along with a desire to drive forward change. Accommodation also available Please apply to John Jeffrey jj@kersknowe.co.uk|07774 286610

February 8th 2021 Tom Pate farms 240ha of arable on a tenanted farm in Angus. Cropping includes wheat, spring barley, rye, oilseed rape along with land let for potatoes and vining peas. Additionally, around 6500 pigs are reared annually under contract and 600 Christmas turkeys sold directly to public under the KellyBronze franchise. On his wife’s 380ha family farm in the Angus Glens they also run 200 red deer hinds plus followers for venison production, along with developing a forestry enterprise. By the time you read this the NFU will have held its AGM and President Martin Kennedy and his newly elected vice presidents will be getting down to the mammoth task of guiding the industry through the next few years. I wish them the very best for the challenges ahead. During the NFUS “virtual” husting events I noticed the farming vs forestry debate rumbles on. I am very aware that this is a controversial topic and in certain parts of the country it is causing very real concern. The planting targets are ambitious and there is little doubt that pressure will continue to increase to find land for these trees. Sadly, but not surprising, I do not have an answer for the wider national debate of trees vs food but I will tell you what we have done in our little corner of Angus. I help manage my wife’s family hill farm which rises from 620ft on the River Isla to 1260ft at the top of Craiglea Hill at the foot of Glen Isla. It was traditionally a sheep and beef unit with both improved grass and rough hill. Forestry was a mix of amenity and shelter belts that covered 60ha but was split into 22 land parcels that on average covered only 2.6ha. These small blocks were perfect for the shoot which used to operate on the farm but latterly wind-blow and the Timber awaiting uplift challenges of managing these small parcels had become a major headache. In 2016 we decided to employ a forestry consultant to complete a Woodland Assessment Report to gauge the forestry already on farm, the options for felling and any potential planting opportunities. A plan was formulated, and a Management Plan submitted to the Forestry Commission detailing planned operations and seeking the necessary approvals. By the end of 2016 we were felling the first parcel. Luck was on our side and timber prices were increasing rapidly and yields and quality were also better than expected. As timber prices continued to increase, small awkward stands that were once unviable were profitable to fell. Between 2016 and 2018 a total of 22 hectares were felled. Clearly all these areas had to be replanted. On certain sites (poor access, small area, amenity value) native and broadleaved species were chosen. Conversely where land, access and ability to amalgamate smaller parcels into larger stands we maximised on commercial species aiming for capital growth and future income. This exercise resulted in not only the felled areas being replanted but also a further 130ha of hill being planted. The ground planted was of very limited grazing use and it was a relatively easy decision to turn this over to trees. Planting is strictly governed to balance species, open areas and visual impact to avoid the poor mono-species blocks seen in the past. Planting grants and carbon traded on the newly planted areas have certainly aided the large costs of trees, labour and fencing. The real value is increasing the value of what was poor hill ground into fully stocked commercial forestry. The forestry fencing also provided the backbone for a large section of deer fencing for the deer farm enterprise which followed. Forestry certainly isn’t for every farm and care must be taken to plant the right trees in the right place but from my limited experience on our small example if can be made to work and offer benefits to the farming business. Farming is my core business and passion, but forestry is certainly an interesting Young trees standing proud in the snow diversification.

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

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

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FLEMING END TOW ROLLER £1500

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

26FT MARSTON FLAT BED TRAILER £1500

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DRYSTONE WALLING SERVICES All Work Undertaken Distance No Object

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control of all invasive species • Nettles • Bracken • Moss • Thistles • Gorse • Lichen • Ragwort • Rushes • Rhododendron industrial & domestic spot spraying distance no object - all chemicals supplied

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To Scan your Spring Calving Cows Call Borders Livestock services 07905 372816

ZINC SULPHATE & COPPER SULPHATE (In Bulk) Tel: 01359 250917

FODDER BEET FOR SALE Clean, no stones Phone Ewan Brewis 07836 349190

HAY AND STRAW WANTED AND FOR SALE ALL YEAR ROUND

COMBINES WANTED

EASTFIELD ABERDEEN ANGUS

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

P. & K. NIXON HAY & STRAW Tel: 01835 870685, 07831 647032 www.nixonhayandstraw.co.uk

Young Angus bulls, 1 – 2 years old Pedigree AA & AAX bulling heifers

BVD and Johnes accredited: Lepto and BVD vaccinated Contact Ewan Brewis 07836 349190

GRADE A RAILWAY SLEEPERS FOR SALE Phone John Manners

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The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) submission deadline is the 15th of May. Preparation is key, it is important to use this time wisely for a smooth application. We provide a comprehensive service covering many areas of BPS application matters including: • Completion and submission of your application • Advice on land eligibility • Cross compliance - including advice on GAEC, SMR and NVZ regulations • Boundary and mapping changes • Land registration • Entitlement Transfers – In Scotland this must be done by the 2nd April. We currently have several Region 1 entitlements for sale. Our team have knowledge and experience in many aspects of the rural sector. To gain help with BPS or any other rural matters please contact one of our offices below. CARLISLE - Chris Slinger Tel: 01228 548385 carlisle@edwin-thompson.co.uk

BERWICK - Patrick Playfair Tel: 01289 304432 berwick@edwin-thompson.co.uk

GALASHIELS - Jack Frater Tel: 01896 751300 galashiels@edwin-thompson.co.uk

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

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