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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. The hens arrived a snowy and windy day and have now been here for almost 3 weeks. It is fair to say that it has been a whirlwind and however much we tried to plan ahead, there has always been plenty to do to finish the building and get ready. Our learning curve is extremely steep, however we are becoming more familiar with the system and the pullets are growing nicely now. We have had a few minor technical challenges such as egg belt speeds, bird weigher and bin weigh cell calibration as well as getting our heads round the lighting, feed and ventilation systems. Perhaps the most challenging was trying to adjust all the feed, lighting and other control clocks at the end of March with the wrong instructions. Our first evening was daunting, with about 20 per cent of the flock on the floor instead of the system, but with perseverance we now have almost every bird going to sleep on the system. Eggs are starting to appear with 6 dozen today. I suspect by the time this gets read it will be more like 660 dozen with peak production a few weeks after that. We have the final finishing touches to make to the ranges, gates to hang, fencing to complete and then we shouldSERVICES start to open the pop MOBILE ENGINEERING holes and introduce the hens to the ranges. It will be good to see them outside, however it will make managing the temperature and -­‐    Fabrication   MOBILE ENGINEERING SERVICES   internal environment of the house more challenging. 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Self   ontained   -­‐    O ff  rcoad   access  mobile  workshop   Contact:    Gaavin   Sm.  M urray   Threipland     I was reading my Fathers copy of the Scottish Farmer yesterday -­‐    SOelf   ontained   obile   workshop   ff  rcoad   ccess     Agricultural   Engineer                      HT awick   and I see the Scottish Government have introduced a new BVD Contact:     G avin   S .   M urray   hreipland   -­‐    Off  road    Gaavin   ccess     Contact:   S .   M urray   T hreipland     Positive status for Scottish cattle herds in their quest for Scotland Agricultural  Engineer                      Hawick     Agricultural   Engineer                       H awick   Contact:    Gavin   S.  79   M urray   T hreipland   Phone:   (01450)   3 8 85   ( evenings)   to become BVD Free. 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A SERIOUS INCIDENT OF ROAD RAGE Wendy writes

“You stink, you’re disgusting. You are breaking every rule, you shouldn’t be allowed on the road” It was on March 25th we were on our way to Ednam, we pulled onto the A68 just North of the Ancrum turning and were going downhill towards the River Teviot. Just before the river there were roadworks. As we approached the lights, which were red, first one car overtook me and then another. I pulled up behind the two cars no sooner had I stopped when a lady driver got out of her Skoda and approached me in a distinctly unfriendly manner. The words she uttered to me were very aggressive and downright rude. Had she any idea who she was addressing? He said ‘Sorry’. As she turned her back to go back to her car she said ‘You’d better be’. I imagine she was referring to the quantity of exhaust I exhale. The thing that baffles (no pun!) me is that as I was going downhill, the effort required is not great. Thank goodness I was not going the other way she would have had a fit when she sees what it takes for me to go up a slope. Two milestones this month he is now in receipt of the State Pension and I have just clocked up 30,000 miles. That is an average of just under 500 miles per annum over my lifetime. I came here on 21 August 2008 with 21992 miles on the clock so the average since I have been here is 950 miles a year. In that time, I have had one oil change, I think it is time for another. As I said above we were on our way to pull the rearing shed at Ednam when we had ‘That curious incident of the lady at the traffic lights’. I was so upset by her attitude that when we arrived I could not concentrate on the job in hand. I was in such a bad way that Nigel My spades needed a had to come along with his loader and lift up my spades. I had no strength and just felt really wobbly all over. helping hand Since then Dr Kenny has been out, he has fixed my leaking exhaust so maybe less smoke for Miss Angry and made plans to cure the constant leaking oil from my hydraulic pump. I am very grateful to Andy McQuaker who responded to my call for replacement tyres by providing four wheels and tyres which he had lying on his farm at Blackhills near Castle Douglas. Thank you Andy, you’re a star – I will ignore the fact that they are Russian! I just need a firm appointment with Chris of Border Coatings and I will ready for anything.

FARMING OPPORTUNITY Mervinslaw, Jedburgh, TD8 6PL

Due to a change in farm policy, we have 350 acres to rent for sheep grazing/mowing in 1 or more lots on a 5 year grazing contract. Commencing in October 2017, will include use of large sheep shed, handling and feeding equipment. Contact - john@mervinslaw.co.uk 01835840266

JOHN THORBURN & SONS

JTS STOCK HANDLING SYSTEMS & BULL PENS Our extensive knowledge and understanding of Stock Handling Systems and Bull Pens allows us to help create a bespoke system that will be manufactured by us to suit each client. All our systems are designed, manufactured and installed to be safe, efficient and welfare friendly always with the end user in mind and because they are made in-house they can be made to suit any space.

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MARQUEE SPECIALISTS Family wedding? Make a field look fabulous with a Best Intent marquee • 1/2 and full days • unlimited cartridges provided • Food and drink included • Unrivalled hospitality

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MITSUBISHI L200 SERIES 5 TITAN

£199 PER MONTH 1

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1. L200 Series 5 Titan rental shown is for a manual transmission. The Contract Hire Finance Plan shown is applicable to business users only and is subject to status via Shogun Vehicle Leasing (a trading style of Lex Autolease Ltd, SK3 0RB). The rental is based on an initial rental payment equal to 6 months’ rentals plus VAT at 20%, followed by 35 monthly rentals in arrears, based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and are non-maintained. Excess mileage charges of 11.4p plus VAT per mile will be applied. Vehicle must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. The offer rental is valid between 30th March and 2nd May 2017 and is subject to change without notice. Other terms and mileages are available upon request. Available at participating dealers in the UK (excludes Channel Islands & I.O.M) subject to availability, whilst stocks last. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to Shogun Vehicle Leasing. Blackshaws Garage Ltd trades as Blackshaws Mitsubishi Morpeth. The air conditioning system contains fluorinated greenhouse gases. Chemical name: HFC-134a. Pre-chased weight: 0.52kg. Global-warming potential ratio: 1430. Converted CO2 weight: 0.74t.

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Pest Control John Fiddes Ltd Pest Control & Fumigation Services Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed Tel : 07773690046 info@graincheck.co.uk

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Jessica Card and Rob Thompson are Rural Practice Chartered Surveyors for George F White based in their Northumberland, Borders and Lothians region. Farmers urged to take note of vital Inheritance Tax changes With great and historical changes afoot following the triggering of Article 50 which officially started our exit process from the European Union (EU), it’s safe to say that the UK is in a state of uncertainty as we move into the unknown. One thing that is not uncertain however is tax legislation, and key areas of the law have changed which farmers need to be aware of. During the Spring Budget announcement, Chancellor Philip Hammond introduced significant changes to Inheritance Tax (IHT), which will be implemented in May this year. The biggest effect felt by farmers and landowners will be the significant cost increase to administering the deceased’s Estate. To put it in simple terms, following your death, executors need to submit a tax return to HMRC and pay any tax that is due on your Estate (your ‘Estate’ being all of your assets). Up until now, there has been a small cost payable to HMRC for submission but, come May, this cost is set to increase significantly. Not only will there be the cost of valuing your Estate, solicitors and accountant’s fees, but, from May onwards, any Estate with a value greater than £2 million will have to pay a £20,000 fee to HMRC just to submit an IHT return irrespective of whether any death duties are payable. There is a scaled fee system as follows: The small print and why it’s vital Under £50,000 No Fee 57% of estates It is important to note that the fee is payable on the £50,000 to £300,000 £300 Fee 27% of estates value of your Estate and not the taxable element. £300,000 to £500,000 £1,000 Fee 10% of estates For many farmers who will be eligible to claim £500,000 to £1million £4,000 Fee 5% of estates Agricultural Property Relief (APR) or Business Property Relief (BPR) and therefore not be liable for £1million to £1.6million £8,000 Fee 1% estates any IHT, this will mean that they now must pay what £1.6million to £2million £12,000 Fee 0.2% of estates is quite a large administration fee just to submit their Over £2million £20,000 Fee 0.4% of estates IHT return. For example, a 200-acre farm with a farmhouse, cottage and buildings worth £2.2m would previously have had to pay a small fee on submission, and the owner’s Estate would have been able to get 100% relief on the value of the farm using APR. While they still can claim the reliefs, this now means they will have to pay a £20,000 administration charge plus all of the professional fees. What now? We are urging farmers and other landowners to be aware of this, as it may mean an additional cash burden on their Estate which needs to be considered and reflected in their will. There could be ways to mitigate this by passing on assets before death but it’s paramount to get a realistic valuation completed, especially for Estates valued at approximately £2 million. This could save farmers a significant amount up to £8,000 - if they fall on the right side of the line. For more information about the changes to Inheritance Tax and how it may affect you, please contact Jessica Card jessicacard@ georgefwhite.co.uk or Robert Thompson robertthompson@georgefwhite.co.uk on 01665 511989.

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BYREWALLS FENCING

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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. Tel: 01450 375045 Fax: 01450 375446 Mobile: 07836 205606 / 07801 812238 Email: scottoverhall@outlook.com

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All types of arable and grassland operations Variable rate fertilizer spreading 18/24/36m crop/grassland spraying Grassland subsoiling Mowing, baling, wrapping One pass OSR establishment with liquid fertilizer Muck handling/spreading/Spreader hire Telephone: 01835 823722 Eric: 07967 091784 www.camieston.com eric@camieston.com MAY 2017

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    Lime Slag, Gypsum Fibrophos, Screenings, LimeX 0-11-11 £85.00 Delivered, 0-20-0 £80.00 Delivered   Many other Alternative Fertilisers Supplied and Spread.                        D I SMITH & Co. MORDINGTON MAINS FARM

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES W MURRAY FARMING

PRECISION SPREADING SPECIALIST

Complete with Auto Rate Control, Weigher and GPS Henpen, Compost, FYM, Limex, Lime, etc All products can be supplied Apply to growing crops Loader Available

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• Pump Installation & Maintenance

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Hugo Lee is farm manager at Whitsbury Farm and Stud near Fordingbridge in Hampshire. The soils are predominantly chalk downland with some clay cap. Cropping covers 1500 acres and includes wheat, barley, oilseed rape, peas and poppies. 60 cattle are finished annually and 250 ewe lambs are sold every September. The farm is also home to the famous Whitsbury Manor Stud and Whitsbury racing stables. Everything seems to be in fast forward this spring and we are struggling to keep up! The winter wheats are flying through their growth stages with leaf three fully out now and some early drilled wheat in the local area even has leaf two out. This is two to three weeks earlier than normal. The oilseed rape has also developed very fast and it came into flower much earlier than usual. This accelerated crop development is the result of a relatively mild winter followed by a very warm and dry end to March and start of April. We have just finished the last round of nitrogen on the rape and yesterday it was sprayed to protect it against sclerotinia. The wheats have had their second dose of nitrogen and their T0 spray. Rape just coming into full flower All spring drilling is now complete; the spring barley is at the three leaf stage and looking good. The peas, which were drilled two weeks ago, are starting to emerge but could really do with some rain soon. The linseed was drilled last weekend and despite every effort to conserve moisture in the seedbed I am very concerned that it could struggle to germinate in such a dry conditions. We have had a very dry winter and barely any rain over the last month. There is no rain forecast for the forcible future, which is starting to become really concerning. All the rivers and streams are extremely low for this time of year and already people are starting to mention the dreaded Ploughing the last linseed field drought word! The cattle have gone and I was pleased with how they performed averaging 354kg/deadweight at £3.70/kg. We purchased 48 more last week that are currently housed and QUALITY CALVES SCOTLAND LTD will be turned out once they have been vaccinated against Contact Murray 07759 380187 ringworm. We have to vaccinate the cattle because we cannot afford to take any risks that they may spread ringworm to We specialise in continental and native breed the horses when they are grazing on the stud. As well as heifers for suckler cows. vaccinating we also electric fence every stud paddock to prevent the cattle from rubbing on the wooden fence rails Batches of continental, native and black and and potentially spreading ringworm via the fencing. white bull calves available. We received our final poppy results for the 2016 harvest last week and it turned out to be the best year ever. It was our Specialists in single calves for twinning on. highest ever yield at 2.73t/ha and also our highest morphine Wean calves also available. at 2.07% AMA. To top it off we won third prize for our poppy crop at the annual poppy growers association dinner last We deliver throughout the Scottish Borders, month. Nothing like going out with a bang!

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Mecmar Grain Driers are supplied and supported in Scotland by Sellars. Contact your local Sales Representative today for more information or visit www.mecmar.co.uk

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Contract Chipping Our new 500hp Musmax whole tree PTO chipper is available for hire. It will chip to your preferred spec and produce up to 50 tonnes per hour. It is hired, with one of our operators, by the hour and can be booked via Rosie on: 0131 440 7949 or info@pentlandbiomass.com

Woodchip Deliveries We are having our busiest winter yet for woodfuel deliveries. Pentland Biomass specialise in the production and delivery of BSL registered high quality Woodfuel. Please give us a try on: 0131 440 7949 or info@pentlandbiomass.com

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Farm Security Wireless Gateway & Perimeter Alarms  Text message / siren alert. Immediate notification of intrusion.  Dual-beam technology for high immunity to false alarms  Multi-zone Systems. Protect the whole farm (gates and buildings)  Wireless links of up to 3 miles  Stand-alone beams and transmitters - no cabling required

Smart-phone-ready CCTV  For security / calving etc.  Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080Px)  Long-range wireless links of several miles  Remote viewing on smartphone, tablet etc.  Static and pan / tilt / zoom cameras  Recording to built-in hard drive. Typically a month’s archive

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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

WE ARE A SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL APPROVED CONTRACTOR Constructionline & Acclaims SSIP registered, reg no’s 155936 & 25193

Whatever size of job please call us for a FREE QUOTATION

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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.

Fax: 01750 22881

Email: info@kerrcontractors.co.uk

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Barry Meeke farms 190 acres (150 owned) in partnership with brother Philip, near Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland. They manage a mixed farm including pedigree British Friesian cows, breeding replacements, finished cattle and continental crosses being either sold as replacement suckler heifers or as finished stock. All cows presented for pregnancy check last month through milk records came back positive which is encouraging but of course there are a few problem cows that have become apparent since. With a little bit of veterinary intervention, they too will hopefully be back in calf soon. The cereals in the diet were reduced a little to keep feet as firm as possible in preparation for going to grass. Turnout has been delayed, as slurry application was delayed by 10 days and little rainfall since is keeping pastures a bit grubby. Some young stock has been turned out to grass to reduce numbers in particular pens. We hope to get most of year old plus stock out shortly. As you know by now I am a pro quota farmer and I find it very interesting that the Netherlands government want their dairy farmers to return to the numbers of cows they had prior to 2015, as the 200,000 cow increase is creating havoc with the nitrates in their waterways. Any plans for reduction in milk volume is a plus in my eyes as the milk price seems to be under pressure again. Winter crop has received its second top dressing of nitrogen and seems to have responded well to its first application of nitrogen. If the sprayer was home from its MOT check it would be straight to the field to get caught up at home and out and about. This is the sprayer’s first MOT with me which is a new expense that I am not used to so I hope that it will run more efficiently, otherwise I will count it as pointless, apart from keeping people in work and keeping Red Tractor happy. The newer tractor has arrived just in time to help us get caught up. So far I am happy enough but it will take a while to get used to a totally different model, as we have been basically with the same model or its facelift since November 1993.The main reason for making modest changes of machinery is so that we can develop the yard as well, which we hope to do as we shutter a silo on a previously cleared site. We hope to leave it empty from silage for at least a year to give the concrete the best possible chance to form a hard top.

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On Our Farm

12 April 2017

I am certainly not the world’s best grower of spring barley. It is usually the least financially rewarding crop and yet I persist in continuing to plant the seeds in the vain hope that I will do better next year. As patience is not one of my virtues (if I have any at all?) I have always tended to get the drill here at the first sign of furrows drying out and on our heavy land this has not been the best policy. This year I have sat on my hands, waited until the neighbours are well through their drilling campaign before I have requested the seeder. P and K were applied on the plough at variable rates according to the soil analysis carried out last autumn, the pH was corrected where necessary and then to really put pressure on the gross margin all the fields were worked with a Rexius twin. Two fields following a grass break were both mucked with manure applied at 25 tonnes/ha, all the FYM is stored under cover and continuously pushed up which ensures no loss of nutrients and good analysis. The seed rate has been increased to 425 seeds/m2 and has been sown in perfect conditions. Surely with all this attention to detail, expense and patience I will be rewarded with the best spring barley crop I have ever grown – here’s hoping! That is the fun of farming you never All the spring barley ground know how it will turn out until the grain is in the barn. The next challenge is to win a prize in the St Boswells Show was pressed before sowing crop and stock competition, something I aspire to but never seem to achieve!! Winter crops look well, the winter barley had a momentary stage of going through the yellow and sickly stage before recovering and has now taken on that dark green hue. A T0 fungicide was applied 10 days ago and we will soon be back in with the T1 growth regulator and main fungicide application and then flag leaves and awns are just about out before you have left the field!! Organic oats were top dressed with 5t/ha of our own layer hen pen last week. The rape is coming into flower rather unevenly as the fields closer to woods that were grazed by pigeons are going to be somewhat later. Buying store cattle has not been easy this year, prices are firm and Angus, which I major in, are the breed of the moment and one has to be careful not to give the entire premium away at the time of purchase. And it is not only the price that is causing concern, the rapid growth of AD plants has put real pressure on the feed side. There has always been a good relationship between cattle feeders and byproducts looking for a home for the waste generated from both food and drink production. As AD plants are really no more than a mechanical ruminant what suits stock finishers will also produce methane gas for electrical production and supply gas into the grid. The problem is that these plants work at much higher margins than beef producers and can outbid them. Looking for alternatives is not easy and we may have to go back to producing as much as we can from our own resources. With AI restrictions coming to an end over the whole of the UK on April 13th, free range hens must be let outside to maintain their status. Egg consumption has held up very well through the period and consumer confidence was maintained through sensible information being put on the boxes informing customers what was happening and why. The constant threat we face are from birds of prey. As the two houses are not very near constant human activity theses raptors can go about their killing undetected. I have found that flying ‘Terror hawks’ has had a noticeable impact with no birds as far as we are aware being killed outside. I am very grateful to Robert Forster who has written a beef insight for Agrimart for the past three years. His knowledge of the industry is unsurpassed, he has a global understanding of the market and is able to explain what the effects of macro political events may be at farm level. His articles were always delivered on time, they were succinct, consistent and well laid out. After thirty-seven pieces Robert is having For Sale to give up writing for Agrimart as he has ceased publication of his Beef Cosnet Industry News and feels he will not have the market intelligence with Pluton the beef sector that he previously had. trailer One piece of good news is that Titus the Tortoise has been found. He lives in Demo & new the kitchen and a month after coming in stock out of hibernation he went missing. It was presumed he had escaped into the garden when in fact he had spent 10 days stuck under the kitchen units in the most Titus enjoying his first meal Clive Houldey after 10 days lost under the inaccessible place. He emerged dusty, 07703 488277 • 01461 600203 kitchen units hungry and very happy! e: houldey@btconnect.com • www.dchfarmsales.co.uk

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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. We all know headlands (or endrigs/headrigs depending where you come from) are the lowest yielding areas of fields, but by how much? I suspect it will be more than you think! Looking at pretty yield maps is all well and good but what do we actually take away from them? In my case after having been here for 9 years, it largely consists of confirming where the lower yielding areas are, whether this is from nutrient deficiency, too much water, not enough water or weed infestation. We all tend to know what the problems are but do we change the management of those areas, and if so how? My main yield limiting factor is largely lack of moisture - in this case the answer is simple, irrigation. Mmmm, maybe not when it comes to cereals. How about not cropping that area? This has merit but these lighter areas are good for root crops, and leaving an area fallow without proper management can lead to weed or pest problems in higher value crops. How about reducing inputs in those areas? I feel that this has some merit, for example reducing fertiliser application rates to those that are actually required for the predicted yield (but what’s that going to be?). Seed rates are an another issue. In theory a lower plant population should perform better in dry areas as there is a lower requirement for moisture but (as with so much in agriculture there are LOTS of buts) a lower plant population will allow more weed growth, therefore requiring more herbicide, it’s a minefield! And to answer the very first question, my headlands yield 85% of the field average. That is quite a difference, and certainly something that bears investigation. Is this because we grow lots of root crops and the headlands are always getting run on? Is it due to trees or could it just be pest pressure? In our case it is a combination of many things. To combat compaction, we are now drilling the 36m headland first then turning with the drill on the sown area, when weather permits it www.scotpen.co.uk anyway. Time will tell if this helps, even adding 1 or 2 percent would be something though. Pest problems are something else altogether. We are not too bad when it comes to rabbits with maybe an acre or two being affected, but the bigger (in more ways than one) problem at the moment are deer. In the past we’ve had small groups of roe deer which although a nuisance especially in carrot fields, don’t cause huge problems. A bigger nuisance, which has been getting worse over the last five years, are Sheep are gently immobilised and safely retained. the huge gangs of fallow deer that maraud around the neighbourhood. Suitable for handling all sized lambs and There have been as many as 30 in one 25 acre field, and this despite grown sheep, including rams. shooting being carried out wherever possible. Some of the larger deer are nearly 100kg so they take some feeding, probably even more than Second-hand Prattley & Scotpen sheep systems for sale the neighbours sheep that also patrol the environs.

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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. With the world being awash with grain and seed it is harder than usual to get excited about being a cropping farmer. However, I’ve had crop envy all summer. Neighbours on the way to town had a paddock of white clover which has looked magnificent all spring and summer. White clover is one of the few crops that has had the potential of good gross margins this year. A good crop at $6/kg would mean that the gross income would be twice that of a 10t wheat crop with less costs. This white clover crop just looked perfect all growing season. An absolute mass of white flowers for months, supported by a hot sunny December and January for good pollination, and some kind harvest weather in February, meant the crop was likely to be ok. The boys who grew the crop tell me it yielded 1300kgs/ha. That’s a good result for them. In fact so good I managed to persuade Reluctant Tom to let us sow clover for his company for next harvest. William of course has pointed out that this year’s clover harvest has set new records for our part of the world, so the chances of replicating these yields are slight. He’s right of course, but the alternatives will barely break even so we are not risking too much. Since the end of our harvest we’ve had some big rains which have caused widespread flooding in the North Island and ruined some of the later crops down here, but after three quite dry years some proper rain is welcome. It has slowed us up getting wheat back in the ground but has got the grass growing which has put the store stock market into an irrational South Road – Belford frenzy. We had managed to pick up 3500 lambs before the store market (01668) 213 433 went too silly, but unless market prices Suppliers of Quality Assured lift in the spring margins will be tight. READY MIXED CONCRETE The good news is that the spaniel is in fine form having treed 1 cat Steven Birdsall (01668) 213 733 Mobile: 07970 112761 and 3 possums in the last few days. GILBERT BIRDSALL The cat didn’t have a collar so the BUILDING & CIVIL ENGINEERING neighbours may still tell us how to Suppliers of Quarry Materials, JCB Hire, Drives, Agricultural Buildings, etc. grow good clover! Punch in full cry

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New Partner Appointed at Edwin Thompson Edwin Thompson, Chartered Surveyors, are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Parmenter as Partner in our Berwick-upon-Tweed office. Nigel Parmenter joins our firm with a wealth of experience in the rural and farming sector after 10 years as Regional Agricultural Manager for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, (AMC), enhancing Edwin Thompson’s already successful relationship with AMC. Prior to his work with AMC, Nigel practised for 14 years as a Chartered Surveyor in land agency firms in the North of England. “I am excited to begin a new challenge within Edwin Thompson and look forward to working with our current and future clients in the region and beyond. I am very fortunate to be joining such a well-respected company that prides itself on their first class partner led personal service,” Nigel Parmenter comments. Edwin Thompson, who have six offices and are one of the largest firms of Chartered Surveyors based in the North of England and Scottish Borders, provide over 100 years of experience, and the appointment of Nigel Parmenter is a further asset to the ever-expanding firm. John Raven, Managing Partner, adds, “Nigel has been known to this firm for many years, particularly when working for AMC, and we are pleased that in a career move he has agreed to join us as a high-profile partner appointment – with his wealth of experience and contacts he will add weight to the firm’s expansionist policy and commitment to the rural sector.” Following suit with Edwin Thompson’s current expansion, Andrew Hamilton, Chartered Surveyor based within the Berwick office, has also recently been appointed an Associate Partner for the firm. As a RICS Registered Valuer and a RICS accredited Mediator, Andrew adds a multitude of expertise to Edwin Thompson’s Rural Department including, Estate Management, Farm Consultancy, Dispute Resolution, Rural Property Valuations, Land Access Agreements, Planning and Development.

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PLANT AUCTIONS

Municipal & Contractors Collective Auction 10:30am Wednesday 26th April 2017 Morris Leslie Plant Ltd, Errol Airfield, Errol, Perth PH2 7TB

Monthly Plant & Commercial Auction with over 300 lots expected - All types of Plant, Machinery, HGV’s, Vans, Trailers, Specialist Utility Vehicles, Contractors Tools & Equipment etc.

FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED Full online bidding available: morrisleslie.com For further information call 01821 642940 or visit morrisleslie.com All Items Subject to Arrival

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Agricultural magazine covering Scotland & the North of England