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AGRIMART

MAY 2018 Issue 308

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

Tel 01835 830507 E-Mail: sales@agrimart.co.uk

ANNUAL BORDER SPRING MACHINERY SALE At Kelso Racecourse on Friday 18th May 2018 at 11am Agricultural Tractors, Vehicles, Machinery and Implements This important sale includes two dispersals from local farms Entries Invited for early advertising

borderlivestock.co.uk Logan Brown: 07971 185657 • James Logan: 07976 634669 Brian Ruthven: 07721 558795 • Emma James: 07917 611169 Berwick-upon-Tweed Office: 01289 306067 Follow us on Facebook – or Twitter @BorderLivestoc1

BETTER VARIETIES BETTER MIXTURES BETTER FIELD PERFORMANCE BETTER ANIMAL PERFORMANCE BETTER FARM PROFIT

FOR YOUR FREE 2018 CATALOGUE CALL 01368 840655 Main distributor in the Borders: John Hogarth Ltd tel: 01573 224224

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Book your On Farm Demonstration today... Fleming End Tow Roller: 2018, 12 foot working width, hydraulic lower/raise, folding drawbars £4,500 + VAT

Case IH RB344 Fixed Chamber Baler: 2015, fixed chamber, chopper unit, auto lubrication, warranty & finance £15,750 + VAT

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Case IH Puma 155: 4450 hours, 2009,

Case IH RB455 Round Baler: 2015,

Vicon Extra 832 Trailed Mower: 2009,

TGB Blade 550: 2014, steel tipping cargo

Claas Arion 630: 4100 hours, 2015, 50

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Vicon Rotaflow XL Fert Spreader:

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John Deere 6125M: 3550 hours, 2014, x3

2017, hydraulic folding, conditioner unit, 3m working width, warranty & finance £8,500 + VAT

2017, 6 bag capacity, IsoBus, Weigh Cell system, warranty & finance available £12,500 + VAT

4500 bales, chopper unit, drop floor, IsoBus, Variable Chamber, High density, warranty & finance £16,000 + VAT

Condition as new, 2011, 12m working width, 1200 litre capacity £1,500 + VAT

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2017, chopper unit, high density system, drop floor, IsoBus, warranty & finance £25,500 + VAT

door, large window, flotation tyres, hydraulic brakes, commercial axles, warranty & finance £14,500 + VAT

linkage trailed, low usage, 3.2m working width, conditioner unit £8,000 + VAT

2007, manual calibration, 24m working width, boundary shut off, 6 bag capacity £2,750 + VAT

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hours/mileage, condition as new, automatic, selectable 2/4 wheel drive £5,000 + VAT

hours, power steering, automatic, independent rear suspension, serviced £3,700 + VAT

bay, automatic, independent rear suspension, 2/4 wheel drive, winch £3,750 + VAT

Low/hours mileage, gas conversation fitted, power steering, mud tyres £7,500 + VAT

50 kph, x4 electric spools, front linkage, front PTO, cab & front axle suspension £37,000 + VAT

kph, cab and front axle suspension, front linkage, x3 mechanical spools £40,000 + VAT

mechanical spools, John Deere loader, good condition £39,000 + VAT

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Money SAVING, Money MAKING Heatpump Grain Dryer generates over ÂŁ900,000 of income and savings with the 20 year Government tariff.

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Mr. Douglas Shand owns an arable farm near Banff in Aberdeenshire and has turned an expense into an income, generating £907,221 over the 20 year tariff. In 2014 Mr. Shand installed a 10kW Solar thermal system and 50kW Ground Source Heatpump (GSHP) with Calibrate Energy Engineering. This services the heating and hot water requirements in his farmhouse and cottage. This successful project paved the way for a much larger scale renewable project. In 2018 Mr. Shand engaged Calibrate again to install a 410kW Ground Source Heatpump system that supplies heating to dry grain, grass and logs as well as a new hydroponics system and hydrotherapy pool. The in-ground pipe work is trenched in a field and the Heatpump solution is located in a plant room.

“I have a long standing relationship with Calibrate and have always found them to be true to their word, delivering on time and on budget. Opting for a 20 year warranty package with Calibrate is testament to the confidence I have in them. I would highly recommend Calibrate.” Mr. Douglas Shand

A Bespoke Control System remotely manages all of the renewable technologies. This enables Mr. Shand to have a ‘hands off’ approach as well as enabling real time tariff generation and power consumption readings. The export management function of this controller enables the variable speed Heatpump to suit the 100kw existing wind turbine, this reduces the import power and therefore, running costs. The system is currently running at 380% efficiency. The systems were installed in under 3 months during the day to day operation of the farm with no downtime required. The Heatpump system has a 549% return on investment with the Government 20 year tariff. Start reaping the rewards with a Money Saving, Money Making Heatpump system.

For an informal chat on what your income could be call:

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I finished up last month writing how I had pulled the front off a hen shed and he had torn his hamstring. The story continues with him hobbling and nursing a bruise from his buttock to his foot and me being left on top of a hill in freezing weather while the hen house was welded back together. Two days later the repairs were finished and he limped back to fire me up to pull the shed. This all went without a hitch and soon we were leaving the farm and setting off home. The journey went without incidence until we were within 250 yards of my nice warm building. As we slowed down to go over the bridge by Sawmill Cottage, I came over all faint, let out a puff of black smoke and ground to a halt. Something had gone catastrophically wrong. I couldn’t move, I was stuck, immobile, stranded right outside the young new Boss and his wife’s house. I have been trying to tell him for months that something is not right. I just did feel myself, especially when going flat out on the road from job to job. I would suddenly feel short of breath and miss a beat. He just said, ‘Shut up you silly old fool! It’s your fuel filter, probably clogging up in the cold weather. I’ll get you a new one when I have time’ - and so it was left unchanged. He rang Dr Kenny but unfortunately he was busy that day so nice young Andrew Wight came out. He prodded and poked Stranded outside Sawmill Cottage and decided that no fuel was getting up to my injectors and concluded the injector pump had broken. That was on the 7th March and here we are exactly five weeks later and I am still not running. The pump had to be sent off to a ANDREW FROST FARM SERVICES specialist where they found worn shafts and various other parts needing repair. I am told it is coming back today (11th April) and WOOLER I should be going again by Thursday. I hope they stick to their ATV Sales - Service - Repair word as I have jobs booked for Friday at nice Mrs Brown’s at Can-am and Polaris authorised dealer Bonchester Bridge and then Monday and Wednesday at Gosford. Never in my 63 years have I had such a period of incapacity with 07860 836173 engine problems. Old age is a terrible thing I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.

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DISCOVERY COMMERCIAL

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Discovery Commercial combines outstanding comfort and refinement with durability and class-leading

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versatility. With a full height of 1,888mm and length of

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4,970mm, Discovery Commercial offers a loadspace capacity of 1,856 litres together with underfloor stowage. Access is made even easier with the addition of the powered inner tailgate, a ‘hands-free’ feature that provides a loading platform and also acts as a retention barrier for when the tailgate is open. Now available to order at Lloyd Land Rover Kelso

Lloyd Land Rover Kelso Pinnacle Hill Industrial Estate, Kelso, Borders TD5 8DW 01573 348277 www.lloydmotorgroup.com/land-rover Business users only. 36 month term. VAT at 20% is payable. A mileage of 10,000 miles per annum, non-maintained. Initial rental in advance as shown (exclusive of VAT) followed by 47 monthly rentals as shown (exclusive of VAT). Excess mileage charges (at 23.27p per mile plus VAT). Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Contract Hire subject to status. This promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotions and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles ordered by 30th June 2018. Land Rover Contract Hire is a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport SK3 0RB.

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Our people are our greatest asset CAROLINE TICE DIRECTOR

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

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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. Here we are, a month to five weeks later since the last article and there has been next to no fieldwork done since. This alone is starting to get frustrating and at some stage is bound to have a financial impact as at this point of the year it will be difficult to get round all the work for everybody on time and to the right standard. So starting with the driest ground first, changing jobs and machinery daily is going to be a must. I hope it doesn’t end up in a lot of late nights as this can be dangerous in itself. So far, as slurry is concerned, we have never had so much on farm. It is in good form for a quick mix with a little storage capacity still available. It is of course a valuable asset and if it isn’t soon on the ground it will leave a big question over quality and quantity of first cut silage. I will not complain any more as we have a lot to be thankful for as we still have a decent wedge of silage left, for the meantime anyway. Calving is also complete and nearly all the weaned calves are being diet fed and any remaining calves on milk will soon be in batches of 5 on milk powder. All of this should help maximise the length of time spent in the fields. A few changes over the winter with calf rearing have been a steep learning curve, mainly due to feeding milk powder and the batching into groups of 5 from as early as two weeks of age. The advantages of powder are that it speeds up milking for Philip and allows me get on with feeding calves without having to wait on the last row of cows and whenever they get past the change over period the milk is more consistent. However, after following the instructions on the bag to a ‘T’, I definitely wasn’t going to keep feeding by powder. Then I discovered that instead of mixing the milk and feeding straight away, if I let it sit for 5 minutes after mixing and stir it again the powder is all broken down and it feeds much much better with less digestive upsets. It is also supposed to be cheaper than whole milk but I wouldn’t be so sure as extra has to be fed to be the equivalent of whole milk, especially as our milk is generally up on 4.50% fat. Sometimes the change over from whole milk to powder can cause a few days upset which then can increase the age at weaning. Batch feeding has improved on farm quite a bit with meal intakes being greater earlier. It is also nice to see them sporting around the house which also improves intakes but on the downside it is annoying to see them sucking round each other after feeding and if an infectious bug got into a batch it can be harder to control. With all of this in mind it will help decision making if we ever get around to building a new calf house. The first PD results in the cows are good, long may this continue and we hope that the next TB test shall be clear. PS Don’t forget to come over to Balmoral show next month I’m sure it will be as good as ever.

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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. By today (8th April) we would usually have the spring grain sown, carrot ground prepared and be ready to plant potatoes. Not so this year! As you may surmise (primarily because we are all in the same boat) not much has changed here weather wise since my last report, with some more bouts of snow and rain during March defeating any thoughts of sowing for the last month. There are one or two patches sown locally but only on extremely light land, hopefully they were nowhere near emergence when we had a frosty spell last week! However we (in the UK) are not alone, speaking to contacts in other countries it would appear that most of Northern Europe is receiving the same weather as us, and the delayed spring seems to extend into North America as well, with Canadian and US growers being held up. What this will mean for grain prices is anyone’s guess, there are reports of winter kill of wheat in the USA and wet weather in Argentina as well, certainly things are looking reasonably positive at the moment. There was an offer of £140/t for feed barley last week and it is possible to get over £150/t for 2018 wheat. The flip side of this is the shortage of fodder and the cost of feed grains for livestock farmers, which must be a worry with lambing and calving going on and the grass growing slowly, if at all. On the positive side, unlike last spring there is certainly not a shortage of moisture, as it stands I can’t see us needing to irrigate energy beet to get it to grow (famous last words and all that), but if the surface dries out and the wind gets up I won’t rule it out for the carrots. Despite the cold the winter crops are showing signs of growth, particularly the hybrid rye. Both the wheat and rye have had their first dose of nitrogen, about 4 weeks later than I would usually start. They are continuing to tiller but the later sown wheats certainly have a way to go yet as they look at least 6 weeks behind. With the spread of crop stages, spray timings are going to be difficult to get right, but given that changes in crop structure are largely influenced by day length then they will no doubt all catch up eventually. Having top dressed with nitrogen, the next job will be to get round with trace elements and a dose of growth regulator as soon as temperatures rise and there is green leaf to catch the spray. The fertiliser spreader will also be busy as there is still potash to be applied to some wheat fields along with trace elements and base fertiliser to be spread on fields for root crops. Fortunately the weather has been dry enough at times to allow a lot of ploughing to be done. We run two 5 furrow ploughs with trailed presses and they can get over a bit of ground in a day, I also hired a further 5 furrow plough to allow us to have three tractors going. I would like to go back to less intensive cultivations or even a portion of direct drilling but our cropping makes it difficult. I’m not exactly sure how Mr Gove intends to square the circle when it comes to growing root crops with minimal soil disturbance but maybe he knows something I don’t! 38

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On Our Farm

April 10th 2018 Hugo Lee farms in partnership with his father, Guy, at Sandystones, near St Boswells. Arable crops of wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley and rye are grown, 400 Angus 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. Another month goes past and spring still hasn’t arrived. I think this year we may have to skip spring and go straight to summer! Apart from a good dry week in late March when we managed to get the first round of nitrogen/sulphur on the winter crops and also the P and K spread we have not done any other fieldwork. As I write the fields are sodden and with another half inch of rain forecast today I can’t see us drilling for a while yet. I really hope we don’t get into May before we start the spring drilling campaign however I am a firm believer that drilling in the right conditions far outweighs calendar date. Unsurprisingly we have not turned any cattle out yet and with low soil temperatures and such wet fields they will be inside for a few more weeks I expect. Luckily we have enough fodder and straw to cover us however, I am aware that there are many livestock farmers in not such a fortunate A typical wet looking wheat field this spring position. With a recent announcement by the Irish government that they are releasing €1.5 million to subsidise forage imports I fear that things will get even tougher for UK livestock farmers. I just wish that the increase in input costs would be reflected in a rise in the fat cattle No shortage of muck this year price - I will keep dreaming! I attended an AHDB meeting the other week which was extremely interesting and thought provoking. The topic of the meeting was resilience and Heather Wildman from Saviour Associates, a Nuffield Scholar, was the main speaker. We discussed a broad range of topics from why people resist change, to effective leadership and personal fulfilment. One of the many things I took away from the meeting was the importance of a healthy work life balance. It is so easy for us all in agriculture to work hard and never ever take any time off to spend with friends and family or doing something we really enjoy. I am terrible at taking time off as I feel there is always so much going on and that there is never a good time to go away. I know I need to change this and I have promised Jess we will get away from the farm for a week in the winter and a week in the summer, if we are not too busy!! The spring jobs list seems to get longer and longer. There are pheasant sheds to build, fertiliser to spread, lime to spread, spring barley to drill, cattle to turn out, silage fields to roll and spraying to be done. Also I am hosting two farm walks over the next few weeks one with SRUC students looking at renewable energy and another with the BMR young generation discussion group. It is looking like quite a busy couple of weeks, added to all this Jess is due with our third baby at the end of April!

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Will Howe is an arable farmer from Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The soils are predominantly heavy. 365ha of cropping includes winter wheat, spring barley, winter oilseed rape, spring beans and managed fallow. He also manages a contracting business Thorpe Farming Ltd. Last month I wrote about the onset of winter, and in keeping with the “seasons” theme it looks like we could well miss out on spring entirely. Whilst things are just starting to grow, it is approximately 14 days later than normal, and any prospect of spring drilling appears remote. Fortunately I am only 25% spring cropping this year, having been up to 95% in previous years, and having had a succession of dry springs, it is times like this when the words of seasoned locals ring in my ears: “Your farm is not spring land Boy”. Fortunately the delay in fieldwork means I am able to load lorries with grain which should have been moved up to 6 weeks ago. Every year I make the conscious decision not to sell any grain for April so as not to clash with landwork, and every year the merchants fail to deliver on their side of the agreement. This coupled with dozy haulage firms, generally the “out-of-towners”, who seem to think I am sat with a brush in the yard waiting for a lorry of theirs to turn up unannounced. Having made the effort to get myself organised, it really is frustrating. Having taken the executive decision yesterday to apply the second dose of the Nitrogen to the Oilseed Rape, based on the fact that the land would not be getting any drier in the foreseeable future, I then had a good hour in which to reflect upon my decision as I pressure washed thick mud off the outside of the sprayer. But with a further 5mm overnight I feel vindicated although the wheelings will haunt me for the rest of the season. Having been through the rape a few times this year already, I am not overly happy with it. All the plants are there, but it can be very variable across the field. This is my first year using a bulk burnt bi-product as a P fertiliser, and applying straight N at sowing as opposed to DAP which I had done previously. Some scientific research and a helpful hand from a local fertiliser guru, who has now incidentally moved to the Borders to enjoy a well earnt retirement, suggested that although the analysis of P was correct, it was basically locked up before it had even left the spreader discs. Whilst flea beetle pressure in this area is nothing like further south, it was a problem along with slug attacks last autumn because of the extremely variable germination dates caused by the inconsistent sowing depth. I am still using my sub-soiler with the seed broadcast off the back, just as I did when I was contract drilling 1100 acres of rape annually, but that was when we had neonics. I think now a more precise solution is required to get all the seed to come up at the same time. Fortunately with The good & the bad within 10 metres of each other plenty of excellent local fabricators a solution is currently on the drawing board! 42

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Simon Bainbridge farms in partnership with his wife Claire and his parents, Ivan and Elisabeth in Northumberland. They run suckler beef, sheep and laying hen enterprises across 650 ha of mainly SDA and moorland organically. The ewes have all been moved onto the designated lambing fields which have been rested for 3 months. Despite this resting, there is little or no grass on them at present which is a concern. We are later lambing, specifically to be able to lamb outside coinciding with grass growth. It works well normally, but there’s been nothing normal about this spring. As with most of us who have livestock, the silage and straw stocks are starting to run very low. An early turnout is out of the question and we are now hopeful for a good spell of warm and drying weather for grass growth to really get away. We have installed calving cameras in all the sheds. Three have been fitted, with two more to fit. We used Alarms for Farms based at Kelso. He has done a very professional job and it really is making life easier and saving time and diesel. Calving has started in earnest now, and as with all livestock, nature has a way of balancing things out. Twins born yesterday, but sadly a full breech resulting in a dead calf this morning.... so the balance sheet is again even with the twin set on. All the cows and in calf heifers have received their pre calving cobalt, selenium, iodine and copper bolus and their scour vaccine. All the ewes have received a cobalt, selenium and iodine bolus, their chlostridial vaccine booster and we treated them for scab as there has been a problem in the area for the last 6 - 8 months. The hens are doing well and at 71 weeks of age, feather cover is still good. It’s been good to see that what we are putting in place has enabled the hens to produce well, maintain body weight and condition through their time with us. The birds will go at 76 weeks, so we are busy putting in plans for what needs to be done before the next flock arrives. Plenty QUALITY CALVES SCOTLAND LTD of shovels and brooms required as there’s lots of cleaning to be done. Contact Murray 07759 380187 We have recently done up a cottage for the shepherd. New kitchen, bathroom, carpets, the works. We’ve cut it a little fine as he will be able We specialise in continental and native breed to move in this weekend, with lambing starting next week. The lambing heifers for suckler cows. assistant arrives from New Zealand next week as well, so hopefully everything is in place to make the next few weeks run as smoothly as Batches of continental, native and black and possible. If only we could make the weather run as smoothly. white bull calves available. Last night we attended the NFU meeting on the DEFRA consultation Specialists in single calves for twinning on. on the future domestic agricultural policy. Claire says that this whole process is a bit like giving directions to an unknown destination. Wean calves also available. What’s clear is that direct payments will be phased out, the emphasis We deliver throughout the Scottish Borders, is on public money for delivering public good and the fact that as Lothians and Northern England. farmers we are producers of food is immaterial. It is important that we engage with DEFRA, MP’s, NFU, TFA, CLA etc to make sure Orders for weaned calves being taken now. that our views are heard and hopefully taken on board.

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April 10th 2018

I feel desperately sorry for anyone who is lambing, calving or even with hen pheasants that are supposed to be laying eggs. With no grass growth to speak of, forage and bedding in very short supply and suppliers of concentrate feed struggling to keep up with demand, it is making for a miserable and expensive period. The highlight of the past month has been the period spent away from the farm. Hugo’s Christmas present to his mother was two tickets to watch Scotland Guy Lee play Italy at the Stadio Olympico. For a Scottish rugby fanatic (her, not me! I proudly support the national team of my country of birth as does any Scotsman I have ever met) this was a very popular We were the only people the top floor of the bus present. We flew to Milan as the flights to Rome were ridiculously expensive and a morning spent looking on as the wind and wet came round Milan in the rain was long enough! in through non existant windows! With train tickets on my phone, we got to the station early to catch the 1610 train to Rome. As we waited patiently for the display board to show our platform the only 1610 train was going to Naples. We only realised at 1609 that Rome was a stop on the way to Naples! We boarded as the train was about to leave, at the same time the ticket disappeared from my phone, from the email it had been attached to and even from the web host. It just totally vanished. Luckily I had remembered the carriage and seat numbers so when the ticket inspector came round she was able to verify our booking as she had our names. That certainly wouldn’t happen on trains in this country, you would be forced to buy a new ticket. Friday was spent looking round the Vatican (immediately bumping into fellow Borders’ farmers!), how they cram so many people in the space is unbelievable. Fortunately the door from the Sistine Chapel to the Basilica was open and we were able to look round there as well. On Saturday Doddie Wear and his cohorts (Roman!) had organised Scottish The train was very supporters to meet at the Piazza del Popolo and from there walk the three and a impressive travelling at (200 mph) half miles to the ground. There was a big crowd of about 5000 and the atmosphere 320kms/hour in virtual silence. was fantastic. It reminded me of the countryside marches we did in London and Edinburgh. We held up the traffic, the pipeband leading us went the wrong way and had to turn round, then the team buses came past to a great roar. We had fantastic seats, five rows from the front, on the 22 sitting next to some very ardent Italian fans dressed in kilts. What a match it was with the final result in the balance until the 79th minute. We then spent the next four hours in a pop up bar outside the ground watching the other two internationals in the company of former Scottish captains. Eventually we walked the 6 miles 5000 of us walked in To find the square was not back to our Airbnb. What memorable weekend - tickets are printed on paper aid of the My Name’5 difficult, just follow the kilts. from now on! Doddie Foundation

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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. We are on alert for the first winter storm of the year. Snow is forecast to low levels, and heavy rain for those places it doesn’t snow. Of course our storm will be a minor hiccup compared to the storms that Scotland has endured recently, and comes after a period of lovely autumn weather, but it will bring some problems. We are already wet having had half our annual rainfall in the first 3 months of this year. This has drowned some of the recently sown grass seed crops, and more rain will compromise William’s ability to get wheat into the ground before our targeted sowing date of the end of April. Because of all this rain we have had phenomenal grass growth on the dairy farm and the cows are happily churning out large quantities of milk, although this is the first time this season they have been ahead of our anticipated production. I have been reflecting on the use of new technologies and how one should adopt these new opportunities into helping us farm better. We are trialing satellite imagery that records pasture cover on the dairy farm. If we are satisfied with its accuracy, it will mean that assessing feed availability and pasture growth rates will be a desk top exercise and help the staff plan the feeding regime better; which is exciting. What it doesn’t do is measure the varying quality of the pasture which has a significant influence on the cows’ ability to turn grass into milk. This will still need our input to interpret the information to get the best results. Happy Cows I think this applies to a lot of new technology. I’ve noticed this last week that a large number of dairy farmers up on the lighter soils above us have been irrigating. Most of these farmers will have soil moisture probes telling them what their soil moisture status is. That system tells them to irrigate once moisture levels reach a certain deficit point. What they have neglected to do is check the forecast to see what is coming. If they had they would have known that we are in for a polar blast and heavy rain. So the advantage of using some very smart technology is wasted because these farmers do not synthesise all the information available to them to make smarter decisions. I don’t mind that they are wasting money on running their pumps, or that they are cooling down their soil temperatures and consequently slowing grass growth, or even that they ARMCO CRASH BARRIERS are using water that should have been left PLENTY IN STOCK - SO MANY USES in the aquifers; but their actions do have a 11 feet 6 inches • 1-10 @ £26ea consequence. In these wetter years all that • 11-25 @ £25ea long @ 40kg each unnecessary irrigation tends to resurface • 26-50 @ £24ea Prices are collected subject to VAT, on our country causing springs and seeps • 51-100 @ £23ea and delivery can be in our paddocks and the occasional flood. • 100+ @ £22ea arranged It is clearly time to plan a winter holiday.

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