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AGRIMART

MAY 2021 Issue 344

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

Tel 01835 830507 Email sales@agrimart.co.uk

CONTACT US FOR A FREE 2021 CATALOGUE 01368 840655 Main distributor in the Borders: John Hogarth Ltd tel: 01573 224224

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15.50 - 15.60 - 15.70 batwing mowers The choice is yours!

Heavy duty across the range • Built with high strength steel for durability with 3 duty classes • Woods legendary cut quality with fully baffled deck to ensure excellent distribution of cut material 15.50 - 15.60 - 15.70 batwing mowers

• Deep deck technology for longer material • Choice of suspension system and wheel configuration • Unrivalled 6-year gearbox warranty including seals

Simon Richard Ltd, Crown Tailrig, Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, TD9 8RA Tel: 01450 860774 Fax: 01450 860772 mail@simon-richard.co.uk www.simon-richard.co.uk

Flails for the cutting edge • Front - rear - side or offset for tractors 10hp - 400hp • Mulchsysteme gives proven control of pests and weeds while stimulating healthy crop and pasture growth

Simon Richard Ltd, Crown Tailrig, Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, TD9 8RA Tel: 01450 860774 Fax: 01450 860772 mail@simon-richard.co.uk www.simon-richard.co.uk

Agriparts Borders Ltd ONE STOP SHOP Fixings & Fastenings - Consumables - Wearing Parts - Power Tools - Hand Tools - Clothing - Bearings - Belts Hydraulic Pipe/Fittings - Drainage Pipe - Gates - Gate Fittings - Water Troughs - Fencing - Lighting - General DIY Products - Paint - Steel - Oil - AdBlue - and much much more !!!

POPULAR ITEMS AND SPECIALS THIS MONTH New in stock We are now stocking the Buckler Buckbootz safety wellington.

Fencing

GARDENING  Gardening tools, compost and plant/lawn care products in stock. 

Fencing wire in 2.5 or 3.15mm Stock netting in 100m or 400m

Staples loose or tub quantity

Electric tape, wire and rope

Electric fence accessories

Leisure batteries

Agriparts Borders Ltd. Spylaw Road, Kelso, TD5 8DL— info@agriparts.co.uk— 01573 226 526 2

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Octoposts Kit Building – 60 x 40 x 14 ft

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Building – 60 x 40 we x 14areft proud to Here atKit Glendale Engineering, able to say that we have 35 years’ Here atbeGlendale Engineering, we over are proud to Here at Glendale Engineering, webeare proud to experience designing and manufacturing able to say that we have over 35 years be able Buildings to say that we have over 35 years’ Agricultural & Equipment. experience designing and manufacturing experience designing and manufacturing agricultural buildings & equipment.

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• Scotland’s largest installer and maintainer of grain handling and process equipment.

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Established in 1969

• Servicing callouts and planned maintenance programmes available. • Extensive stock of spares carried from all major manufacturers.

• Design, fabrication, installation and electrical work all undertaken.

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BEDDING MACHINES Scrape, Sweep and Spread in one pass. Bedding Material and Labour saving. Reduce cell count and increase production. Prevent disease and Maintain good animal Health. Self-loading models available. Simple to drive and manoeuvre. 1 or 3 wheel drive.

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MAY 2021


V-CROSS INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW ISUZU D-MAX

ISUZU D - MAX V-CROSS

BUSINESS CONTRACT HIRE FROM ONLY

£259

† PER MONTH + VAT INITIAL RENTAL £3,108.00 + VAT

47 MONTHLY RENTALS OF £259.00 + VAT. EXCESS MILEAGE CHARGE OF 11.00p + VAT PER MILE AND RETURN CONDITIONS APPLY. VAT PAYABLE AT 20%. PROVIDED BY ISUZU CONTRACT HIRE.

SMARTER. STRONGER. SAFER. V-Cross Model pictured (inc. optional special paint finish) from £267.91 a month +VAT plus Initial Rental in advance of £3,212.92 +VAT

PRE-ORDER YOURS TODAY AT:

A F Noble & Son

01968 678002 www.afnobleandson-isuzu.co.uk 2A Eastfield Farm Road, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 8EZ All fuel consumption and emission values are based on a standard Isuzu D-Max. MPG figures are EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. There is a new WLTP test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures. However, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions shown are based on the outgoing NEDC testing method. Only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical standard. The fuel consumption you achieve in real life conditions and CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors including accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load etc. Official fuel figures for the Isuzu D-Max range in MPG (l/100km): Urban 30.4 - 38.7 (9.3 - 7.3). Extra Urban 40.9 - 50.4 (6.9 - 5.6). Combined 36.2 - 45.6 (7.8 - 6.2). CO2 emissions 163 - 205g/km. For full details contact your local Isuzu dealership or visit isuzu.co.uk †Important Information. Business users only. Rental amounts shown are for an Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Double Cab Vehicle On The Road with manual transmission, excluding special paint finish. Excess mileage charge 11.00ppm + VAT at 20%. Contract based on 8,000 miles per annum, non-maintained. Vehicle must be returned in a good condition to avoid further charges. Provided by Lex Autolease Ltd trading as Isuzu Contract Hire, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport SK3 0RB. Available at participating dealers only. Excludes motability and fleet sales, not available in conjunction with any other offers or with BASC, NGO or NFU member discounts. Finance options available at participating dealers, subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Visit isuzu.co.uk

www.drrural.co.uk

Trusted for generations Focussed on adding value to your business

George Hipwell Director

Steph Adams Surveyor

Will Blair Graduate Surveyor

Sarah Hodge Graduate Surveyor

Call: 01289 543 222 Offices across Scotland and Northern England

MAY 2021

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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.

MAXIMISING YOUR RETURNS

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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

MAY 2021


The Ultimate in Grain Care

Skandia Handling Equipment

• Grain driers • Handling equipment • Storage solutions • Aeration equipment • Cleaners, weighers • Mill and mix

• Elevators and conveyors from 20tph to 600tph • 3 product ranges to suit all requirements • All galvanised construction • Silo sweep conveyors • Dust and chaff extractors • BDC - Skandia UK distributor offering unrivalled product knowledge and technical support John Wilson, Area Manager Scotland and Northern England 01672 838040

07468 698188

john@bdcsystems.com

Ford and Etal Sawmill

Quality timber supplies for all your agricultural fencing needs

Creosoted Machined Rounds: 1.65m x 90mm 2.4m x 100mm 2.4m x 150mm 2.4m x 180mm

Complete Grain Plant Solutions

01672 810851 sales@bdcsystems.com www.bdcsystems.com BDC Systems Ltd | Grafton Road | Burbage | Marlborough | Wiltshire | SN8 3BA

ANDREW FROST FARM SERVICES WOOLER - 01668 281710 ATV Sales - Service - Repair Can-am & Quadzilla authorised dealer

Covid safety measures are in place. Open for servicing/repairs. Competitive Prices on New & Second Hand Call us

01890 820304

Ford & Etal Sawmill, Letham Hill Farm, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland TD12 4TP forestry@ford-and-etal.co.uk

MAY 2021

For Details and Demonstration contact Andrew on 07860 836173

Brewery Farm, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6QG. Tel 01668 281710 email:andrewfrostfarmservices@btinternet.com

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Calibrate CHP

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 85°C? If so, the Calibrate gas-powered Combined Heat & Power (CHP) System is the answer…

Breaking news! Improved gaspowered CHP technology replaces labour intensive biomass CHP

Runs on mains or natural gas no woodchip!

Add-on to existing renewables

Integrates with hydrogen and batteries

Have you got an existing ground source heat pump? Did you know you can add additional heat pumps to your system and get paid on your existing tariff rate? For more information... Get In Touch Now!

Grid-balance for additional income

20 year Warranty and Service Plan

Calibrate have installed 100 CHP systems with our partners

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.

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 85°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 onsite 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.

Help us to widen our network…

Prize draw!

We have a new LinkedIn profile for Calibrate. Throughout April we will be running a competition to increase our network, so please help us to spread the word… Anyone who follows and shares our profile this month will be entered into a draw on 30th April to win a bottle of fizz or malt. Calibrate Energy Ltd

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

www.calibrateenergy.co.uk

@energycalibrate

Calibrate Energy Engineering

@calibrateltd

All formulas and calculations are derived from industry suppliers and MCS guidelines, it is advisable to have the calculations and formulas checked by a certified mechanical engineer, and as such, Calibrate Inc. ltd (Company # 08277206) will not be held liable for any incorrect formulas or calculations or any accidental misrepresentation. The current OFGEM guidelines give until March 2021 to install your Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) with your guaranteed tariff. However, OFGEM has indicated that clients will be able to apply for an extension to enable the installation to be completed by March 2022.

MAY 2021

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New online pump shop Leaders in well drilling and pump supplies

WATER BOOSTING PUMPS

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Next Day Delivery Available

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WATER FILTRATION

+44 (0)1698 711177

Email: waterwells@raeburndrilling.com

See our full range at raeburnwaterwells.co.uk

WANTED

QUALITY STEEL FRAMED BUILDINGS

Farmplan Buildings

We will provide the complete service for all your steel framed building requirements • Straw Sheds • Stable Blocks • Riding Arenas • Muck Middens • Grain Stores • Silage pits • Stock Buildings • Building Works • Planning Applications • Building Warrants

Kramer Loading Shovel 750/850 or similar model required. Also seeking Kramer attachments. All types and condition considered. Please contact/forward photographs to 01926 843460 info@heartofenglandfarms.com

Call now for a free and competitive quote

Amble Industrial Estate, Amble, Northumberland, NE65 OPE

Tel: (01665) 710746

sales@northernstructures.co.uk

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AC FULLERTON LTD

Colin Fullerton: 07818 056 365 or 01573 410 257 FER AL OF SPECI

Fleming Topper

Ritchie Calving Gate 10

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Feed Hopper

Draft Pro Weigher MAY 2021


Advanced Roller Doors (E.K.) Tel: 01355 239 502

enquiries@advancedrollerdoors.com

Our innovative range of Our innovative range quality concrete products of quality concrete includes:

products includes:

· Livestock Slats ·including New Ox Strain Strainer Post new Surefoot™ Resistant Slats ·Slip Livestock Slats including new Surefoot™ · Bunker Walls Slip Resistant Slats · ·Free Standing Bunker WallsSilage & Grain Walls · Free Standing Silage · Precast & GrainFeed Walls& Water Troughs · Precast Feed & Water Troughs · Slurry Channels Diagonal Slats ·&Slurry Channels & Diagonal · Pre-stressedSlats Silage & WallSilage Panels& ·Livestock Pre-stressed Livestock Wall Panels · Free Standing Single & ·Double Free Standing Single & Sloping Cubicles Double Sloping Cubicles · Precast Footbaths · Precast Footbaths · Above & Underground Scoutts Farm, Tarbolton, ·Slurry AboveStores & Underground Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5 5NQ Slurry Stores · ·Tractor Tel: 01292 541218 01292 540120 Scoutts Farm,Fax: Tarbolton, TractorWeights Weights

Scottish Distributor for Moore Concrete

MAY 2021

Email: info@mjharrisonsupplies.co.uk Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5 5NQ Tel: 01292 541218 Fax: 01292 540120 www.mjharrisonsupplies.co.uk Email: info@mjharrisonsupplies.co.uk

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* Manufacture * Install * Service * Repair *

Proud to sponsor Event riders: Olivia Wilmot, Laura Swinnerton, Laura Mitchell, Ellie Bryce, Sarah Hutchison & Morag Sutherland

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BLINKBONNY QUARRY • ALL GRADES OF AGGREGATE PRODUCED • DELIVERY • COLLECTION

• READY-MIX CONCRETE • AGRICULTURAL MIXES FOR ALL PURPOSES • DELIVERY AND COLLECTION

FOR SALES AND ORDERS CALL BLINKBONNY WEIGHBRIDGE: 01573 460200 or 07974 968148 PART OF BREEDON GROUP– FOR OTHER LOCATIONS PLEASE VISIT: https://www.breedongroup.com/location-finder

LIQUID STORAGE TANKS PLASTIC OR STEEL - NEW OR USED

PETROL STATION

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PLASTIC FUEL TANKS 1350 - 15000 Ltr

OCTOPOST CREOSOTE FENCING 25

YEAR GUARANTEE

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Octopost is a

Swedish manufactured product, octagonal shaped to differentiate its unique properties, starting with very slow grown Swedish pine, kiln dried, square pointed and pressure heat treated with creosote. This provides a life expectancy often in excess of 40 years with a manufacturers guarantee of 25 years. The posts undergo the same high quality process as the companies main core production of telegraph poles.

TEL 01888 511203 enquiries@jfsupplies.co.uk

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rettie.co.uk

LEADING THE FIELD

We know the challenges and complexities of the agricultural industry and have insider knowledge of all aspects of farming businesses - from subsidies and environmental law through to tenancies and contract farming agreements. Whether you’re a farmer or a landowner, our team are well placed to help you achieve goals and maximise returns.

Estate Management

Our team specialises in leasing & letting of rural property from residential, agricultural tenancies and seasonal agreements to contract farming agreements including rental collection as well as rent reviews and strategic reviews. We have the expertise to manage all types of assets, from traditional estates to more diverse portfolios.

Agricultural Landlord & Tenant

Across Scotland and the North East of England, Rettie & Co. has a successful track record in the sale and purchase of landlords’ heritable interests as well as rent review negotiations,dilapidation claims, way-go valuations and ongoing tenancy matters.

Consultancy

We act as independent experts and consultants on a wide range of topics, including grants & subsidies such as Basic Payment Scheme, greening, entitlement transfers, Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) and Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS).

Get in touch with your local property experts Fergus Thomson MRICS FAAV, Associate Director

Chris Hall MRICS, Director of Rural & Professional Services

fergus thomson@rettie.co.uk

chris.hall@rettie.co.uk

01289 305 158

0131 220 4160

EDINBURGH | GLASGOW | MELROSE | BERWICK UPON TWEED | ST ANDREWS | NEWCASTLE | LONDON

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AGRICULTURAL OR INDUSTRIAL LAND TO BUY Suitable for Timber Storage Windy Site is Preferable In or Around Midlothian/Scottish Borders Minimum 2 Acres Good Road Access for HGVs CALL RICHARD ON 07812 025 578

BORDERS MAIN DEALER FOR FIRESTONE AGRICULTURAL TYRES We supply any brand of Agricultural Tyres and Wheels at Competitive Prices FULLY EQUIPPED SERVICE VANS FOR ALL YOUR ON-SITE TYRE MAINTENANCE For quotation and technical advice phone Rob Hastie on

01573 225454 (day) 07971 697673 (mobile)

C & R TYRES LTD. STATION YARD SPROUSTON ROAD KELSO Tel: 01573 225454

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Agricultural & Commercial Specialists

Dealer Net Agricultural & Commercial Specialists

Making tomorrows vehicles & equipment more affordable today Hire Purchase

Loans

With over 30 years’ experience in business finance, we work alongside you to tailor a personal financial package that will fit around your business. Offering a professional & confidential service, we work with a portfolio of over 10 funders, accessing finance terms up to 84 months, with the option to fund 100% of the net cost of your purchase and products also available to help you fund VAT.

Lease

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Our areas of expertise include: Agriculture

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www.dealernetfinance.co.uk Tel: 0191 5866168 Email: sales@dealernetfinance.co.uk @DealerNetFin DealerNetFinance

MAY 2021

Call Howard Musgrave direct on: 07933 271151

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Are you having problems with your Fixed line Broadband speeds?

3G & 4G connectivity often faster than landline.

We have launched 100gb, 200gb and 300gb data bundles to complement our range of mobile routers. This finally let’s you cut loose from the fixed line network. Call the team at Scotphone to discuss your requirements.

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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.

Spring ’21 offer

£100p/t delivered

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Wendy writes

JUST ANOTHER PULL

April 2021

You will never guess where I have just come back from! What I can say is that it is positively freezing here compared to the temperatures I was enjoying just a week ago. On the morning of March 24th he came running out of the office waving a piece of paper and jumping up and down with so much excitement - I thought he would do himself a permanent injury. “What is it” I asked. “Calm down and take your time, whatever it is can wait”. As he caught his breath he told me what had happened in the Suez Canal the previous day and that an email had come through asking me for my assistance immediately as a ship was blocking the canal and I was the only one with the necessary experience and capability to move it. Well I can tell you I didn’t hesitate “let’s get going” I said. After we had packed a few things and dusted off my passport we were off. Down through Newcastle, round the M25 and onwards to the tunnel, I had last crossed the English Channel 50 years ago in a military freighter. This time we went by train and soon we were driving on the right hand side of the road. Oh what memories from my former life in the forces, across Northern France, down through Germany, Austria, through former Yugoslavia into Bulgaria and then Turkey. We crossed the Bosphorus by the new bridge and we were in Asia, driving across Turkey, into Syria (what a mess but that’s a story for another day), on to Lebanon, then Israel and finally we arrived in Egypt. It was boiling hot and I was taking on gallons of water. Thank goodness I had special dispensation to pass freely through these countries. Wherever I went there were crowds waving and wishing me luck. After 3780 miles and six days since leaving Sandystones we arrived at the Canal. There were diggers and tug boats already attempting to move this huge ship but to no avail. A rope was thrown up to attach my cable to the Ever Given anchor points and with both my pulleys employed I was ready to pull. “Mawj” they shouted (in Arabic ‫ = ْجوَم‬heave). Slowly, slowly my cable tightened and eventually the bow came round and suddenly she was free and floating. The tug boats all blew their horns as a thank you. Another successful pull to add to my list of conquests. We spent a quiet 24 hours in the desert reflecting on what I had achieved, saving the world billions of pounds in lost global trade, before setting off on the long journey home. I had to be back within a week to pull the hen house here – no peace however famous I might become. Just another chapter in a rich and varied life, you never know what’s Stuck in traffic in Istanbul around the corner, probably more hen houses!

Near Lilliesleaf we are growing a wonderful variety of flowers and foliage for weddings and events. There is a wide choice of annuals, perennials and shrubs from delicate Ranunculus and Tulips to beautiful Peonies, Alliums, Cosmos and Dahlias. Supplied by the bucketful or Pick Your Own by arrangement. All come with no airmiles! Also seasonal bouquets to fit any budget. 0798 007 3274 Insta: cotfieldflowers www.flowersfromcotfield.co.uk 20

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QUALITY CROP ENSILING & PRESERVATION PRODUCTS

SILO 2 BLOCK TOPSHEET Silage film and vacuum film in one New innovative 7-layer oxygen barrier silage sheet 10x less permeable to oxygen than standard black sheets Available in a range of sizes: 10m -20m wide & up to 400m long

PROTECTIVE SILO COVERS Protects silage clamps, bale stacks & Ag-Bags against bird & rodent damage Tread safe - resistant to tearing Up to 10 years or more in use 5m -20m wide & up to 30m long

SIDEWALL SHEETS Heavy duty transparent sidewall sheet, (150 microns) Creates an effective barrier between clamp wall and ensiled forage Protects clamp walls from acidic leachate Available in: 4 - 6m wide and 50m long

SILAGE RINGS Effective coverage of silage clamp sheets Ideal for holding down protection covers on bale stacks or Ag-Bags Easily handled Stack away neatly when not in use

KOFASIL - S SILAGE ADDITIVE

Heterofermentative bacterial preparation Improves aerobic stability of silage Avoids feed & energy losses and optimises biogas yield Prevents mould growth & production of mycotoxins Improves storage life of silage kept in non-airtight conditions

Visit our website for further information or email for a free film sample.

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MACHINERY RING BENEFITS!

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

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Farmplus Constructions Limited Shay Lane, Longridge Preston PR3 3BT

A talent for timber buildings Tel: 01772 785252 Fax: 01772 782944 E-mail sales@farmplus.co.uk Web: www.farmplus.co.uk

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We also install farm security cameras, farm alarms and cameras for lambing.

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CONCRETE WORK

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.

Now offering Regrooving of old concrete Heb 07977 765 529 Paul 07854 969 471 Jason 07714 022 741 Kelso 01573 225 276 H.E.Builders Ltd Kincraig, 9 Broompark, Kelso TD5 7SN

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

Now doing repairs across a wide range of trailers - livestock, horsebox and flatbed Midburn Oxton TD2 6PG Office: 01578 750 618 www.quadcare.co.uk 24

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WM W.M.ROSE &SONS SONSLTD LTD WM W.M.ROSE & WM W.M.ROSE & SONS LTD

We have all products available for hire

Demos available for all products

USED EQUIPMENT Merlo TF 42-7 Case Maxxum 140 2010 Case Puma 165 2009 Horsch Terrano 4 meter Twose 6.4m folding rollers

NEW EQUIPMENT

McConnel Rino topper

Case Puma 165 AFS full McConnel shackerator 5 power shift – demo leg, with packer roller Case Puma 185 full power shift Keenan Feeder 320 Case Puma 200 full power shift Kobelco SK17 Ex hire

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WWW.WMROSE.CO.UK Head office

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Lamancha, West Linton,

Head office Head office Head Peeblesshire, EH46 7BD

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Lamancha, West Lamancha, West Linton, 01968 660777 Lamancha, West Linton, Linton, Peeblesshire, EH46 7BD info@wmrose.co.uk Peeblesshire, EH46 Peeblesshire, EH46 7BD 7BD 01968 660777 01968 660777 660777 01968 info@wmrose.co.uk info@wmrose.co.uk info@wmrose.co.uk

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www.kelsoharvester.co.uk

KELSO: 01573 470393 / HADDINGTON 01620 825738

FASTRAC 4220 JCB FASTRAC NEW T5 JCB 4000 Series Tractors

...now with added productivity HORSCH LEEB GS6 SPRAYER

Intelligent spraying technology

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V6570 BALER

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G135 Versu Tractor of the Year 2021 Best Utility

991HS BALER

USED MACHINERY 813255 Amazone 403 Special 4m Combination Drill 812949 JS 160 800mm Digging Bucket 813884 McHale 991BE Trailed Wrapper 813970 Kverneland Conpavt 4 Cultivator 813971 Type C Accord 3m Drill 812950 JS 160 1.8m Ditching Bucket 813561 McHale R5 Bale Handler on Merlo BraCkets 813920 Ritchie Large Square Bale Stacker Claw 813921 BMC 13t Excavator Tile Bucket 813732 Skid Steer 6ft Muck Grab 813733 Skid Steer 2000kg 1100mm Pallet Forks and Frame 813317 Hydraulic Round Bale Handler

Year Hrs/Bls Price 2014 3000 £15,000 2010 800 £750 2000 71500 £5,200 2004 200 £2,500 1998 2000 £1,500 2004 800 £500 2017 200 £1,000 2018 200 £2,500 2017 10 £550 2020 1 £1,655 2020 1 £830 2000 100 £500

NEW MACHINES AND EX DEMOS 705057 Ex Demo T194 Direct 999999 Ex Demo Valtra G135 with loader 999999 Ex Demo Horsch Pronto 4DC 999999 Ex Demo Horsch Express 3KR Grain Only 999999 Ex Demo Horsch Terrano 6MT Steel Disc Roller 999999 Ex Demo Horsch Terrano 4 MT Roll Pack Roller 999999 Ex Demo Ktwo Duo 1400 Muck Spreader 999999 Ex Demo Woods BW 15-60 Batwing Topper 704001 Ex Demo Rolland Rollforce 5514 Muck spreader 703069 Ex Stock Slewtic 6ft6" Muck Fork on P&C Brackets

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KELSO & LOTHIAN HARVESTERS

Kelso Sales: Craig Robertson M: 07801 835 201 & Alan Nixon M: 07801 835 205 Haddington Sales: David Hamilton M: 07866 799 085 Kelso & Lothian Harvesters, Houndridge, Kelso TD5 7QN and 2c Hospital Road, Haddington EH41 3BH A Scot JCB Group Company

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APPROVED CONTRACTOR

Lower Mansfield Road, Hawick, TD9 8AW We let our work do the talking! All customers welcome to visit any of our jobs. We are a local company which undertake all aspects of surfacing works. With a background in civil engineering we have all the knowledge and experience to carry out any job no matter how big or small.

Riddell Estate

Oxton

ALL WORK GUARANTEED FOR 15 YEARS!

Walkerburn

Denholm

- CAR PARKS

- PATCHING

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- FARM ROADS

- SURFACE DRESSING

- DRAINAGE

- SILAGE PITS

- KERBING

- ROAD LINING

(inc. Drop Kerb Installation)

Contact us today for FREE advice and quotation.

T - 01450 818166

M - 07712541315

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

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ELECTRICITY IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE MODERN WORLD IT - EN - FR

PLENTIFUL POWER, WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU NEED IT Supplying dependable and powerful generators in the North of England and Scotland If you require dependable, plentiful source of power, our fantastic generators won’t let you down. Marshall Green’s expert team offer generators for sale to a diverse range of clients through out northern England and Scotland. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to make sure you have all the power you need, when you need it.

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The GO Operations Center was designed for all farmers. Cut set-up times in the field by up to 90%! AutoPath automatically creates guidance lines for your entire field from actual planted rows, eliminating crop damage. You can add all your completed work jobs directly in our app, where it’s securely stored in one place and easily accessible from any device at any time. Directly import documentation-data from Claas, Case IH, New Holland, Fendt Vario, CCI or Kverneland terminals and view it all conveniently in one single location. Thanks to the DataConnect common standard you can now view real-time data for Case, Claas, New Holland and Steyr machines in the John Deere Operations Center.

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

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TRACTORS

John Deere 6110RC, 2015 John Deere 6115R, 2013 John Deere 6135R, 2017 John Deere 6150R, 2015 John Deere 6150R ,2013 John Deere 6150R ,2014 John Deere 6150R, choice 2013/14 John Deere 6155R, 2018 John Deere 6155R, 2019/20 John Deere 6175R, choice 2016/17 John Deere 6195R, 2018 John Deere 6220SE, 2004 John Deere 6215R, 2015 John Deere 6300, M Reg

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TRACTORS

John Deere 6430, 2012 John Deere 6620, 2005 John Deere 6630, 2012 John Deere 6830, 2012 John Deere 6900, R Reg John Deere 6920, 2006 John Deere 6930, 2011 John Deere 7530 Premium, 2009 John Deere 7310R, 2017 Fendt 724, 2012 Ford 6640 Massey Ferguson 7618, 2014 New Holland T7.200 New Holland T7.210

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GRASSLAND/BALERS

John Deere 644 round baler John Deere 854 round baler Kuhn GA13131 4 rotor rake Kuhn VKM280 Claas Liner 2900 twin rotor rake Fleming 9ft trailed topper Grays Buckrake SGH12T Kverneland 6591 four rotor Tedder Lely 280MC 2.8m MoCo Maschio Giraffona offset topper New Holland 370 Conentional Sq baler PZ170 drum mower PZ300 Haybob Slewtic 2.4m Hyd offset topper Unifarm CM166 2 drum mower

S J He A C J S S S J A A S He A

Kuhn Euromix 2 1460 choice Kuhn Euromix 1270 mixer Abbey VF10 Diet feeder Browns square bale squeezer Hi-Spec T16 mixer wagon Jarmet salt spreader JF VM10B mixer wagon Logic Electric Multi Feeder Major 1800 litre fuel tanker Mason 6ft bucket Quicke 130 muck fork Quicke Sheargrab SG125 Stocks Fan Jet MK4 Sutton 7’6” bucket with hydraulic brush Watson 1ft Flat Roller

C A C Ha Ha J A A A A S C J A A

MISCELANEOUS

CROP CARE

John Deere 832 Trailed Sprayer Kuhn Axis 30.1 spreader, Choice Kuhn Axis 40.2 spreader Kuhn MDS1132 Amazone Z-AM spreader Bateman RB26 Self-propelled sprayer Blaney 12m sprayer Cleanacres trailed sprayer 36m booms Gamma Auto 800 mounted sprayer KRM L2 spreader KRM M2W Trend spreader Spraycare 2600/24

ATV/UTILITY VEHICLES & ATTACHMENTS John Deere XUV855D Gator, choice 2013/16 John Deere XUV855D Gator. 2016 John Deere XUV855M Gator, 2018 John Deere XUV865M Gator 2019 John Deere XUV865M Gator 2018 John Deere XUV865M Gator Can-Am Bombardiar 500 Quad Yamaha Wolverine, choice 2, 2019

CULTIVATION

He A S Ha S A C C

Kuhn HR3004/NC3000 grain drill combination Kuhn HR4003/LC402 Power Harrow/Drill Kuhn HR3502D power Harrow Kuhn HR4002D Power Harrow Kuhn Espro 4000 grain drill Kuhn VM153 6f Plough Amazone HG4000 Special, Power Harrow Browns 3 leg subsoiler Farmforce front press 1.5m working width Front Press 1.5m working width Horsch Pronto 6DC Kverneland ES95 5f plough Kverneland Press arm Simba 4.6m Press Simba SL400 cultivator Standen 400/200 Subsoiler 5 leg Vaderstad 620 6.2m folding rollers Vaderstad Carrier 650 Vaderstad RS650 folding rollers

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Marshall BC25-12T Triffit grain trailer 16T

C He

Kramer 5058 Wheeled Loader, 2016 CAT TH406, 2009 Claas 6030, 2009 Claas 7030, 2016 JCB 530/70 Telehandler JCB 526/56 Telehandler 2012 Manitou MLT634-120, 2011

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FARM TRAILERS

TELEHANDLERS/WHEELED LOADERS Book a demo today

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With today’s short weather windows, uptime is everything. A Sherriff EXPERT CHECK is a comprehensive machine condition report carried out by our certified technicians. This allows you to plan any required maintenance at a convenient time, whilst taking advantage of a 15% discount on any parts required as a result of the check. We assess sensors, electronic components and software using John Deere Service Advisor, (a tool exclusive to John Deere dealers), which gives us access to many season’s worth of global field data to learn what components to focus on. It lets us catch the small issues before it can mess with you during the next season, maintaining your uptime. We can carry out an EXPERT CHECK on any John Deere Tractor, Gator, Combine, MoCo, Baler or Sprayer.

Sherriff Group can fully maintain your John Deere Tractor for 5 years including all maintenance parts and labour for as little as £75.00* per month and, all carried out by our factory trained Technicians.

*based on a new 6R doing 500 Hrs per year.

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LAND DRAINAGE SPECIALISTS

LAND DRAINAGE SPECIALISTS

Glendinning Ground Works Limited have been specialists in land drainage work

the 50 years. We carry small repairs to existing drainage schemes and in Specialising in last drainage works largeout and small LAND DRAINAGE SPECIALISTS largefree scale drainage using our trenchless system. Providing advice andschemes quotations

We have just invested in a new Inter-Drain 2040 GP Trenchless Plough which is

Works Limited have been specialists in land drainage works capable ofsupply installing up to 150 drainage pipe atfor various depths. Drainage sy GGWGlendinning – UpgradeGround private or mains water systems tomm meet the current legislation

the last 50 years. We carry out are small repairswith to existing installed a graveldrainage infill toschemes undersideand of install topsoil for maximum effect. The large scale drainage schemes using our trenchless system. GGW – Construct farm and Inter-Drain forestry roads and designed ground works new buildings is mainly for landfor drainage but can also be utilised in other We have just invested in a new sectors Inter-Drain 2040 GP Trenchless Plough which is such as cable and pipeline laying. capable of installing to 150 out mm drainage various depths. Drainage systemswhich allows us to lay dra GGW up – Carry typespipe of flat ood prevention works Theall machine also incorporates a Topcon laser system are installed with a gravel infill systems to underside of topsoil for maximum effect. The new where gradients are flat. Inter-Drain mainly designed land drainage but can also be utilised in other GGW – Are currentlyis involved in thefor installation of large and small hydro electric power schemes Our experienced team offer professional advice and free quotations on all aspect sectors such as cable and pipeline laying. land drainage. GGW – Build all ashapes of which pondsallows and reservoirs The machine also incorporates Topconand lasersizes system us to lay drainage systems where gradients are flat. 01896830487 T:01896 01896831264 T:T:quotations 01896 830487 T: Our experienced team offer professional advice and free on all aspects of 831264 E:eileen@ggw.demon.co.uk land drainage. E:eileen@glendinninggroundworks.co.uk

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BRITISH INNOVATION

Specialising in the supply of high quality used storage tanks and bowsers for sale and hire throughout the UK. We keep a varied stock of fully bunded and singleskinned mild steel, stainless steel, plastic and GRP tanks and bowsers ideal for storing fuels, oils, water, effluents, fertilisers and feed products We also purchase tanks - please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Tel: 01334 827 090 Andy mobile: 07853 905018 www.best-tanks.co.uk info@best-tanks.co.uk Northbank Farm, Cameron, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 8PE

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

BM EXCAVATIONS LTD IF YOUR FARM TRACK OR FOREST ROAD NEEDS SOME ATTENTION, WE HAVE THE SKILLS, MACHINERY AND EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER A LASTING SOLUTION.

ROAD CRUSHING AND GRADING SERVICES

• REDUCES OR ELIMINATES THE NEED TO IMPORT MATERIALS. • IMPROVES DRAINAGE TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE. • QUICK AND EFFECTIVE SOLUTION THAT MINIMISES DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: MOBILE - 07788 242 638 EMAIL - bmexcavations@outlook.com

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

Connon Construction Ltd.

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Construction of shuttered slurry tanks and silos (all built to SEPA requirements)

Contact: Christopher -

07843 208 544 Patrick -

07701 040 681 Connon Farms / Connon Construction

Connon Farms Greenknowe Slurry spreading available with umbilical, dribble bars and ferry tankers. Tractors on floatation tyres Dung spreader hire or complete service Complete silage service All types of digger work undertaken

Contact: Christopher -

Patrick -

07843 208 544 07701 040 681 MAY 2021

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

J & J Grant

Scotland’s Spreading Specialists

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

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

• • • • •

Soil Mapping service

correct variations across fields independent analysis 4 samples/ha for accurate pH maps all nutrients can be tested recommendations to suit your enterprise

Contact us to discuss how we can help reduce your costs with the use of organic products

Tel 01875 320363 Mob 07703 113178 Email john@j-jgrant.co.uk

J K LAUDER & SONS C O N T R A C T O R S, J E D B U R G H PLOUGHING & CULTIVATIONS GRASS HARROWING GRASS & CLOVER SOWING KALE & COVER CROP SOWING GRASS SWARD REJUVENATING MOWING & RAKING SILAGE & STRAW BALING WRAPPING & STACKING HEDGE & VERGE CUTTING

WATTY DUGUID MOTOR ENGINEER

Tel: 07506 516381 or 01890 830243 (home) Specialising in servicing and repairs to Range Rover, Discovery, Land Rover and other 4 x 4 vehicles. COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE

J.D. GILROY & SONS Farmers, Agricultural Contractors & Samson Sales • • • • • • • •

Contracting Services

All types of muck handling & spreading Fertiliser/lime spreading (variable/flat rate) Ploughing Combination drilling Direct drilling/pasture rejuvenation Silage & whole crop (clamp) Round baling & wrapping Mowing, tedding & raking

Samson Sales

• New & used muck spreaders always available • Genuine Samson parts

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White House Folly, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2LW

Tel: David: James: Chris:

01665 579 265 07808 917 302 07803 747 353 07921 506 107

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

BYREWALLS FENCING

AGRI-FIELD

All types of Agricultural Fencing, Garden Fencing and Decking

A & E Brown, Byrewalls, Gordon, Berwickshire TD3 6JU

CONTRACTING

Contact: Andrew 07725 583737 Euan 07774 004622 Evenings 01573 410260

Cultiking 4m folding

Micro seeder fitted for low cost cover crop establishment achieving upto 7inch tilth

ALL FOR HIRE

2x 200hp+ tractors (auto-steer) 2x ploughs 2x combination drills Weigh cell fertiliser spreader 3x combines Front & rear mowers Round baler Twin spool wrapper Rake/tedder Precision drill Stubble to stubble contracts Trailer hire

CHERRY PICKER -

DIGGER -

• Genie Z – 60/34 Access Platform • 6.5 tonne jcb digger 4WD • Rubber tracks • 20.39m working height max • £49 per day + delivery • 18.39m platform height max charge • 11.05m horizontal reach max LOW LOADER • 8.23m up and over clearance max • Herbst 24’ 19T beavertail • Turntable rotation 360° • £49 per day + delivery continuous charge • Up to 227kg lift capacity Contact Sandra • Harness available • £99 per day + delivery charge 01578 730 444 Discount for longer term hire Four large concrete water/drinking troughs for sale - call for details

John Renton - Agricultural Engineer, Chirnside

Contact Neil Little 07920 008726 / agrifieldcontracting@gmail.com Coltcrooks Farm, Gordon

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

Ag Bag Storage Systems Efficient Harvesting- Our large 12' diameter bagging machines can keep pace with your high capacity foraging contractors High Nutrient Retention Almost Instant air-tight conditions and post fermentation liquor reabsorption keep vital nutrients held in the silage Low Dry Matter Losses - 2-3% DM losses compared with up to 20% or more with alternative methods Great Flexibility - Unlimited low cost storage capacity, where you want it, when you need it.

For more information on our Ag-Bag system or General Contracting works, please visit our website or give us a call.

www.billrae.co.uk

KEVIN RAE: 07980 916297 MAY 2021

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES R. WOOD & SONS

~ S TA I N R I G G M A I N S , L E I T H O L M ~

                   

GRASS SILAGE • WHOLECROP ARABLE MIXES

USING 2 X SELF PROPELLED

FORAGERS

Fitted with WHOLECROP HEADERS & GRAIN PROCESSING MILL PART or WHOLE JOB, AG-BAG or PIT

Round baled wheat straw 4x4 Square wheat straw for sale Supplied and delivered

Suppliers of  AgSlag,  Magnesium  &  Calcium  Lime   &  L I M E X  

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES GARY RENWICK RUNCIMAN AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTOR MULCHING SPECIALIST

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April 7th 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. Spring has come and gone in a flash and we seem to have returned to winter. It’s very cold with a horribly biting wind and I feel really sorry for all those lambing and calving outdoors. It has been a busy month moving/washing another hen shed, muck spreading, fertiliser spreading, drilling, spraying and chipping wood. The spring barley went into ideal conditions and was followed by a nice drop of rain. Fingers crossed that it establishes better than last year. All we need is a bit of warmth now to get it up and out of the ground. As farmers we are continually under pressure to produce food cheaper. In order to achieve this farms have become more and more mechanised reducing the reliance on expensive labour in order to get the job done quicker and more efficiently. We are no different, all our cattle are fed with a diet feeder and bedded with a straw bedder. One of my first memories Lovely day for spring drilling on the farm was helping to feed the cattle and sheep using 15 kgs bags and rolling out straw bales in their pens. I absolutely loved it and could spend some quality time with my Dad whilst fuelling my passion for farming. Over the years the sheep and suckler herd were sold and now we finish cattle. With no young stock on the farm I was concerned our children were disconnected from livestock farming. This Easter we decided to buy a Hereford cross dairy calf for the children from a local farm. ‘Dizzy’ arrived last week and, so far, has been an amazing success. The children absolutely love her and really enjoy looking after her. I did not expect her to settle in quite so quickly. They have taken her on rides, played football in the garden with her and she even participated in the Easter egg hunt. I am not sure what she will be like when she is 750kg! After 25 years we have taken the difficult decision and decided to sell the game farm. It has been a great enterprise and we would have never gone into the egg business if it had not been for the game farm. Game farming is a very competitive business with margins continually being squeezed as labour/feed/gas etc. increase. John Green has been contracting rearing for us over the past eight years and has done a fantastic job. However, it was no longer viable for two people to take money out of the same pot. John has bought the business and we wish him all SAME DAY DELIVERY the success for the coming season. Finally after a very, Covering the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland very frustrating 6 months we have finally recieved full planning permission for the treehouse. It is now full steam ahead and we hope to get it built this summer.

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES DIRECT DRILLING / PASTURE REJUVENATION

PUT NEW LIFE INTO TIRED & DAMAGED SWARDS. CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Healthy grass is one of the most valuable assets a farmer can have & direct drilling can help you grow more & better grass at less cost. Grass, Clover, Rape, Kale, Stubble turnips etc can be sown into existing swards, either by seeding directly into glyphosate sprayed grass stubbles or by stitching in without chemical, using stock control of the existing sward or after silage has been lifted. Seeding into Cereal/Pulses stubble or conventionally tilled seedbeds is also possible.

Close row spacing (one pass seeding can be made into grass/cereal stubble or conventional seedbed Places small seed in direct contact with the soil at the correct depth Reduced Poaching

Reduced number of broad leaved weeds Direct drilling is possible on more difficult land All seeds are planted at a constant depth in its own prepared seedbed via an angled disc and Coulter tine. High % of seed germination

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LASER LAID CONCRETE Walker Groundworks Ltd

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

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April 5th 2021 Will Howe is an arable farmer from Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The soils are predominantly heavy. There is 365ha of cropping including winter wheat, spring beans, spring oats and the introduction of grass leys used to rear Native Dairy X calves. He also manages a contracting business Thorpe Farming Ltd. Without wanting to sound too surprised it has been a really busy month. The land was sitting wet and many local farmers were cultivating to “open” the soil up to allow it to dry. Well dry it certainly has, with very little rain and lots of wind the land has gone from putty to concrete in a week. With our system we can retain moisture, but only for so long. Having drilled some spring wheat in dubious conditions for a customer, I thought I would do a dry run to test conditions at home. It was horrible. It was so wet and cold it made the perfect clay sausage at drilling depth. Completely disheartened I put the drill back in the shed for a week. After 6 days I ventured out again to be greeted by a surface which I imagine is a little like what the Mars Rover is encountering 270 million km away. Here we go again The spring crops this year are oats and beans. They enable me to have a longer rotation but having seen some interesting research on companion cropping them together I have planted a 4ha field as a mix. This could be a mess, but I am trying to experiment more to find solutions to some of the challenges we face here. Well if you discount the erratic weather patterns, my only troubling challenge is soil structure and currently I have the same complaint every spring so need to be trying different things. Last month my agronomist and I discussed combining our N1 + N2 applications and decided against it. We were wrong. This week we discussed combining the N2 + N3 applications. I am holding firm and have just applied a healthy N2 which will leave a half rate N3 top up. Next year I will be tempted to apply a large proportion of the Reeling out water pipe again! N in early March and just have a N2 application as a top up dose. I have been on a road trip sourcing calves for the summer. Having been a little cautious about overstocking, and yearlings making far too much money, I have bought some 6 month old animals from a rearer. A trip round a contract rearing unit is not a delight, especially when they are shovelling cake into the calves, when I want them on grass. So next year we will be branching out into calf rearing at home with the aim of them never consuming any hard feed, only grass and milk. Madness? Lots of grass, but regrowth is Maybe but it might just work… very slow 42

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Rodger of Earlston Due to a recent re-organisation the company no longer carries out building and civil engineering contracting and so have the following items for sale; 30 Crossing sleepers, 20 oak beams and several 20t excavator buckets, demolition grapple and rock breaker attachments.

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We also now hire out cabbed 10t, 7t, straight dumpers and 6t swivel dumpers (cabbed & uncabbed), 1.8t, 6t and 13t excavators, also 120AD roller and earthworks roller (all on a self drive basis)

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We now also hire out a PTO driven drain jetter and power washer with 1000 ltr watertank and sludge pump attachment. There is also a drain camera for those more challenging problems.

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We also have a rotary floor polisher, a road or concrete saw, 40kva & 60kva generators, 500 litre & 1000 litre bunded fuel bowsers, dehumidifier and 3” & 4” submersible pumps for hire. To maintain our plant we still have an experienced diesel plant fitter/welder available with extensive experience in repairing & servicing tracked plant, construction plant and steel fabrication works for hire. To enquire about the sale items or hire of plant or to hire our mechanic please contact by email to admin@rodger.co.uk OR by phone to 0797 078 4446 where you can talk to Charlie Rodger

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ARMCO CRASH BARRIERS PLENTY IN STOCK - SO MANY USES

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1 - 10 @ £27.50 each, 11-25Mob @ £26.50 each, 26 - 50 @ £25.50 each, 07703 571291 Tel 01835 Talking........Agritourism April 2021 51-100 @ £24.50 each, 100+ £23.50 each Alison Younger, Old Leckie Farm – Our Agritourism Journey I moved to rural Stirlingshire back in 2012, with my husband Fergus and 3 Prices are to VAT - Delivery can be arranged verycollected small children, and to takesubject on Fergus’ family’s 300 acre farm. An agricultural

consultant, Fergus was well aware of the challenges of making a relatively small mixed livestock farm sustainable, but very early on we agreed that our 5 year plan was to try to make the farm business sustainable without subsidy. We were very lucky at the time to be eligible for young farmer/new entrant funding through the Rural Priorities scheme. Our business plan focused on investment in sheds and machinery to make the farm as efficient as possible and also in the repair of an old steading building which could then house future diversification projects. The first step into agritourism was the development of a 3 bedroom self-catering unit within the steading. Its main purpose was to pay off the bank loan required to meet the match funding required for the rural priorities grant. From the beginning we were keen to market the self-catering unit as a Farmstay. Its located right at the heart of the farm and we wanted to be explicit about that. Whilst it’s in a very scenic location it does come hand in hand with the noises and smells of the farm. It’s worked well for us, we have high occupancy and find its pretty self-selecting in the type of people who want to come and stay on the farm. We find we get on well with our guests. We have always made a point in offering a farm tour to anyone staying – almost everyone takes the opportunity and it’s a great way to make that personal connection which really helps when it comes to reviews. Our farm tours developed on the back of these and our experience as a RHET farm and their school visits. As our confidence grew we started promoting our tours more widely and now have a range of tour offerings from smaller family visits to large bus tours and catered options. I’m not from a farming background so I know first-hand that not many people understand much about farming and food production. We were both keen to finish some of our animals and begin to sell our own produce direct to establish a dialogue with our customers about where their food comes from. We started with free range eggs, then moved into our highland beef, outdoor reared pork and lamb and also do mixed salad bags and tatties grown on the farm. We primarily supply a very local market - more than 200 households within about 10 miles of the farm, but we do sell our popular meat boxes UK wide. Our motto is super fresh and super tasty. Direct sales and short supply chains enable us to get our produce out either on the day it is cut or within a day or two of being laid. Having our own produce really compliments the other agritourism offerings and we now have an online shop on our website www.oldleckie.co.uk Knowing the way around the larger garden We’ve been part of Go Rural and Scottish Agritourism for 5 years and it’s been great to see this All year round service membership network grow massively Chris Russell - 01573 348 736 - 07530 145 640 in the last year. It’s been a useful source of inspiration, support and skill borderscultivator@gmail.com development over the last 12 months. Lauder - Kelso - Berwick & surrounding areas I’d recommend it to anyone with or planning an agritourism offering.

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move forward in Partnership Mark Garrick to Ltd and Case IH are proud to move forward in Partnership to Morayshire and West to provide Skye for Sales the and Aftersales coverage for Morayshire and West to Skye for the the Case IH brand.

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

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Improving Farm Productivity Trailed Trio The market-leader in alleviating sub-surface compaction, mixing stubble and soil, leaving a level surface ready for seeding.

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

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SAF 2021 (IACS) The application window is now open with the only change being no crop diversification requirement. All other greening requirements remain the same, Businesses have until the 17th May deadline to complete the application, after which penalties are applied. It should be noted that 2021 is the final year for paper applications. If you would like help completing your SAF, please don’t hesitate to contact your local SAC Consulting office. Farm Advisory Service (FAS) TV George FAS TV is a fortnightly show designed for farmers and crofters to replicate the knowledge sharing that traditionally Gauley: SAC happens at local on-farm meetings, lost due to Covid-19 restrictions. Each 30 minute programme will deliver technical Consulting messages in a palatable and enjoyable format, with real farmers demonstrating advice in practice. St Boswells You can follow FAS TV via www.youtube.com/fasscot or on the FAS Facebook page. Sustainable Agricultural Grant Scheme (SACGS) Businesses that have been awarded contracts for the SACGS now have until the 30th September to submit claims (extended from the 31st March). Claim forms should still be submitted as soon as possible, and items must be delivered and fully installed by the 30th September. It is hoped there will be a further application round this autumn. For more information or help completing a claim, please don’t hesitate to contact your local SAC Consulting office. The FarmBench Costing Tool In recent months SAC Consulting have been facilitating AHDB Farmbench groups across Scotland, diligently entering whole farm data for the 2019-2020 season and the 3rd year of benchmarking. The data is by crop type and includes crop output, variable costs (seed, fertiliser, individual sprays) and fixed costs (labour, machinery & equipment, property and admin) and compares your results to similar local business. Benchmarking ultimately allows you not only to compare your overall net margin to other businesses but provides you with the opportunity to drill down deeper, to find out which parts of your business are performing well, and which parts not so well. This is not something which can be understood, from glancing at an annual set of financial accounts. As expected the wet winter and spring drought resulted in variable yields which were back on 2019. Borders Output (t/ha) 2019 Output (t/ha) 2020

S Barley 7.46 7.38

W Barley 9.76 6.68

W Wheat 10.22 8.96

W Oats 7.89 7.49

Oilseed Rape 4.27 3.15

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Tom Pate farms 240ha of arable on a tenanted farm in Angus. Cropping includes wheat, spring barley, rye and oilseed rape along with land let for potatoes and vining peas. Additionally, around 6500 pigs are reared annually under contract and 600 Christmas turkeys sold directly to the public under the KellyBronze franchise. On his wife’s 380ha family farm in the Angus Glens they also run 200 red deer hinds plus followers for venison production, along with developing a forestry enterprise. Food rationing following the second world war ended fully in 1954. That means we haven’t had restrictions to food supply for over 66 years. There obviously was a brief moment last year when people panic bought the entire contents of their local Tesco but in reality food is, to the majority of the UK population, cheap and plentiful and as a nation we have forgotten what it is like to be hungry. Food banks only exist due to the inequalities in our economy rather than food being in any way expensive or scarce. I only mention these facts because recently I have become pretty fed up of how certain sectors of society treat our countryside and the people who work and manage it. Clearly the countryside is not viewed as an important place to produce food and the land and people are not highly regarded as the tools for delivering bounteous food to the nation. There are two extreme versions of this and I feel increasingly squeezed between them. The first group who show so little respect or understanding of our rural areas are the flytippers, dirty campers, litter louts, uncontrollable dog walkers, dirt bikers, illegal off roaders and poachers. This group either act out of ignorance, laziness, selfishness or contempt. Unfortunately we see all too much of this group and the effects they have on the countryside are demoralising and distressing. The second group is a growing and increasingly powerful bunch of folk know as rewilders. Not that I am against enhancing and protecting our natural capital, but I do have serious concerns about “rewilding” productive land Manky old mattress – and the reintroduction of apex predators. I am all for turning non productive land into havens for wildlife and a fly-tippers speciality I like many are concerned about the preservation of the UK flora and fauna. However only a rich, well fed nation can even consider stop utilising productive land. The food has to be grown somewhere and if the UK decided it would prefer not to grow food then it will only add to global deforestation, desertification and water shortages as other parts of the world take the strain of feeding an increasing global population. I have recently monitored some of these extreme wilders on social media and they are a feisty bunch. In their view farmers, crofters, gamekeepers, deer and sheep are clearly the work of the devil and are destroying the very countryside they inhabit. Many are of the opinion that only the release of apex predators such as the wolf or lynx will return the land to its rightful state. There is very little sympathy for those already struggling to cope with lamb predation by sea eagles and a somewhat unrealistic expectation that eco-tourists will replace the income forgone when all farmers, crofters and gamekeepers have been displaced in this very modern and liberally minded land clearance. Boris Johnston has recently formed a rewilding taskforce (I suspect to pander to the powerful but unelected “first girlfriend”, Carrie Symonds) to look at rewilding and the reintroduction of “keystone” species. The countryside is set to change and producing food looks like a very 20th century problem. Perhaps the only glimmer of hope is that the wolves develop a taste for fly-tippers… In more positive news the spring barley was sown up by the 26th March in good conditions and grass is starting to look greener. nd Barley sowing started on 22 March

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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. Calving is a go, go, go. We have 181 to calve this year, which is quite a few more than last year, so we knew it was going to be busy. Fortunately, we feel relatively well prepared, however the recent snap of bitter weather has meant that we haven’t turned cows and calves out as quick as we would like and we have quite a few in the yard at present. Combined with two sets of twins taking up pens, we’re a little bit like rush hour at the moment with the calving pens. In past years we have had trouble with naval ill, despite always being scrupulous about applying iodine/phenyl to the navels straight away. This year we have gone back to basics. The pens have all been steam washed, walls and floors painted with lime wash and each pen is being mucked out and retreated fully between cows in order to reduce any chances of bacterial build up. The shepherd has just returned from a week’s holiday prior to lambing. We’re finding that its not easy to find weeks where there aren’t jobs to do to let the staff get away. Fortunately, he was up to speed on everything and as we’re not meant to start lambing until the middle of April, now seemed as good a time as any, to have him refreshed and raring to go for the next few weeks. We’ve got several multiples this year, plenty of triplets, nine quads and one quin! The usual plan is to try to set everything on, where possible and have zero pet lambs, however I think we’ll do well if we manage that this year. We replaced our lambing/straw shed last year and although we used it last year, bringing problems in to it (as we lamb outdoors), it was only just finished so we didn’t really appreciate it. But what a joy to have a good, weatherproof and waterproof shed to set pens up in, and feel prepared for the weeks ahead. The housing order for the hens has now been lifted. One shed has younger hens and they arrived just as the housing order came in and have never had the popholes open. We have taken it very slowly with the opening being increased a little bit more each day until fully open. This has however coincided with some pretty icy winds, so shed temperatures have plummeted. The older hens have struggled the last few weeks of the housing order and although they have been laying well, the extra stress has started to take its toll with an increase in mortality. Our mortality is still relatively low but it is always a worry when a few more die. We have been talking to the vet and the pop holes opening couldn’t have come soon enough as we think they may be suffering from a lack of Vitamin D - which obviously has an impact. We are out of Northumberland’s first ever TB radial and are now back to 48 month testing, which is great news for Northumberland, proving we have healthy cattle and more importantly healthy wildlife. I’m going to try not to mention this again, but keeping Northumberland free of TB is in our own hands, no one will help us. Please, please, please be responsible when you trade stock and please consider your neighbours. 56

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I am not sure what the political debate around Covid passports is all about... Currently we have over 200 passports for individual cattle. Each one contains all their intimate details including who their mother and father are, date of birth, ethnicity, previous addresses and any time spent in relocation centres. We also hold passports for 10,000 hens, admittedly not for every individual but for a group. These not only contain information about previous addresses but what vaccines they have been treated with from birth, whether they are free from notifiable diseases and other personal information. All the information held on these passports Guy Lee for both species is essential for us to conduct our daily business. As an importer of game bird eggs into the UK one gains an understanding of the ramifications of the trade agreement between the EU and the UK. Although there are no tariffs there is a huge amount more paperwork involved, admittedly some of this is due to the nature of the goods being livestock so a health certificate is a mandatory requirement. The sequence is - we create a draft import document, this goes onto the health certificate produced in France to which an export number is added. This is then signed by a French vet. The next stage is for the goods to be lodged with a French export broker to clear customs. We have to add the health certificate and export number to the draft import document which is then lodged on the UK IPAFFS web based system. A forwarding agent has to be used on this side to facilitate the import through customs. The system works smoothly but it does all take time and cost money. It Samsung SE130 is of no surprise that in general the price of imported goods LC3 crawler has risen and there are delays. excavator. 13.5t good working We ordered a new trailer in February and have been told that the earliest we can expect delivery is early July. We order, 8920 hrs, are not used to such long lead times. Last week our two Lemac quick new toppers were delivered, we have been told that there hitch & digging are no more of this model available for the rest of the year. bucket. £18,500 We are going to have to plan our purchases well in advance Bunnings and carry more spare parts as we have all got so used to Lowlander 105 with ‘just in time’ with replacements being delivered the next flared extension day. The knock on effects from last year’s lockdown and sides & full hight closure of businesses has taken nine months to feed through vertical beaters. the supply chain and now we are faced with shortage in all 580/70R38 tyres, types of goods from semiconductors for circuit boards, raw high level rear material for plastic, shipping containers to name but a few. lights. £14000

1000 litre front tank with hydraulic pump. £500 Rowcrop Wheels to fit JCB 2135 also for sale

Salop 5t tipping trailer. Hardwood sides and floor. One hole in floor to patch. Silage sides available if required. £950

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