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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; and he also manages a contracting business Thorpe Farming Ltd. Have you heard the one about an Englishman, an Irishman, an OAP and a shepherd? Well with harvest finally starting, I say finally but we are at least a week earlier than normal, this is the harvest team for the season. I am fortunate that they are all reliable, experienced operators who can be trusted. The talk within harvest circles this year is less about the crops and more about the lack of available operators who meet these criteria. The only oilseed rape to be harvested this year was for a contract customer. Once it was ready the heavens opened for a fortnight which saw some seed shell to the ground, but by the time we got there with the combine the crop was truly dead which allowed for rapid progress and the yield was good enough to please the farmer. Unusually it has not been just the oilseed rape shelling out. I got a phone call from a friend who was also growing Siskin telling me to get the combine out because he was seeing grains on the floor. Sure enough it was so the combine was fired up in and the 96ha was cut in 2 and half days with moistures ranging from 17% down to 14.5%. There is no more enjoyable job in farming than combining standing wheat, a sensation that can only be enhanced by seeing visible air between the backside of the cart driver and the seat. This means the yields are good! I await on the quality results but with the showery weather my gut feeling is that the quality will not live up to the yield. Having gone to the expense of fitting a rear view camera to the combine to help me gauge the straw spreading from the back of the combine (very important for a wannabe direct driller), I stumbled across a serious problem which had the potential to ruin Buyer of Steel and Non Ferrous Metals harvest. It wasn’t that the spread of straw was that bad, more that COLLECTION SERVICE AVAILABLE the monitor screen caused interference with Test Match Special Competitive Prices Paid on the radio, to the point where I could not distinguish between the voices of Boycott and Bloefeld. Suffice to say my operational BEST PRICES IN THE BORDERS surveillance has been sacrificed in favour of a sane mind!

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Job Vacancy ENGINEER A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Engineer to cover the Lothians and Borders. We require someone with general engineering experience, who can work well using their own initiative. It is a field-based and workshop role working on a variety of machinery. A van and mobile phone are provided and the salary is negotiable depending on experience.

New Machinery for Sale ● Deutz-Fahr 6165 ex-demo tractor ● Deutz-Fahr 6185 ● Amazone AD 3m box drill comes with KE power harrow ● 8.3 Watson rollers, ex-demo, hydraulic folding, 24 inch rings ● Cashels bale grabs ● Cashels fuel bowser

To apply in the strictest confidence, or for more information, please email your CV to gmillar@hendersongm.co.uk or post to Graeme Millar, Henderson Grass Machinery Ltd, Yarrow Mill, Dunsdale Road, Selkirk, TD7 5EB.

Deutz Fahr 5110G and Deutz Fahr 6215 TTV Vario

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

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Gall Robertson CA

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These are challenging times for farming, farm-based and rural businesses. Here at Gall Robertson we work with landowners, farmers and rural businesses of all sizes. Several of our team members have grown up in and around a family farming business. How will Gall Robertson support you? In November we will be running our second series of workshops for young entrepreneurs and those who have an active role working in their family business. Our four workshops will be tailored to suit farming and farm diversification activities and will cover the following areas: • • • •

Workshop 1 - 7th Nov Understanding your accounts - how to use them to make better decisions and become more profitable Workshop 2 - 14th Nov Growing your businesses including finance, marketing and quotations Workshop 3 - 21st Nov Rural topics - diversification, grants and subsidies and property matters Workshop 4 - 28th Nov Efficiently running your business - financial control, record keeping and being an employer

Can I attend if I am not a Gall Robertson client? The seminars are free of charge to Gall Robertson clients and there is a small administration charge of £50 for the four workshops for others wishing to attend. (Workshops can be booked on an individual basis at £20 per workshop). How do I book? Please email info@gallrobertsonca.co.uk or call 01896 751 050 Workshops will be held in the offices of the Borders Machinery Ring in Earlston. All details will be emailed on booking.

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RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY Wendy writes

I was sitting in my shed fiddling with my wheels nuts as you do when you are bored and there is not much going on. He had been away for the weekend staying with the son, driving back home on her birthday. As they turned into the drive at Sandystones his phone rang “You still got that winch?” said the voice at the other end. “You mean Wendy. Of course I have, what’s the problem?” said he. “Get yourself round to Standhill as soon as you can, the loading shovel has got stuck Stuck on the silage clamp Leaving Standhill on the pit” “We’ll be there” he said. And with that he was in his overalls and after another coming over to see me. As usual no small talk ‘Like had a good week end? Do anything exciting?’, he just got in, successful recovery told me to get going and off we set to Standhill, which fortunately for the voice is only 5 miles away. There was quite a reception committee waiting for me when I arrived, tractors, trailers, forage wagons, rakes all looking out for me and to see how I would cope with this latest challenge in my history book of recoveries. As the loader was bogged on the pit, I went into the field and my cable was pulled over the back wall and attached on to the loading shovel. It was the first time I had pulled blind, but she came away with no problem at all. Soon I was winding the cable back in and setting off home. The whole operation from phone call to arrival back at Sandystones took less than an hour. With response time like that I must qualify as one of the emergency services. The voice turned out to be the one and only Walter Wight Esq of Whitrighill. The next excitement was the Border Union Show at Kelso. We set up on the Thursday, spent Friday and Saturday at the show and then I was left abandoned until Monday morning when he bothered to come and collect me. I had warned you last month that I don’t look my best but I think many people were Agrimart stand at the Border Union Show. You can shocked just how much I have deteriorated in the past I just see me on the left of the picture. I was joined by Jamie Innes - Portable Jumps, Jack Schofield - year. The ‘I Love Wendy’ stickers were very popular, HM Trailers, Damon Rodwell - Alarms for Farms and people were seen all over the showground showing Wendy and George Clark - Seamill Saltworks their feelings for me.

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Main Office: RAMPARTS BUSINESS PARK BERWICK-UPON-TWEED TD15 1TB Tel: (01289) 331904

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Email: sales@ancroft-tractors.co.uk PINNACLEHILL IND EST KELSO TD5 8DW Tel: (01573) 225213

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• Challenger MT765E • Fendt 724 Profi Plus • MF7718 ‘EX’ • • MF7720 ‘EX’ • MF5712 c/w Loader • MF7725 ‘EX’ •

Krone Round Balers, Mowers , Front - Rear - Rakes - Tedders NRH 3m Front Packer Press c/w hydraulic paddles. Ex Demo £5000 Sulky 3m Xeos Pro Disc Drill Sulky 3m - 4m Pro Disc Drills c/w Power Harrows Sumo 1000kg, 1500kg, 2000kg Front Weights Sumo 4m Trio c/w auto reset and front discs Sumo 5 - 4 - 3 Leg Auto Reset Subsoilers c/w Packers Sumo Front Press Wheels, c/w 3m tine bar Tusk 14T 3 point linkage Log Splitters Ex-Demo Teagle 15T Muck Spreader,c/w elec controlled floor, slurry door, sprung drawbar

SECONDHAND TRACTORS/HANDLERS Challenger MT765C ‘11’ Reg 4200 Hrs,c/w 5 spools,linkage,40kph,other full spec MF5460 D4 ‘13’ Reg 2900 Hrs,c/w 40kph,3 spools,air con Merlo P34.7 Top ‘11’ Reg 4000 Hrs,c/w Boom Suspension,Air Con,PUH Merlo P34.7 Top ‘62’ Reg 5500 Hrs,c/w Boom Suspension,Air Con,PUH Merlo P32.6 Top ‘62’ Reg 3850 Hrs,c/w Boom Suspension,Air Con,PUH Merlo P32.6 Top ‘57’ Reg 5800 Hrs,c/w Boom Suspension,Air Con,PUH Merlo 032.6 Plus ‘08’ Reg 6500 Hrs,c/w Boom Suspesnion,Air Con,PUH

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NEW SUMO EQUIPMENT EX STOCK: SUMO TRIO 3M AUTO RESET SUMO TRAILED 3M AUTO RESET TRIO SUMO 5.5M MIXIDISC C/W LEVELLING PADDLES & TWO ROWS DISCS FOLLOWED BY PACKER SUMO 3-5 LEG AUTO RESET SUBSOILERS SUMO 3M DTS MOUNTED GRAIN DRILL All with Finance, T&C’s apply SULKY 3 & 4M COMBINATION UNITS SINGLE DISC UP TO 85KG PRESSURE FOR DEMO AND SALE GREGOIRE BESSON 5 FUR PLOUGHS AUTO RESET VARI WIDTH K TWO 16 TONNE GRAIN TRAILER, C/W FULL SPEC @ SPECIAL PRICE

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Ancroft Tractors Ltd We have a vacancy for a qualified Service Technician at our Berwick and Kelso branches. The successful candidate will be able to operate on their own initiative, work as part of a team. They will have the recognised apprenticeship and qualifications for servicing and repair of agricultural equipment/machinery. We will provide full product training on our range of machinery.

Apprenticeship opportunity We have a vacancy for an apprentice at our Berwick branch. This person needs to be enthusiastic, willing to learn, work as part of a team. To become an agricultural service technician working with leading brands of machinery Please apply via email to: tom@ancroft-tractors.co.uk (Managing Director)

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The KUHN range of Vari-Master ploughs meet every requirement in soil preparation. These models are very robust and easy to adjust. They are available in 2-7 furrow mounted models and safety is provided by ‘Non-Stop’ Hydraulics (NSH Safety). One-piece headstock with height adjustable pick-up cups, high strength linkages between headstock and frame, reinforced beam, sheath mounted skimmers and quality depth wheel are just a few of the standard features.

TRACTORS

John Deere 5090 tractor, 2010 John Deere 6230, 2011 John Deere 6310SE, 1998 John Deere 6330 Premium 2011 John Deere 6430 tractor, 2010 John Deere 6430 c/w JD Loader, 2008 John Deere 6620, 2005 John Deere 6620 Premium, 2006 John Deere 6620 Premium, 2006 John Deere 6630 Premium, 2005 John Deere 6820, 2004 John Deere 6820, 2006 John Deere 6920 Premium, 2006 John Deere 6920S, 2006 John Deere 6920S, 2002 John Deere 6930 Premium A/P 40K, 2009 John Deere 6930, 2007 John Deere 6930, 2010 John Deere 6140R, 2013 John Deere 6150R, 2013, A/Quad 50K John Deere 7530 Premium, 2010 John Deere 6210R tractor, 2014 John Deere 6210R Direct Drive 50K, 2014 John Deere 7820, 2004 Case/IH MX110, 2001 Case/IH 4240, 1998 CAT TH200BTelehandler, 2007 Fendt 412 Vario c/w Q45 Loader, 2009 Fendt F395GT - "Tool Carrier" low hrs Massey Ferguson 6280, 2011 McCormick XTX 165, 2012

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GRASSLAND/BALERS

Ex-Demonstration Equipment John Deere 8400R tractor John Deere 8370RT tracked tractor John Deere 7310R tractor (choice 2). John Deere 6215R tractor John Deere 6155R tractor John Deere 6145M tractor John Deere 5215R tractor John Deere 5100M tractor John Deere T670i Combine Harvester c/w 630X header John Deere 960 Round Baler

WHEELS

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Kuhn Axis 30.1 spreader, 2006 Kuhn Axis 50.1 spreader,2015 Kuhn MDS1142 fert spreader Vicon RSXL Spreader, 2001 Gambetti 1000 litre mounted sprayer, 2004 KRM M2W 2550l hopper fert spreader Kuhn Axis 40.1W 3000L S4 Discs, 2008/11 choice

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Kuhn VM123 5f Vari-width plough exâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;demo LP66 bodies Kuhn LC302 Drill, 2009 Kuhn MM112 4f plough Edlington Cambridge Rolls, 6m, 1994 Dowdeswell DP7 4f plough Howard CP3000 Cultivator, 2000 Kverneland ES100 5f plough VGC Pottinger/Sulky Combination, 4m Standen PV130/70 Bed Tiller (Choice of 2), 2004/5 Opico HEVA 820 Hyd rollers Vaderstad 6.2m Rollers, 1997

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CULTIVATION

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John Deere 603 loader Logic Salt Spreader - GDS 200R, 2007 Kuhn 1460 mixer, 2008 Lucas G Castor 30 Bedder/feeder, choice 2005/2008 Rutherford ATV Trailer Hi-Spec Mix-Max Mixer Wagon, 2007 Stocks Fan Jet Pro 650 Schuitemaker Feedo 50 feeder Portequip Sheep feed trailer Quicke GP Bucket for loader, 2001 Timberwolf 125 chipper c/w petrol engine, 2014

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MISCELANEOUS

620/70 R42 Dual Wheels c/w Clamps 9.5R48 & 9.5R32 row crop wheels

SPREADERS/SPRAYERS

John Deere 530 Trailed Mower, 2010 John Deere 575 Round Baler, 1996 John Deere 644 Baler, 2010 John Deere 644 Baler, 2010, (21000 bales) John Deere 960 Round Baler, 2015 John Deere 1365 MoCo Kuhn 360 Haybob, 2015 Kuhn VKM280 flail topper Kuhn GMD66 disc mower Bomford Tri-Wing 4600 topper, 2009 Browns 6M Slitmaster, 2009 Krone AM243 MoCo, 2008 JF GMS320 Trailed Mower, 2007 McHale F550 round baler c/w chopper, flot tyres, 2010 Vicon RV2160, 2009 Pottinger 810 tedder, 2013 Slewtic 8' Offset Topper, 2005 Watson 10X30X17 ballast roller, 2010 Watson 10X30X17 roller, c/w tandem lead drawbar, 2010

Show season is now well under way, we invite all of our customers, new and old, to visit our stand for a refreshment. Shows coming up soon Northumberland County Show 29 May Royal Highland Show 22-25 June Haddington Show 1July Dalkeith Show 8 July Borders Union 28/29 July Duns Show 5 August Peebles Show 12 August Glendale Show 28 August Yarrow 9 September

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES P re n t i c e A g ricu ltu re Straw and Baling Berwickshire

New for this harvest

Choice of bale size, either; 8’ × 4’ × 3’ or 8’ × 4’ × 2.5’ Also 2 x 32ft bale trailers can be supplied if required to clear fields. Substantial quantity of Barley/Wheat straw in the swath required. Cleared by Bale chaser where possible.

For more info please contact either

3D Contract Services Ltd

Keith on 07703 199 255 Mark on 07774 425 633 West Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed

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

Covering the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland

OFFICE: 01890 870241 MOBILE: 07970 404033

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

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

DDD

High Clearance Crop Spraying Combining and Round Baling Douglas

D 01289Douglas 387223 Tel: James Contact DD

Contact: James Douglas Tel: 01289 387223 Mob: 07889 243910

Mob: 07889 Tel: 01289 387223 Mob:243910 07889 243910

R. WOOD & SONS ~ S TA I N R I G G M A I N S , L E I T H O L M ~

SQUARE BALING

FORAGERS

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

MOWERS, TEDDER, RAkES TRAILERS, FRONT BUCkRAkES H BIG SQUARE BALING H (Bale Chaser available)

u ALL ARABLE CULTIVATIONS u DRILLING u HIGH DENSITY ROUND BALING u DGPS LIME & FERT SPREADING u HEDGECUTTING u SMALL SEEDS DRILLING – Einbock 12m (grass/kale/oilseed rape)

CONTACT BARRY

OFFICE : 01890 840 251 MOBILE : 07971 409 360 E.MAIL : rwoodandsons@btconnect.com

BALE SIZE 120 X 90 (4 x 3) HIGH SPEED HIGH DENSITY BALE CHASER SERVICE AVAILABLE CONTACT

BARRY 07971 409360 KENNY 07971 409371 OFFICE 01890 840251

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES GARY RENWICK      

AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTOR MULCHING SPECIAL IST

cont. over

                   

         

Suppliers of  AgSlag,  Magnesium  &  Calcium  Lime  

& L IME X  

Clearance of gorse, scrub and trees up to 12” diameter. Flail Topping   Tractor & driver hire – long or short term.   Tel 01750 32264 or 07831 505440 Email gary@garyrenwick.co.uk   www.garyrenwick.co.uk  

***NEXT DAY  DELIVERY  AVAILABLE***   Supply  only  or  Supply  &  Spread    

Variable Rate  application  or  Blanket  Spreading   Bulk,  Flatbed  &  Curtainsider  Haulage   National  Coverage,  Competitive  Rates   Contact:  Ian  Douglas   Tel:  01289  387076  Mob:  07725783394   Email:Office@3dtransport.co.uk  

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

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

John Renton - Agricultural Engineer, Chirnside

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

E. CARSE & SON Agricultural Contractors

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

W MURRAY FARMING

PRECISION SPREADING SPECIALIST

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

ALSO Vaderstad Rexius Twin Press - Perfect Seedbed Preparation

Call Richard 07971 580 888 richardtmurray@hotmail.com REDDEN, KELSO

Connon Farms Greenknowe

Now running Krone Big Pack 1290 High Speed baler for Harvest 2017 and Mchale V660 & Welger belt round balers for this silage season followed by two Mchale wrappers either wrapped in yard or wrapped behind baler in field Contact Aydon,

South Ord, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Tel 01289 306682 Mob 07743 345717

Umbilical slurry spreading Complete with 12m dribble bar & flow meter Complete silage/wholecrop service 13t track digger Groundwork and drainage Ploughing & drilling Most other agricultural contract work undertaken

Contact:

Christopher – 07843 208 544 Patrick – 07701 040 681 32

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

BYREWALLS FENCING

All types of Agricultural Fencing, Garden Fencing and Decking

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

cont. over

R.D.R.Contracting

Contact: Andrew 07725 583737 Euan 07774 004622 Evenings 01573 410260

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

Contracting Services

All types of muck handling & spreading Fertiliser spreading (from powder to prill) 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 White House Folly, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2LW

Tel: David: James: Chris:

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

Groundworks contractor 6 Tonne tracked digger Ponds, land drainage, landscaping, path and road construction

07774 944 620 01750 322 49

dougierenwick@aol.co.uk

George Marshall (Ancrum) Ltd Camieston, St Boswells

AG-BAG FOR QUALITY BAGGED FORAGES

WHOLECROP-GRASS-MAIZE-PEAS-BEANS CRIMPED GRAIN & MOIST FEEDS GRAIN CRIMPING PROPCORN & MAXIMON APPLICATION

AMMONIA STRAW TREATMENT

BENEFITS INCLUDE INCREASED PROTEIN & IMPROVED DIGESTABILITY

MULCHING

WHINS, SCRUB & TREES PASTURE REJUVENATING & DIRECT DRILLING SERVICE ALL OTHER GENERAL CONTRACT WORK UNDERTAKEN.

CONTACT B. RAE OFFICE: 01450 860 672 MOBILE: 07774 163 665/MOBILE: 07980 916 297 Email: raecontracting@aol.com SEPTEMBER 2017

All types of arable and grassland operations Variable rate fertilizer spreading 18/24/36m crop/grassland spraying Grassland subsoiling Mowing, baling, wrapping One pass OSR establishment with liquid fertilizer Muck handling/spreading/Spreader hire Telephone: 01835 823722 Eric: 07967 091784 www.camieston.com eric@camieston.com Please mention Agrimart when responding to advertising 33


CONTRACTORS SERVICES J.W. & M.A. SCOTT Overhall • Hawick

HEDGE CUTTING, PLOUGHING AND MUCK SPREADING ALL SPRING ARABLE CULTIVATION Combi-drilling, VR Fertilizer spreading, Crop spraying, Grass seed drilling. SILAGE AND WHOLE CROP SP Forager. Complete or part operation. Combining, Round Baling and all general contract work undertaken. Tel: 01450 375045 Fax: 01450 375446 Mobile: 07836 205606 / 07801 812238 Email: scottoverhall@outlook.com

Mower conditioner (3.2m) Round baling Round bale wrapping Tractor and operator (with or without loader 150hp) Telehandler with operator Please contact - James Bell Roxburgh Mill Kelso

Tel - 07880 174 336 HARVEST HELP New Holland TX66, 20ft header, combine & driver for hire 4x4 round baling Tel: 07967 683 991 • 01896 822 707

Talking........New Zealand

BRYCE GROUNDWORKS • • • •

Foundations Sitework Ponds Arenas

NEW SERVICE AVAILABLE

Concrete laying and blockwork can now be undertaken no matter what size of job Contact: Office 01573 440314 Stuart 07970 450720 or Jock 07970 730567

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

D. & J. WALDIE

NEWMILLS, LAUDER Tel: 01578 722 273 Mob: 07850 040 160 Fax: 01578 722 928

LTD • Site Servicing

• Utility Provider & Associated Ground Works

• Pump Installation & Maintenance

• Drain Jetting & Camera work

Tel: Kelso 01573 223741 Mobile: 07879 623262

59 Broomlea Kelso TD5 7RB e-mail george@gwcwateranddrainage.co.uk

August 7th 2017 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. Winter really hit us in July, with the result being the worst floods since 1978. The floods were caused by the very heavy rain storm that smacked into Canterbury and were exaggerated by the removal over the years of flood directing banks, swales and ditches that used to encourage some discipline to the water as to the path it chose and thus limit the damage. Unfortunately (or probably fortunately as it seems to be 35/40 years between these big events; 1945 the one before 1978), except for one or two almost OAP’s like me, no-one can remember the previous event and they seem unwilling to understand the importance of maintaining the flood controlling infrastructure that protects our properties when we do have these storms. Not much dryland. The storm caught out the early calving cows that we had just returned to the dairy farm from the wintering run-off, which made for a few very tough days for the dairy staff. The only good bit being the majority of the cows were still in dry paddocks behind really good hedges up on the run-off block and so came through the storm very well. Big Jase tells me there was only 1 cow that may have aborted because of stress and no deaths. Some of our neighbours were not so lucky with several reporting losses. Will and his team had to shuffle the various mobs of lambs around to keep them above the high tide mark for a day or two until the worst of the water had got away, but otherwise there appears to have been no major damage despite ½m of water flowing through most of the buildings in the main yard. The storm delayed the playing of the Watters Cup final, our local interclub rugby championship. It was eventually played up country to avoid the wet, and our team won for the first time in a-while. The Wee Fella seems to be home from Oz for a spell, and he and Will were both playing; in fact they must have impressed because they’ve both been picked for the Mid Canterbury team to play Canterbury this week for the Ranfurly Shield. Unless they get dropped the Boss and I (and perhaps the Gorgeous Banker) will be doing a lot of farming for the next few weekends as the boys wander around NZ playing the inter provincial championship. 34

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES

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

Available for: John Deere Baler 960 with chopper, high density to soft centres 6 Furrow Ploughing Sumo 3 meter trailed trio mintill Sumo 3 meter grass and stubble subsoiler 16 tonne trailer work

BEAL FARM LTD CONTRACTING

â&#x20AC;¢ FOR ALL YOUR SLUG PELLET CONTROL â&#x20AC;¢ GPS Variable Rate/Speed Control â&#x20AC;¢ Independent Left Hand and Right Hand Control for butts and headland management â&#x20AC;¢ Fluted Feed Roller System for Precision Farming â&#x20AC;¢ Variable Rate Control to ensure Even Application â&#x20AC;¢ Precision Calibration for each Type of Pellet

Staff all PA4S Certified Contact Rod Smith 07887 905851

Billy Smith CONTACT Email: ann.innes07779226985/6 smith@btconnect.com SEPTEMBER 2017

Alan Fairbairn 07732 271536

or email rodsmithbeal@hotmail.com

Beal Farm Ltd, Beal Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2PB

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Harvest / Cultivation Parts POWER HARROW - Tines, Carriers, Bearings, Scrapers & Side Plates for KUHN. Bolt & Q/F1 & 2 PLOUGH - Parts to fit KVERNELAND, KUHN, LEMKEN, DOWDESWELL, RABE & BESSON. SUBSOILER - Points, Wings & Legs. CULTIVATOR - Discs, Points & Levellers for most makes. DRILL - Coulters, Following Tines for ACCORD, AMAZONE, KUHN, SIMBA & VADERSTAD.

We have over 14,000 product lines in stock in our warehouse / shop in Kelso, from the smallest nuts & bolts, power tools, boots & workware to the largest twinwall drainage pipe. See a small selection (about 350) on our web shop

www.agriparts.co.uk

Agriparts Borders Ltd - Spylaw Road, Kelso. TD5 8DL - Phone / Fax 01573 226 526 / 529.

all prices ex vat @ 20%

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

Tel: 01573 430338 / 07831 586450 Email: walkergroundworks@btconnect.com Walker Groundworks Ltd. The Old Smiddy, Graden, Kelso, TD5 8BS 36

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OFFER INCLUDES

FREE METALLIC

PAINT

190

ISUZU D-MAX YUKON

ON SELECTED MODELSø

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TO BOOK AN ISUZU TEST DRIVE CONTACT US TODAY

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THE ONLY PICK-UP THAT OFFERS: 3.5 TONNE TOWING*

4X4

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125,000 MILE

5 YEAR WARRANTY**

#MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. Isuzu D-Max Yukon Manual Fuel consumption in MPG (l/100km): Urban 31.7 (8.9). Extra Urban 44.1 (6.4). Combined 38.7 (7.3). CO2 emissions 192g/km. For model specific figures please contact us directly or visit isuzu.co.uk †Important Information. Business users only. Rental amounts shown are for an Isuzu Yukon Double Cab Commercial Vehicle On The Road with manual transmission. Contract based on 10,000 miles per annum, non-maintained. Vehicle must be returned in a good condition to avoid further charges. Subject to status. Provided by Lex Autolease Ltd trading as Isuzu Contract Hire, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport SK3 0RB. Offer available until 30th September 2017 and is not available in conjunction with any other offer or with BASC and NFU member discounts. Free metallic paint is available on selected models øwhile stocks last. *3.5 tonne towing applies to all 4x4 models. **125,000 mile/5 year (whichever comes first) warranty applies to all new Isuzu D-Max models. Finance options available at participating dealers, subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Visit isuzu.co.uk

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Himalayan red rock salt is a complete salt with all known naturally forming minerals Certified Organic Promotes soil health Improves animal well being the natural way • Agricultural lumps • Feed mixing • Fertiliser Himalayan red rock salt, it’s more than just salt

• £267 per ton - UK mainland delivered • £227 per ton - Uplifted from Paisley depot

www.seamillsalt.com

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OXDALE PRODUCTS

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

GRIZZLY 700 PTO DRIVEN LOGGING SAW BENCHES, LOG HOLDERS, HYDRAULIC 10 TON CAPACITY LOG SPLITTERS, ELECTRIC, PETROL ENGINE POWERED & LINKAGE MOUNTED MODELS AVAILABLE FOR PROMPT DELIVERY. PALLET FORK MOUNTED MAN PLATFORMS, LINKAGE MOUNTED TINED WEEDERS, CHAIN HARROWS & FLAIL MOWERS, FULL RANGE AVAILABLE. DENIS BRINICOMBE GROUP CATTLE, SHEEP & EQUINE HEALTH & NUTRITION PRODUCTS, KEEP YOUR ANIMALS HEALTHY FROM THE INSIDE OUT. GUTTLER PRISMA RING ROLLERS, FRONT MOUNTED EQUIPMENT & CULTIVATORS.

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

WARTHOG LOADER/HANDLER MOUNTED BIG BALE SHREDDERS, SIMPLE, FAST & RELIABLE, CALL FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

Midburn Oxton TD2 6PG Office: 01578 750 618 www.quadcare.co.uk

ALL NEW & SECONDHAND EQUIPMENT ENQUIRIES WELCOMED.

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www.kelsoharvester.co.uk T: 01573 470393 / 01620 825738

Ex-Demo Valtra T174V, 180HP Please call for further details

USED MACHINERY 809121 JCB 536-60 Agri Plus Loadall on Pin & Cone Carriage 809290 JCB 536-60 Agri Super Loadall on Pin/Cone Carriage 809473 JCB 526-56 Agri Plus on Q-Fit Carriage 809644 JCB 536-60 Agri Super Loadall on Q-Fit Carriage 809643 JCB 536-60 Agri Super Loadall on Pin/Cone Carriage 809407 Merlo P28.8 Loadall with 2 Buckets & Power Grab 809149 JCB 8085 Midi Digger on Rubber Tracks 809640 JCB 3cx Contractor 809606 McHale V660 Variable Chamber Chopper Baler 809611 McHale F550 Fixed Chamber Chopper Baler 809607 McHale HS2000 Satellite Round Bale Wrapper 809470 Vicon BW1800 Trailed Satellite Wrapper 809641 McHale 991BE Manual Controled Trailed Wrapper 809481 Pottinger 307TED Trailed Mower with Grouper 809482 Pottinger Alphamotion Front Mower 808887 Teagle Tomahawk 5050 Linkage Bedder 804883 Pottinger Servo 45 Sheerbolt 5 Furrow Plough 805357 Stocks Heavy Duty Row Crops For 3000 Series Fastrac 807043 Strimeck 3m3 Grain Bucket on JCB Q-Fit Brackets 809464 Keenan Klassis 140 Diet Feeder

Year 2011 2009 2012 2008 2009 2011 2013 2005 2014 2011 2007 2005 2004 2014 2009 2014 2008 2010 2010 2004

Hrs/Bls 6500 7600 4250 7500 8000 5800 4200 10250 14000 45000 N/A N/A 36000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Price £24,000 £19,000 £28,000 £18,000 £19,000 £21,000 £25,000 £22,000 £21,000 £12,000 £ 8,000 £ 4,500 £ 5,000 £10,000 £ 5,000 £ 6,500 £ 8,500 £ 1,650 £ 1,0 0 0 £ 1,900

EX DEMO MACHINERY 702491 Pottinger Novacat 3007 Trailed Centre Pull Mower 665109 Pottinger Servo 35S 5F Servo Nova Plough 702497 Pottinger Top 612C Rake 702495 Pottinger Hit 4.54 Tedder 702555/ Pottinger 3m DD Combination Drill Power Harrow 702529

Year 2015 2012 2015 2015 2015

Hrs/Bls N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Price £15,500 £ 9,000 £ 9,000 £ 4,500 £29,500

NEW MACHINES Year 702799 Rolland 6332 17,500kg Bulk Trailer 2016 702843 BvL Megastar 170 Silage Block Cutter 2016 703093 ABBI H10 ART Bunded highway tanker 950lts derv/120lts AdBlue 2016 703094 Western 10TCG Bunded Fuel Station, 980lts derv 2016

Hrs/Bls N/A N/A N/A N/A

Price £ 18,750 £ 6,450 £ 5,500 £ 2,400

Pottinger

3M Syncro Cultivator Please Call For Details

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

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On Our Farm

August 8th 2017 Although arable cropping is the most visible enterprise on the farm as it occupies most of the land area, and more time is spent looking at weather forecasts and wondering when we will ever get the harvest in, it actually only represents less than 10% of our turnover. Cattle finishing represents almost half of the financial throughput, with game farming, egg production, pullet rearing and Agrimart making up the balance. Talk about not having all your eggs in one basket! Today for example 2500 pheasants have been caught up and are on their way to a shoot in Lancashire, I have a six monthly egg audit by Stonegate who buy our eggs, 10 Angus are clipped and ready for collection to the abattoir. If the weather improves, we will finish combining the organic oats that was started on Sunday and came to an abrupt halt when 12mm of rain fell in a few hours, and of course Agrimart is being finalised before going to the printers tomorrow. All the phone lines went down on Saturday and only came back last night, without St Boswell’s Show Crop & Stock competition winners internet it is impossible to produce this magazine. GB Technologies who are our phone and broadband provider gave Shaun space in their office and he was able to have a full day on Agrimart without interruption. I can’t see BT or Talk Talk being able to offer the same service, such is the advantage of using local businesses. It is one of the earliest harvests I can recall, winter barley was combined in July. It is grown on a brewing contract with a maximum nitrogen of 1.8%. Every load has come back with a nitrogen between 1.84 and 1.86, and so has been regraded to a high nitrogen bulk which is unpriced and subject to drying charges. A lot of the barley grown round here has turned out with the same nitrogen levels which must be due to the dry period in April and early May and the late uptake of fertiliser. My wish of winning a prize in the St Boswells Crop and Stock Competition came Back row: (l to r)Adam Crockett (Cows), Guy Lee through with a first place in the oats. As I wrote last month this crop has had the least (Oats), Eric Marshall (Oilseed Rape), Douglas effort and expenditure and yet was deemed good enough by the judge to be more Stewart (Wheat), Douglas Younger (S.Barley). Front row: James Cowans (Alan’s son), Donald worthy than conventionally grown crops. We don’t give the judges any guidelines, Maxwell (Grazing Cattle), Alan Cowans (Sheep, we let them set their own parameters. I don’t know the outcome of this crop yet as we Grass, and Longnewton Cup for best overall). Absent: Stuart Nimmo (W.Barley) have only combined the headrig. The straw is being chopped as this field is going into a red clover ryegrass 3 year ley which I want to get sown as soon as possible. You need patience with oat straw to give it time to dry and with the weather we have been having I am not going to wait.

Mrs Lee loading the last of the 180 bales for Tom Shelley’s wedding

Philly and I loaded 180 small bales of barley straw by hand last week. A friend’s son wants them as seats for their wedding at the end of the month. We had no machines as our flat 8 bale grab has been converted to a grain pusher! Everything ached the next day!

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August 7th 2017

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. What a difference a month can make! So far as the livestock are concerned most things have remained the same and there is plenty of grass about, but it is hard to utilise it all properly as ground has went through a wet spell. This left us with needing to rehouse the youngest calves, as previous experience taught me to keep calves from looking “empty”. The first of the second cut came in on time and in great condition with no seepage, and then the weather broke. At this stage it was hard to know what to do next. Thankfully we got a small window to get the winter barley cut. Although the grain was 21% moisture it was good quality and plenty of propionic acid later and it seems to be keeping fine. A fresher combine was used and seems to be doing a good job. The down side is that the remaining second cut is under pressure, and the undersown reseed is ready to cut. So let’s hope that the high pressure forecasted remains longer than expected, as I will be nervous about getting caught up without damaging the ground at this stage. Keeping up with the country work could also be a challenge, but we will try our best. On a very good note amongst the rain, Alyson and I have been blest with another daughter, Elsey Molly. This was a nervous time for us but she thankfully was delivered safe and healthy. Admittedly the change has been harder to get adjusted to than just one child in the Red Lumps up to 20kg made accessible house but after getting a handier time in the yard everybody is ready year round with clean water. for the next burst of work. It’s that easy, mother nature’s natural organic dispensary I see in the local press the young farmers club is trying to match up wannabe farmers with farmers with no successors to help in a • Self-Regulating • 84 full spectrum minerals • share farming like system to help reduce the ever increasing problem • 100% Natural • Certified organic • No additives • of farms going depressingly by the wayside and the average age Nationwide delivery of farmers increasing any further. I hope it works for them but I shall watch with interest as NI was never noted for it’s willingness Highly cost effective animal health and welfare to change but there is plenty of scope to do so within the farming www.seamillsalt.com community. Having said that if there was more profit within the call us on 01294 829 358 • 07921 808 779 industry the youth would automatically remain in the farming circles. It sounds like feeding time here so I’ll talk to you next month! Fax 01294 829 358 • seamillsaltworks@gmail.com

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Talking......... Business August 2017 Ben Burbridge is a rural practice surveyor with Edwin Thompson LLP based in the Galashiels office. He provides professional advice to clients throughout southern Scotland on a range of rural issues.

Utilities and Infrastructure There seems to be an increasing demand for access to land to carry out work to the utilities network in the Scottish Borders. Recently we have been advising on a wide variety of access requests from either utility companies or private individuals wishing to carry out work on clients’ land. Requests have ranged from surveys for the installation of new water mains by Scottish Water, export lines for wind farm developers, installation of new telecommunications masts, routine maintenance of existing assets and upgrading of those nearing the end of their economic life. In each case the legislation or legal agreement that each party acts under is different and it is very important that landowners and occupiers understand both their rights and the rights of the utility company or private operator for managing these services and accessing land. Whilst statutory operators such as Scottish Power, Scottish Water and Transco have compulsory powers, others do not. It is not just the legal or contractual aspects of access that require thought, it is the practicalities and the longer term consequences on land management for example: Will the proposed route impact upon any future use or development of land? If the services are underground, are they buried at the correct depth to avoid agricultural cultivations? How will cut drains be repaired, and what can be done to protect against future drainage issues? What accommodation works are required to minimise disturbance, these need to be agreed well in advance of access being taken? And very importantly, what compensation payment will be involved? Please contact us if you are seeking advice on any utility work or are approached by anyone looking to use your land for their benefit. Edwin Thompson have considerable experience in assisting clients with utility and private access issues from initial contact and negotiating agreement through to overseeing works and compiling compensation claims. Our in-depth knowledge of access rights, land management, valuation and planning will ensure your interests are protected and the effect of the works on the Basic Payment Scheme and environmental schemes are kept to a minimum. Utility companies are obliged to compensate for losses suffered as a result of access being taken and pay reasonable professional fees for those acting on your behalf of landowners and or tenant. For further information please contact Ben Burbridge (Galashiels office) on 01896 751300

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August 7th 2017 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. Social media is fantastic, it’s great for keeping up with your favourite sporting personalities/authors/”celebrities” or in my case agronomists and other farmers, yes I AM that sad. However, this is the time of year where it becomes a bit of a nuisance, especially when you have people cutting wheat when it’s either raining at home, or you haven’t even finished your winter barley! It is a good barometer of yields though, if things are good then they’re measured to two decimal points “12.45t/ha of full spec. milling wheat”, “9.21t/ha of low nitrogen Concerto” and both of these crops are sold at the top of the market, of course. However, this must be one if those years where things aren’t quite as rosy, the numbers seem to be more of the “about 9t” or “3.5t/acre is about my long term average” or when it gets really desperate “rapes doing well at 30cwt”. Meanwhile (6/8/17) there is no need for me to talk on Twitter about yields as we’ve not cut anything yet. Flat rye This is the first year for a long time that I’ve not had winter barley to cut, and given the catchy weather I’m glad of that. Our first crop to be ready will be some winter triticale which is needing all its time to be ready, some of the grains are nearly ripe but there are plenty that will still be 30%. I’m not intending to use glyphosate on it, there is no green straw as its not had a lot of fungicide and it is quite tall so running through with the sprayer would cause a lot of damage. I am hoping that if the weather improves a bit this week we might be able to make a start but the forecast is still a bit “iffy” yet. After the triticale is cut I would think the rye will be hard on its heels. The heavy showers we have had recently have knocked some of this down. Fortunately it is still about a foot off the ground, even when flat, so shouldn’t be too bad to cut. Some of the earlier drilled wheat is ripening as well, most of this will get a dose of glyphosate Carrots bulking up in a bid to control volunteer potatoes and any couch grass that is lurking about, and to dessicate any green straw. There is also the odd flat patch in the wheat, mostly in any fertiliser overlaps or more fertile areas. It has been a year where growth regulation has been tricky; cold conditions stopped early applications working well and applying ethephon products to the wheat flag leaf when it was stressed with drought would have knocked yields. Meanwhile the first potato crops have been burnt down, this means that the pressure is now on the shed builders to get finished. The fridge units were fitted last week, so now there’s ONLY wiring to do, thankfully Fridge unit going in we have very good, local tradesmen that do all our electrical work so I’m sure we will be ready in time. 50

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August 8th 2017 Hugo Lee is farm manager at Whitsbury Farm and Stud near Fordingbridge in Hampshire. The soils are predominantly chalk downland with some clay cap. Cropping covers 1500 acres and includes wheat, barley, oilseed rape, peas and poppies. 60 cattle are finished annually and 250 ewe lambs are sold every September. The farm is also home to the famous Whitsbury Manor Stud and Whitsbury racing stables. Where has summer gone? I never like people that moan and feel sorry for themselves but things are getting bad down here! Harvest 2017 is starting to become one of the wettest on record with no end in sight. As I mentioned in my previous article due to the extreme Concrete water troughs Dog Pens heat in late June, by mid July all the crops except the spring linseed were fit and ready to cut. We finished combining the oilseed rape on the 18th of July while temperatures were still hovering around the mid twenties to early thirties with only a couple of rain interruptions. The yields were good, averaging around 4.25t/ha over all with the conventional variety Nikita outperforming the hybrid variety DK Exalte by almost 0.5t/ha for the second year in a row. Since finishing the rape we have barely tied two days of combining together due to the never ending Resting in the shed not going creeps Mobile Cattle Handling rain. A couple of weeks ago we cut someCalf early second wheats which yielded a pleasing 9.5t/ha and anywhere soon over the past week we have beenMobile trying Cattle to get our planet spring barley cut. The barley has taken a Forcing Pen real battering from the weather, has brackled badly and gone flat in places. As a result there are a lot of heads being left behind on the floor after combining. Despite this the barley is currently yielding around 8t/ha. I just hope that it makes malting spec. I know that Scotland and Northern England regularly experience much wetter harvests than we do down in the south. I would be happy to be cutting wheat at 25% now if it ever stopped raining. However, it is Cattle hurdles the deterioration of the crops still in the field which is causing serious concern. The wheat is starting to Flat spring barley starting to sprout sprout and some early results on the spring barley which was cut last week show pre germs of 8%. All the milling wheat is still to be cut and will have to go for feed now that the hagbergs are gone and there are 80 acres of peas which looked fantastic a month ago but have taken such a severe pounding from the weather that they look like we have run a set of rolls over the fields. We have had over five inches of rain in the last three weeks combined with very high winds and the forecast doesn’t look great with another inch forecasted for tomorrow. Stand Footbath We have only cutin39% of the combinable area so far with another 805 acres to go. Bunkers On KNOWLEDGE. a brighter note it is SERVICE Tilly my- eldest daughter’s birthday on Saturday and I can’t wait to celebrate it WELL STOCKED. SPECIALIST GOOD THINKwith PENDERFEED her. I feel so lucky to have children and times like this is when I cherish them the most. They don’t mind if its sunny or wet and always greet me with a huge hug and a big smile when I come in from work. Tilly looking at a very I hope that the weather improves soon for everyone and we can all get more normal harvest conditions. sodden wheat field

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NOW IN SCOTLAND Across the north of England and the Scottish Borders, demand for good farming units in 2017 has been stable and this has largely been fuelled by a scarcity of available properties, a factor that was the case as 2016 closed. However, in the last six weeks the profession has brought a significant number of agricultural properties to the market, with some agents stating they have further land and farms to bring to the market very soon. As professional agents advising clients on the best marketing strategy to implement, we need to be aware that having a large number of properties on the market in a comparatively narrow marketing window risks tipping us into a state of oversupply even if, as was the case until recently, we were starting from a position of demand for land and farm units outstripping supply. What is happening is that, as agents, we are witnessing property in our sector being marketed in an ever tighter marketing period. More particularly, it is evident that some vendors reached their decision to sell a year ago and appointed agents as far ago as last autumn, when demand was strong, however active marketing only began in May at the earliest. The question is, why is this becoming a trend and who does it really benefit? It may be the case that at the time the landowner appoints an agent there is a scarcity of available property, but if this is in the autumn then why delay the active marketing strategy until May, as seems to be increasingly the case? Is careful consideration being given to the benefits of waiting, if there are any at all, when it is clear that if the vendor waits there are going to be other properties competing for the buyer’s attention? It is certainly true that we all like to see photographs in sales particulars that show a farm at its most fertile and productive. Consequently we are seeing more properties being marketed in a short period of time. However, this could be viewed as a professional agent’s desire to be seen to have more properties to market than their competitors at a particular point in time. If this is the case, is this really beneficial to the vendor? It is also true that the advertising frenzy that starts slightly before the major agricultural shows of the year has an overwhelming emphasis on how many pages in trade magazines are being occupied compared to competitors, even to the point of bringing back to the market properties that had been offered before but had not sold. Surely, with such numbers coming to the market, marketing strategies can be structured in a way that does not encourage buyers to hold off decision making whilst waiting for the potential of more choice?

The top priority of any professional selling agent is undoubtedly to achieve the best possible price for their client. After all, in most cases their fee will be based on the selling price in the form of an agreed commission. Therefore it is important to ensure that an agent’s desire to be seen to have a high number of properties available at any one time does not compromise the best interests of vendors; especially those that made the decision to sell in the autumn and winter months, and when there is a recognised scarcity of available property for buyers to consider. Agents should discuss with their clients the potential impact of delaying marketing an instruction taken in the winter and autumn months for six months when it will potentially be competing with many other properties for buyer’s attention. We want to prevent the perception that we are only able to market properties in the summer months and in order to achieve this we need to broaden the appeal of the option to sell during the rest of the year. A good agent will be in close contact with buyers and will be aware of their requirements. Access to this knowledge is what vendors should be gaining from an instructed agent but this interest is not seasonal so why are we telling vendors that their property can only be marketed seasonally? Imagine you are a buyer in the market at the moment: what would your reaction be to the current influx of new property being marketed, particularly when agents are stating they have more to bring to the market? Surely you would choose to wait and monitor before deciding which properties merit further investigation or attention? You may even prefer to wait and see what impact there may be on values as a consequence of all this additional property being brought to the market. Where is the benefit of this to existing clients/vendors? In light of Brexit, and most recently the outcome of the General Election, the sector as a whole is grappling with more than enough uncertainty. My advice to vendors is to have detailed discussions with their agents in order to be aware of the impact on expected sales price that various marketing strategies may have and then choose the one that fits their requirements, rather than stick slavishly to the only marketing strategy being actively promoted. A broader marketing strategy offering vendors more flexibility can only be of benefit to all participants and should be actively encouraged by all of us in order to maintain a healthy and active market in Scotland and the north of England. H&H Land and Property is one of the largest firms of chartered surveyors and specialist rural advisors in the region, with farming clients across southern Scotland, the North West and North East with a number of farms and parcels of land currently on the market. James Murphy MRICS Managing Director H&H Land and Property Ltd

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