Agrimart September 2021 Issue

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AGRIMART

SEPTEMBER 2021 Issue 348

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Exciting times are afoot for the recently rebranded Thorburn Group, formerly known as J S Thorburn and Sons following the recent retirement of directors John & Stuart Thorburn. The company which was originally established in 1947 as a small blacksmith in Duns has been serving the agricultural market for over 70 years. It will be headed up by 59-year-old Alistair Thorburn and his son 34-year-old Euan Thorburn who are delighted and ready to take on the challenge. Alistair commented “I have loved building the construction side of this company, it’s a real privilege to serve the local farming community, many of whom I regard as good friends” Euan commented: “I’ve been involved with the business for many years, so this is a huge honour and privilege to step up and take on the running of such a well-known and established business with my father. Exciting times are ahead as we have lots of plans to develop and grow the business” The company is well known for its steel fabrication services in machinery and farming and the supply and installation of commercial and industrial steel framed buildings. It also

Alistair Thorburn and Euan Thorburn

provides livestock handling systems, grain dyers and store installation. Plans are currently in motion to build the new premises within Duns which will allow the company, which currently employs over 60 people, to increase this to around 90 employees.

For more information on any of our services, please call 01361 883245 or call in and see us at Thorburn Group: Station Works, Station Road, Duns TD11 3EJ

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LAND AT GATTONSIDE Melrose, Scottish Borders An excellent block of productive arable land situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Extending to approximately 16.09 hectares (39.76 acres) in total of grade 3(1) land. Located directly adjacent to Gattonside Village, providing significant long term residential development potential.

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Fuelling futures in the community With Shell GTL Fuel, the cleaner fuel alternative now available from Certas Energy Wooler.

Shell GTL Fuel is FAME-free and can reduce your farms harmful emissions to help improve air quality. It requires no engine modifications, making it ideal as a drop in replacement for both agricultural equipment and generators. Better for your machines, your employees, your community and the environment.

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Available for demonstration now: GET IN Book your On Farm Demonstration today... TOUCH - Omega 6m grain & fert min-til & direct drill - Swifterdisc 6m disc cultivator George Marshall David Watson David Marshall

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QUALITY USED OPTIONS

Lemken EuroPal plough

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Case IH JXU 95 tractor

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Alpego Jet-X/RK combination unit

2018 build, 3m working width, twin-force power harrow, disc coulters, markers, pre-em, IsoBus, ex-demo.

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Is your heat pump under-performing? We have the solution! If your Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) isn’t performing optimally, your business will be suffering in performance and profitability. Add to this the potential that Ofgem could claim back RHI tariff income on GSHPs operating at less than 2.9% efficiency (COP), and it is well worth getting your system checked out by the experts. This is where we can help. Calibrate can assess systems 200kW and above to ensure that your GSHP is at peak performance level, and if not, find solutions to fix it.

Design

Install

Maintain

We design a system around your business, not the other way around, providing you with full remote access.

We ensure that all Calibrate systems are installed on-time and with least disruption to your business.

Our systems come with the option of a 20-year warranty ensuring you have peace of mind at all times.

Calibrate Energy Engineering design, install and maintain commercial air and Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. We are the experts in energy engineering. We can install the whole system, or review enhancements or extensions to existing systems to ensure you are getting the best performance and profitability for your business.

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Scenario Optimise your heat pump with Calibrate…

£200,000

A new client recently came to us with an under-performing 5mW system that had been installed by another supplier and was not performing as efficiently as it should. The system was costing £300,000 per year to run with a £600,000 return from Ofgem. Following a feasibility assessment, Calibrate identified some reworks to the system that would significantly improve performance.

investment

£150,000 additional income per year

An investment of £200,000 would reduce the operational expenditure on the system by £150,000 per year*. This upgraded system comes with up to 20 years warranty, as well as savings that provide a return on investment in less than 1.5 years and the assurance of a significant extra income for years to come.

1.5 yrs return on investment

Earn extra income for added profitability… As part of our feasibility assessment, we also look at ways to increase your income from your system through Gridflex.This is our innovative software platform that analyses and manages electricity for our clients’ renewable systems through grid balancing (known as demand side response or DSR). This process financially incentivises energy users to reduce nonessential energy use at times of peak demand or increase use at times of low demand and be remunerated by the National Grid. It’s a win, win situation as you save energy and earn extra money at the same time!

Challenge Calibrate to significantly reduce your energy costs as well as your carbon footprint!

Warranty and service agreements available

For more information get in touch with: jack@calibrateltd.co.uk / 07719 330 616

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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 2023 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 2023.

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Farm Security and Calving / Lambing Cameras They’re MUCH easier to install in summer when the sheds are empty. CALL TODAY!!  Free in-person and virtual site surveys.  Super HD video and long-range wireless links  Smart-phone monitoring on all systems

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Wendy writes

HIDDEN FROM VIEW

August 2021

Why was I moved from my usual resting place to a corner of the farm where I could see nothing and nor could anyone find me? It was a week ago on Monday, for no apparent reason he jumped in, well hardly jumped at his age and without a word drove me off to park me behind the muck shed. He said nothing, I knew there was nothing in the diary for that day but why the move? He had never done such a thing before. Through some digging around and asking others on the farm, I discovered he was having a carbon audit that morning and I was an embarrassment to both him and the future of the planet. Apparently if my emissions were measured I would be off the scale, and as they were seeking a low score it was best to pretend I did not exist. I ask you! Admittedly I smoke a bit, my fuel consumption is nearer gallons to the mile than the other way round, but for the past 66 years I have been this way. The seasons have changed, night follows day I have neither expired from heatstroke nor drowned in a flood and yet now they are blaming me for the problems of the world and strike me off as a non existent. In terms of work the excitements of the past few months have dulled into a very quiet period with only 3 hen houses to pull, one of which was on this farm. It all went smoothly, I was thrilled to Quality Steel meet Douglas Pate, 13 year old son of, Agrimart correspondent Tom and Susannah Pate, who showed great interest in me. I did a Framed Buildings small pull with him when no one was looking! Providing the complete It’s the silly season here now with tractors and trailers flying package for all steel framed building requirements around everywhere, the straw that is consistently being moved from field to barn gets up my nose as do the barley awns when • Stock • Straw Sheds the wind blows. It will be a relief when it’s all over and we can go Buildings • Stable Blocks back to the piece and quiet that I need at my age • Building • Riding Arenas

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The New Series III JCB Tier 5 AGRI Loadall

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ENHANCED GRAIN TREATMENT

SIMPLE, ECONOMICAL & POWERFUL FEEDING With feed prices set to remain high, making the most of home-grown cereals and reducing the reliance on bought in feed protein will be essential to minimise feed costs this year. However, this does not have to be complicated or at the expense of performance. Treating cereals with ALpHA at harvest, or all year round with ALpHA365, not only increases the protein content of grain but also increases its pH to 9, allowing you to feed higher levels of alkaline starch to help maintain rumen health and increase the performance of dairy, beef and sheep of all ages and stages. Cheaper, Safer, Higher Performance. Sound to good to be true? The very real benefits of adopting a simpler, more powerful ALpHA feeding system sometimes have to be seen to be believed. If you would like to see ALpHA in action for yourself, please get in touch. “I have been using ALpHA for the past 4 seasons and I am delighted with performance, gut health and cattle cleanliness. The increase in protein means that the only feed protein we have needed to buy in has been for the creep mix at grass. Once they are weaned at 9 months the cattle receive no extra protein supplementation, which has significantly reduced our feed costs. The bulls are away at 13 months old, currently averaging 1.65kgLWG/d from birth, K.O at 56% and grading as well as continentals, which has meant that our average carcass value has been exceptional this year.

“Alpha is a perfect fit to my system as I can use it to treat grain both at harvest and on dried grain later in the season with ALpHA365. We also like the flexibility of being able to use a higher rate of urea when making ALpHA, which has significantly reduced our feed protein costs, especially in youngstock rations. “The mixes are also simple and being able to see the cattle averaging 1.6kgLWG/day on a silage based TMR containing most of our own feed is amazing” Andrew Hodge, Rulesmains Farm, Duns

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Well July has gone so quick, and it appears the summer weather has gone with it!! This past month your Technology Support Team have been doing a lot of personal and customer training on sprayers. We took the lead role at our recent customer event in Kelso, (see pictures below), where we each had responsibility for one of the sprayers at the Ride N Drive Event. We have also installed more Metos weather stations, linking them up to the John Deere ‘My Operations App’, assisted customers prepare harvest field maps for creating yield maps, (Did you know you we can do that for any make of combine?), we also updated the software on customer receivers. We’re looking forward to getting out and about once harvest gets back into full swing but in the meantime, don’t forget you can call us if you’d like further information on any of our services, on the number at the bottom of the page. Also feel free to scan the QR code to download the Sherriff App.

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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.

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CONTRACTORS SERVICES DIRECT DRILLING / PASTURE REJUVENATION

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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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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

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On Our Farm

August 11th 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 and 14,000 organic point of lay pullets are reared each year. Trying to decide the best time to go on holiday is never easy as a farmer especially when booking a year in advance. With so many different enterprises at Sandystones there is never really a quiet period. However, this year I managed to go away during one of the busiest weeks of the year - not great timing! Whilst I was surfing in Cornwall with Jess and the children, second cut silage was made, a hen shed depleted/moved and winter barley cut. A huge thank you to Tony, Davie, Shaun and my parents for keeping the show on the road whilst I was away. A special mention for the old man who agreed to take time away from the golf course for the week. He was very keen to let me know that he had even managed to get a game in whilst I was away. A sign of good management he said! Cornwall was great fun and the perfect holiday after a very busy past five months. Days were spent on the beach, rock pooling, surfing and playing golf and tennis. Whilst driving south, via a quick stop in Newmarket to see my best man and his family, I could not believe how far behind they were with harvest. In Suffolk winter barley was still being cut and in Cornwall they had only just finished. It is almost as if the country has been flipped on its head. Whilst many in the south have had a very wet ‘Scottish summer’ we have been enjoying a lovely settled spell. I couldn’t believe how quickly all the crops had turned in the week I was away especially the wheat and spring barley. I hope this early ripening does not have a detrimental effect on yield. The Cassata winter malting barley came off well yielding just over 8.2t/ha delivered and there was plenty of straw which is an added bonus. The fields have been cleared and rape was drilled yesterday. Once again I have tried two different establishment methods. The field following rye we mucked cultivated with a sumo and then combi drilled. After winter barley we used a different sumo with low disturbance legs and a coulter on the rear for more accurate seed placement and hopefully better establishment. In 2014 we installed two 95kw woodchip boilers a district heating system and a 100t drying floor. After 7 years and 18,000 hours they have started to show signs of wear. Typically this had to happen at the start of harvest. A new circuit board and couple of valves later both boilers are back up and running. We are now waiting for a new twin pump which is leaking. Unfortunately like most things nowadays it will take seven weeks to arrive. In the meantime a gutter and barrel are in place to collect the leak and the system is topped up regularly. I am not looking forward to receiving the repair bill! I hope we all have a settled spell of weather to get harvest in and our autumn crops established. Drilling rape

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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.

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

August 11th 2021 Anyone who has been to the Border Union Show or the Kelso Tup sales at Springwood Park will have noticed the magnificent gates at the east entrance closest to Kelso. Springwood Park belonged to the Douglas family with a home farm next to the showground and an estate some 10 miles away at Longnewton. Sandystones was one of four farms on the estate, all of which were sold to the tenants in 1922 as assets were disposed of to cover the mounting debts of the landlord. The price paid then for the 400 acres was £6000 (£15/acre), one presumes that was an occupied value rather than vacant possession. From 1922 to 1990 Sandystones was farmed by three generations of the Thorburn family until we were fortunate enough to buy it thirty years ago. For at least the past 150 years and probably longer the farm was Guy Lee never more or less than the size it is today. That is until last week when we were lucky to be able to purchase 190 acres of adjoining land known as Longnewton Forest. In the past we have taken summer grazing on most of the farm so had a good knowledge of the ground. Without disclosing the price we had to pay, I can confirm it was more than £15/acre! It is exciting and daunting to have added additional acres, these opportunities come along so rarely that one doesn’t want to end up regretting passing up the chance. Fortunately we are a mixed farm so can make as much use of grass as possibly growing arable crops. It is prone to lying wet so we will tread carefully to choose the best option for each field. We had our first detailed carbon audit last week, this was undertaken by Dovecote Park and was focussed on our cattle finishing enterprise but inevitably it involved the whole farm as all our enterprises cross over and teasing out figures for one part is time consuming and guess work. Our accounts, as is common practice, show enterprise gross margins and unallocated fixed costs, it was these figures that we had to attribute a carbon score to and then allocate that to each part of the business. We have scales everywhere to weigh everything from 100 grams per head of minerals to the cattle, to balance scales for weighing the hens, weighbars on the crush and a weighbridge for yields of grain. Our various enterprises are all costed through the books and on spreadsheets to give accurate financial position and now we are going to have meters everywhere to measure energy consumption to know our carbon inputs and outputs. The IPCC report out this week produced cataclysmic headlines but the facts behind these were far more circumspect and provided little certainty and a lot of assumptions. Below is an extract from an an independant paper by C. Gibson-Smith providing an alternative view: At a concentration of 0.04% of our atmosphere, carbon dioxide is just a trace gas. Globally, we are adding an extra 0.0003% per year from our economic activities. This is equivalent to adding 1 new molecule of carbon dioxide per year for every 300,000 existing molecules in the atmosphere. At the UK national level, the annual output from the entire UK economy adds 0.000004% carbon dioxide to the global atmosphere. That is 1 new molecule per year for every 20,000,000 pre existing molecules. The UK is a very, very small player in this debate. Doubling pre industrial atmospheric carbon dioxide levels globally will take more than 200 years. Precise timing will depend on the level of activity. Volcanic processes are the main, originating, source of carbon dioxide. The majority of all other processes tend to strip carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and eventually bury it in the bottom of the oceans. This is the origin of the limestone in the geological record. Since the planet has been volcanically relatively quiet for the past 20-30 million years, carbon dioxide levels have declined to the lowest levels they have been in the past 250 million years. We certainly depend on the greenhouse gases for the warmth in our atmosphere. The three common greenhouse gases are water vapour, methane, and carbon dioxide, but water is far and away the most important of the three. Water vapour adds 25ºC to atmospheric temperatures. Without it, average global temperatures would be just -11ºC, and without the other greenhouse gases, temperatures would fall to -19ºC. Absent feedback effects, the impact of doubling carbon dioxide levels, from a preindustrial concentration of about 0.03% to 0.06%, will be a theoretical increase in temperature of perhaps ARMCO CRASH BARRIERS 1.3ºC over a period of more than 200 years. 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Jack Frater is an Agricultural Consultant at Edwin Thompson, based in their office in Galashiels. Jack specialises in Farm and Estate Management. Contract Farming Agreements are nothing new, but at Edwin Thompson we are finding that as farmers look at alternatives to their current business structures these agreements are becoming more relevant. So, what does a Contract Farming Agreement entail and what considerations need to be taken into account? The basic principle of a Contract Farming Agreement is that a farmer will engage the services of a contractor to implement a farming policy. Typically, the farmer will: • Provide the land and buildings • Provide the working capital to pay for inputs • Undertake the bookkeeping and administrative management • Provide the strategic management of the business, including the preparation of the farming policy. Entering into such an agreement can allow the farmer to free up capital and reduce operating costs, whilst retaining overall control of the land and business. This protects the ‘Active Farmer’ status, and along with it the ability to claim subsidies and utilise agricultural tax benefits. It is important to remember that the farmer will also retain the financial risk involved with a farming business. If it is a bad year the farmer will take that hit. The contractor will provide labour, machinery, and equipment. In return they will receive a fixed fee for their work and will also be entitled to a share of any profit generated, the percentage of that share is agreed in advance and included within any agreement. Contractors are still liable for their own costs such as insurance, fuel, and machinery maintenance, however these agreements offer the contractor an opportunity to spread these costs over a greater area. Contract Farming Agreements are typically suited to arable farming situations; however, we have recently been involved in the creation and management of a number of livestock based agreements. These work on the same basis as other agreements with the contractor providing the labour and machinery and the farmer providing the land and buildings. In addition, the farmer provides the breeding livestock with returns being calculated on the value of the lambs or calves produced. Alternatively, the famer hires the breeding stock from the contractor by paying an annual hire charge. Share Farming Agreements are slightly different. They are typically based on two separate farming businesses collaborating on an enterprise on the same land. This type of agreement may suit a farmer looking to retain management control working with another, such as a new entrant or young farmer, who is looking to progress but currently lacks the capital required to do so. Under this type of agreement, the day-to-day responsibilities of each party are agreed and the profit share is proportionate to the level of input. Both Contract Farming Agreements and Share Farming Agreements offer a high degree of flexibility, meaning they can be adapted to suit the needs and goals of the farmer; therefore, the first stage should be to consider what you want to achieve from such an agreement. These goals form the foundations of any agreement and in some cases may dictate which contractor is ultimately instructed.

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Ian Mackenzie is an arable and dairy farmer from the Canterbury Plain in the South Island of New Zealand. He runs a number of fully irrigated intensive cropping farms, producing grain, vegetable and grass seeds with some stock finishing. Despite the floods in early June, the winter has been relatively mild albeit wet. That changed this weekend with a true polar blast roaring up the country from Antarctica with snow to low levels and more rain for us down by the coast. We are in the middle of calving so the cold and wet makes life a little uncomfortable. We are keeping the cows up at the run-off farm on grass until they are on the point of calving and then taking them down to the dairy farm. This works pretty well until the stock truck gets stuck. Not having the services of Wendy the Winch we had to fall back on the help of Missy the Massey. When the boys took over running the cropping farms I rescued Missy and took her up to the run-off so she could (like me) enjoy her old age on light work moving irrigators. However when the call comes she is more Family chaos than capable of showing off her redoubtable pedigree. So when Will’s stock truck got stuck trying to load out cows Missy came to the rescue. She couldn’t move both truck and trailer so we had to split the units and then using her full 65 horse power, the gentle application of diff lock and the traction from her slightly ancient rubber ware she pulled the truck and then the trailer out of the mud back onto the hard. She can now retire to her barn reflecting in her prowess. Will and the Wee Fella have also earned a brief respite having just finished the rugby season as winners of the club championship for rural Canterbury. This is the first time the club has won the Luisetti cup which was a great reward for an outstanding team. The Wee South Road – Belford Fella was the captain who led (01668) 213 433 every game from the front, and Will provided the hard-nosed Suppliers of Quality Assured experience in the tough games READY MIXED CONCRETE and so the Mackenzie’s played Steven Birdsall (01668) 213 733 Mobile: 07970 112761 their part. It has been a very exciting season for us all. GILBERT BIRDSALL Their respite will be short BUILDING & CIVIL ENGINEERING lived as once spring starts Suppliers of Quarry Materials, JCB Hire, Drives, Agricultural Buildings, etc. there will be much to do...

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Talking........Organic

August 11th 2021 Simon Bainbridge farms in partnership with his wife Claire and his parents, Ivan and Elisabeth in Northumberland. They run suckler beef, sheep and laying hen enterprises across 650 ha of mainly SDA and moorland - organically. We have finally managed to get away on holiday, with our planned date of departure being abandoned as we got caught up in a school isolation bubble. So, the only other window was this week. Typically though, the wholecrop has come ready. Fortunately for me, there has been a little bit of rain each day we’ve been away, which meant I wouldn’t have been able to get on. However, I appreciate that’s not quite so good for everyone with combines at the ready. When we get back we will have to be on with it as well as the second cut silage. We’ve headed to Suffolk and Norfolk and are really just catching up with friends and family of Claire and recharging the batteries. I have however, been earning my keep and calved a red poll heifer. She wasn’t meant to be in calf, which was less than ideal, especially as the calf was breech. Here, most people have finished their barley and rape, and rain has stopped play on the wheat. Crops look good though. We’re currently staying with friends who have glass houses. Growing at present are cherry, cherry plum, plum, yellow plum, yellow as MOBILE ENGINEERING SERVICES well as heritage varieties which include green, zebra, black Russian and Tigerella. Heritage tomatoes are selling well now the restaurants -­‐ Fabrication ENGINEERING have opened up. Runner beans have just finished and they’re now picking miniMOBILE cucumber and cucumbers as well asSERVICES planting baby turnips MOBILE ENGINEERING -­‐ M achinery Repair and MSERVICES aintenance Fabrication and baby beetroot. Baby beetroot are a smaller variety, however the MOBILE ENGINEERING SERVICES -­‐ abrication turnips are just picked early. This afternoon we’re off to visit a farm -­‐ F P lasma c utting, a rc w elding Machinery Repair and Maintenance MOBILE -­‐ M achinery R& epair nd MSERVICES aintenance with potatoes whilst visiting Claires old farm en route. So for us, -­‐ F M ag ENGINEERING drilling threading Pabrication lasma cutting, arc aw elding a real farm tour date. Fortunately there’s a lot of swimming pools F abrication -­‐ M achinery R epair a nd M P lasma c utting, a rc w elding -­‐ Mag drilling & threading aintenance down here so the children are happy too. achinery R& epair nd Maintenance ON-SITE -­‐ P cutting, arc aw elding Mlasma ag dCAPABILITY rilling threading We have spaned the single lambs to give those ewes a break as they -­‐ P cutting, arc welding Mlasma ag drilling & threading -­‐ Self cCAPABILITY ontained mobile workshop ON-SITE weren’t on the best of going. The bull will be coming off the heifers ON-SITE -­‐ Mag dCAPABILITY rilling & threading -­‐ O ff rcoad access mobile workshop Self ontained this week after six weeks, but there’s no rest for him as he will then ON-SITE CAPABILITY -­‐ ontained be going in with the Galloways, which will all calve outside. Hens -­‐ SOelf ff rcoad access mobile workshop ON-SITE CAPABILITY -­‐ S elf c ontained obile workshop O ff r oad ccess go out shortly and we’re busy trying to get extra hands ready for Contact: Gaavin Sm. M urray Threipland -­‐ S elf c ontained m obile w orkshop Off Agricultural road access clean down as we need to be mucked out in five days this time. The E ngineer H Contact: Gavin S. Murray Tawick hreipland holiday cottage is busy and we have now got the turnover down to -­‐ Off Agricultural road Gaavin ccess Contact: S. Murray hreipland Engineer HT awick a fine art and feedback continues to be positive. Phone: (01450) 3 8 85 Agricultural Engineer ( Hevenings) Murray Contact: Gavin S. 79 Tawick hreipland M2 The good thing about going away is that you get to see new ideas Mob: 0E7802 12 Agricultural ngineer 85 6 ( Hevenings) Phone: (01450) 3 8 01 Contact: Gavin S. 79 urray Tawick hreipland and opportunities however I am not sure glass houses or potatoes Phone: ( 01450) 3 79 28 01 Agricultural ngineer 85 6 ( Hevenings) awick Mob: 0E7802 12 will work in the Northumberland uplands! Phone: (01450) 379 85 6(evenings) Mob: 07802 12 2801 e-­‐mail: threngineering1@btinternet.com 52

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August 9th 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. Whichever muppet said they didn’t want anymore grass last month ought to hang their heads in shame. Despite getting regular showers the grass growth has slowed up to a snail pace and having been understocked earlier in the year, we are now overstocked and will continue to be that way for the foreseeable future. I can sell stock but given we are unsure how to budget for the success, or otherwise, of our new marketing venture I do not want to leave myself short of cattle to slaughter later in the year so if we must start feeding a few bales, so be it. For the winter I have rented 71ha of heath land to outwinter the Where we have been trialling different stocking densities and utilisation cattle on based on a set price per ha and I provide the seed. The winter barley has now been cut, the manure spread and worked in and then the 12m drill made short work of planting it. The timing could not have been more perfect (I know, beginners’ luck and next year will be a disaster!) and within 24 hours of the drill pulling out of the field 50mm of rain had fallen and they will have another 25mm in the next 7 days. My first inspection of the crops showed it all up in rows and no flea beetle damage. It is amazing that we are only 9 miles away by road and have had a fraction of the rain and all my kale has been eaten by csfb. It really is God’s own country on the Heath. Harvest is imminent here but I am still in no rush. The wheat is still pink in the straw and not fully necked over so a few days delay won’t hurt to allow this unsettled weather to pass. I have cut some winter barley for a customer which was not very exciting. Before the first trailer had been filled a call from a neighbour alerted us to Brassica Express sown at the fact that one of the new intake of calves had escaped. Oh the 4kg/ha after 8 days joys of mixed farming! Having had a fruitful meeting with a land agent regarding the possible expansion of our arable area in the next 12 months I thought I would whizz around Cereals to see what sprayers are on offer. Being a progressive farmer, I thought that I ought to revisit trailed machines as that would utilise my tractor better and therefore make me more money. Well not really, or not at all in fact. I was quoted £150,000 for a 30m 6000ltr trailed all singing & dancing machine. I was staggered, and left the show in a bit of a daze quietly formulating plan B! The Wye Valley on holiday Good Luck with harvest everyone and see you on the other side! 56

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August 9th 2021

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. The long dry spell came to an abrupt end on the 28th July when in the early hours of the morning we were awoken by thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Unable to sleep I wandered downstairs and found water pouring in the back door and across the kitchen floor. The whole family was then called into action to scoop and mop. Luckily we were able to stop the flood and the house suffered no long term harm. Over 50mm (2 inches) of rain fell in just a few hours but friends up the road only got 15mm. These heavy localised downpours can be so destructive but luckily the crops are still standing and no other damage to report. It has however reinforced in my mind that any drainage or building we do in the future must be able to cope with the heaviest deluge with overcapacity built in. Rye was harvested whole-crop on the 18th July with an average (adjusted for moisture) of 43.4t/ha which I’m delighted with this year. The crop looked short going through the Spring but then took a visible growthy stretch in early June. I can see more rye being grown in Scotland for both whole-crop and grain in the future. With relatively limited agronomic inputs, fairly robust growth and good yields it would slot into many rotations. The domestic end market is slowly coming for human and animal feed users too, although seed costs probably remain the biggest Another batch of pigs arriving turn-off for growers. Petit pois peas were vined in the early hours of 5th August with the East Coast Viner team swooping in and out as I slumbered in my bed. Being the furthest away fields, I wasn’t even awoken by the gentle distant hum of machinery. Pea stubbles now await ploughing ahead of wheat and harvested rye ground will get ripped up and sown in rape by the subsoiler in mid August with Crome and Aurelia. Oilseed rape was agonisingly slow to turn this month with crops being as green as leeks right through the end of July. I eventually lost my nerve and sprayed off on the 4th August. Both spring barley and wheat are ripening quite quickly, and I can see us harvesting barley ahead of rape this Rye forage harvester at work year with wheat very close behind. This will be a logistical headache and challenge my seasonal grain drier operative (dad) to his limits. Each year we struggle for a few weeks with grain storage as we wait for spring barley to move off farm to allow space for wheat to be dried. This problem has become worse over the years so we have invested in some concrete wall panels to allow us to subdivide our existing store to hopefully prevent this bottleneck. With haulage currently being cited as a problem for many businesses throughout the economy perhaps this investment in storage capacity will be even more timely. Kicking up dust. Brushing shed Clive Houldey 01461 600203 Wishing you all a safe and bountiful harvest. ahead of harvest

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