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GOOD MAIZE POTENTIAL OFFERS DAIRY FARMERS OPPORTUNITY
Good potential in this year’s maize crops looks set to give dairy farmers an opportunity to clamp decent tonnages of quality silage
Good maize potential offers dairy farmers an opportunity – but avoid costly harvest mistakes
Good potential in this year’s maize crops looks set to give dairy farmers an opportunity to clamp decent tonnages of quality silage, which could provide a useful buffer with uncertain milk prices, says Volac silage expert, Ken Stroud.
But it will be crucial to avoid common harvest pitfalls that let dry matter (DM) and nutrients slip away in the clamp.
“We’re seeing a fair bit of uncertainty in milk prices,” says Mr Stroud. “Also in cereal prices, which could impact on feed costs.
“While some maize crops haven’t fully recovered from the dry spring, most look in good shape. Conserving good stocks of quality silage, to become more self-sufficient in winter feed and maximise milk produced from homegrown forage, makes sound financial sense in times of volatility,” he adds.
Typically, about 1 in every 10 trailer loads of maize DM ensiled are lost due to unwanted bacteria, yeasts and moulds growing in clamps, says Mr Stroud, but losses can double if attention to detail slips at harvest and ensiling. Also, these microbes consume the most nutritious parts – sugars and starches – leaving the remaining silage lower in energy, he stresses.
“Unwanted microbes come into the clamp on the crop at harvest (see infographic). You can’t completely stop this, but inhibiting their growth in the clamp is vital. This requires attention to detail at several stages (see table). All these stages are important. But there are three common pitfalls that could be particularly important to avoid this year.”
Pitfall 1 – harvesting maize too late
Harvesting maize late, when it is dying back, not only risks the crop being past its nutritional peak, says Mr Stroud, it also increases the risk of unwanted microbes coming into the clamp on the dying foliage.
“Too often maize is harvested when leaves are dying or dead. It should be harvested as soon as it reaches 30-33% DM and ideally while still green. Doing this provides a good balance of starch in the cobs and living foliage with higher nutritional value. Crops harvested drier are also harder to consolidate, leaving them prone to losses from heating caused by aerobic spoilage,” he adds.
Pitfall 2 – thinking maize ‘conserves itself’
A common myth is that maize does not benefit from conserving with a silage additive, says Mr Stroud. But after investing in growing the crop, ensiling it untreated leaves its conservation at the mercy of whatever microbes are present on the crop – good ones and bad ones, he
“Maize silage suffers two types of losses: obvious losses from heating, caused by yeasts and moulds growing in the presence of air; but also invisible losses from poor fermentation, due to inefficient fermentation bacteria. Both waste the silage’s DM and energy and release carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas.
“You can’t regulate which types of bacteria, yeasts and moulds are present at harvest. But applying a dual-acting additive, such as Ecocool, containing beneficial bacteria effective against both problems, drives in favour of a quality fermentation to put you in better control. Ecocool has also been shown to keep maize silage cool and stable for more than 10 days after exposure to air.”
Pitfall 3 – harvesting maize too low
Although tempting to cut maize low to the ground – especially if looking for extra bulk – the stem base is low in nutritional value and typically higher in unwanted microbes, says Mr Stroud, so you risk losing more than you gain.
“Instead, ask your contractor to leave at least 15 cm of stubble. Similarly, make sure they chop the crop short enough to aid consolidation, especially with drier crops, but long enough for it to perform in the cow’s rumen. Consider a 1.5-2.0cm chop length, or 1.2cm if needed,” he suggests.
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MONETISING CARBON UsING SOIL TEST DATA
An adaptive and education-based approach to regenerative farming can enhance soil carbon cycling
An adaptive and education-based approach to regenerative farming can enhance soil carbon cycling with the potential to rapidly increase farm productivity, says Tom Dillon, director of Regenerate Outcomes.
“Using soil tests from Eurofins Agro UK, we are partnering with farms to help enable a regenerative system change, based on extensive and accurate soil health data. The tests include vital phospholipid fatty acid (PFLA) analysis that is helping our farms improve soil health by better understanding the microbial composition of their soils. We are also helping our partner farmers to monitor soil carbon sequestration with the aim of generating soil carbon credits which form an additional farm income stream,” he explains.
Regenerate Outcomes has designed a programme to comply with the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) which provides the highest standard of verification. The aim is to create a profit share agreement for participating farms with up to 67% of the
value of Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) being distributed to the farm, subject to a minimum VCU performance.
Participating farms do not pay any up-front costs to join
and protozoa ratios in soil. It also identifies some physical characteristics such as pH and the quality of organic matter. PLFAs found in soil can be measured to provide a fingerprint of the soil content. We are using this to enable farms to address any microbial imbalances in the soil which will help improve nutrient uptake,” he adds.
This approach enables the Regenerate Outcomes team to help participating farms understand soil biology and change soil chemistry without the use of fertilisers.
the programme. Mr Dillon is also keen to explain that whilst carbon credits represent potentially valuable income for farms longer term, the focus is on providing a more holistic approach that focuses on improving soil health, driving profit, and making ecological gains.
“Eurofins’ Soil Life Monitor determines the total microbial biomass, fungi, bacteria,
“We are focussed on system change by engaging with our farms at an educative level to positively influence soil health and productivity. We spent six months establishing the best suite of tests to carry out, and a combination of Eurofins’ Soil Life Monitor, Active Carbon, and Fertilisation Manager tests provide the best allround picture of the current profile of the soil and enable our professional mentoring agents to give more accurate advice that is anchored in soil science,” he concludes.
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JOHN DEERE TO HOLD CAREERS EVENT TO HELP MILITARY PERSONNEL RESETTLE
John Deere is holding a carrers event in September to help resettling military personnel take next step in career
John Deere is holding a careers event in September to help resettling military personnel take the next step in their careers.
The virtual event on 20 September at 7pm is the first major event to be held by the company where details of the landmark John Deere Military Hiring Programme in the UK and Ireland will be set out.
The initiative was launched in July and helps those leaving military service find jobs working with some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and professional groundscare machinery.
Attendees of the free virtual event will find out how they can bring their unique skill sets and experience to technician roles in dealerships, and hear from individuals who have transitioned from military service into various roles connected to the John Deere brand.
“The armed forces produces people who are highly skilled, motivated, and extremely competent, and many already have the engineering
skills needed to become qualified technicians,” says Allan Cochran, John Deere Branch Training Manager.
“With many transferable skills, those with experience of military machines will be perfectly placed for a new career working with some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and turfcare equipment.
“This virtual event is a great opportunity for exservicemen and women to find about a rewarding John Deere career that can take you anywhere in the world, working with an internationally recognised and respected brand.”
Registration is open now via this link, or by searching ‘John Deere virtual careers event’ on www.eventbrite.co.uk.
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“Those who have served are experts at working under pressure and logically solving problems in order to keep a machine operational,” Allan says. “These are the skills John
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Those signing up to the programme will be offered free technical training to help them apply their current skills to John Deere products and services. There are more than 70 courses on offer.
“Everyone who signs up will be assigned to an employee from the John Deere network who has served in the armed forces who will be there to support each individual during the resettlement process,” Allan says.
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DIVERSE RANGE OF KUHN MACHINERY AT TILLAGE LIVE 2023
Kuhn Farm Machinery has announced its product line-up for Tillage Live at WH Corbett in Atherstone, Warwickshire
KUHN Farm Machinery has announced its product line-up for Tillage Live at WH Corbett in Atherstone, Warwickshire.
Working machines will include the Venta 3030 drill combined with the CD 3020 disc cultivator, the Espro 6000R drill, Striger 600R strip till machine, Prolander 6000 with TF 1512 distribution head, Optimer L12000 stubble cultivator, Performer 4000 Select cultivator and the VML Smart Plough.
The working machines will be joined by further products on the KUHN stand including the Megant 602R drill, Maxima RXE maize drill, Cultimer L300T stubble tine cultivator, and the Aero 32.1 pneumatic fertiliser spreader.
Product specialist Edd Fanshawe says:
“Tillage Live is a unique opportunity to see a wide range of KUHN products working, and our team will be on hand to answer questions and provide product information.”
The product selection represents KUHN’s breadth of machinery featuring both min-till and conventional tillage machinery choices. Mr Fanshawe suggests that the popularity of shallow
cultivators reflects the desire to reduce soil disturbance. However, he says many systems still rely heavily on conventional ploughing methods.
“KUHN has expanded the mintill range in recent years, with wider widths for the Optimer and Prolander. However, we are also focussed on providing new solutions for those seeking to plough more efficiently. The VML Smart Plough is an example of how ploughing precision can be enhanced using GPS and ISOBUS to adjust working width, offset, working depth and levelling.”
The drills on show include the lightweight Megant 602R that can be operated by tractors with as little as 150 horsepower. The latest Maxima RXE has electric drive and offers precision maize sowing at 10km/h. The 6 metre Espro 6000R will be working at the event to demonstrate how the versatile drill can work after the plough, min-till or directly in residues.
“The KUHN drill range is one of the most comprehensive available, offering diversity for varying farming systems. We will also be
demonstrating the 6 metre Prolander with a TF 1512 distribution head, which is suitable for the shallow incorporation of stubble and mixing in a break crop whilst also seeding the following crop in the same pass,” he adds.
KUHN’s lightweight Megant drill features new tine coulters, an updated terminal, and the option to add a second hopper. The Megant 602R shares functionality with the previous 600 model, but features half width shut off and can be specified with an additional SH 1120, 110- litre hopper to drill two crops in the same pass.
Due to its lightweight design, the Megant can be operated by tractors with as little as 150 horsepower. Three types of tines can be specified on the Megant, including reversible forward action, straight, and a new narrow 12mm straight tine coulter which reduces soil displacement through improved penetration and also reduces wear on the tine thanks to the addition of carbide plated points.
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KUBOTA INTRODUCES TOPCON AUTOSTEER OFFER
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Kubota introduces Topcon auto-steer offer with £1275-worth of free upgrades
Kubota (UK) Ltd’s announcement to supply Topcon auto-steer options for its M-series tractors has brought with it two free upgrades through its partnership with UK-supplier LH Agro.
Customers ordering any LH Agro-supplied Topcon auto-steering kit through their Kubota dealer can take advantage of free Headland Turns activation worth £625, along with a free 12-month RTK subscription valued at £650. This offer is available until 30 September 2023.
“Headland Turns is a great new feature that lets the operator carry out an automated headland turn without needing to physically steer the tractor,” explains Jonathan Rook, Kubota’s product manager for M-series tractors. “Along with a free 12-month RTK subscription, these two free upgrades will make it much easier for those getting on the precision farming ladder to make greater use of precision farming technology.”
There are a variety of kits available to suit the steerready M7 Premium models, and non-steer ready models in Kubota’s M-series. These include Topcon’s AGS-2
receiver, and where required, Topcon’s AES-35 motorised steering wheel to replace the tractor steering wheel. In addition, customers can choose from a range of guidance screens including the 21.3cm X25, 31cm X35, 17.8cm XD and 30.7cm XD+ terminals. Depending on the chosen kit, customers can also customise the task control options available, or choose from pre-configured bundles.
“With these Topcon autosteer options, Kubota dealers can now provide precision farming solutions for all M-series tractors from the 66hp M4-063 through to the 170hp M7-173 KVT Premium,” says Jonathan.
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BREAKTHROUGH PROVES HYDROGEN’S WIDER APPEAL FOR WHITE VAN MAN
JCB has made a second major breakthrough in proving the wider appeal of hydrogen combustion technology
JCB has made a second major breakthrough in proving the wider appeal of hydrogen combustion technology by installing one of its super-efficient hydrogen engines into a Mercedes Sprinter van.
The white van retrofit was completed in just two weeks and one of the vehicle’s first test drivers was JCB Chairman Anthony Bamford, who is leading the company’s £100 million hydrogen engine project.
The internal combustion engine used in the van is the same as those already powering prototype JCB construction and agricultural machines. It is the second Mercedes vehicle to be retrofitted with a JCB hydrogen engine; earlier this year a 7.5 tonne Mercedes truck was given the JCB hydrogen treatment.
Lord Bamford said: “We have retrofitted this vehicle with a JCB hydrogen engine to demonstrate how simple it will be to convert existing vans and to show that it is not only
British engineers and they now power prototype JCB backhoe loader and Loadall telescopic handler machines. The converted van was formerly dieselpowered and the switch to hydrogen is another breakthrough which underlines that this form of power could represent a much quicker way to reach global carbon dioxide emissions targets. Hydrogen powered vehicles can also be refuelled much faster, with the task completed in a matter of minutes compared to several hours for recharging of batteries.
construction and agricultural machines that can be powered by hydrogen. While converting vans will not be for JCB to do, it does prove there is something else other than batteries that can work very effectively.”
JCB has already manufactured more than 70 hydrogen internal combustion engines in a project involving 150
JCB is the developer of the world’s first working hydrogen-powered construction and agricultural machines. Last year JCB revealed another industry first – a mobile hydrogen refueller which provides a quick and straightforward way to refuel machines on site. JCB’s hydrogen internal combustion engines are manufactured at JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire.
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WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT TO CHANGE A TRACTOR
Landini: When the time is right to change a tractor - choices for renewing your fleet
Tractors have a rather long working life, the duration of which depends on many factors, primarily the level of maintenance and the hours the machine has been in the field. We have talked about the great value of maintenance in several articles. It is essential to take good care of your vehicle, both for better quality and safety of work and so that you do not end up changing parts or having to buy a new model much sooner than expected. That’s why Landini has created Scheduled Maintenance Programmes, designed for the well-being of the machine, the farmer and the business, with a dedicated Landini team
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Added to this is a statistic that is extremely variable depending on the history of the company using the tractor: the hours the tractor has actually worked in the field. As an example, a modern tractor has an average life of 15,000 hours, which is supposed to be completed in 10-15 years. This has changed a lot in the last 20 years, which is why today you can see very different machines
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This is because for a long time the agricultural sector has been characterised by a high ageing rate and only in recent years has it caught up with other sectors by innovating technology on machines and halving their weight. The target audience has also changed, seeing fewer and fewer small companies in favour of more structured agricultural businesses, with greater demands for state-of-the-art machinery fleets.
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EFFECTIVE CONTROL NEEDED TO SUPPRESS SLUG POPULATION
With soil moisture levels high this summer, arable growers must use good quality slug pellets, applied accurately
With soil moisture levels high this summer, arable growers must use good quality slug pellets, applied accurately, to control burgeoning slug populations. That is the advice from ADAMA’s molluscicides technical specialist, Andy Bailey, who also explains that spreading equipment must be properly calibrated to ensure accurate pellet application.
“The wet conditions throughout much of June and July have provided ideal conditions for an extended breeding window for slugs which means populations are already high, with reports of attacks on young oilseed rape crops coming in thick and fast,” Mr Bailey explains. “In those parts of the UK where the unsettled weather has continued into August, slug populations could be even greater, making it all the more vital for growers to apply a good quality slug bait on time and accurately.”
Molluscicides should only be used once populations have reached the appropriate damage-risk threshold per trapping point, and only if weather conditions are favourable.
“Applying slug pellets immediately prior to heavy rainfall can lead to their rapid degradation, especially if the pellets are of a poorer quality,” Mr Bailey continues.
“Regular assessments to evaluate slug populations is the way to go, with spreading equipment calibrated and ready to be deployed as soon as the threshold point has been reached and a period of favourable, settled weather prevails.”
According to the National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS), slug pellet applicators should be calibrated in accordance with the machinery manufacturer’s recommendations prior to and at regular intervals during the spreading season.
“Pellet spreaders and spinners should be positioned at an appropriate height for the machine on which they are mounted (typically 110cm above the ground for quadmounted applicators) and operated at a sensible forward operating speed of around 12kph to ensure slug pellets are applied evenly and consistently over the entire spreading width,” Mr Bailey adds.
Pellet size and consistency are also vital to application accuracy. “The only molluscicide currently available in the UK is ferric phosphate,” Mr Bailey explains. “But, while there are many brands of pellet that use the same active ingredient, not all baits are created equally.
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shape all have an effect on spreading ballistics, with only the best pellets able to achieve consistent and accurate spread patterns. Gusto IRON pellets, for example, are manufactured to strict tolerances to ensure they match their 2.5mm by 2.0mm size specification which ensures a consistent spread pattern and an optimal number of baiting points of 40-50 pellets per m2 when applied at typical field rates.”
Gusto IRON pellets also offer improved longevity in wet conditions and are characterised by their bright blue colour which makes them easily visible in seedbeds so that growers can quickly assess when a second application is required.
“Gusto IRON pellets contain 2.94% ferric phosphate which provides fast-acting protection against crop damage by suppressing slugs’ appetites as soon as they are ingested,” Mr Bailey describes. “The pellets also offer class-leading durability and palatability thanks to ADAMA’s ‘Desidro Technology’ manufacturing process which uses a twostage drying process to ensure an ideal balance between pellet persistence and palatability, with Gusto IRON pellets proving hard enough to remain intact during wet weather whilst still remaining palatable and effective.”
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KUHN LAUNCHES FIRST 13M MOUNTED TEDDER
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tines are expected to last twice as long than previous tines and will improve tedding between neighbouring rotors. A reduced distance between the wheels and tines helps reduce contamination due to closer ground following.
KUHN Farm Machinery has launched an innovative 13m mounted tedder which will allow farmers to access hard to reach fields with a wider working width machine thanks to a compact design.
The GF 13003 is the widest mounted tedder on the market and joins the trailed version that was launched last year. The mounted design places the weight of the tedder over the rear of the tractor, to avoid the implement slipping when working on hillsides, helping to increase accuracy and stability.
Rhodri Jenkins is KUHN’s grassland product specialist: “For users after increased output from a mounted tedder, the GF 13003 offers improved manoeuvrability and the ability reach fields through narrow lanes and
gateways. The clever design means all 12 rotors fold into a 2.99m transport width and a 2.67m transport height, while the tedder features just one gearbox and two hydraulic valves for simple operation.”
To maintain forage quality and prevent losses on field margins, KUHN’s Oblique setting pivots the two outer rotors rearwards when tedding on headlands, to ensure all tedded grass is thrown back on to the cut area. The system requires no additional hydraulic supply.
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Existing KUHN features are available, such as the Headland Lift Control which raises the two outermost rotors higher on headland turns to achieve maximum ground clearance and ensure forage is tedded only once. KUHN’s renowned DIGIDRIVE system, offering maintenance-free rotors, is also an option.
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KVERNELAND GROUP UK: CHANGES AT TOP
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With effect from 01 August 2023, Dan Crowe will take over as managing director of the Kverneland Group UK Ltd, from retiring md Joe Bell.
Dan Crowe’s career spans over 26 years with the company, and he takes over his new role with the Kverneland Group UK after 21 years as a product manager, latterly responsible for all feeding and forage equipment.
“I’m looking forward to taking the business forward, and building on what Joe has achieved in his time at the top,” said Dan. “After almost 40 years in the industry –and the last 20 as managing director of the Kverneland Group UK - Joe is taking a well-earned retirement.”
Joe Bell started his agricultural career with Ferrag in 1984 as financial controller.
It may be recalled that the business was sold to Kverneland in 1998 and eventually merged with Vicon to form Kverneland Group UK, based at its current location in St Helens, Merseyside.
In that time, Joe has guided the UK operation and its dealer network through many changes including the subsequent take-over in 2012 by Kubota Holdings.
Joe said: “It’s been a tremendous period of change and evolution, and I’m now looking forward to spending more time with my family and grandchildren.”
Coinciding with the change of managing director are a series of team changes that have arisen from internal promotion, to strengthen the product management team.
The first is David Perry, who is replacing Dan Crowe as the product manager responsible for feeding and forage equipment. David started his career at Kverneland in 2014 as a product demonstrator and has been an area sales manager for the last six years.
The second is Simon Wills,
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Dan said: “Our goal is to enhance the product management team, and to continue to build on the successes already achieved in supporting our dealers and our customers. And to be able to do this through internal promotion shows the strength of the team and the depth of product knowledge already in place.”
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TRANSPORT AND MACHINERY SAFETYIMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE
Transport and machinery are the biggest contributor to the high fatality rate the agriculture endures
Transport and machinery are the biggest contributor to the high fatality rate that agriculture endures. Here are some simple ways you can reduce the risk and keep you, and others, safe.
One of the easiest ways of keeping yourself safe is by ensuring all the equipment you require is properly maintained and therefore suitable for the intended tasks. This can apply to any piece of equipment you run, for instance tractors, trailers, ATVs, towed appliances, farm vehicles, handheld machines etc.
Daily and regular checks
By completing daily checks before commencing use of the machine or vehicle, you are more likely to notice any possible defects that could prevent the task being carried out safely.
In addition to this, regular maintenance checks completed by a dealership are also recommended to ensure any defects that are not highlighted on daily checks are addressed. This can ensure that small issues are repaired before they escalate and have a bigger financial and safety impact.
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Ensuring your machines and transport are well maintained will also ensure it is running efficiently and therefore likely to reduce long term costs associated with the machine, while also having the potential to increase its longevity.
A well-maintained vehicle or machine is more likely to be complaint with what is considered roadworthy. As such, if an incident should occur (that is not your fault), you are likely to be in a more favourable position if your vehicle or machine is well maintained.
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IAN FORMAN - NSTS MANAGER
With so many different types of application equipment used in agriculture there can sometimes be uncertainty of what needs testing, when and how often. A classic example is for potato farmers who may have a planter fitted with a nematicide applicator, a powder applicator, a liquid applicator for Amistar/Velum and a slug pellet applicator, and any combination of the above.
applicators have to be tested every year from new, for all other equipment the first test is due before the machine is 5 years old, then to re-test every 6 years.
As with the legal requirements, Red Tractor sets out the minimum requirements for timescales for testing and the decision is regularly taken to reduce the gap between tests, especially the liquid applicators on planters which are applying high value products and, like all other applications, need to go on accurately.
of the requirements. This is especially important in the amenity sector, to ensure sprayers used on golf courses, sportsgrounds and in public spaces, are all meeting the same standard as those used in agriculture and other sectors.
In the new protocols due out later this year, Red Tractor will be making it clearer what equipment needs testing annually and the timescales for all other types. Essentially, boom sprayers over 3 metres wide and granular nematicide
Equipment testing affects all users of professional pesticides and NSTS endeavor to inform everyone
NSTS provide operator check lists for a range of machines, all of which can be found on the website www.nsts.org. uk These are designed to assist professional operators in keeping their machines in full working condition during the spraying season to help reduce downtime, and also to record calibration results, which should be carried out on a regular basis.
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REFORM POULTRY INDUSTRY TO HALT BIRD FLU
The poultry industry needs to be reformed in order to stop the spread of avian influenza
Reform poultry industry to halt bird flu, welfare charity demands
The poultry industry needs to be reformed in order to stop the spread of avian influenza, a new report released by Compassion in World Farming has warned.
The report – called Bird flu: Only major farm reforms can end it – claims that, contrary to popular belief, wild birds are typically victims of the disease rather than the cause, and it is spiralling out of control due to farming.
The report urges governments to implement a three-point action plan which includes:
Mass vaccination of flocks to slow the spread
Radical restructuring of the poultry industry, to adopt smaller flocks with lower stocking densities and more robust breeds and avoid clusters of poultry farms to reduce the risk of highly pathogenic strains emerging and spreading.
Changing the way pigs are farmed as pigs can act as ‘mixing vessels’ to create new pig, bird and human viruses.
The NGO has written to the UK government and others across Europe, in the UK and the US urging them to work with the World Organisation for Animal
Health (WOAH) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to implement this action plan.
The report says poultry farms create the ideal conditions for the spread of the disease as they give viruses a constant supply of hosts – allowing infections to spread rapidly – and for highly harmful new strains to emerge.
More than half a billion farmed birds have died or been culled globally due to bird flu since 2021.
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NARASIN DELIVERS STABLE AND CONTINUOUS COCCIDIOSIS CONTROL
Broiler producers are being encouraged to use a narasin-based coccidiosis control programme throughout production cycle
Broiler producers are being encouraged to use a narasin-based coccidiosis control programme throughout the production cycle. Elanco’s poultry technical consultant, Dr James Bishop, explains why uninterrupted use of narasin delivers welfare and production benefits.
Establishing a stable and continuous coccidiosis control programme is key to consistent production performance in broiler units.
Dr Bishop says the best way of achieving this is through uninterrupted use of narasin, which is the active ingredient in both Maxiban™ and Monteban™.
He says although ionophore anticoccidials, such as these products, are a proven tool for fighting coccidiosis – which is estimated to cost the industry globally £8.6bn every year – not all ionophores offer the same benefits.
“Some – such as salinomycin – can have a greater negative effect on broilers, which tends to present as a decrease in feed intake or a period of anorexia in the birds,” explains Dr Bishop.
“Of all the ionophores available, narasin has the least anorexic effect on birds, and as such, it offers effective coccidiosis control without being detrimental to production.”
Many producers use narasin until around 26 or 27 days of the production cycle, before changing anticoccidial programme to another ionophore.
Dr Bishop says this is due to a misconception that repetitive use of the same ionophore leads to resistance developing.
“This simply isn’t the case; we’ve used narasin for more than 20 years now and we’ve seen no field-based resistance develop to it,” he adds.
“All ionophores work in the same manner in terms of how they integrate into the membrane of the coccidia, so if you had resistance to one, you’d have resistance to them all.”
Recommended narasin use
To avoid the risks when changing anticoccidial programmes during the production cycle, Dr Bishop recommends sticking with narasin throughout.
He advises using Maxiban past the peak of coccidiosis challenge and finishing birds with Monteban.
Both products contain narasin, however Maxiban also contains nicarbazin and these two active ingredients work synergistically to effectively control coccidiosis during the peak challenge.
“In addition, the narasin allows leakage of sporozoites into the intestine, which enables birds to generate natural immunity to
coccidiosis,” adds Dr Bishop.
“This is crucial as the birds develop immunity to coccidia as they age, it also enables them to cope with any later challenges when they are at peak growth and performance to minimise the impact of coccidiosis on the bird.”
He says a trial comparing Maxiban to a monensin/ nicarbazin programme showed it delivers:
· 5.7% more feed efficiency
· 7.5% more growth
· 1.7% more breast meat
Benefits of finishing birds with Monteban
Using Monteban to finish birds delivers improved results as highlighted in a recent trial, says Dr Bishop.
“A large-scale pen study in Europe comparing the two ionophores found the birds treated with Monteban experienced a 3.3% increase in average daily feed intake, compared to those given salinomycin, and their final body weight was also 150g higher5,” he explains.
Dr Bishop says a stable coccidiosis control programme not only delivers improvements in feed conversion rate (FCR) and better daily liveweight gain, but also more uniformity in the finished birds.
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COMMENT: WE MUST EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT POULTRY PRODUCTION
Whilst trying to operate in difficult market conditions, it is evident that poultry producers are still facing mounting pressures
Whilst trying to operate in difficult market conditions, it is evident that poultry producers are still facing mounting pressures from various angles. Whether it be navigating the increasing standards and specifications that they are being asked to meet or the rising scrutiny from lobbying groups.
One such area of increased criticism is related to water quality and the NFU is working hard to ensure that poultry producers are fairly represented in what can be at times a heated debate. It is critical that we find the right solutions and that producers are supported to work towards a common goal of improving water quality. However, it is also vital that decisions are based on sound science and evidence, and we do not allow purely emotive arguments to take control.
One thing I’m always assured by is the professionalism of those working in the poultry industry, always striving to
achieve the most desired outcome and usually with little fuss. One thing that I consider could aid the achievements of the sector in the future is using this collaborative and solutions focussed mindset and expanding it outside of our immediate industry. Working together is key and communicating what we are doing is pivotal to this.
We should never assume that people outside of the industry have a thorough understanding of how poultry meat and eggs are produced, and this is something the NFU poultry board is looking at in terms of engaging with members of the public on various platforms to proudly share the great story of the poultry sector.
Of course, there are areas where individuals will have differing views. From the 1 September the NFU is rolling out a suite of resources to help rebut some of the false claims made and help educate people about poultry production. I hope you will be able to proactively use these resources to spread
all the great messages about British poultry meat and eggs.
As I write this latest column, we are preparing for the final visit for the members on the Poultry Industry Programme. The group will look at the application of various renewable energy sources on farm and with a nod to the future they will be hearing from an insect protein company about opportunities for further integration of insects in poultry production. To round off the programme the PIP members will be hosted at Kelly Turkeys looking at all things turkey related with a focus on the importance as a business of always having an eye on the end consumer. We will be recruiting for the next PIP in the early part of 2024 so keep your eyes peeled on NFU Online or @NFU_Poultry on Twitter if you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to become a future ambassador for the poultry industry.
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STEVE BIRCHALL: KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
Testimonial: This testimonial is supplied by P.R Starkie, Farm Manager at P.M. Ashburner Ltd
Being a small family run Poultry unit we need to have good reliable contractors to ensure our site has a good state of cleanliness and biosecurity.In order to achieve this we use another family run business, Steve Birchall Poultry Services Ltd.
As a business we have worked in relationship with Steve Birchall and his team for a long number of years and will continue to do so for many more. His team do a first class job washing and disinfecting our site. Nothing is too much trouble and they can accomodate our needs at the drop of a hat.
I can honestly say Steve and his team are excellent, reliable, thorough, tidy and hard working. They leave our site ready for action! I would recommend Steve Birchall Poultry Services without hesitation.
Starkie Farm Manager
P.M Ashburner Ltd
Testimonial from W. Bateman & Co
I would highly recommend Steve Birchall Poultry Cleaning Services, having knowing him for over 25 years and it has been an absolute pleasure to have him as my loyal customer and I look forward to many more years in business and wish Steve Birchall the continued success with his business and the good reputation he has gained over the years. We look forward to many more years in business with Steve Birchall.
All the best - All at W Bateman & Co
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The complete management system for the Gemini milking robot!
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Gemini OneView is a complete management system for the Gemini milking robot that transforms all your herd information into easy-to-use decision-making tools. While entering the main dashboard, you are given the ability to instantly monitor all your important production and cow information, in real time.
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Monitor AnalyzeOptimize All made easy for you Centralized into one convenient system
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In the end the milk quality analysis informs you on your management performance and helps you to adjust when needed.
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W Bateman & Co Garstang Rd, Barton Nr Preston, PR3 5AA t: 01772 862948
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BUILT STRONG WORK HARD TO
The MULE PRO-DX offers a class-leading 453kg capacity low tipping cargo bed and 907kg towing potential.
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September 2023 | AgriNews | 39 T&Cs apply. Offer ends 30th September 2023. Get 10% off a new Suzuki KingQuad when you trade in your old ATV. Any make or model accepted. Visit atv.suzuki.co.uk to find your local Suzuki dealer. Hunts Engineering Ltd, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4HT t: 01608 638407 | www.huntsengineering.co.uk Mike Pryce Agri Machinery, Llanymynech, SY22 6RF t: 01691 830308 | www.mikeprycemachinery.com DH Wadsworth & Sons Flockton t: 01924 840319 DH Wadsworth & Sons Malton t: 01653 692244 www.wadsworthquads. co.uk
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SUZUKI ANNOUNCES NEW TRADE-IN OFFER
Suzuki GB has recently announced a fantastic new trade-in offer on its range of KingQuad ATV’s
Suzuki GB has recently announced a fantastic new trade-in offer on its range of KingQuad ATVs which will enable customers to get 10% off the RRP of a new Suzuki by trading in any brand of quad bike in part exchange.
Suzuki’s range currently comprises of three versatile models; the KingQuad 500 and 500XP as well as the KingQuad 750XP (XP denotes power steering). These robust utility ATVs are the culmination of years of refinement and their high levels of technical specification and ease of handling give riders confidence on any terrain, making them suitable for several applications including hill and lowland farming, estate management and use on equestrian properties.
Suzuki’s position as one of the leading suppliers of ATVs to the UK agricultural and landmanagement markets has been further strengthened by a new security
package that includes the CESAR forensic marking system from Datatag and a Thatcham accredited tracking and immobiliser system from Datatool.
The Suzuki trademark is recognised by people throughout the world as a brand whose products offer quality, innovation, reliability and originality. Suzuki stands behind this global symbol with a determination to maintain this confidence in the future, never ceasing in its efforts to develop ‘valuepacked products’ with a focus on the customer.
And this certainly rings true for Suzuki’s ATV division. Back in 1983 the QuadRunner 125 was the ATV that started an industry! It was the first ever production 4-wheel ATV and became a topseller. This ATV boasted a friendly design that was easy to use and an outstanding costperformance ratio. It was to be the catalyst that started a future of 4-wheel ATV technology.
Today, Suzuki continues to bring class-leading technology to the market as well as customer-focussed value propositions such as this trade-in offer.
Mark Beeley, Head of Marine & ATV for Suzuki GB said, “We are proud to be able to work in partnership with our national network of expert Dealers to offer customers this trade-in option. We currently have good stock availability on all models ready to satisfy the anticipated uplift in demand during this key buying period for farmers and land owners.”
The new trade-in offer is available at participating Dealers only until the end of September.
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ATVTRAC - PROVEN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RURAL CRIME
As farmers and landowners continue to fight the threat of rural crime, ATVTrac offers a line of defence
As farmers and landowners continue to fight the threat of rural crime, ATVTrac offers a proven and effective line of defence.
With multi-tier technology, ATVTrac offers real-time location information, using GPS, GPRS, GSM and RF technology to not only pinpoint vehicle location, but to inform owners of unauthorised movement via text, email and phone call.
With a 98% recovery rate and an
average recovery time of three hours, ATVTrac’s results speak for themselves, with additional features too.
ATVTrac’s extra features are designed to make life easier and safer, with live tracking and machine over, assisting with safety and duty of care, covering lone worker polices in the process.
On top of great safety features, ATVTrac offers other useful functions such as live battery information, with adjustable low-
Revolutionising ATV & Asset Security
level notifications and an all-new service notification facility, helping to keep track of oil changes and routine maintenance.
And if the unthinkable happens, the true benefit of ATVTrac’s service becomes apparent, thanks to the 24hr manned call centre, which tracks the device, directly liaising with police or Securitas for recovery, to recover the asset.
Preferential insurance rates available too. Find out more at www.atvtrac.co.uk
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A discreet ATV tracker that monitors the movements of your asset in real-time, allowing you to view status and usage history 24/7 with notification of unauthorised movements.
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44 | AgriNews| Septeember 2023 All fuel consumption and emission values are based on the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) test cycle which uses real-world driving data. Official fuel economy for the standard Isuzu D-Max range in MPG (l/100km): Low 25.1 – 27.6 (10.2 – 11.2). Mid 31.4 – 36.4 (7.8 – 9.0). High 36.0 – 39.4 (7.2 – 7.8). Extra-High 29.0 – 30.8 (9.2 – 9.7). Combined 30.7 – 33.6 (8.4 – 9.2). CO2 emissions 220 – 241g/km. †Price shown is an Isuzu D-Max DL40 Double Cab vehicle on the road price with manual transmission. All prices shown include delivery, number plates, 12 months road fund licence and first registration fee, excludes VAT and mica/metallic paint finish. The Award-Winning Isuzu D-Max is Smarter Stronger Safer compared to previous model. Terms and conditions apply. David Taylor (Garages) Ltd 01873-810304 www.davidtaylorgarages-isuzu.co.uk Granada Park Motors, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1HW DRIVEN TO DO ISUZU D-MAX DL40 FROM ONLY £30,849† THE AWARD-WINNING ISUZU D-MAX FOR THOSE WHO WORK IN ACRES, NOT HOURS SMARTER. STRONGER. SAFER. Bob Gerard Ltd, Leicestershire, LE8 9GF t: 01162 592224 www.bobgerard.co.uk David Taylor Garages, Crickhowell, NP8 1HW t: 01873 810304 www.davidtaylorgarages.co.uk Slip End Garage, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 4BU: t: 01582 456888 www.slipendgarage.co.uk
September 2023 | AgriNews | 45 All fuel consumption and emission values are based on the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) test cycle which uses real-world driving data. Official fuel economy for the standard Isuzu D-Max range in MPG (l/100km): Low 25.1 – 27.6 (10.2 – 11.2). Mid 31.4 – 36.4 (7.8 – 9.0). High 36.0 – 39.4 (7.2 – 7.8). Extra-High 29.0 – 30.8 (9.2 – 9.7). Combined 30.7 – 33.6 (8.4 – 9.2). CO2 emissions 220 – 241g/km. †Price shown is an Isuzu D-Max DL40 Double Cab vehicle on the road price with manual transmission. All prices shown include delivery, number plates, 12 months road fund licence and first registration fee, excludes VAT and mica/metallic paint finish. The Award-Winning Isuzu D-Max is Smarter Stronger Safer compared to previous model. Terms and conditions apply. David Taylor (Garages) Ltd 01873-810304 www.davidtaylorgarages-isuzu.co.uk Granada Park Motors, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1HW DRIVEN TO DO ISUZU D-MAX DL40 FROM ONLY £30,849† THE AWARD-WINNING ISUZU D-MAX FOR THOSE WHO WORK IN ACRES, NOT HOURS SMARTER. STRONGER. SAFER. MJ Fews, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8SR | t: 01453 844131 www.mjfews-isuzu.co.uk Westaway Motors, Northampton, NN16 8JE t: 01604 847245 www.westawaymotors.co.uk
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• 2.5i Boxer Engine Lineartronic
• Permanent Symmetrical
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SUBARU OUTBACK fuel economy and CO2 results (WLTP): Combined 33.0mpg, CO2 emissions 193g/km. MPG figures are official EU test figures number of factors including accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles & vehicle load. *3 services from £299.00 (incl. VAT) service intervals - either 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes sooner. All services must be completed by an authorised Subaru Retailer. The only. Does not cover any non-service related parts or repairs or general wear and tear. Servicing is transferable with the vehicle. Offers may be varied
Vehicle shown is an Outback 2.5i Limited Lineartronic, OTR price of £37,440.00. Model shown price includes optional special paint finish at £595.00.
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Award-winning features. Fitted as standard.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Android Auto™ Capacity (braked)
• 213mm Ground Clearance
• 11.6" Tablet-like Infotainment System
• Heated Front and Rear Seats
• Dual-Zone Automatic Air Con
• Adaptive Driving Beam
• LED Headlights
• Reversing Camera
figures for comparative purposes & may not reflect real driving results. Fuel consumption achieved in real life conditions & CO2 produced depends on a VAT) offer applicable when you purchase a brand-new Subaru Forester e-BOXER, XV e-BOXER or Outback. All services should be taken at the relevant The customer’s failure to redeem the services within the designated mileage or time will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Available to retail customer varied or withdrawn at any time. Offer ends 30.06.23.
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