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Getting to shows and going online

I have seen it, and I know it exists! The Sun is real and not a myth after all. It is quite amazing how we feel so much better and more positive once our wonderful summer finally reveals itself. I know that some folk may have thought it was a UFO, but no, we have actually felt the suns warming rays, so let’s hope for a great season for farmers throughout the land. Summer of course, means agricultural shows a plenty. We are officially attending a few this year, as we have invested in our very own corporate marquee – posh or what? Another investment we have embarked upon is our magazine website. We hope to launch this very shortly, and I can tell you that we will be far more ‘interactive’ and ‘informative’ than ever before. Back to shows, we are of course attending our own local Perth Show again this year, and we are delighted to announce our first ever sponsorship of a new trophy (plus cash prizes) for the Champion of Champions within the Sheep Section. Making connections and having some fun too are what agricultural shows are all about, so getting more locally involved is a pleasure. Well, that’s about it from me and this coming summer. I wish you all a warm and successful summer season, we’ll be back in September with a new website and new edition looking ahead to another great Scottish event, Agriscot. Slàinte, Athole. PUBLISHER/EDITOR Athole Murray Fleming E-mail: mail@farmingscotlandmagazine.com Email: athole@atholedesign.com ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Athole Murray Fleming Tel. 01738 639747 ADVERTISING MANAGERS Barry Tweed Tel. 01738 550090 Email: barry@farmingscotlandmagazine.com Trevor Knights Tel. 01738 447378 Email: trevor.knights@farmingscotlandmagazine.com PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Christina Fleming Email: christina@atholedesign.com

Main Features Buildings & Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Combines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-21 Perth Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-25 Telehandlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-45 4x4 Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-61 Drovers Tales The diary of Ken Headspeath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Flavour of Scotland Jampionships and berries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-29 Our Farm Shop Graigie’s Farm Shop, South Queensferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Beautiful Tractors Two more old classics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 NEWS SECTIONS Arable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Science & Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-35 Renewable Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-49 Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-52 Gadgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-68 Sheep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-73 Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-76 Future Farmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-79 Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-81 Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-93 Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Lifestyle@Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95-96 Lifestyle Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Columns In my View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Scottish Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Farmers Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Let’s Cook Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Online Savvy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Scottish Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Farming for the Climate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Anything but Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Conservation Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Crofting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Vet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 NFU of Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Southern Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 The Money Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 People on the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Book Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

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Sustainable timber frame buildings from Farmplus Farmplus are experts in the design and construction of timber buildings which are structurally very strong, aesthetically pleasing and excellent value for money. Free advice is offered on the design, layout and the choice of structure which will best suit your needs. Erection can be carried out by Farmplus or you can erect it yourself. Site evaluations, levels and setting out can all be carried out by Farmplus. The timber used in Farmplus buildings is from sustainable forests. Wood is the most environmentally friendly commercial building material known to man. In Europe we only harvest 65%

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of forest growth; therefore tree numbers increase every year. Uniquely it is renewable and, even allowing for the energy required for logging, shipping and processing, it is effectively carbon neutral: for every cubic metre of growth trees absorb one tonne or carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, storing it as carbon and releasing oxygen. Because wood breathes it helps keep the indoor environment of a Farmplus building healthy. Wood is naturally beautiful; it has warmth, character and integrity- features that never go out of fashion. Talk to us about your requirements – we have a talent for timber buildings!

Innovative concrete constructions from Creagh Concrete Established in 1976, Creagh Concrete has grown to become one of the largest and most innovative producers of concrete products for a diverse range of market sectors, throughout Ireland and the UK, including: construction, civil engineering, house building, gardening and agricultural. Creagh design, manufacture and supply an extensive range of concrete products. The company operate from their head office in Toomebridge, with bases at St Neots, Cambridgeshire and Edinburgh The ethos of the company is the manufacture of quality products. Creagh Concrete is committed to providing products and services that

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meet customer’s specified contractual and project requirements. Creagh Concrete Products has developed and will maintain an Integrated Management System that conforms to the requirements of: ISO 9001: 2008 ISO 14001: 2004 OHAS 18001: 2007 The scope of the registration covers the design, production, control and supply of precast & readymix concrete and production of aggregates for use in concrete products. Creagh Concrete are members of the Quality Scheme for Readymix Concrete which certifies concrete to BSEN8500 and operate a UKAS approved testing laboratory which meets the requirements of ISO17025.


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Storing Fuelling a safer environment Vehicles, plant and machinery all need fuelling and on site fuel needs safe storage in bunded diesel and bio-diesel tanks. Then you need an integrated pump, hose and automatic cutoff nozzle, often with a flow meter and filter incorporated in the fuel management system to log and control the fuel being used. Dispensing the fuel also calls for equipment to be contained in an area of the tank that offers protection against accidental spillage and overall youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for complete environmental compliance. Southern Tank Services offer a supply and installation facility backed by many years of experience. In fact, they are celebrating 10 years in the fuel tank business and can offer a wide range of solutions in plastic and steel tanks with a variety of pump options, ranging from a hand pump or 110v or 240 v

ac and 12v or 24v dc battery powered pumps. The medium density polyethylene tanks are available from 1,300 to 15,000 litres with pump and equipment to suit the majority of end user requirements. Southern Tank supply EnviroBulka steel tanks that have been designed with site, yard and farm use in mind. They offer a generous sized fuel cabinet to store the

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level bunded tank to re-fuel tractors and vehicles while being able to maintain a pressure regulated fuel supply for grain dryers. While the system can be used with most tanks and existing pipework it has become very popular in use with the EnviroBulka range of tanks. Southern Tank Services 01722 714514 www. tankservices.co.uk

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SIX BIG FELLAS IN THE FIELD

A look at a few models from the main Combine Harvester brands

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New Claas LEXION raises the output standard Ever since its launch, the CLAAS LEXION has set the standard for high capacity, efficient combine harvesting. This was further confirmed last year when a LEXION 770TT working in Lincolnshire set a new 8 hour harvesting World Record of 675.84 tonnes, averaging 85.5 tonnes an hour. However the output bar is set to be raised even further with the addition of a new top-of-the-range model, the LEXION 780, for 2013, the output from which is about 10-12% higher than that of the current LEXION 770. At the same time the output potential of the rest of the Hybrid LEXION 700 and straw-walker LEXION 600 series combines has been increased. Central to the changes to the LEXION combine range for 2013 is the use of new, more powerful, Stage IIIb (TIER 4i) compliant engines. At the same time, CLAAS has also looked at achieving greater overall efficiency, and has developed

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a new DYNAMIC COOLING package for the LEXION 780/770/760 models, which apart from enhancing engine performance also has a reduced power requirement. All LEXION 700 and LEXION 600 series combines now feature TIER 4i emissions compliant engines, which have been specifically chosen by CLAAS POWER SYSTEMS (CPS) on account of their performance benefits. As a result, whilst all the engines meet the latest emissions standard, they also offer greater power output, ranging from 305hp for the new LEXION 620 to 598hp for the new top-of-the-range LEXION 780. The engine characteristics have also been optimised so that this power is achieved at a lower rated speed of just 1900rpm, resulting in reduced fuel consumption. In looking for the optimum engine, CLAAS POWER SYSTEMS have fitted the two most powerful LEXION 780 and 770 models with a Mercedes-Benz engine that uses SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology and a urea additive in order to meet the required emission standard, allied to enhanced performance. The remainder of the LEXION 700 series and all LEXION 600 models are powered by Caterpillar engines that use Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology. New combine header from John Deere A new range of VarioStar cutting platforms, featuring a hydraulically operated extendable knife, is optionally available for all John Deereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 model year combines. This versatile platform is available in four cutting widths


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the need for any inserts or additional parts. The platform can also be converted in less than 15 minutes to harvest oilseed rape, using vertically mounted side knives stored in the platform trailer. VarioStar is designed to deliver a good crop flow to evenly feed the combine, and incorporates a split 620mm diameter intake auger to maintain the combineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high productivity. The knife is guided by a roller bearing which allows high ground speeds and is fully integrated into the combineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s active contour following system. Specifically designed for European crops and conditions, John Deereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s W, T and S-Series combine range, introduced for the 2012 harvest season, features models from 260 to 617hp (maximum rating at ECE R120), providing even higher levels of grain harvesting productivity and operator comfort. The top of the range S690 features the most powerful engine available in a combine today, and the largest grain tank, at 14,100 litres or 10 tonnes capacity, which can be emptied in just 105 seconds. In addition, W and T-Series models feature the largest active separation areas in the industry, at up to 3.36m2, and the largest grain tank available on a straw-walker machine, at 11,000 litres. Key features of the 11-model range available in the UK and Ireland include an integrated 66cm (26in) wide rubber track design for S-Series models only, suitable for road speeds up to 30kph, with full hydraulic suspension and an overall transport width of 3.47m; newly designed transmissions and Premium cab; a new cleaning shoe with an active returns system plus a new high performance Variable Stream Rotor on the expanded S-Series range of three models. Case IH unveils revisions to Axial Flow combines A redesigned cab which

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creates the ultimate in operator environment, together with new unloading technology that incorporates a folding auger and industry-exclusive pivoting spout option to improve trailer filling accuracy feature on new Case IH Axial-FlowÂŽ combines being shown at Cereals 2013 (CASE IH Stand No. 7-M-700). The Case IH Axial Flow range currently includes six models, the 5130, 6130 and 7130 from 299 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 415hp, together with the 7230, 8230 and 9230 from 449 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 571hp. The new features which make these high-output machines even more productive have been developed with input from farmers and contractors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new, redesigned cabin which is now standard on all new Axial-Flow models sets the industry standard in convenience, comfort and ergonomics, providing the operator with an office in the field,â&#x20AC;? states Chris Armitage, Case IH Harvesting Sales Manager for the UK and ROI. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These new models also incorporate an upgraded CAN-BUS electric system which has enabled us to offer an increased range of functions, such as new unloading and residue-management technology, which reduce the operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work load and increase productivity.â&#x20AC;? In designing the latest models Case IH has taken the largest, quietest cab in the industry and made it even better. There are two options, the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Comfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; version or an advanced â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Luxuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cab with an even higher specification and range of new features. The slim multi-function lever has been redesigned to allow fingertip control of all key functions. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an upgraded right-hand console with simple ergonomic controls and a slide-rail that allows adjustment of the AFS display, plus a cup-holder and office items. Multiple convenient storage locations have been added featuring brushedchrome styling in the luxury cab. Operators can stay


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red leather luxury seat option provides greater comfort. The steering wheel is infinitely-adjustable, tilting and telescoping to suit the operator, while the narrower steering column provides better visibility over the header. New Holland TC5000 Combines These entry level New Holland Combine Harvester has enjoyed a resurgence. Changes to the capital allowances, a favourable Euro exchange rate, meaning that second user machines could readily find a home in Europe, depriving the home market of a good stock of combines and finally the recent history of poor harvest weather causing smaller farmers to look to buy to re-assert their independence from relying on contractors – all have caused a renaissance in the smaller combine sector. New Holland’s TC5000 range has benefited from the recent changes to meet Tier 4 emissions legislation. The range now spans 4 straw walker 175hp machines through to the range topping 258hp TC5080. Lateral slope compensation is now achieved through New Holland’s SmartSieve system

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and the TC5070 and TC5080 also benefit from a hydraulic reel drive system that opens the door to the use of Varifeed tables. The Varifeed tables are quite possibly the biggest single increase in combine capacity that we have seen over the last few years. The ability to present the crop – regardless of crop height – perfectly to the threshing components has transformed harvesting. Last year also saw the first year of the exciting new CX5000 and CX8000 ranges. Comprising a six combine range, including two Laterale chassis levelling models, CX5000 and CX6000 is firmly targeted at discerning customers requiring a versatile solution for harvesting between 200 to 600 hectares annually. The four-drum threshing system fitted to CX5000 and CX6000 is a well proven design that incorporates New Holland’s much imitated Rotary Separator. But it is in the innovative concave design that true versatility is added. The system incorporates the Opti-Thresh system that enables the wrap of the main drum concave to be altered to make threshing more or less aggressive as the crop and variable Scottish conditions require. Although classed as a midrange model, the CX5/6000 range borrows heavily from its ‘Flagship’ stable mates. Incorporating Touchscreen technology and Automatic Crop Settings for ease of use, the optional Yield Monitoring system that can easily and inexpensively be upgraded to full Yield Mapping capabilities. Deutz-Fahr 6040 combine harvester Deutz-Fahr’s 60-Series combine harvester range now has two new members – the five-straw walker, 6040 and 6040 HTS. The smallest model in the range, the 6040 utilises the well proven threshing system employed successfully in the other 60-Series models.


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logical distribution of power to the combine harvester’s separate components along with a three-speed transmission. The fuel tank has a capacity of 450 litres.

The threshing, separation and cleaning units are similar to those used in the larger models of the 60 series. The 6040 provides a straw walker area of 5.28 m² and a cleaning area of 4.22 m². Adjustment for the threshing drum and fan speed is electrical while the concave is adjusted mechanically. The effective and reliable dual returns system was also adopted from the larger models. Equipped with a modified CommanderCab EVO, the new combine is simple and undemanding to operate and allows long days of harvesting without undue fatigue. Mechanical operation

of the threshing unit, cutting unit and grain bin emptying is standard and, as a result provides a high degree of reliability. With cutting widths of 4.20m, 4.80m and 5.20 m, the headers in the Farmline configuration are equipped with three hydraulic connections. Attachments can be specified to cope with different crop types. Grain bin capacity is 6500 litres and the discharge auger can be 4.0m or 5.0m long depending on specification. Discharge rate is 75 l/s. The robust build and proven technology employed by the new 6040 makes it an interesting option for farmers and contractors looking for a reliable, product-conserving combine harvester with low operating costs. The New Massey Ferguson Beta Combine Range Massey Ferguson’s MF BETA five and six walker combine harvesters now come equipped with a completely new ‘Skyline’ cab and other new features to boost operator comfort and overall productivity. The new Skyline cab brings the highest levels of vision, comfort and control to Massey Ferguson’s best-selling harvester range, providing a working environment and specifications normally only found on premium combines. The Skyline cab interior provides an excellent workspace, superb visibility

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through noise-reducing glass, along with a totally new control arm console equipped with the new Powergrip controller. It is also fitted with a new Techtouch terminal that provides full monitoring and

control along with automatic setting for multiple crops. Equipped with stateof-the-art features and control systems the cab is manufactured using the highest quality materials. It not

only looks good, but operators will also appreciate the quality ‘feel’. With its luxury features and unsurpassed levels of specification the Skyline sets the combine cab benchmark. The Skyline cab will be standard for all 2013 season models in the Massey Ferguson Beta series combine harvesters, which includes the five-walker MF 7360 at 276hp* and the six-walker MF 7370 at 360hp**. Both are also available with the unique ParaLevel system that provides levelling on slopes up to 20%. (*Max Power; **Max power, plus 30hp boost for unloading). The Skyline cab is a completely new structure from its safe and secure steps, through to everything inside from the roof-lining to the

floor mat. Constructed from the latest, highest quality and novel materials, operators benefit from advanced technology that increases control and comfort. Fully automatic air conditioning/ heating is standard. A large, curved front windscreen offers superb a view of the key areas and out to the edge of the widest headers. The tinted screen is made from laminated safety glass that incorporates a unique, ‘Trosifol Sound Control’ layer. Along with other excellent insulation throughout the cab, this allows operators to work in quiet comfort. An air-suspended operator seat is standard, complemented by a comfortable instructor seat, fitted above a cooler and storage box.

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Perth Show 2013 is on the move. Due to the condition of the Lesser South Inch, Perth Show will move across the road to the larger of the South Inch parks. This will create lots of extra work for the organisers of such a prestigious event but the Chairman, Directors and Secretary of Perthshire Agricultural Society is not daunted about such a move. Already they have got their planning heads on to work out the best layout for the show taking into consideration Health and Safety and also how best the general public can view all the animals at judging through to the grand parade. The Chairman of Perthshire Agricultural Society this year is Roddy Thomson who is a partner in Westpark and Pitnacree Farms near Aberfeldy. Perth Show is run over two days, this year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August. The first day is an equestrian day with judging of lightlegged horses and ponies. 22

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There are in- hand and ridden classes also working hunter horses and ponies including mountain and moorland working hunter ponies. Due to the size of showground Perth Show cannot host show jumping but spectators get as much thrill out of working hunter jumping watching the skill and agility of horse and rider going over jumps made to resemble woodland, gorse etc. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joy to see a child developing from lead rein to riding a 16hh hunter and showing exceptional skills of equestrianism developed through hard work over a few years. Saturday is the main agricultural day with judging of cattle, heavy horses which consists of clydesdales, highland ponies and shetland ponies, donkeys, goats and sheep. This year Perth Show is hosting two Scottish National Cattle Shows, Aberdeen Angus and Hereford. The show is also hosting the Scottish


PERTH SHOW Donkey Breed Society Championship Show which is a particular pleasure as we only re-introduced donkeys to the show in 2011 after a considerable number of years without them. Goats and donkeys are always a major attraction for children. We are looking forward to the special attraction of Clydesdale Horses exhibited in their harness, quite a spectacle and seldom seen nowadays. The heavy horse turnout and private driving are also quite a spectacle. Once the judging is over and the Champion of Champions competed for by the champion beef animal, champion sheep, champion heavy horse and champion goat is completed the main afternoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment commences. Our president David Armstrong conducts the presentation of long service awards which are presented to people who have worked on farms over thirty, forty and fifty years. These awards are presented by the Royal Highland Agricultural Society and the recipients can choose to have them presented at their local show. Following this there is the presentation to the winners of Perth Show standing crop competition and the trophies are presented by the Chairman of the Society. The

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Linde invests in crop science as challenge to food security intensifies Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, announces the launch of its Crop Science business. The re-energised product and service offering – previously referred to as its “fumigants” business – is recognition of Linde’s renewed commitment to combating the increasing challenges facing the world food supply chain. Linde’s new plant in the Czech Republic will manufacture the group’s latest environmentally friendly fumigant. The new fumigant, to be marketed as EDN®, will be used to limit the impact of pests and disease on timber and in agriculture.1 Global research by the Department of Agriculture and Food in Australia has confirmed that a third of the world’s food supply is lost or wasted – enough to feed over two billion people. Over half of this food loss is attributable to destruction by crop pests. There are an estimated 70,000 species of crop pests responsible for over $1.4 trillion US dollars of economic losses each year, and as crop pests are predicted to outpace the growth of environmental pests and animal diseases over the next 20 years, this problem will only intensify. Leading Linde’s Crop Science program, gas applications manager, Chris Dolman, said, “Unwanted and harmful organisms are an increasingly global and complex problem, ranging from microorganisms such as bacteria and moulds to arthropods such as insects and spiders, to specific types of plants.” The issue of crop pests is further aggravated by population growth. Predications around food production indicate that food growth will need to increase

by 70 to 100 percent over the next 30 years to meet demand.2 Globalisation and the movement of people and goods also create new opportunities for pests: entry into new geographical regions, the finding of new vectors, hosts and environments, and the development of new genetic combinations. Linde’s newly formed Crop Science business will offer innovative fumigant products to protect both food produce itself and the producer’s investment, while allowing for genuine sustainable agriculture. The products are highly effective substitutes for the universal – and now mainly banned component – methyl bromide (MeBr), which has for some time been the global standard for fumigation. Linde’s fumigant product range is considerably more environmentally friendly and comprises of naturally occurring active ingredients that degrade to earth-friendly metabolites. The fumigant range also fully complies with UN Directives, such as the Montreal Protocol, and has no known global warming potential. Linde’s innovative Crop Science product range includes VAPORMATE™ and EDN™. Further information can be found at http://cropscience.linde-gas. com/en/index.html In recognition of Linde’s dedicate to sustainabilty performance, in September 2012 the Group was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI World). Analysts at the Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM) recognised in particular the Group’s activities in the areas of climate change, environmental management systems and risk and crisis management.

21/,1(6$99< HOW TO CHOOSE A COMPUTER ADDRESS WHICH MAKES YOU EASY TO FIND by Allan Bewley & Fiona Sloan Pedigree Farmer Web Design

So you’ve decided you want a website and the first thing to think about is a domain name. What is a domain name? Sometimes called a URL, it’s an easy to use address allowing people to find your website. An example would be www. myfarm.co.uk. Your domain name is unique to you and allows someone to type your domain into a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome and they will view all the content on your website. There are a few pointers that will help you choose a good domain name: * Use a .co.uk domain name if your business is based in the UK * Try and keep the domain name as short as possible, it’s easier for people to remember * Avoid using hyphens if you can Your herd prefix and the breed will help with Internet searches e.g. tuftontexels. co.uk If you use someone to register the domain for you always make sure it is registered in your name. It is surprising how often we find this not to be the case. Once you’ve chosen your domain name and had it registered you can put it to good use for professional

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looking email. Many people still use an email address tied to their broadband provider e.g joebloggs36789@myisp. com but when you have your own domain name you could have joe@tuftontexels.co.uk. This is easier to remember, looks more professional and has the added benefit of always staying the same no matter who you use for providing your broadband. It is common now to use different devices to send and receive your email. You may have a desktop or laptop, an iPad or tablet and a smartphone. All can easily read and send email but you need a good email system to keep everything in sync. Imagine you are at the auction and want to reply to an email or send a new one on your smartphone. The last thing you need is your emails only accessible through the machine that sends them. A system we use successfully is to configure your domain so the email goes through Google mail servers. Totally portable and can sync your email, contacts and calendars wherever you are. Next time we will be looking at what’s involved with setting up a good website that you can easily update yourself.

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Hopetoun House Country Fair

Incorporating the hugely successful International Horse Trials, Hopetoun House will return to the event calendar this summer with the new

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concept Town and Country Fair. Promising an exquisite mix of city chic with country living, set in the grounds of Scotland’s

finest stately home, the event, sponsored by Gillespie McAndrew, will take place between Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. Building on the exceptional success of 2012’s horse trials, 2013’s event will return with a mixture of international sporting stars and training novices looking to make their mark at an esteemed international occasion. Providing a showcase of some of Scotland’s finest food and drink, Hopetoun’s West Lawn will be home to the Fine Food Walk where visitors will have the chance to experience a multitude of award winning producers from across the country, as well as the homegrown taste of the Hopetoun Farm Shop. The luxury shopping village will give visitors the chance to take a step out of the city to browse latest collections of quality designers exhibiting alongside international names such as Barbour and Hunter. Mb\d^ml _hk ma^ ^o^gm Zk^ hg lZe^ ghp ikb\^] Zm {*. ^Z\a Zg] \abe]k^g ng]^k ma^ Z`^h_*+\Zg^gm^k_hk_k^^' ?hk_nkma^kbg_hkfZmbhgZg] mb\d^m lZe^l oblbm3 ammi3((ppp' ahi^mhngmhpgZg]\hngmkr_Zbk' \hf

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Landowners respond to Scottish Government Agriculture Statistics Responding to agricultural statistics published recently, Douglas McAdam, Chief Executive of Scottish Land & Estates, said: “The figures published today by the Scottish Government highlight the importance of farming in Scotland to the economy. It is a mixed picture and while overall farm incomes have dropped – reflecting the weather we have encountered in recent years – it is encouraging to note that some farms such as cattle and sheep, dairy and mixed farms have reported the highest level of income for many years. “The vast majority of farmed land in Scotland is owner-occupied. However, in terms of tenant farming, the statistics underline a number of important facts. Rents are generally very good value and rent rises have appeared in recent years following a decade of decline. Increases in rent in 2012 were reported in five per cent of cases and while some of these saw significant increases others also saw rents reduce. The overall picture regarding rents is complex but these statistics clearly challenge the assertion sometimes made that landowners have been universally ramping up rents unjustly. “Around 80% of tenant farms have a 1991 Act secure tenancy which provides tenants with absolute security of tenure which critics of the tenant farm sector need to bear in mind. In our view,


the decline in availability of rented land is due primarily due to the sale of farm land to farmers over a long period and the reduction of the overall extent of estate land holdings. “These figures do point to some issues that Scottish Land & Estates would like to address

such as ensuring regular contact and review between landlord and tenant which can only beneficial to the sector. The statistics are really useful. We have been calling for better data for a long time and this will be helpful in informing the debate on agriculture.”

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Stable manager tells young people to stop horsing around and get qualified The stable manager at the prestigious Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle estate in Sutherland has appealed to young people looking to work with horses to make sure they get the best possible qualifications under their belt. Amanda Waugh, 33, from Tain, graduated from college more than a decade ago and credits the course she took as the basis for her career success. “Many people don’t appreciate that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to equestrian qualifications,” she explained. “Not only do you need intensive tuition to build competence but there is the academic side too. “I would have struggled if it hadn’t been for the skillset I developed to enable me to handle accounts, produce reports and strategic plans, as well as an awareness of budgets. ”Completing my college course has certainly given me

an advantage in securing my job. Although the running of the stables is a very practical, hands-on role, my position here at Skibo is also very financially and administratively focused and therefore the businessmanagement element of the course was invaluable in giving me a strong base to build my long-term career upon. Having the qualification also proved my equestrian competence.” Amanda studied for her qualifications at North Highland College UHI, which has recently redeveloped its equestrian centre at Dale Farm, Halkirk, into a stateof-the-art facility incorporating international-sized outdoor and indoor arenas, a tack room, 20 purpose-built loose boxes as well as two high specification classrooms and modern office suites. Ma^\^gmk^\nkk^gmeraZlZ mhmZe h_ -. _nee&mbf^ lmn]^gml ^gkhee^] bg ^jn^lmkbZg ikh`kZff^l kZg`bg` _khf GZmbhgZe <^kmbÛ\Zm^ mh ;: =^`k^^'

For perfect estate lawns A precision cut finish, new transmission, fast forward speeds and operation with one or both wings lifted. That’s the first promise with the new Wessex Proline RMX-560 and RMX-680 roller mowers.

The second is that these professional roller mowers, which come in 5.6m and 6.8m widths, will leave a finish equal to a cylinder mower on fine turf, at a fraction of the cost. Wide area mowing www.farmingscotlandmagazine.com

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Allotments given boost at Floors Home Farm

Two acres of land on part of Floors Home Farm field in Kelso have been turned into around 60 coveted plots for gardening enthusiasts in the local community. The Duke of Roxburghe formally opened the allotments today with the endorsement of Scottish Government and David Thomson, Head of Food, Drink & Rural Communities Division of the Scottish Government attended the opening ceremony. 28 34

Environment and Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse endorsed the scheme, commenting: “Through my travels across Scotland I’ve heard from many people about their eagerness to grow their own food most recently when attending Gardening Scotland last week. It’s a great way of taking physical exercise, socialising with others and reconnecting us with where our food comes from and I have met veterans who

stressed the value of allotments to their efforts to recover from combat stress. “The Scottish Government is committed to helping people to grow their own food and it’s great to see new ventures such as this where, thanks to the efforts of the Roxburghe Estates and the Kelso Allotments Society, we’ve got new allotments for the benefit of the community.” The Duke of Roxburghe said: “We are delighted to be able to assist the community in

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the provision of allotments for Kelso. There is clearly a real appetite for allotment space in communities and we are pleased that the Borders is at the forefront of the resurgence of interest in gardening plots. “We were initially approached by the Provost three years ago and a power of work has gone into the project since then, including the erection of a new storage building, fencing and parking and paths, much of which was carried out by the Allotment Society in collaboration with the estate.” Funding was also provided through the Roxburgh Communities Grant Scheme and a local charity, Charity Begins at Home. A previous shortage of allotment space in Kelso makes today’s unveiling even more special. One local who has been lucky enough to secure a plot is Jimmy Fleming. He said: “I’ve been waiting for an allotment for as long as I can remember and I know that in major cities across Scotland the waiting lists are full up ten or twenty years in advance. Kelso was crying out for this and people are very keen to gain all of the benefits that come from allotments.


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Saving a Valuable Resource

It’s valuable and yet we let millions of litres disappear down the drains every day. Water becomes even more precious to us when there are periods of drought and hose pipe bans. So why do we waste so much when our climate provides us with a free and natural abundance of rainwater? The answer is don’t let a drop go to waste when it’s so easy to collect in a wide variety of ways. Southern Tank Services have long been advocates as well as installers of rainwater harvesting kits, complete with tank, filters, automatic pump, hose and plumbing connections. Collection systems

can be as simple as an above ground water tank and downpipe collection filter, or an underground system that is fully integrated into the plumbing for anything from flushing toilets to providing mains pressure for irrigation. Plants and lawns prefer rainwater to tap water with additives and should there be a hosepipe ban there’s plenty of water legally on tap. The tanks for bulk water storage, potable drinking water and rainwater are either rotationally moulded in one piece for strength or you can choose pre-insulated tanks in GRP. ppp'mZgdl^kob\^l'\h'nd

Rural landlords urged to act now to avoid falling into energy efficiency trap Rural landlords should act now to avoid being left with unlettable properties when new energy efficiency rules come into place, according to a leading industry expert. New rules being drawn up by the Government mean that from April 2018 at the latest, it will be unlawful to rent out residential or business premises that do not meet a minimum energy efficiency standard. All buildings currently rated ‘F’ and ‘G’ will need to have their energy efficiency performance improved.

“This is a major shift and will catch some farmers and rural landlords out if they don’t prepare properly,” said Nigel Parsons, MD of property software specialists Landmark Systems. “2018 might sound a long way off but it will come quickly for those who don’t look across their portfolio now and start putting in place a rolling programme of improvements. This will be essential not just for meeting the deadline, but for spreading capital expenditure evenly over the next few years.” Fhk^bg_hkfZmbhgblZoZbeZ[e^ Zmppp'eZg]fZkdlrlm^fl'\h'nd

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Growing Scottish farming

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TELEHANDLERS The Versatile Telehandler

Here, we take a brief look at nine well known handler makes on the market today

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Claas Scorpion handler range With a range of eight SCORPION models, CLAAS offers a wide range of telescopic handlers ranging from the SCORPION 6030 VP, which can lift 3.3 tonnes to 6.25 metres to the top of the range SCORPION 9040 VP+ capable of lifting 4.0 tonnes to 8.95 metres. A unique feature of all of these machines is the CLAAS SMART HANDLING longitudinal stability system that has been specifically designed for the demands of agricultural use. A particular and unique feature of all SCORPION telescopic handlers is the new SMART HANDLING longitudinal stability overload protection system. Unlike Longitudinal Load Moment Control (LLMC) overload systems that rely on the boom hydraulics locking out when safe limits are reached, the CLAAS SMART HANDLING overload system on the SCORPION limits boom extension automatically as the safe load limit is reached. Whilst further extension may be limited, retraction, lifting or lowering are all still possible provided it is safe to do so, making the whole system far less restrictive to the operator. EN15000 requires that telescopic handlers should be fitted with an LLMC to ensure that a machine can safely reach forward without tippingup. However, this does have drawbacks where a machine is being used for agricultural work, for instance to push up grain or muck, or for digging, where a temporary overload results in the hydraulics being locked-out impairing performance. When designing the SMART HANDLING, CLAAS took the opportunity to extend www.farmingscotlandmagazine.com

the functionality of the system, so that it is better suited to agriculture and can be used to automate certain work sequences and hence actually benefit the operator. Using a rocker switch on the dashboard, the operator can set Smart Handling to work in either ‘Bucket’ or ‘Forklift’ mode. Deutz-Fahr Agrovector handler DEUTZ-FAHR has updated its range of Agrovector telescopic handlers with the introduction of two new models: the Agrovector 40.8 and Agrovector 40.9 both of which incorporate several new developments designed to improve performance and ease of use. The new models have a maximum lift capacity of 4000 kgs and a lifting height of 8m and 9m respectively. Their long wheelbase provides a high degree of stability when handling loads in taxing conditions and superb manoeuvrability even in the tightest of working areas is assured through use of the machine’s three steering systems – front, crab and four wheels steer. Key features include a new Load Sensing 132 l/ min hydraulic system, which has been designed to provide ample hydraulic power for the most demanding applications. A powershift transmission with four forward and three reverse gears has a maximum transport speed of 40 km/h, and a new heavyduty industrial chassis places these models in what must be considered to be the elite band of telescopic handlers in terms of performance and strength. Both telescopic handlers can be equipped with front axle levelling to help provide precise positioning while loading and the large number


TELEHANDLERS efficient operation in a wide range of conditions. These new telehandlers provide farmers and contractors not only with excellent loading capacity but, most importantly, with the power, strength and reliability the agricultural industry now expects.

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of different attachments available for these two new models covers all applications in the farming, forestry and industrial field.

For the operator, a comfortable, spacious cab with excellent visibility is fitted with electro-proportional joystick controls, air-conditioning and

pneumatic seat as standard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a combination which should ensure high outputs and

Dieci Agri Pivot handler Dieci has launched a new range of pivot steer handlers. This exciting range of new pivot steer machines comprises of three models. All machines have an inching pedal for precise and controlled movements. The new cab offers superb visibility with two large panoramic doors for ease of access and a single lever fully proportional joystick is integrated into the armrest of the seat offering superb ergonomics and operator comfort. Ease of maintenance and daily checks has been considered in the design of the new range.

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Agri Pivot T40 at only 1700mm wide is the smallest of the machines, with a lift capacity of 2000kg and a lift height to 4m. A Kubota 4 cylinder 50hp engine is coupled to a two speed hydrostatic transmission with permanent 4-wheel drive and double limited slip for superb traction and pushing ability. Agri Pivot T50 is 1900mm wide with a lift capacity of 2200kg and a lift height to 4.46m. This model has a Yanmar 68hp engine with a two speed hydrostatic transmission with permanent 4-wheel drive. 14.5 x 20 tyres are the standard configuration. Agri Pivot T60 is the largest machine in the new line up. Currently it has a 2m width for increased stability with a lift height to 4.7m. The new machine has a Yanmar turbo 75hp 4-cylinder engine coupled to a two speed hydrostatic transmission. 405/70 x

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20 tyres are the standard configuration. When launched in the UK (around the middle of 2013) all machines will benefit from a 3 year 3000 hour product support warranty, demonstrating Deici’s commitment to their quality of manufacturer and class leading components used in the build of these new machines. Pricing will be announced shortly. JCB’s Loadall Handlers JCB’s Efficient Design Loadalls and Telemasters are proving a hit with customers. Powered by the multi award-winning EcoMAX engine they achieve Tier 4i / Stage IIIb legislation without a DPF or SCR, while offering fuel savings of up to 13% which can add up to thousands of pounds. The new Agri Loadalls are available with 3 engine options – 109hp, 125hp and 145hp – and high torque of up to 560Nm at low revs, The TM320 and TM320S models also use the 125hp and 145hp Ecomax engine. Because the EcoMAX engine has no DPF or SCR, JCB has managed to retain the outstanding manoeuvrability

and visibility customers enjoy with these popular handling solutions, ensuring there is no sacrifice in productivity. Not only that, the new machines have a whole host of improvements which make them even more productive, efficient, comfortable and safe. Depending on model, customers can expect up to 15% more torque; a new 4.8 litre engine option with 145hp; joystick-mounted gear changes; fuel savings of up to 13%; more lift capacity; more hydraulic flow; improved instrumentation and greater machine information via JCB LiveLink telematics – from fuel consumption data to servicing alerts, real time location monitoring to alerts about the breaking of preset curfews and geofences. Kramer mini telehandler – a true story! Since acquiring a Kramer 1245 mini telehandler, a Cumbrian beef farm has been able to revolutionise the way it operates, thanks to the outstanding versatility of the little German-built machine.

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TELEHANDLERS such as a lateral engine position, all-wheel steering and centrally located boom arm, but in a package measuring just 2.92 m in length and 1.56 m in width. Despite these ultra-compact dimensions, the machine offers an impressive ability to lift 1200 kg to a maximum height of 4.30 m.

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requiring a great deal of effort to keep pace with all routine feeding and general farmyard duties.

Until the arrival of the 1245, most of this work was undertaken by a small tractor and 4-wheel drive loader combination but the new Kramer has been a breath of fresh air, enabling tasks in all the farm’s buildings to be completed with speed and ease. Standing just 1.94m tall and with all-wheel steering, the Kramer unit has experienced no problems with access at all and, at the same time, the driver can enjoy the benefits of a comfortable and warm cab. Commenting on the new telehandler, farm owner Len Skelton said: “The machine has more than lived up to our expectations and now works every day doing everything from loading our diet feeder and barley hopper to mucking out sheds and helping with high level maintenance work using a purpose-built safety cage”. To minimise the overall cost of switching from the old tractor/ loader to the new telehandler, local dealer Rickerby of Penrith was able to supply an adaptor plate to enable the farm to continue using all its existing attachments. The 1245 offers the benefits of a traditional Kramer machine

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Manitou MLT 629 telehandler Compact and versatile, the MLT 629 is particularly adapted for applications on livestock farms and poultry farms. The MLT 629 can turn sharply in restricted spaces and easily enter agricultural buildings. It is just as suitable within dairy or mixed enterprise farms. The MLT 629 will be available first in northern Europe, France and Oceania. “From a perspective of range renewal, we are taking advantage of SIMA to present a preview of the evolution of these machines. We are maintaining a complete range of material handling solutions, with the transition of this mid-range model to ÁIIIB. Manitou therefore continues to provide appropriate solutions to the demands for capacity, performance and versatility of machines, qualities which are recognised by its users”, says Nicolas Simonnet, Marketing manager for the agricultural market. The Manitou group has now been offering material handling solutions (machine + attachment) for more than 30 years. These go from telescopic trucks to rotative telescopic trucks, as well as compact and articulated loaders or access platforms. Considering attachments as a key factor in the correct use of its machines, THE materialhandling reference wanted to strengthen its involvement in the “attachments” business through a dedicated team. “Connecting the wrong attachment or one that is not approved means that final users risk reducing the performance of their machines.


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And this often happens”, says Olivier Vasseur, Attachment Product Line Manager. “The entire work of this dedicated attachments team is to support the customer and supply a wide range of solutions adapted to customers’ requirements, giving them optimal performance in complete safety.” Manitou has a range of attachments that broaden the options for using telescopic trucks. Entirely validated for the group’s machines, these attachments provide maximum safety to the user and to those who work around the machine.

Merlo telehandlers Merlo is one of the world leaders in telescopic handler design. Control, performance and safety have never been better with the latest award winning Merlo innovative concept - M CDC (Merlo Dynamic Load Control). Merlo

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has developed an automatic attachment recognition system which identifies the weight and position of the payload, compares both to a virtual ‘load chart’ and calculates the ‘stability index’. As the stability index rises, audio/visual alarms and a final hydraulic lock act to prevent a forward overturn. The system, which is now standard across the Merlo Turbofarmer range, has won numerous awards proving the company goes beyond EN15000 requirements for safety and control. One of the Merlo’s fitted with MCDC is the popular P40.7CS, with a four tonne lift capacity and seven metre reach the machine also comes standard with cab suspension (CS). Merlo is the only telescopic handler manufacturer offering cab suspension. The CS system combines hydraulic and pneumatic devices to absorb

vibrations transmitted through the ground, which maximises overall operator comfort. With many innovations and patents to its name, Merlo proudly claim to manufacture over 90% of the machine in house – proving it’s a true manufacturer rather than an assembler. Merlo UK have over 50 independent dealerships throughout the UK and Ireland specialising in the supply, support and back-up of agricultural and construction telescopic handlers.

New Holland telehandlers New Holland’s impressive telehandler range combines reliability, flexibility and stateof-the-art design to offer the right option for every situation. Ranging from the compact 85hp LM5020 and 101hp LM5030 through to the sixmetre-plus options of the 120hp LM5040, LM5060 and LM5080, these machines can

safely deal with the tightest spaces and heaviest loads. The advantages that specialist telescopic handlers hold over tractor-loader combinations include better stability and accuracy, greater reach and lift capacity, and improved access thanks to their low height and tight turning circles. The four-cylinder, Tier 3, engines are reliable and fuelefficient; able to pull bale trailers, headers or grain trailers with ease. They are sidemounted too for better visibility and balance. The three larger models feature PowerShift™ transmission and an additional second high torque gear ratio available for increased power. They boast impressive hydraulic performance: even the smaller LM5020 and LM5030 have outputs of up to 110 l/ min, while the larger LM5040, LM5060 and LM5080 have up

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to 145 l/min on the Plus models. Robust and speedy gear pumps also quicken the pace of jobs. Each model in the range has its own speciality to be the perfect fit for every customer. The LM5020 and LM5030, for instance, enjoy 360-degree vision for tight spaces, with comfortable and ergonomic cabs. The LM5020 can enter even the lowest chicken sheds, thanks to its dimension of 4.1 metres x 1.8 metres x 1.95 metres and 2.5-tonne lift capacity at 5.78 metres. The LM5030 also guarantees easy-access, together with a beefed-up lift capacity of 2.8 tonnes at 6.35 metres, in a similarly petite frame of 4.67 metres x 2 metres x 2 metres. Schaffer Launch New Dairy Farmer Telehandler Schaffer Loaders have launched a new model in the important 6.0 tonne operating

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weight class. The new 8090 T will be the perfect machine for customers who want to combine the advantages of a rigid telescopic loader with the manoeuvrability and excellent visibility of a pivot steer. The 8090 T complements the current best selling 110 hp, Schaffer 9510T, machine and the powerful high capacity 130 hp, 9530T and completes a range of 9 telescopic machines ranging from 50 hp up to 210 hp. The 8090T is ideally suited to the needs of the dairy farmer with narrow passageways and low roofs. The machine width is variable from 1.85 m to 2.05m and cab height is only 2.50 m. The maximum lifting height of the new telehandler is 5.10 m with up to 2.2 tonne tipping capacity. The 8090 T is also equipped with an oscillating rear axle to provide maximum stability and boom suspension for uneven terrain. There are

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TELEHANDLERS also a wide range of tools and accessories available. The driver enjoys superb ergonomics in the centrally positioned â&#x20AC;&#x153;SCVâ&#x20AC;? cab (Silence / Comfort / View) and thanks to the generous glazing, the allround visibility is outstanding. The front screen also continues into the roof giving a totally uninterrupted upward view. The steering column is adjustable in height and tilt and there are many practical storage areas throughout the spacious cab. A multi function joystick controls all the hydraulic operations as well as the selection of the 2 speed transmission range, and is conveniently mounted on the operators seat armrest. The hydraulic pump has flow sharing which allows simultaneous operation of the lift, lower, tilt and crowd operations. Proportional control is also standard.

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MANITOU Agricar www.agricar.co.uk Forfar : 01307 462281 Perth : 01738 583249 Laurencekirk : 01561 378888 Dundonald : 01563 851900 Doune : 01786 842921 AT Best Handlers www.atbesthandlers.co.uk Airdrie : 01236 607077 J&W Tait Ltd www.jandwtaitltd.co.uk Kirkwall, Orkney : 01856 873003

Wm Rose & Son www.wmrose.co.uk West Linton : 01968 660777 MERLO Alan Mackay Machinery www.alanmackay.co.uk Forfar : 01307 462081 Ancroft Tractors www.ancroft-tractors.co.uk Berwick upon Tweed : 01289 331904 Kelso : 01573 225213 Macmerry : 01875 617323

Ness Plant www.nessplant.co.uk Brechin : 01356 626113 Kinross : 01577 862543

Reekie Group www.reekie.co.uk Stirling : 01786 477530 Perth : 01738 622471 Cupar : 01334 652445

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Taking FYM and slurry into account David Michie, Agricultural Consultant, SRUC Farmyard manures are often seen as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bonusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, with little consideration given to the corresponding reduction of nitrogen (N), phosphate (P) and potash (K) applications from bagged fertilisers. It may be worth taking second look at the value of farmyard manure, as it could help you better target nutrient use on the farm, improve soil condition and make best use of resources. Applications of typical manures supply the P and K amounts shown in Table 1 (at moderate soil P and K levels). The column on the right assigns a financial value based on current P and K fertiliser prices. In reality, farmyard manures have a much higher (but less tangible) value by improving soil structure, water holding capacity, drainage, and cation exchange capacity (CEC); as well as from their micronutrient and N content. An increasing amount of slurry-producing farms have invested in slurry stores. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see a return on this investment; reducing fertiliser costs through maximising crop utilisation of nutrients is a positive way of demonstrating this. Where soil analysis shows P and K levels as moderate you can budget

for an availability of 100%, giving the figures above. If soil P and/or K levels are low, then you should only budget for an availability of 50% and 80% respectively in your nutrient management plan. The figures in Table 1 are from standard values in SRUC Technical Note TN622; however farmyard manures are variable so it is worth getting an analysis done to determine their actual nutrient value, and improve the accuracy of your budgeting. PLANET Scotland and MANNER are nutrient budgeting tools that take organic manures into account; making allowances for their date, rate, and method of application. You can customise manure nutrient values with your own analysis results to get even more accurate recommendations. A good deal of research underpins these calculations, giving useful, realistic recommendations. Manure is not just a bonus: it is a high value fertiliser and soil amendment. Not only can targeted applications result in big savings, but better use of nutrients can also help to reduce the carbon footprint on the farm. For more details on these and other ways to improve farm efficiency, visit www. farmingforabetterclimate.org or follow us on Twitter via @ SACFarm4Climate .

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Join Greenlight Grower Management to access and share your cropping data on the go Muddy Boots is delighted to announce that Greenlight Grower Management will be launching at this year’s Cereals event. It’s an online crop management system that connects together the agri-food community via one platform, enabling users to easily collect, organise and share the complex information required to manage crop and field records. Greenlight Grower Management ensures that whoever undertakes the task – and wherever they are based cropping routines are completed quickly and efficiently, avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort

and speeding up operational processes.

TRACK-Guide II Upgradable GPS Guidance System

This latest version of TRACK Guide II has five new driving modes available, including “Multi A-B” lines for fields with different tramline directions or “Circle” mode for fields with a pivot irrigation system. HEADLANDControl is also included as standard in the TRACK Leader application enabling treatment of the field headland after treating the inside of the field. Machine types, eg sprayer, fertilizer spreader or seed drill, can be selected and machine specific parameters displayed.

The “on screen” lightbar can be configured in the machine profiles and can be defined separately for each machine. TRACK Guide II is an upgradeable entry level GPS guidance system manufactured by Muller Elektronik and sold in the UK by David King Electronics. This easy to set up and use guidance system has basic standard features that allow the user to calculate field area, record field boundary and work in parallel A-B lines or contour mode. Obstacles in the field can be marked so that later a warning is given as you approach. Correction to a point is also possible to take account of satellite drift. A record of the area worked can be downloaded to a USB stick for printing and recording work done using free software.

Agronomists, farmers and their operators can access,

record, share and store field activity simply over the web and using a mobile offline App. The automatic, wireless syncing of data and notifications of changes gives users immediate access to important crop information, so there’s no delay in making timecritical decisions. Furthermore all data is securely stored in the cloud relieving any worry over data back-ups and system updates. w w w. m u d d y b o o t s . c o m provides software solutions and expertise that help agricultural and food businesses manage the performance of their sites and suppliers on the quality, integrity and traceability of their products.

More in site for Broadwood Equipment manufacturer and distributor Broadwood International’s new website has gone live with a whole range of additional features to make navigation easy. Designed to be fully informative and making it simple to find what you’re looking for, it’s particularly helpful for anyone not familiar with the products available in the Wessex, SweepEx, SnowEx, BroomEx and Hustler ranges. High quality images show the products to advantage and brochures can be downloaded, while up to eight products can be compared at any one time. There are facilities to write reviews and add to a wish list, while the site is social media rich with Twitter, Facebook and e-mail a friend links. The latest news is readily available together with videos of many of the products in action and retail prices are provided. Dealers can

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also log in to gather the details they need. There is an interactive ‘contact us’ page as well as a map to the Broadwood location. The Golden Products feature offers the product of the month with great savings to be made and there is a live clearance list with plenty of bargains available from demonstrator stock and some equipment only used for video and brochure production. It’s all well worth the visit at www.broadwoodintl.co.uk Broadwood International 01420 478111.

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2013 TOP CAR GEAR A look at a selection of 4x4’s on the market right now flanked by the round, high-tech R-Design tailpipes. The new sport seat comes as standard in the R-Design cars. It features a blend of black Nubuck textile and perforated leather. The embroidered R-design logo with a blue ‘R’ confirms the sporty aura. Full leather seats are available as an option in the R-Design and standard on the R-Design Lux.

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a redesigned, dynamic, expressive nose. The frameless Tech Matte Black grille has high-gloss black stripes, a silk metal diagonal and a refined R-Designed emblem. The DRL lights in the outer corners reinforce the low, road-hugging impression. “The front wheel arches are small design gems that

enhance the car’s sporty aura. The rounded end of the front bumper ‘wraps’ around the dynamic Ixion wheel, which is now available in a redesigned 19-inch version for the S60/ V60 and a 20-inch for the XC60,” says Fedde Talsma, Design Director, Exterior. At the rear, the unique diffuser with aero fins is

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Built to last – The Great Wall Steed pick-up Already the UK’s most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick up, the Great Wall Steed is currently the only vehicle of its kind to be offered with a six year / 125,000mile warranty, following the introduction of a new offer from the Chinese brand. The extended six-year warranty comprises the 3 year/60,000 mile manufacturer warranty plus a further 3 year/125,000 mile powertrain extended warranty provided by Great Motor Distributors (UK) Limited.


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As well as the new sixyear/125,000-mile mechanical warranty, all Great Wall Steeds benefit from a six-year antiperforation warranty, three-year paint warranty and three-year roadside assistance.

“The six-year warranty reaffirms Great Wall’s commitment to offer fantastic value and guaranteed quality to businesses and consumers in the UK,” said Haydn Davies, marketing director at

Great Wall UK. “The Steed has always represented outstanding value for money, with a low purchase price, generous equipment levels and excellent fuel economy for its class, and this extended

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warranty will further enhance the appeal of our vehicles.” Great Wall’s entry-level Steed S is the most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick up, with a purchase price of just £13,998 (CVOTR). Great Wall’s first offering to the UK market, the Steed S, has since been joined in March by two special edition models, the Steed Chrome and Steed Tracker, each offering outstanding value for money at £14,998 and generous equipment levels. Features fitted as standard to all Steeds include 16inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, remote central locking, a Thatcham-approved Category 1 alarm, electric front and rear windows, an Alpine CD/radio with USB/MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, air-conditioning, heated fronted seats and a full leather interior.

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Walk on the wild side with the new Skoda Adventure special edition Available in two- and fourwheel drive with manual transmission Featuring up to £2,250 worth of extra equipment at no extra cost

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Choice of two engines: 2.0-litre TDI CR 110PS DPF and 2.0-litre TDI CR 140PS 4X4 DPF ŠKODA is launching a special edition of its highly acclaimed Yeti compact SUV. Called the Yeti Adventure, it’s based on the best-selling SE trim level but includes

more than £2,250 worth of additional equipment at no extra cost. The arrival of the Yeti Adventure is the latest chapter in the outstanding success story of the ŠKODA Yeti. Since its launch in 2009, more than 21,000 have been sold in the UK and it has won 15 awards along the way, charming buyers with its onroad performance, familyorientated practicality and rugged styling. Offering exceptional value for customers, the Yeti Adventure builds on the already comprehensive list of equipment included as standard on SE models. Additional design features include stunning 17-inch blackand-chrome ‘Matterhorn‘ alloys, a black roof with black door mirrors, silver roof rails and black side mouldings with chrome ledges.The ŠKODA Yeti Adventure is available in

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two colours: Candy White and Brilliant Silver Metallic, both of which come with a black roof (there is no extra charge for metallic paint). Inside, the special edition Adventure upholstery comes with striking silver stitching and tyre print design. In addition to SE trim equipment, Yeti Adventure includes Amundsen+ satellite navigation, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a multi-function steering wheel to control the audio system and telephone. The Yeti Adventure is available in two- and fourwheel drive with manual transmission only, and comes with a choice of two engines. The first, available in twowheel-drive guise, is the 2.0-litre TDI CR 110PS DPF. This frugal engine offers 55.4mpg fuel economy on the combined cycle and emissions of only 134g/km.


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Safer, greener, more practical and more efficient – Subaru’s all new Forester When the new Subaru Forester

went on sale in the UK this May, it was be the fourthgeneration of the SUV and is expected to quickly become the Japanese brand’s most popular

model. Last year, the Forester accounted for 170,000 sales globally – 27% of Subaru’s total sales – with 15,000 sold in Europe.

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Since the Forester was introduced in 1997, European sales in the SUV-C segment have increased eightfold. More now than ever, the new Forester has the ease of use and practicality that appeals to customers looking for this type of vehicle. Shaped around SUV buyers’ top priorities, the Forester offers a high and commanding driving position; generous interior space and cargo capacity; exterior dimensions that are easily steered through city streets; and ease of entry and exit for adults and children. High ground clearance and AllWheel Drive enable the allterrain capabilities that Forester is rightly renowned for. Subaru engineers have been able to noticeably increase the size of the cabin in the new Forester by expanding the wheelbase and widening the vehicle’s body, while cargo

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capacity in the new model has also been increased, continuing the Forester tradition for maximum practicality. The new Forester is 2mm taller than the outgoing model, 15mm wider, and 35mm longer, with a 25mm longer wheelbase – and through clever packaging, there are bigger increases in interior space than external dimensions. The addition of a powered rear tailgate on the highest XT trim level, first in class, further improves the vehicle’s ease of use and functionality. Subaru designers have significantly improved the quality and ambience inside the new Forester compared to the outgoing model, through the use of higher grade materials on the dashboard, the centre console and doors. Particular attention has been given to the controls and areas touched by the driver, such as the steering wheel and gear shift, while optimising the switchgear feel of all other controls. The all-new Range Rover The All-New Range Rover continues to fill the Land Rover trophy cabinet having been bestowed with the Car Dealer Power Car of the Year Award. Uniquely, the awards are voted for by dealerships of all 58

brands across the country with 2500 dealers contributing to the survey. The awards see dealers telling Car Dealer Magazine the best car manufacturers to represent and the best suppliers to do business with. It gives a ‘warts ’n all’ picture of what car dealers right across the UK are thinking. According to Car Dealer Magazine, the Range Rover was the winner by a clear mile, with dealers saying: ‘it

cannot fail to impress’ and ‘it’s a gargantuan step on from the old model – and even that car was best in class’. James Batchelor, editor of Car Dealer, said: ‘I am delighted to reveal the Range Rover has been voted Car of the Year by dealers right across the UK. ‘The Car Dealer Power Awards are unique in the industry and give dealers a chance to tell it like it really is. More than 2,500 dealers voted in Car

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Dealer Power 2013 – it’s the most conclusive picture of what dealers in this country think. ‘Land Rover should be especially pleased with the Range Rover being named as Car of the Year 2013, as the award has not only been voted for by Land Rover dealers, but also by their peers – dealers from all corners of the UK regardless of what franchise they represent.’ Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks commented: “This award is particularly valuable as it paints a positive picture of how dealers view our current products and the way in which Land Rover interacts with the dealer network. In addition to gain the admiration of other brands and franchises is a really strong indicator of our progress.” Isuzu D-Max tows its way to the top Isuzu UK has announced that the towing capacity of the new D-Max has been increased by 500 kg – adding to its already impressive list of credentials. The increase has come as a response to customer feedback and to satisfy those who were demanding extra capacity.


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All 4x4 models of the D-Max will be able to tow a maximum braked load of 3.5 tonnes, with the new certification applying to all Isuzu D-Max pick-ups registered in the UK from July 1 2013. With confirmation of the new certification to tow 3.5 tonnes, the Isuzu D-Max

becomes the most capable pick-up in the segment. The Isuzu D-Max is proving to be hugely popular with UK buyers, after the Japanesemarque announced record sales of 824 vehicles during the month of March. This latest capacity-boosting announcement follows Isuzu’s

introduction of the new accessories range at the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show, allowing owners to fully customise their own vehicle. William Brown, General Manager at Isuzu UK comments: “The Isuzu D-Max already boasts class-leading fuel efficiency, residual values and our pioneering five-year /125,000-mile warranty, however the addition of segment-best 3.5-tonne braked towing capacity demonstrates that the Isuzu D-Max is the pick-up of choice for business and recreational users alike. “The Isuzu D-Max was already a compelling proposition, winning awards and breaking sales records, so it’s fantastic that we can now also offer the highest towing capacity in this highly competitive segment.” The Isuzu D-Max range includes single, extended

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(with rear-hinged side access panels) and double cab body configurations. Double cab models are available in four specifications: Isuzu D-Max, Eiger, Yukon and Utah. Prices start at £14,499 (CVOTR) for the entry-level Isuzu D-Max 4x2 single cab and rise to £21,999 (CVOTR) for the topof-the-range Isuzu D-Max Utah 4x4 double cab automatic. Ford Ranger continues its winning ways The Ford Ranger recently won the 2013 Pick-Up of the Year Award from Total 4x4 magazine taking the vehicle’s award tally to eight in 12 months. The Ford Ranger was comprehensively tested by Total 4x4, scoring high marks on interior quality, comfort and practicality during repeated drives on a set road route by a number of different judges. Alan Kidd, Total 4x4 editor, said: “The double-cab market

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tends to move forward in occasional great leaps, and they don’t come much greater than the new Ranger. The last year has seen a huge amount of fresh talent in this sector, but Ford has set a new benchmark with this truck. “It’s excellent inside and out, commanding on the road and very capable off it. It’s as good as it looks, and it looks great. The pick-up segment has never seen the bar raised so far in one go.”

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Ford Britain managing director, Mark Ovenden, said: “Ford Ranger’s latest award success is a superb way to kick off 2013! The vehicle has the best towing capacity, load capacity and wading depth of any other in the segment. Combined with its car-like cabin, the Ford Ranger is proving very popular with customers.” New face for Suzuki Jimny Suzuki have announced some

styling refreshments to its highly popular Jimny compact 4x4 model. The 2013 model has received a number of exterior and interior design updates to help modernise appearance whilst maintaining the long established tough and capable reputation Jimny has amongst its 20,000 loyal owners in the UK. Design revisions include a new front bumper and grille design, new design bonnet shape incorporating central air intake as well as repositioning of the front fog lamps. The new front bumper design has resulted in a slight increase in overall length of 30mm to 3,675mm – although Jimny easily remains the most compact SUV on sale in the UK. For the interior, a new seat fabric trim has been adopted for the SZ3; both SZ3 and SZ4 models have new design front and rear headrests as well as ISOFIX child seat mountings fitted as standard to the rear seats. Breeze Blue has now been added to the optional metallic paint range of four colours available for the higher specification SZ4 model with three metallic and one solid colour available for SZ3. Metallic paint is a £399 option. Jimny has a neat and practical look and since sales began in 1998, it has accumulated a loyal following

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of repeat customers who enjoy a quirky alternative to a supermini or crossover SUV. The Jimny exceeds expectations off road whilst still being more than capable in any urban area, ideal for customers who want the best of both worlds. The all-alloy 16-valve 1.3-litre engine benefits from variable valve timing, ensuring lively performance, and strong fuel economy. Maximum output is 85PS, with 81lbft of torque delivered at 4,100 rpm; a flat torque curve means near maximum torque is delivered from as low as 2,500 rpm, giving Jimny the kind of flexible driving character and pulling power that are integral to a successful SUV. Nissan X-Trail boosted with new n-tec+trim A new trim level has joined the X-Trail range, bringing sporty looks and a raft of standard equipment to Nissan’s popular 4x4. The new n-tec+ grade sits between the Acenta and flagship Tekna models, standing out from the off-road crowd with 18-inch alloy wheels, a chrome finish to the front fog lamps and side bars with side steps. On the inside the X-Trail n-tec+ really pulls out all the stops. Standard equipment includes Nissan Connect with a five-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system that also packs Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free telephone calls and music streaming. The n-tec+ also adds Nissan’s acclaimed Around View Monitor 360 degree parking system, which features colour front, rear and passenger side cameras, ensuring that owners will always have the safety of a bird’s-eye view when maneouvring. An electric tilt and slide panoramic sunroof, plus Intelligent key for keyless entry and start complete the equipment list. And that’s in addition, of course, to climate control, cruise control, automatic headlights, rainsensing wipers and rear privacy glass.


Also standard is the X-Trail’s strong performance both on and off-road. Under the bonnet is a 173PS 2.0-litre dCi turbodiesel engine, which has 360Nm of torque and is capable of towing 2,200kg. Nissan’s All-Mode 4x4-i system with Uphill Start Support and Downhill Drive Support makes sure the X-Trail is surefooted whatever the weather. The X-Trail n-tec+ is on sale now and costs £27,790. However, for a limited time only, Nissan is offering a complimentary upgrade to retail customers that will save them £2,000, dropping the price of an X-Trail n-tec+ to just £25,790 – the same as an Acenta model. The new BMW X5 BMW takes the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) even further into the realms of luxury cars with the introduction of the new, third-generation X5. BMW invented the concept of the SAV

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with the original X5 and is the global market leader in the segment, with more than 1.3 million sales of the previous two models. The new X5, which goes on sale in the UK from 16 November 2013, delivers major advances in design, luxury, comfort, versatility, efficiency, driving pleasure, safety and connectivity. It will be available with five TwinPower Turbo engines – four diesel and one petrol – a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and the option of two or four-wheel drive (sDrive and xDrive). In the UK it will be offered in SE or M Sport specifications. More driving enjoyment with even greater efficiency BMW coined the phrase ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’ because it perfectly summarises the character of the X5 – a car with the all-roads, all-weather capabilities and the space and versatility of an SUV, with the driving enjoyment of a BMW. Those qualities

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to be introduced until September 2014. In the diesels this is due to a combination of a nitrogen oxide (NOx) absorber catalyst, Selective Catalytic Reduction and a urea (AdBlue) injection which turns the vast majority of NOx in the exhaust stream into harmless nitrogen and water. The range will initially be made up of the xDrive30d, M50d and xDrive50i, available from November 2013.

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BEAUTIFULTRACTORS Specially for all our tractor enthusiasts

LANZ BULLDOG, MODEL D7506 GERMANY, c.1935

FOWLER, MODEL CHALLENGER III UK, 1951

The Model D7506 was produced by one of Europe’s most successful tractor builders, Heinrich Lanz AG. Lanz adopted the brand name Bulldog to stress the tough and tenacious qualities of their machines. The Lanz design endured from its inception in 1921 until the company was taken over by John Deere in 1956.

The John Fowler Co. was a world pioneer in steam ploughing and threshing equipment, shifting to internal combustion crawler tractors as the steam age waned. The company developed a line of modern diesel crawlers during the Second World War, but in 1947 it was taken over by Thomas W. Ward Ltd, under whose auspices the Challenger III was introduced.

Features The single-cylinder motor was of a two-cycle design and used hotbulb ignition, which meant preheating the combustion chamber with a blowlamp before firing up the motor. After that, it would burn any fuel down to crude or waste motor oil. The D7506 transmission offered six forward speeds in two ranges. The colour scheme was basic grey with red wheels until John Deere Green took over. Uses The D7506 was a multipurpose outfit: strong on the drawbar, ready to thresh at a moment’s notice, and a capable road hauler. Rugged simplicity was the Lanz hallmark and the tractor gave countless hours of trouble-free service. The booming cadence of the D7506’s singlecylinder motor is a real crowd-pleaser.

Features The Challenger series appeared in 1950. The Challenger III was the ‘light heavyweight’ model and could be purchased with either a Leyland or a Meadows six-cylinder diesel motor; both were Britishbuilt and of comparable power. The Challenger III operated in six forward speeds. The series was utilitarian in appearance and painted entirely in Fowler’s Chrome Orange. Uses The Challenger III crawler saw extensive military service but was also at home in heavy field work. A number of dozer-blade attachments were available for construction and road building. Custom units served the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) through the 1950s.

Related Models Several companion sizes of up to 55 hp were built, along with improved post-war models. The British Field Marshall tractorsfollowed the Lanz design. Power & Size 25 hp; weight: 2313kg (5100lb) length: 279cm (110in) width: 160cm (63in) height: 178cm (70in)

Related Models The Challenger III was accompanied by the Challenger I, II and IV at 50, 80 and 150 hp respectively, and succeeded by the heavier and more powerful Mark 33. Power & Size 95 hp; weight: 11,113kg (24,500lb) length: 401cm (158in) width: 234cm (92in) height: 198cm (78in)

Manufacturing & Distribution The D7506 Bulldog was built in Mannheim, Germany, from 1935 to 1952. Lanz tractors were sold in the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and were built locally in Argentina, France, Spain and Poland.

Manufacturing & Distribution Under Thomas W. Ward Ltd, the Challenger III was built at Fowler’s works in Leeds from 1950 to 1956, and sold in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and southern Africa.

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FUTUREfarmer Young Farmers Are Stayin’ Alive at 75! The Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) has announced details of the 75th anniversary concert to take place on Saturday 30th November in The Hydro Arena in Glasgow. Staring up to 300 young people, the glittering event is designed to showcase talents which extend far beyond the field! Over 5,000 audience members will be toe tapping, hand clapping and dancing in their seats as they join the performers to celebrate memories past and present of the Association’s 75 year tenure in Scotland and across

the globe as a platform for the rural communities. The event is also being organised to help support the Willie Davidson fund, recently established by the SAYFC. Highlights will include The Farmer’s Wives Choir – a harmonious selection of beautiful voices collaborating from the farms and fields of Scotland brought to the centre stage of Glasgow, plus a very special performance from previous winners of the Pinta Princess title. The venue, the latest entertainment venue for Glasgow, will also welcome a host of comedy performances, dancing, singing and

instrumental entertainment all commencing from 7pm as members of the SAYFC come together from north, south, east and west regions. Penny Montgomery, Chief Executive of SAYFC said: “Our concert will showcase all that is excellent in Scottish entertainment, while supporting the valuable work of SAYFC. It is an ambitious event designed to challenge our members to put on a show like no other. Naturally they have been rehearsing hard and in front of anyone who’ll listen including their herds, flocks and crops! It will be an incredible event and one which will mark our 75th

anniversary in true fan fayre.” Müller Wiseman Dairies Sales and Marketing Director, Sandy Wilkie, said: “We are delighted to back SAYFC as the support on offer for their members is crucial in producing the next generation of confident agri-business leaders and players. It’s great to see that so many talented members will be performing on the night and showcasing their skills outside the workplace.” Mb\d^ml _hk ma^ ^o^gm Zk^ ZoZbeZ[e^ _khf ppp'lZr_\' hk` hk _khf ma^ Rhng` ?Zkf^kl <^gmk^ ]nkbg` Ma^ KhrZe Ab`aeZg] Lahp' {*. Z]neml%{*)\hg\^llbhgl

Better Goat Welfare and No Kidding! SRUC researchers are investigating how the experiences of pregnant goats can affect their offspring later in life. The study is part of a European project aimed at informing livestock farmers around the world how good welfare can have positive benefits for their animals and their businesses. A team led by SRUC animal welfare researcher Dr Emma Baxter is studying 80 kids in a dairy goat herd near Edinburgh. The aim is to find out whether the kids born to nannies handled in different ways during the sensitive middle stage of their pregnancies - when the kids’ brains were developing – learn and react to stress in different ways. All the experiences of the pregnant goats reflected what can commonly happen in real farm settings around the world. ‘Positive’ handling involved the researchers interacting with the goats at routine rather than random times, avoiding eye contact with them, speaking in quiet voices and making slow, controlled movements. ‘Negative’ handling included interaction at 78

random times, looking the goats in the eyes, speaking in louder voices and swifter, unpredictable movements. Dr Baxter explained: ”We expect to find that the kids born to ‘positively’ handled nannies develop more quickly and are less fearful than those born to ‘negatively’ handled mothers. If that is the case, our findings will be used to help inform goat farmers about the best ways to care for their herds if they want the healthiest and most productive animals.” “We already know from previous research at SRUC and elsewhere that the way pigs and sheep are handled can influence both their welfare and the welfare and development of their offspring. The goats experienced such handling for 10 minutes twice a day for 35 days during the middle part of pregnancy. For the remainder of pregnancy the goats were left alone apart from normal husbandry procedures. There are 90,000 goats milked in the UK, around 30,000 of which are kept by professional goat milk

producers. The liquid goat milk market in the UK is worth £17.9m per annum. The project is part of the SRUC-coordinated AWIN project which involves 10 partner institutions across nine

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European countries developing welfare assessment protocols for sheep, goats, horses, donkeys and turkeys. The findings of the SRUC goat research will be available next year.


FUTUREfarmer Applications open for 2013/14 Moredun Scholarship The scholarship scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for individuals to pursue a short term project to broaden their education and experience in areas relating to livestock health and welfare and the agricultural industry. Up to three scholarship awards of £1,000 each will be made in 2013/14. Projects are open to individuals over the age of 18 living in the UK and may involve work experience, travel, or collaborations with science or the arts. The Moredun Foundation is a registered charity established by farmers in 1920 and governs the work of the internationally recognized Moredun Research Institute near Edinburgh. It is hoped that these Scholarships will support and encourage innovative and diverse projects and contribute to Moredun’s mission to improve the health and welfare of livestock.

Ian Duncan Millar, Chairman of The Moredun Foundation, is delighted by the quality of the scholarship projects that the Moredun Foundation has supported so far. He commented, “These scholarships are a great way for those in the livestock industry to pursue a short term project or further develop their own knowledge of livestock health. Recipients of this award to date have carried out some fantastic diverse projects with have broaden the horizons of the individual involved, while adding useful knowledge to the promotion of livestock health and welfare” The closing date for applications for a 2013/14 Moredun Foundation Scholarship is Wednesday 31 July 2013. Successful applicants will be notification in writing by Friday 30 August 2013 and projects need to be completed by Friday 29 August 2014.

SAYFC strengthens business structure with new communications and rural affairs manager appointment Member led youth farming organisation, Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC), has appointed Rebecca Dawes as its first Communications and Rural Affairs Manager. Rebecca (25) will be responsible for managing the dissemination of information to members via mediums such as the SAYFC website and social media. She will also be focused on forging long-term relationships with organisations

such as the NFUS, Scottish Government, QMS and RHET.

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Life on the island which inspired the children’s’ series Balamory, is not all storybook stuff. So what’s the story? Sitting out in a rare sunny day in South West Scotland, I reflect on how farmers worldwide always start a conversation with the weather and finish it over a good malt! Recently, I was fortunate to be working with a group of farmers, who were visiting the west coast island of Mull. We were introduced to Island life by the people who live and work there; not their assistants or managers but the estate and farm owners who happily spent their precious time telling us about life on their Island. There is no room for hierarchy on an Island. Everyone has to do their bit, as demonstrated by Sir Lachlan McLean as he showed us around his home at Duart Castle, recounting the times the Queen visited on Britannia, while he organised our lunch and served in the gift shop! The beautiful Glengorm Estate, where owner Tom Nelson walked with us for miles to see the Highland cattle fold, before joining us for dinner made entirely from things grown on the estate and enthusiastically

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/,)(67</( The sporran tradition

Redshank traditional kiltmakers offer a unique, bespoke and unrivalled service if you want a truly Scottish heirloom kilt. They source 100% wool and silk fabrics from Scotland’s finest weavers and commission kiltpins, belts and sporrans from Scottish craft businesses to make sure that your kilt makes you feel special, knowing that you look good, whether you need to be formal or casual. As an independent kiltmaker, Redshank can buy from all the Scottish weavers and have access to a wide range of tartans or they can have a rare tartan woven or can design a tartan or tweed specially for

you. Recent customers include the Clan Claus Society (world headquarters in Ohio) with their Claus of the North Pole tartan. It’s red, green, white and gold and Clan Claus members wore kilts in the tartan at this year’s convention in Santa Claus, Indiana. Redshank have also designed tweeds and tartans for a wide range of customers ranging from The Isle of Eriska Hotel in Argyll to the Big Sur Vineyard in California. With an extensive stock of tweeds including Harris Tweed, they also make field coats, shooting jackets, breeks, plus 4s, coats, skirts.

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Double Breasted Nautical Reefer Style Jacket

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Hunter Foldable Wellies

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upper middle back, in merino wool rich mix. Extremely elegant, a truly chic French style jacket that will last for years to come and will never be out of fashion. Length: 68 cm, 26.8 inches.

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From The Welly Shop, you can enjoy the classic Hunter Original while you roam. This boot can be quickly rolled up and folded away! So if you are out and about on a picnic or with your trusty gundogs, these wellies are just stylishly perfect. They come in a range of different colours and designs too. Perfect for a muddy day! www.thewellyshop.co.uk


/,)(67</( @home Contemporary wood burning cookers from Ludlow Stoves Ltd No longer do you have to choose between a contemporary kitchen and cooking on wood. Our beautiful Italian cookers are sleek, stylish and practical. De Manincor are an Italian company that has been making woodburning stoves since 1828 - few wood stove manufacturers can claim anything like that sort of heritage. De Manincor’s woodburning cookers are very well made with good attention to detail and, at the same time, are distinctive and original. In addition to the quality of construction and the obvious wealth of experience which has gone into the wood cooker stoves, there is also an obvious passion and a fresh, energetic, yet practical approach to design. The de Manincor family has been creating stoves and cooking hobs for domestic

use since 1828, with a passion unabated. Reliable, durable, powerful and safe, the company’s wide array of stoves and cooking ranges are designed to satisfy the customer who wants something special: a quality product, crafted from the finest materials, a versatile stove that offers premier performance, while being energy-efficient. De Manincor also have an eye on practicality as well as aesthetics - many wood cooker stove models can be combined with matching gas cookers to give a stunning all in one cooking solution. In the colder months, it is more practical to use solid fuel cooking. The integrated gas rings and an electric fan oven can be used in the summer or even for back up. A one-of-a-kind is the objective when de Manincor produce an island range.

A Coronation Cushion Fit For A Queen

Whether gas or wood-burning, the range is crafted to the customer’s specifications. The flue ducting, for example, can be made to fit perfectly into the chimney. Crafted from a single piece of sheet of 18/10 stainless

steel, the work-top and hob are perfectly seamless. The Monoblocco 1800 Classica Modelarte with 5 gas burners, fan assisted oven with a combination wood burning oven and hob. £8982

Jan Constantine, who is renowned for her striking and patriotic hand-embroidered textiles, has created this beautiful Coronation Cushion, fit for a Queen, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation. Embellished with the Lion and the Unicorn, the Queen’s Insignia, and Jan’s ubiquitous red heart, the cushion is

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/,)(67</( @home High-End Summer Brights, from Camerich

The first rays of summer sunshine are finally starting to appear, brightening up our previously grey and cold surroundings. Bring some summer colour into your home with Camerich’s range

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Circular Table With Lion Supports from Haddonstone

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Launch of Colourful Graphic Wallpaper Collection Parris Wakefield Additions launch their first wallpaper collection which includes five striking and colourful designs. Wallpaper is making a big impact on interior design at the moment and this collection is designed to make a big statement. These wallpapers merge crisp transparencies with graphic kaleidoscopes, feeling both painterly and digital, the patterns are unique with broad, modern appeal. They are digitally printed in Britain and co-ordinate with 96

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the rest of the Parris Wakefield Additions range of cushions, lampshades and fabrics. Additions is a range of contemporary interiors products by UK designers Howard Wakefield and Sarah Parris. Designer Sarah Parris said “We are huge lovers of colour and all our designs are inspired by the colour palettes we see around us; from nature, to art and fashion. We are proud that all our cushions, fabrics and wallpapers are manufactured in Britain.”


Another annual award for Subaru dealership, S&S sevices

Achieving Subaru UKs dealer of the year status continuously from 2007, S & S Services are your number one for Subaru, Isuzu and the newly acquired Great Wall franchise. One of the longest serving Subaru dealers in the UK, S & S Services are a family run business aiming to meet each customers individual needs. Located in Heathfield road Ayr, we are very easy to find and with a large stock of new Subaru and Isuzu cars at competitive prices and a extensive amount of used vehicles in stock. Selling and maintaining cars the length and breadth of Britain you will always get a great deal at S & S Services. Isuzu UK has announced that, from the 1st July 2013, the towing capacity of the award

winning Isuzu D-Max will be increased by 500 kg – adding to its already impressive list of credentials. The increase has come as a response to customer feedback and to satisfy those who were demanding extra capacity. All 4x4 models of the Isuzu D-Max will be able to tow a maximum braked load of 3.5 tonnes, with the new certification applying to all Isuzu D-Max pick-ups (excluding 4x2 Single Cab) registered in the UK from the 1st July 2013. With confirmation of the new certification to tow 3.5 tonnes, the Isuzu D-Max becomes the most capable pick-up in the segment. Call the S & S Services Sales Team now to discuss your next purchase 01292 880080

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The new Jaguar XF Saloon

The 2014 Jaguar XF Saloon and Sportbrake with Jaguar’s ECO2 powertrain represent a compelling combination of elegance and real-world efficiency, helping to reduce the tax burdens on drivers and fleet managers alike while still retaining the luxury and refinement already associated with the XF range. The 2.2-litre four-cylinder ECO2 engine is offered in combination with Jaguar’s Intelligent Stop-Start system and an eight-speed gearbox, enabling the MY14 XF to deliver the performance

and driver appeal expected of a Jaguar along with reduced emissions and greatly improved fuel consumption. Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK said: “The 2014 XF with this revised engine calibration opens up the unique Jaguar ownership experience to a whole new segment. Cost-conscious drivers, business users and fleet managers will be able to enjoy the refinement, luxury and seductive design of a Jaguar while benefiting from its low emissions and high fuel efficiency.”

a high and commanding driving position; generous interior space and cargo capacity; exterior dimensions that are easily steered through city streets; and ease of entry and exit for adults and children. High ground clearance and All-Wheel Drive enable the all-terrain capabilities that Forester is rightly renowned for.

Subaru engineers have been able to noticeably increase the size of the cabin in the new Forester by expanding the wheelbase and widening the vehicle’s body, while cargo capacity in the new model has also been increased, continuing the Forester tradition for maximum practicality.

Subaru’s all new Forester SUV The new Subaru Forester which went on sale UK this May, is the fourth-generation of the SUV and is expected to quickly become the Japanese brand’s most popular model. Last year, the Forester accounted for 170,000 sales globally – 27% of Subaru’s total sales – with 15,000 sold in Europe.

Since the Forester was introduced in 1997, European sales in the SUV-C segment have increased eightfold. More now than ever, the new Forester has the ease of use and practicality that appeals to customers looking for this type of vehicle. Shaped around SUV buyers’ top priorities, the Forester offers

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3DJH7XUQHU·V David Hannon Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have appointed a new Head of Agribusiness to work with farming customers across the UK. David Hannon. Based in the agricultural area of Cumbria, David will combine his new national role with his existing responsibilities as Head of Clydesdale Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business and Private Banking Centre in Carlisle, covering Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and The Scottish Borders. Professor Andy Peters Professor Andy Peters has been appointed Professor of International Development and Assistant Principal International at Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rural College. This new post will lead SRUCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international strategy, which is aimed at growing research, education and consulting activity and influence internationally, based on existing collaborations in over 55 countries. Professor Peters will take up his post in September. Jason Webb Taking on the mantle of Parts Sales and Marketing Manager for Same DeutzFahr is Jason Webb who will head up a team of three to expand and grow what is already a successful business for the company. Jason will be based at SDFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UK headquarters at Barby, Warwickshire although he says he will also be visiting dealers throughout the UK and Ireland. William Millership William Millership has been appointed as Communications Developer at The Royal Highland and Education Trust. The 23 year old geography graduate joined the charity on April 29th 2013 and will be responsible for press and digital communication.

John Franklin The new chairman of British Goose Producers is John Franklin who has been rearing geese for Christmas on his farm in Bedfordshire for the past 25 years. He succeeds Eddie Hegarty, of Norfolk Geese, who has been chairman for the past three years.

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