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AGRISCOT 2012 PREVIEW PLOUGHS • ENERGY NOW EXPO FLAVOUR OF SCOTLAND IHDWXULQJ THE EXTRAORDINARY SAUSAGE Co Diary Article “DROVERS TALES” 3OXVWZRQHZFROXPQLVWVWRWKHPDJD]LQH $OVRRXUUHJXODUVHFWLRQV ARABLE • POTATOES • LIVESTOCK • MACHINERY FINANCE • FUTURE FARMER • GADGETS RENEWABLE ENERGY • LIFESTYLE


Supporting and growing our local Farm Shows

Local farm shows play an important social and economic role in our rural communities. They bring the general public into touch with the farming people, which is fine, but a lot more needs to be done. Farm shows need to develop more exciting ways to create their own platform to promote not only machinery, products and services within the industry, but to sell the concept of fantastic local produce to the public. I’m afraid burger vans, palm readers, double glazing salesmen and cheap candy sweet stalls do not do it for me! When we have local Farmers Markets with limited space, are we missing a trick here? Farming is all about food at the end of the day, and it is the general public who we need to buy into the concept of ‘local is best’. To organisers – time to get creative, create a ‘festival’ feel to your local show. I want to visit a show where I can experience the very best in locally farmed produce – the whole reason for farming in the first place. Create a ‘buzz”, that will bring more of the public and from within the industry – and maybe even get you more stand too? Time to think out of the box! Anyway, that’s my thought after this summer of visiting a few such events around the country. There is so much out there you know? Athole

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Athole Murray Fleming E-mail: mail@farmingscotlandmagazine.com Email: athole@atholedesign.com ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Athole Murray Fleming Tel. 01738 639747 ADVERTISING MANAGER Barry Tweed Tel. 01738 550090 Email: barry@farmingscotlandmagazine.com PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Christina Fleming Email: christina@atholedesign.com

October 2012

Main Features Agriscot 2012 Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-43 Ploughs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-25 Energy Now Expo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Drovers Tales The working diary of Ken Headspeath at Borland Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Flavour of Scotland Featuring The Extraordinary Sausage Co . . . . . . 10-11 Homegrown Our editor and terrible gardener at it again! . . . 18-19

Columns In my View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Crofting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Let’s Cook Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Scottish Wine Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Scottish Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Farming for the Climate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Anything but Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 The Vet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Money Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 NFU of Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 People on the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Book Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

NEWS SECTIONS Arable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 Renewable Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-24 Gadgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-46 Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-51 Future Farmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-62 Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-65

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PLOUGHS

EIGHT BRANDS OF PLOUGH ‘Cutting edge’ models on the market today

Overum in action

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Overum Overum have been manufacturing ploughs since 1850, and have remained at the forefront of ploughing technology ever since. Having been purchased by Kongskilde in 1998 the company has a current line-up of ploughs from 2 to 10 furrows, designed to cope with some of the most demanding global markets and soil conditions. Available in fully mounted versions up to 6 furrows, with semi-mounted models covering 6 to 8 furrows, and then wagon ploughs from 6 to 10 furrows. ‘Plough sales have steadily increased over the past 6 or 7 years and now represent a substantial proportion of our annual turnover’ comments Kongskilde UK Sales Manager James Garrod. ‘In general we find that the majority of demonstrations result in a sale, with operators seriously impressed by the low draft requirement, low fuel usage and low running costs of the Overum plough. Whilst the bulk of our sales are in the 4 to 6 furrow fully mounted bracket, our range of semi-mounted models has seen a recent surge in sales.’ Overum are one of the few manufacturers to offer frontmounted ploughs, and these have attracted plenty of attention at Shows and working events over recent years. Whilst it’s not everybody’s cup of tea, the front plough can offer farmers a

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substantial increase in capacity when used with a 5 or 6 furrow plough on the back, without necessarily having to change to a higher horsepower tractor. Rabe The Rabe Albatros was known in the UK as the ‘Raven’ range of Rabe ploughs. The new name is now used worldwide for this particular range in the Rabe product line up, with previous years each country having their own name for the range. The Albatros and Super Albatros are the fully mounted ploughs available from Rabe. The Albatros 120 range is available from 3 – 6 furrows in shear bolt format and 3 – 5 furrows in hydraulic auto reset. The Super Albatros is available from 4 – 6 furrows in both shear bolt and hydraulic auto reset. The Albatros range is standard with manual ‘bolt’ adjustment width or can be offered with full hydraulic variable width. A large variety of mouldboards and skimmers are available from full bodies to slatted bodies, the slatted body is the most popular in the Rabe range. There are different types of wearing metal available from ‘Plasmabid’ hard coating or the ‘Rabedur’ hardening to a standard bolt on point. There is also a large range of optional equipment such as hydraulic alignment, hydraulic front furrow, rear discs, varying wheels and press arms.


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Rabe plough

The hydraulic auto reset system works through an oil filled accumulator and each furrow has its own accumulator to maintain a constant pressure and a fast acting ‘break back’ system, allowing a true auto reset plough to work quickly and efficiently on the move. The hydraulic variable width has robust replaceable bushes and bearings and easily greased for along life. Kuhn New to Kuhn’s semi-mounted reversible plough range is the single wheel Multi-Leader, positioned as a high output machine for medium to high

power tractors. Available in 6, 7 and 8 furrow formats, the Multi-Leader covers the 135 – 300 hp tractor power range, and – with a 110 degree turning radius – has great manoeuvrability on headlands. All models are available with multiple working widths (35, 40, 45 and 50 cm per body). The Z-frame design means there is very little wheel overhang during work at field edges and also allows the potential to fit wide tyres of up to 1200mm diameter, thereby offering good carrying capacity. The Multi-Leader has a large offset range, with the adjustment made by sliding the

Kuhn Multi Leader

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PLOUGHS Timer, Manager, Vari-Manager and Challenger models, suitable for tractors from 80 to 420 hp, with the Challenger available at up to 12 bodies. Kuhn’s fully mounted reversible plough range includes the Multi-Master and Vari-Master models, suitable for tractors from 60 to 280 hp, from 3 to 7 bodies.

Gregoire Besson

drawbar to change the wheel spacing between 1.15m and 1.6m. Working depth adjustment is set simply by using spacers on the lift cylinder at the wheel. Underbeam clearance is 80cm and point-topoint clearance 102cm.

All models of the MultiLeader are available with a choice of either Traction Bolt (T) or Non-Stop Hydraulic (NSH) safety system. The Multi-Leader extends a semi-mounted plough range that already includes the Vari-

Gregoire Besson Gregoire Besson UK has unveiled Designed with user comfort, robustness and ploughing quality in mind, it is suitable for 180 – 280hp tractors and available in 4 or 5 furrows. The R6 features an offset, curved leg, making it easier to pull, less wearing on metal parts and more fuel efficient. The 140

x 140mm frame features a suspended headstock to absorb the shock load from the three point linkage on headland manoeuvres. It also provides even weight distribution and allows for a smoother ride on field and headland. The new model includes in-cab electronic controls to hydraulically adjust the depth and inclination for ease of use. A transport lock and variable front furrow width from 12 to 20 inches can also be engaged to adapt to all conditions. Rob Immink, MD of Gregoire Besson UK comments “The R6 provides excellent ploughing results in a range of soil conditions due to its versatility and ease of use. The patented double wheel system is able to

WILKS BROTHERS

Agricultural Machinery Dealers

New Overum Ploughs

Main dealers in Perthshire for RABE ploughs

Reversible fully mounted plough, hydraulic auto-reset The Xcelsior DX-series consists of fully mounted reversible ploughs intended for big tractors and heavy duty ploughing. Modern clean design and quality manufacture are the main characteristics for the Xcelsior DX ploughs. The frame of the DX is a sturdy U-profile and the frame is built to a wedge form with increasing width as the forces increase forward in the plough. Today’s price for a new 5 furrow DX - £16,950.00 or new 4 furrow CX - £13,650.00

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Reco Ovlac

plough out wheel marks, allowing for a closer plough to hedges, whilst making it quick and easy to change from road to work.â&#x20AC;? Reco Reco Ovlac ploughs are available in four variants, with

shearbolt or leaf-spring autoreset protection, and with manual or hydraulicallyvariable (12-20in) furrow width adjustment. Standard mouldboards will be longbodied No. 56 units, suited to wide-tyred tractors ploughing at 6-12in deep, while

alternatives include No. 16 bodies for working with tractors on narrower tyres, No. 18 units for deeper work down to 14in, and slatted mouldboards, which feature conical bolts to prevent bolt head wear and consequent loss of parts. Standard mouldboards have double stays for added strength. Special peelable paint eliminates the need to spend time cleaning off and shining up mouldboards upon delivery of a new plough to the farm. Standard spec includes rear disc coulters, while landside extensions can be fitted to the ploughsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rear furrows to maintain consistent furrow width in difficult soils. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We already have a good

deal of plough knowledge at RECO, both from having formerly been an im- porter for Huard, and within our staff, among whom a number of our sales and service employees are very knowledgeable on ploughs from working with other companies,â&#x20AC;? says Mr Walls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farmers who want to see RECO Ovlac ploughs in action to judge for themselves will be able to catch up with our full demonstration programme this autumn. Lemken The Juwel plough range was first seen at Agritechnica 2009, and launched at Tillage Scotland in 2010. The first retailed machines entered the UK later that year. Since its

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PĂśttinger Servo 35S 5F Nova Lemken Juwell Hydromatic

introduction, the new plough range has become a popular choice for Scottish customers. Juwel is a mounted plough range initially running alongside the Opal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; series ploughs. Juwel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; is available

in 3 to 7 furrows, with shearbolt or auto-reset stone protection, and with mechanical or hydraulic furrow width adjustment. It retains many of the proven features of the Opal series, together with

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a number of important new ones. HydroMatic auto-reset is a major benefit to Scottish growers due the high level of stone in the soil, and it is this feature which has been most appreciated. This new system, first seen on the VariTansanit, provides 38cm upward and 20cm sideways movement of the bodies. Pivoting is via a square block to ensure the body remains firmly fitted to the plough when moving. DuraMaxx bodies are fitted as standard to the Juwel range. Made of extra hard steel, they have been proven to offer up to 50% increased life, compared to standard plough bodies. Operationally, the DuraMaxx bodies mean less time changing parts. They will need to be replaced less often, and when they do need changing the process takes 80% less time to do, as the parts clip on and off without the need for any tools. PĂśttinger PĂśttinger a name more readily associated with grassland equipment has been a plough manufacturer for 37 years, having acquired the German

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plough manufacturer Landsberg am Lech in 1975. The Landsberg name is synonymous across continental Europe with a high quality robust plough that could handle large amounts of post harvest trash with ease. Today the PĂśttinger Servo plough range is manufactured at the companies Grieskirchen, Austrian headquarters. The Landsberg factory now houses the companies steel hardening facility allowing PĂśttinger to produce its own plough wearing parts ensuring operating costs are kept competitive. The Servo range encompasses models from 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 furrows with fully mounted and semi mounted models available. All larger mounted Servo models on offer in the UK feature unique inner beam strengthening supports. These supports are hidden from view but allow the plough beam to tolerate high loads and forces without the need for external strengthening gussets being welded to the beam. These strengthening struts are bolted in place and are not subject to fatigue as often found with welded joints.


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Lemken Juwell Hydromatic

Kverneland Following 2010’s introduction of the Variomat 150B lightweight reversible plough series, this season sees the development of an auto-reset version for stony soils, called the 150S.

A lightweight, fully mounted reversible plough, the 150S is available in three- and fourfurrow builds, offering a low lift requirement and being easy to pull, intended for tractors up to 150hp.

“Based on the lightweight concept of the 150B, our new 150S version will be just as easy to handle and should prove to be an economical machine to run but with the addition of our proven autoreset system,” says Kverneland product specialist Adam Burt. Similarly, the plough doesn’t need vast amounts of horsepower to be handled, nor lifted. Typically, the 150S is suitable for tractors up to a maximum of 150hp. The plough frame includes a new headstock design and a parallelogram linkage with a new turnbuckle for easy front furrow width adjustment and optimum plough alignment.

As an option, the plough can be fitted with hydraulic front furrow adjustment. The 150S also has the ability to vary furrow widths, manually, from 30cm to 50cm (12in to 20in) in 5cm intervals. Adjustment is achieved by repositioning a bolt in each leg assembly, which makes a significant contribution to maintaining a low lift requirement. Like the shearbolt-equipped 150B, the S version uses an allnew frame design measuring 100x150mm, with 70/75cm underbeam clearance and 85/100cm interbody clearance for optimum performance in various soil and surface conditions.

DEALERS KEY (Participating Dealers in this feature) GREGOIRE-BESSON Norman F. Ogg Kirriemuir : 01575 540234 KUHN Ravenhill www.ravenhill.co.uk Aberdeen : 01224 772577 Dingwall : 01349 863555 Elgin : 01343 541121 Maud : 01771 613246 Turriff : 01888 563561 KVERNELAND J&W Tait Ltd www.jandwtaitltd.co.uk Kirkwall, Orkney : 01856 873003 W & A Geddes Wick : 01955 602207 Brora : 01408 621220

LEMKEN Gordons Engineering www.jgordon.co.uk Castle Douglas : 01556 502338 Whauphill : 01988 840201 Castle Kennedy : 01776 702160 Dumfries : 01387 261024 Strathaven : 01357 522234 Berryhill : 01560 324400 OVERUM Agricar www.agricar.co.uk Forfar : 01307 462281 Perth : 01738 583249 Laurencekirk : 01561 378888 Dundonald : 01563 851900 Doune : 01786 842921 MLM Engineering www.mlmengineering.co.uk

Orphir, Orkney : 01856 811282 Murphy Machinery www.maurphyagricultural. co.uk Peterhead : 01779 821544 POTTINGER Kelso & Lothian Harvesters www.kelsoharvester.co.uk Kelso : 01573 470393 Haddington : 01620 825738 RABE George Colliar www.georgecolliar.com Kinross : 01577 863173

RECO Ancroft Tractors www.ancroft-tractors.co.uk Berwick upon Tweed : 01289 331904 Kelso : 01573 225213 Macmerry : 01875 617323 DKR Agricultural Services www.jd-dealer.co.uk/dkagri Biggar : 01899 220897 MLM Engineering www.mlmengineering.co.uk Orphir, Orkney : 01856 811282

Wilks Brothers Murthly : 01738 710381

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9imY?Yj\]faf_ ^gjl`]Z]_aff]j ;r :mahe^FnkkZr?e^fbg` In[ebla^kh_?Zkfbg`L\hmeZg]FZ`Zsbg^Zg] phklm`Zk]^g^kbgma^phke] Came back from a ten-day break in Brugge recently (where it rained every single day) to find that the rain here had never stopped paying our garden a daily visitation. Ah the legendary Scottish summer, ye can’t beat it! So high is the water table underfoot, my back garden has been sodden for almost a full year now. The flowers have been confused and waiting and waiting for the heat in the earth to rise – when it finally did, they went for it, but in doing so, they must have tired themselves out, the poor wee

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souls. They all look a little bedraggled and somewhat frayed at the edges already. Just like me really!! Anyway, all this leads up to the fact that I have still not created my main raised-bed area for potatoes, carrots, onions and salad greens. The ground has simple been far too wet. I also plan to cut down our apple tree which we have had for ten years now without any fruit to show for it. Here, I intend to place a tall greenhouse. In the meantime – the update.

Runner beans Well. My old gate climbing frame has at last come to life, although one side has faired better than the other due to the angle of the ground and the rain water. My main pyramid however, is now doing really well with a great show of flowers, so hopefully I should soon get my beans for the table. Rhubarb corner We have a small pyramid of beans here too, they have been very slow and rather water damaged, but a few are growing. As for the rhubarb this

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My gate climbing frame

year? It was all about being big in the leaf but thin on the stalk – and rather green, so I guess the water has played its part here


The white stuff giving me little toms with split skins – what is that about? – will have to investigate. One of my plans is to hopefully place a tall greenhouse for more tomatoes, where the apple tree is just now for next year.

Runner bean pyramid

Garlic Plonked in a few bulb segments a while back into one of my large pots. They seem to be growing away quite the thing, so I should get something back from them. It ain’t rocket – science growing garlic, but it all goes into the kitchen.

Pink tattie sucess Rhubarb corner

too. Anyway, we managed to lift it last week, so we will get a couple of Rhubarb Crumbles this winter!!

Pea and pepper boxes

Potted Peas and Peppers Well, they are growing! The planters seem to be doing okay, but in flower at the moment, so not sure what I will get out of these yet. Tomatoes I have got two plant types in the house, one small fruit, the other larger. We are getting there at last. A lot of green fruit right now on the larger one while the small one has been

Potatoes As I said earlier, I had hoped to dig out my main raised bed for potatoes etc. But the weather has put me off for now at least. So I plonked in some pretty pink seed potatoes into a large pot, and lo and behold – a success!! I have got some potatoes, amazing!!! Well, for me, that is amazing. I still have a couple of plants to pull out, and I have just put in a few more to hopefully give me another crop soon too. My wee success tasted great and looked the part – pretty wee things they were. So, that’s it for now, hope to show more successes, new additions and plans in the next issue in November. See you then. Oh and I am learning – slowly!

Green tomatoes

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Glenkilrie Farm, owned by David and Morag Houstoun, is an upland beef and sheep farm extending to 1,000 hectares at the foot of Glenshee in Perthshire. The farm has 27 ha of woodlands, 770 ha rough grazing and the remainder is in-bye. The business carries 140 suckler cows, split half spring and half autumn calving with calves sold as stores and 1000 ewes divided into two flocks, one blackfaced and one crossbred with all lambs sold finished. Working with SAC and acting as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Climate Change Focus Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as part of the Farming for a Better Climate initiative, meant that the farm was looking to reduce carbon emissions. From an early stage we realised the best way of achieving this was by improving the physical performance of the business. The first area tackled was the cattle enterprise and whilst no major changes were made, some practical steps that would help Glenkilrie move towards a lower carbon footprint were considered: Maximise daily liveweight gains Minimise losses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; implement a stringent animal health plan Maximise fertility â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cull any barren cows and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carry passengers

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Calve heifers for the first time at two years of age rather than three Creep feed calves before weaning to reduce the weaning check Reduce winter feeding of cows by utilising body condition throughout winter i.e utilise body condition gained at grass Match feed quality to animal requirements â&#x20AC;&#x201C; high quality forage to beef cattle, lower quality forage to dry cows Run the system which is most suitable to your farm; if your farm is most suitable to store calve production then donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to finish cattle Use genetic selection (EBVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) to maximise productivity and reduce calving difficulties etc. To date, the biggest change in livestock management made on Glenkilrie was to begin calving heifers for the first time by the age of two years old rather than two and a half or three. The first batch of heifers have been calved this year at two years old which has been a success. We will monitor the effect this has on the carbon footprint but the extra concentrates fed to push the heifers to meet the target liveweight before bulling will be offset by the reduction in time taken for these animals to become productive. For more information about Glenkilrie and the other Climate Change Focus Farms see www. farmingforabetterclimate.org 21


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Getting the right developer to put the right turbine in the right place with the right deal attached to it is not easy. If as a landowner you are not developing the site yourself then picking the right developer is essential. Can your developer get a consent? Planning stats for the period Jan 2010 to June 2012 suggest that, depending on turbine size and the local authority you are dealing with your turbine development will stands around a 34% chance of succeeding. Changes in the planning system are proposed but are unlikely to quickly improve these odds. Is your developer offering the best turbine for your site? Turbine development is constant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Scotland has one of the worlds best test sites for new turbines at Myresmill, Eaglesham operated by tuvNEL where new designs are tested from around the world in a true operating environment. Often the determining factor as to turbine choice can be the provider of finance to the project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many lenders to the market will lend only if specific turbines are used. Does your developer have good data on your site? The MET office â&#x20AC;&#x201C; yes the weather men â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have an excellent product that estimates wind speeds with a good degree of accuracy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the product is accepted by and increasingly specified by

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$*5,*$'*(76 Headland turning at the press of a button The benefits of GPS based automatic steering systems in terms of greater accuracy and output, allied to input and operational cost saving, have resulted in a rapid increase in uptake and use of automated guidance systems over the past couple of years. From the introduction of a feeler based guidance system for maize harvesting in 1977, through to the development of Laserpilot for combines, and more recently the introduction of both digital and GPS based steering systems, Claas has long led the way in the development of automated steering systems. To provide greater operational efficiency and accuracy, Claas has now developed a new automatic headland turning function, Auto Turn, for the Claas GPS Pilot S3 guidance system. The new AutoTurn function enables the whole headland turning operation to be carriedout automatically at the press of a button, leaving the operator free to concentrate on implement settings, etc.. Auto Turn ensures

that not only is the tractor and implement perfectly lined-up for the next pass up the field, but that headland turns are conducted quicker, especially at night. In addition to turning straight back in adjacent to the previous pass, Auto Turn also provides the operator with the option to enter how many bouts they would like to skip, and will show how wide a headland will be required for the turn. To complete the setup, the operator simply has to select which way the tractor is to turn, after which the turning manoeuvre is simply activated at the press of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Goâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; button. The new Auto Turn function is available as an option on all current versions of the Claas GPS Pilot S3 guidance system, which have been available for the last 18 months, and can be activated on any terminal bought over that time. Auto Turn can be used in conjunction with any brand of tractor, but however is not suitable for use with combines or the Claas Xerion.

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FUTUREfarmer Sarah forges another bit of farriery history Highland farrier Sarah Logie has forged her own piece of history by becoming only the third woman in more than 650 years to join the elite of the ancient, male-dominated craft. The 29 year old, who is based at Kirkhill in Invernessshire, has hammered out a double for Oatridge College in West Lothian where she trained, by passing strenuous exams

to become an Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. She joins Glasgow-born Sarah Mary Brown (29) who achieved the qualification last year. They are the only women in the UK currently entitled to put the initials AWCF after their names. The only other female Associate retired several years ago. There are more than 200 men on the list.

Sarah Logie says she might have achieved her ambition to join the elite “Associates” last year, but health problems got in the way. Despite the delay she is delighted with the outcome: “I was really pleased with my results as I gained a Distinction. The theory part went really well again.” Associate status means that the two women have demonstrated the knowledge and abilities to work closely with vets in assessing and treating horses with conditions and diseases

which affect they way they move. Their traditional forging skills are also essential to enable them to tailor-make remedial horseshoes for individual animals. Oatridge College currently offers an entry-level City and Guilds Level 2 forgework qualification, developed by the Farriery Training Agency as a compulsory pre-requisite for beginning an apprenticeship with an Approved Training Farrier. ?hk ]^mZbel oblbm3 ppp' hZmkb]`^'Z\'nd

A Winning Scottish Young Farmer Congratulations are in order for the winner of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) ‘Stockman of the Year’ title. John Gilmour of Ayr Young Farmers Club was awarded the prize at this years’ Royal Highland Show. Competition was tough, with the candidates going head to head in livestock judging, demonstrations and interviews. As well as solo success on the day, John is also a member of Ayrshire A team, who successfully battled to joint third place in the group events.

New Young Farmers’ website launched The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) has launched a new website to increase its appeal to a wider public. As well as a significant benefit to members of Young Farmers’ Clubs, the new site - www.nfyfc.org.uk - is designed to encourage more people to understand what happens at Young 52

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The prize was awarded to John by Graeme Crawford, account manager for Elanco in Scotland. “It is great to be able to be involved with events like this that encourage and support young farmers. John is a worthy winner and deserves to be very proud of himself”. Elanco are willing sponsors of the competition and have a strong relationship with the SAYFC in their mission to unite and educate young members of rural communities across Scotland.


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Discover the Inverary Tweed from Redshank The Inveraray Tweed was last woven in Elgin over 130 years ago. Many District Tweeds from this period became lost in later enthusiasms for synthetic fabrics. Few merit revival so much as this rich and distinguished design. In 2003, after considerable research, Redshank Scotland of Inveraray commissioned the yarn with which to bring this vibrant and handsome tweed back to life. Using the original sample and weaver’s rod from 1872, Redshank has collaborated with the Islay Woollen Mill to recreate the pattern and match the quality of the 130-year-old weave. The first piece of Inveraray Tweed in over a century came off the looms at Bridgend on the Isle of Islay in February 2004.

District and estate tweeds may be said to be cousins of clan tartans. While a clan tartan associates an individual with others of the same name no matter where they live, district tweeds identify us with the place in which we work, play, live, love or dream. The age-old tradition of district and estate tweeds was made more formal in the mid 19th Century when Victoria and Albert acquired the Balmoral Estate in 1848 and immediately designed the Balmoral Estate Tweed for their staff. The southern aristocrats who followed their monarch in purchasing shooting estates from impecunious or dissolute Clan Chiefs were disappointed when they were told (rightly or wrongly) that they

were not entitled to wear tartan. They proved eager to follow the royal fashion of dressing their retinues and estate staff in identifiable tweeds. The tweeds worked well for all concerned. Landowners could compare tweeds while lalligagging over the afterdinner syllabub and could enjoy the sight of their retinues lined uniformly along the driveways of their estates. The stalkers and ghillies enjoyed effective waterproofing and camouflage on the hills and the mill owners, as might be expected, made a pretty profit. Ordinary people in the highland, island, rural and upland areas were given suit lengths of quality broadcloth which they could otherwise never have afforded. Today,

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With gas and oil prices rocketing, wood-burning boiler stoves are leading the charge against escalating bills and rising fuel emissions. Not only can they yield up to 30% savings on heating costs but also burn renewable fuel and are CO 2 neutral. We live in an age where there is an increasing concern for the environment and the effect that the burning of fossil fuels is having on our climate. It is a fact that our global fossil fuel reserves are finite and should be used sensibly. The burning of wood on a stove makes great environmental sense for a number of powerful reasons: Wood is one of the few renewable fuels. Growing trees for fuel is a viable and sensible option. Using wood means we are preserving our valuable

fossil fuel reserves for future generations. Trees consume as much, if not more CO2 when they grow as they emit when they burn. So providing there is managed replanting, heating with wood is a positive way to reduce CO2 emissions. This

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the wardrobe department and so her passion for costume and the art of dressing was born. Our bespoke service offers the discerningcustomer, individual attention, an impeccably hand tailored fit, sumptuous and elegant fabrics and the meticulous quality of craftsmanship. Culminating in beautiful clothes that flatter the figure and are extremely comfortable to wear. Only the finest tweed and tartan cloths, woven in small factories the length and breadth of Scotland, are used so that a Blues & Browns garment is truly Tailor Made in Scotland. Designs can be traditional or quirky but the cut is

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Michael Blanche Agricultural specialist Michael Blanche joins Baird Lumsden to bring fresh approach to Scottish farming Baird Lumsden has consolidated its position as one of Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading rural property specialist with the appointment of innovative agricultural expert Michael Blanche as its farm business consultant. Michael, who has a tenancy of a 500 acre livestock farm, will specialise in whole farm reviews with an emphasis on formulating 5 and 10 year targets for farmers and constructing a plan on how to achieve these goals. His analytical expertise will also allow him to advise on government funding, compensation claims and the potential and benefits of alternative land use within and outwith existing schemes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will be devoting my energies to extending the range of that expertise throughout the farming community, whose interest I share and understand through my own involvement in hands-on livestock rearing.â&#x20AC;? Gordon King, senior partner at Baird Lumsden, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome Michael to the Baird Lumsden team. His knowledge of farming and farm business is unrivalled and will be of great benefit to the farming community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has demonstrated his willingness to embrace new ideas with his own farming methods and he will bring an openness and freshness to the Scottish farming industry.â&#x20AC;? Brian Stein Brian Stein, former chief executive of Samworth Brothers, has joined the board of Branston Ltd as a non-executive director. Mr Stein retired from Samworth Brothers at the end of March after a highly successful 17 years with the company. The largest family-owned food manufacturing business in the UK, Samworth Brothers has successfully developed its own well-known brands as well as producing own label convenience food for many of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big retailers. As the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading supplier of potatoes, Branston says the appointment of Mr Stein is a big coup for the company. Branstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairman Guy McCracken said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are delighted that Brian is joining the board of Branston. Brian has an outstanding reputation in the food industry and his knowledge and experience will be of huge benefit to Branston in the future.â&#x20AC;? Branston, which has sites in Scotland, the South West and Lincolnshire, launched its prepared foods division in 2005. Focusing on producing high quality cook-from-fresh products, it has grown to become the category leader for Tesco prepared potatoes. It is continuing to expand, with a range of retail and foodservice customers, and the appointment of Mr Stein is seen as an ideal opportunity to add industry-specific expertise to the board. Crawford MacKay Leading Scottish property and rural management consultants CKD Galbraith today announced the expansion of its Ayr team with the appointment of Crawford MacKay. Crawford, a recent graduate of The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, where he studied for a Masters degree in Rural Estate Management, will undertake a broad spectrum of professional services including valuations, sales and compensation claims and securing funds for clients through the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. At CKD Galbraith he will be working alongside Robert Taylor, a qualified auctioneer and chartered surveyor with more than 20 years experience in both the rural and commercial property sectors. Robert Taylor of CKD Galbraith said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very pleased that Crawford is joining our rural team in Ayr. This appointment marks a significant move to advance the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing rural management services and will help us meet demand.

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