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Out and About with the FG team Win a tractor with Case IH and Farmers Guide Winning ways

FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND MORE

In next month’s edition there will be the opportunity to win the use of a Case IH Maxxum Multicontroller with front loader for your farm. This exclusive competition, available only through Farmers Guide, will allow one lucky reader six months’ use of this high specification tractor. Entry details for this exciting competition, along with terms and conditions for the loan, will be included in the March edition with handover coverage due to be featured in our May issue. So start thinking of how your farm could benefit from the use of this comfortable, efficient and economical tractor, and be ready to enter as soon as next month’s edition arrives!

Last of the beet This Ropa Euro-Maus 4 cleaner loader is in its fifth season with haulage contractor Stennett’s Transport, based at Ingham, Suffolk, and has proved a huge success since it was bought new, replacing a Euro-Maus 3. The Stennett family farms in Suffolk and operates a large fleet of articulated lorries, most with bulk trailers transporting agricultural produce, animal feeds and fruit across the UK and occasionally into Europe. This season the company has operated independently of British Sugar’s own transport scheme, under direct contract with farmers carting beet into Bury St Edmunds, Wissington

and Cantley factories. “We have transported beet since 1973 and load with the Maus whenever possible as it keeps the lorry fleet moving, reducing loading times to just a few minutes. Downtime is minimal and the quick turnaround is just what we need. It’s very reliable and a marvellous machine,” explained transport manager and director Charlie Stennett.

Some of the last of the season’s beet is loaded in wintry conditions at Ixworth, Suffolk.

Huge congratulations to our Field Focus agronomist Damian McAuley who claimed the title ‘Agronomist of the Year’ at the Food & Farming Industry Awards 2016. Damian works for Indigro Ltd, providing independent agronomic advice for growers across the East Midlands and has been contributing to Farmers Guide’s Field Focus coverage for the past two years. Turn to page 13 of this edition to read about Damian’s considerations for weed control programmes over the coming weeks.

And finally… A man and a woman are sitting beside each other on a flight to New York. The woman sneezes, takes out a tissue and gently wipes her nose and then visibly shudders for about ten seconds. A few minutes later, the woman sneezes again. Once more, she takes a tissue, wipes her nose and then shudders. A few more minutes pass before the woman sneezes and violently shudders again. Curious, the man says, “I can’t help noticing that you keep sneezing and shuddering. Are you OK?” “I’m so sorry if I’m disturbing you,” says the woman. “I’m suffering from a very rare medical condition. Whenever I sneeze, I have an orgasm.” “Are you taking anything for it?” he asks. “Yes,” says the woman. “Pepper.” Do you have a joke to share? A Farmers Guide boot bag will be sent to anyone who gets one published in the magazine. Please send it to: dominic@farmersguide.co.uk. ■

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