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Hoppers and silos built to order Appropriate storage for feed and grain is imperative and Bentall Rowlands aims to offer a range of hoppers and silos to ensure that. Its galvanised steel storage silos promise good ventilation while also protecting farm materials from pests. The storage systems will also automatically check moisture levels and temperatures. Feed hoppers designed for the storage of granular feed are available in a range of sizes from 2–4m silo diameter and 0.5–4 rings in height. Standard features include G600 galvanised steel, shallow corrugated

sidewall sheets, grade 8.8 spun galvanised fixings and dome headed bolts in the cone. Meanwhile the range of hopper bottom silos start at 3m diameter with 15t of storage up to 10m diameter with 1,700t of storage. The 45 and 60 degree hoppers are standard but other hopper angles are available on request. Silo roof panels, wall sheets and stiffening struts (up to 3mm thick) are sheared and formed from pre-galvanised steel sheets, with a minimum of G600 galvanising, providing outstanding corrosion

resistance. These silos are the optimal solution for quick unloads of large amounts of any granular loose free flowing materials. Silo storage systems are often the most economical solution and are applicable for a range of farm sizes. Bentall Rowlands’ silo ranges are designed, detailed, programmed and manufactured on one site, which means that non-standard silos can be made to client specification. ANSI and Eurocode designs are available. ■ The range of hopper bottom silos is from 3–10m in diameter with 15–1,700t of storage.

Specialist legal advice Strong legal advice is essential in running a successful business given the constantly changing landscape of agricultural law - and this is especially true for those in the pig and poultry sector. The pig and poultry market has seen significant global growth in the past year, says Hewitsons Solicitors, a law firm specialising in legal advice for this sector.

Deborah Sharples, partner at Hewitsons says: “There are many challenges facing pig and poultry producers from difficulty getting planning permission to regulatory compliance and the scrutiny and objections of neighbours. “It is valuable to have relevant and clear legal advice from lawyers who have experience and understanding of livestock businesses. This

engagement and real interest in the industry ensures that the advice is realistic and applicable.” Hewitsons is a Legal Panel member of the NFU and full members of the National Pig Association and was awarded “Top Tier” status by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partner’s legal guides. ■ Deborah Sharples of Hewitsons.

PIG FINISHERS WANTED Your perfect partners in pigs Wayland Farms, a UK Pig Production business, is expanding and requires extra Finishing spaces. We would like to talk to existing Finishers, people wanting to get into the pig industry with buildings to convert or offer various new build options. There’s no harm in talking about our competitive packages.

Speak to Andrew Crosser on:

07721 409 335 01953 880 636 ajc@wfarms.co.uk

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