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LETâ€™S TALK ????????? -4% How #Glyphosate works for us all The withdrawal of approval for glyphosate would entail serious consequences for farmers and our environment
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NOAH welcomes protection of antibiotics for animals and people Today’s publication of ‘Tackling Drug Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations’, by Lord Jim O’Neill, is a global landmark in the fight to keep antibiotics effective for both animals and people, says NOAH, which represents the UK animal medicines sector.
AH Chief Executive Dawn Howard says: “We endorse the proposal for incentives to develop innovative new treatments and better diagnostics: these must include the veterinary sector, so that animal medicines are available to treat the diseases that vets and farmers encounter. Improving the availability and uptake of vaccines, which is also proposed, can reduce the need for antibiotics. Veterinary surgeons need access to a range of medicines, including antibiotics, in order to treat the conditions and species under their care and support the high standards of animal welfare our society expects. “The Report’s call for improved surveillance will build on work already being undertaken within the different livestock sectors, for example in the UK poultry and pig sectors. Targets to reduce antibiotic use must be based on
an understanding of why and where antibiotics are currently used, and we welcome the Report’s suggestion that careful consideration must be given to how any target setting will be done. Once the facts have been established, resources can then be focussed on areas where change is most needed to reduce any unnecessary use.
colistin,” Dawn Howard says. “Any changes need to be given a realistic timeframe in order that animal welfare is not compromised – something the report itself acknowledges,” she adds.
“It is important to remember that in the UK – and indeed throughout the EU, veterinary antibiotics are only available on veterinary prescription and have been banned as growth promoters since 2006,” she adds.
“We also fully support the Report’s call for a global public awareness campaign of this ‘One Health’ issue involving both human and animal health to improve understanding and compliance. This is a global report for a global problem, with practical recommendations and calls to action, both on the international stage and here in the UK.”
The Report recommends restrictions on certain antibiotics for veterinary use. “NOAH believes that any such decisions must be based on independent regulatory officials’ expert opinions and must follow the agreed regulatory process – such as the recent EMA (European Medicines Agency) reevaluation of the veterinary use of
Dawn Howard concludes: “The UK animal medicines sector looks forward to its role in implementing the Report’s recommendations by being part of the collaboration between UK government and industry, to develop practical proposals so that antibiotics remain effective to protect the health of people and animals into the future.”
Where do cattle come from?
os taurus (European cattle) are descended from the Auroch that lived in Northern Europe. They were domesticated as long ago as the Neolithic age and have been kept as livestock ever since for their meat, milk and hides. Historically there was less distinction between dairy cattle and beef cattle, with the same breeds used for both milk and meat. However, in the developed world today farmers generally keep either beef or dairy cattle. Through generations of selection, dairy breeds such as the Holstein, are bred specifically to produce very high volumes of milk. The calves of dairy and beef cows are likely to have very different lives. Beef cattle are generally slaughtered after one to two years in Europe but they can be up to five years old in the case of extensively reared animals. Female dairy calves are usually reared on for milk production. Dairy cows produce some male calves which are generally less suitable for beef production. Sadly,
in the UK some of these are either shot at birth or could be exported to low welfare veal farms outside the UK. Fortunately the number of calves being exported from England, Scotland and Wales is low currently, but several thousand animals are exported to the continent each year from Northern Ireland. Due to co-operation between Compassion in World Farming, the RSPCA and the industry through the Calf Stakeholder Forum, more male dairy calves are now reared humanely for beef and the number of calves being shot at birth has greatly decreased. There is more work to do - around 55, 000 dairy calves are still shot every year. Beef cattle are often reared outdoors on grass, although many are brought indoors or crowded into feedlots for fattening before slaughter. Even though many cattle in the UK, Ireland and Northern France are fattened on
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grass, many cattle are kept indoors and fattened on a high grain diet across most of Europe. In indoor systems, beef cattle are commonly housed on slatted floors in crowded conditions, which increases aggression and can lead to severe injuries and lameness. There are also specific welfare concerns for dairy cows and calves.
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Three of the most important trace elements for sheep can now be delivered in a single bolus thanks to a new product developed by leading UK bolus technology company, Animax Ltd. Tracesure 3-in-1 Sheep & Lamb is the latest addition to Animax’s range of boluses. The company’s veterinary director, Dr Elizabeth Berry, says the product is not only suitable for maintaining normal health, vitality and fertility of adult sheep and rams but can be used on replacement ewe lambs or ram lambs. “Cobalt, selenium and iodine can be given in this combined bolus which has 185mg of cobalt, 100mg of selenium and 660mg of iodine, higher levels than any other bolus on the market!’’ Dr Berry explains. The need for supplementation because of lack of these elements in the diet can be common and necessary with variables including soil type, level of rainfall, grass varieties, forage type and grassland management. Dr Berry says pregnant and growing sheep have a higher need for these trace elements. “They may not obtain enough from their normal diet,’’ she warns. “Tracesure 3-in-1 Sheep & Lamb contains optimum amounts to cover demands during growth, pregnancy and lactation and will provide these for a period of approximately six months.’’
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Factory farming threatens our health, producing lower quality, less healthy food and encouraging the growth of infectious pathogens. It’s not just farm animals that suffer from factory farming – our health is also put at risk. The provenance of our meat and dairy products can affect their quality and nutritional values. And with their focus on high numbers and confined spaces, factory farms can be the perfect breeding grounds for infectious zoonotic* diseases.
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Some factory farmed products have been shown to be less nutritious. Recent studies1 have shown that meat from intensively farmed animals can have lower levels of beneficial omega-3 and a less favourable ratio of omega-6 to omega-3. An inadequate intake of omega-3 and an unbalanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 have been linked with cardiovascular disease and certain cancers2. A recent Compassion in World Farming report shows that extensively farmed animal products often contain higher levels of antioxidants, iron and lower levels of fat3. The rise of factory farming and ‘cheap’ meat has also led to significant overconsumption problems in many countries around the world; heavy red and processed meat consumption has been linked to a number of serious health-related conditions, including obesity, diabetes and cancer. Heavy red meat consumption can increase the risk of some cancers developing by as much as 43%.
potentially serving as a ‘bridge population’ that could transfer infections from animals to the wider public.
The conditions on a typical factory farm – where animals are forced to live in close proximity to one another in cramped spaces – facilitate the spread of bacterial pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella. These can cause gastroenteritis in humans and, in extreme cases, death.
Fifty years ago, a US farmer who raised pigs or chickens might be exposed to several dozen animals for less than an hour a day. Today’s confinement facility worker is often exposed to thousands of pigs or tens of thousands of chickens for eight or more hours each day.
A large-scale UK survey found that battery-cage farms are six times more likely than non-cage farms to be infected with the strain of salmonella most commonly associated with food poisoning.
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Veterinary Record (2010)5 Animals and workers crammed together Cramming animals together in their hundreds or even thousands creates the perfect conditions for diseases to be transmitted and even to mutate into more dangerous strains (Pew Commission, 20086). Farm workers can play a role too; according to an article in Environmental Health Perspectives (20097), industrial farm workers are a key risk for zoonotic infection as a result of their ‘routine and intensive exposure’ to the farm animals,
Antibiotics overload Antibiotics can form an important part of good animal husbandry, preventing sick animals from suffering. However, there is an extreme overuse of these drugs in many factory farms9. Antibiotics are often fed to factory-farmed animals to offset the disease risks posed by overcrowding – this is carried out regardless of whether the animal is infected or not. In some countries, antibiotics are even used to promote growth**. The rampant use of antibiotics in farm animals may well be harming us, driving the development of drug-resistant bacteria, which can reduce our ability to recover from a wide range of food-borne illnesses and diseases1.
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Government seeks Official TB-Free status
Over half of England could receive Official TB-Free (OTB) Status next year, marking a significant step in the Government’s strategy to eradicate the disease. Ministers say that England is set to apply for OTF status in 2017 - two years ahead of schedule - for the low risk areas of north and east England. If successful, it would be the first time anywhere in England has enjoyed the status, bringing about trade opportunities and reducing TB-testing costs for farmers. “Gaining global recognition that more than half of England is TB-free will be a significant milestone in our longterm plan to eradicate this devastating disease, and will open up new trading opportunities for farmers,” explained environment secretary Andrea Leadsom. “We have much still to do in the worst affected parts of the country, but this
shows that our strategy - combining practical biosecurity measures, a robust cattle movement and testing regime, and badger control in areas where the disease is rife - is right and is working.” Figures published on Friday (16 December) show that more than 10,000 badgers have been culled so far in efforts to prevent the spread of TB. Ministers have described the outcome as a success and are now consulting on plans to extend the cull beyond the planned four years. Other measures announced as part of the government’s 25-years strategy include: Wider use of blood tests alongside the current skin test in the high risk area to provide a more sensitive testing regime in TB affected herds, minimising the risk of leaving infected animals in herds A plan to introduce new, more coherent powers to manage the TB risk in pigs, sheep, goats, deer and camelids, to bring them more in line with cattle controls. This will include new statutory
compensation arrangements for these species More frequent updates to the ibTB online tool which allows farmers to view TB outbreaks close to their farm. From early in 2017 the data will be refreshed every fortnight rather than every month. Commenting, chief veterinary offer Nigel Gibbens said: “This year we have seen that badger control can be delivered successfully on a wider scale. “Further expansion in the coming years, alongside our robust cattle movement and testing regime, will allow us to achieve and maintain long term reductions in the level of TB across the South West and Midlands where the disease is currently widespread.”
Defra confirms avian influenza in England
vian influenza H5N8 has been detected on a turkey farm near Louth in Lincolnshire, Defra has confirmed.
More than 5,000 birds at the farm have been affected - most have died and any remaining birds will be humanely culled. A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone has been put in place around the farm to limit the spread of disease. Chief veterinary officer Nigel Gibbens said: "Avian flu has been confirmed on a turkey farm in Lincolnshire. This is the
same strain that has been affecting poultry in Europe." Public Health England (PHE) said the risk to public health is very low and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) confirmed bird flu does not pose a food safety risk to UK consumers. Thoroughly cooked poultry and poultry products - including eggs are safe to eat. It is not anticipated that supplies of turkeys and other birds will be affected over Christmas. Prevention zones (housing orders) that were introduced on 6 December remain in place in England, Scotland and Wales - including within the protection and
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surveillance zones. Defra said poultry and captive bird keepers should continue to house their birds where practical, maintain their biosecurity and remain vigilant about their birds' health. A detailed investigation is underway to determine the most likely source of the outbreak. Mr Gibbens added: "Bird keepers should remain alert for any signs of disease, report suspected disease immediately and ensure they are maintaining good biosecurity on their premises. "We are urgently looking for any evidence of disease spread associated with this farm to control and eliminate it."
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CCIR trials indicate early success
Trials of the Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) postmortem condition cards and training of meat inspectors will commence in late September to help standardise and streamline the quality of data. Emma Bailey-Beech, AHDB Pork food safety project manager, said Karro Food Group in Malton was one of the five processing
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Maximise value of forthcoming silage cuts Livestock farmers facing reduced yields of first cut grass silage after this year’s cold spring should look to maximise the value of forthcoming cuts, in order to avoid shortfalls and the need to buy in extra feed this winter, a silage expert is urging.
ccording to Derek Nelson, product manager for Ecosyl, although improved weather conditions in the run up to harvest did help grass growth, this year’s first cut grass silage yields still appear to be light. In addition, he says sugar levels may be down in areas where sunlight levels were low. “Now that first cut is harvested, make sure you assess the quantity and quality of what you have in the clamp,” urges Mr Nelson. “Low-yielding first cuts will mean farmers have to rely more heavily on feeding later silage cuts this winter. For example, second cut may need to be fed to milking cows, and not just to youngstock. So getting good yields of later cuts will be particularly important.
higher in second cut, he says the downside is that the higher UV light levels tend to kill off naturally-occurring bacteria on grass, including beneficial ones that carry out fermentation. “To maximise the quantity and quality of second and subsequent silage cuts, it will be important to follow the same best practice techniques as when producing first cut,” Mr Nelson adds. “For example, these include cutting at the correct time, avoiding excess wilting, good clamp management with effective sealing, and maximising the numbers of beneficial bacteria available for fermentation by using a proven silage inoculant. By improving fermentation efficiency, a quality lactic acid bacteria inoculant can
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The Importance of Sprayer Testing Everyone will agree that accurate application of pesticides is not only desirable but essential whether for the environment, the consumer or the grower
ccurate and targeted use of pesticides is all part of modern agriculture. That’s why back in the mid 90’s the Chemical Application members of the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) devised a test for application machinery to make sure it was working as intended. In the early years of 2000 this test became the National Sprayer Testing Scheme as one of the main pillars of the Voluntary Initiative. NSTS now tests around 16,500 machines annually with the test also satisfying the requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD), which requires that all pesticide application equipment, sprayers, slug pellet applicators, granular applicators etc., need to be tested by 26th November 2016 and at regular intervals thereafter. NSTS is an accepted part of arable agriculture and requirement of the major crop assurance schemes and
supermarket protocols, requiring that farmers and growers have their sprayers inspected annually. This requirement continues with one of the annual tests satisfying the SUD requirements. The NSTS is available through a network of test centres who have qualified examiners available to inspect and confirm the equipment is of the standard required. The test is usually carried out at the machine owner’s premises and at a mutually agreed time. The examiner will charge for the inspection, the cost is commercial at the point of use. Additionally machine owners are free to use their nearest or preferred test centre. The operator or owner of the machine can prepare the sprayer for the test using a test sheet available from the NSTS website. Owners and operators are encouraged to take part in the test and will receive three NRoSO points for doing so. As confirmation of the result of the test the examiner will apply a pass sticker
to the machine and a copy of the test report form will be sent to the owner. Other copies are returned to NSTS Administration where the information is retained on a database of all tested machines. This information is available to Crop Assurance Certification Bodies and others for verification purposes. With the continued threat of more pesticides being lost, now is the time to contribute to accurate and targeted application procedures, NSTS testing helps achieve that. Having a NSTS test will also satisfy the Sustainable Use Directive which requires all sprayers to be tested by 26th November 2016. Find out more by visiting the NSTS website www.nsts.org.uk Duncan Russell NSTS Manager October 2016
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New possibilities with the versatile Cultus
rom year model 2017 the tine cultivator Cultus can be delivered in three versions, customised for a range of field conditions. Because of this, there is a Cultus available for every soil type. Depending on the need for reconsolidation and weight distribution, the tine cultivator Cultus can now be delivered as a mounted machine without the hydraulic packer. Instead of the packer, Cultus is equipped with hydraulic levellers and carrier wheels. Cultus 300 in field - We have noticed an increased demand for having the opportunity to prepare the field for the spring drilling,
From year model 2017, Cultus can be delivered in the following three versions:
by cultivating it later in the autumn. By offering Cultus without its packer, the farmer gets a light machine well suited for moist conditions, says Johan Alsäter, product manager Soil at Väderstad, and continues:
Mounted with the re-packer and mechanical levellers Trailed with RubberRunner and mechanical levellers Mounted with carrier wheels and hydraulic levellers
- The hydraulic levellers, which the driver is able to control from the cab, creates an even result and an open soil structure. Meanwhile, the robust carrier wheels ensure an exact working depth. Together with Väderstads wide point offering as well as the unique MixIn shin, the tine cultivator Cultus provide a very effecting mixing of crop residues, irrespective of field conditions. The new version of the machine, will complement the other versions in the product family.
The Gables, Brinkworth Rd, Swindon SN4 8DT 01793 853807
www.newman-enterprises.co.uk Marrs of Methlick Ltd
Schoolbrae Garage, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7DS 01651 806910
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SPECIAL EDITION ISUZU D-MAX
TO BOOK AN ISUZU TEST DRIVE CONTACT US TODAY
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St Neots Road, Hardwick, CB23 7QL
#ISUZU D-MAX CENTURION AUTO: Urban 26.9 (10.5). Extra Urban 39.2 (7.2). Combined 33.6 (8.4). CO2 Emissions 220g/km. MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. For model specific figures please contact us directly or visit www.isuzu.co.uk
DO YOU SPEAK ISUZU?
COMMAND THE ROAD To celebrate 100 years of Isuzu we have created the Isuzu D-Max Centurion, a pick-up so unique to our range and so luxurious, we have only created 100 vehicles. This unprecedented premium vehicle includes: • 5 x ‘Hurricane’ 19-inch alloys and Pirelli tyres • Alpha Sports tonneau cover with remote tailgate locking • Tinted windows • ‘Centurion’ leather trim upgrade (inc. seat, centre armrest & steering wheel) • Isuzu illuminated front and rear door entry guards
3.5 TONNE TOWING**
38.7 MPG # COMBINED
*125,000 miles/5 year (whichever comes first) warranty applies to all new Isuzu D-Max models. **3.5 tonne towing capacity applies to all 4x4 models.
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TO BOOK AN ISUZU TEST DRIVE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER TODAY Alan Milne Ltd
Auto Services (Ayreshire)
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01530 553 783 archiemoss-isuzu.co.uk
01738 481 380 autoservices-isuzu.co.uk
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01202 983 319 ferndown-isuzu.co.uk
01954 574 560 markweatherhead-isuzu.co.uk
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PICK-UPS; IT’S ALL WE KNOW, IT’S ALL WE DO
#ISUZU D-MAX UTAH MANUAL Fuel consumption in mpg (l/100km): Urban 31.7 (8.9). Extra Urban 44.1 (6.4). Combined 38.7 (7.3). CO2 emissions 192g/km. MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. For model specific figures please contact us directly or visit www.isuzu.co.uk
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Browns of Preston
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Fauld Lane, Staffordshire
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01772 307 023 browns-isuzu.co.uk
01673 558 890 duckworths-isuzu.co.uk
01205 535 159 duckworths-isuzu.co.uk
Threeways Garage Ltd
W H Brand
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Abergele, Aberconwy & Colwyn
Near Spalding, Lincolnshire
01923 700 327 oliverlandpower-isuzu.co.uk
01745 274 290 threewaysgarage-isuzu.co.uk
01963 834 433 valemotors-isuzu.co.uk
01406 633 120 whbrand-isuzu.co.uk
3.5 TONNE TOWING*
38.7 MPG # COMBINED
5 YEAR WARRANTY**
†Price shown is for an Isuzu D-Max Utah Double Cab Commercial Vehicle On The Road with manual transmission, automatic transmission also available from £23,499 CVOTR. Commercial vehicle on the road price includes delivery, number plates, 12 months road fund licence and first registration fee, excludes 20% VAT. *3.5 tonne towing capacity applies to all 4x4 models. **125,000 mile/5 year (whichever comes first) warranty applies to all new Isuzu D-Max models. Special paint finishes extra at £400 excluding VAT. Finance options available at participating dealers, subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. www.isuzu.co.uk
WHEN YOUR CAR CANâ€™T,
For the Outback 2.5i SE Lineartronic
CONTACT US TO FIND OUT MORE Cambridge Subaru
Tel: 01223 633823
Tel: 01460 64747
Trumpington, Cambridgeshire www.cambridge-subaru.co.uk
Tel: 01282 882815
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Tel: 01733 822964
Tel: 01371 876622
Barnoldswick, Lancashire www.dales-Subaru.co.uk
Whittlesey, Peterborough www.mtc-subaru.co.uk
Morpeth, Northumberland www.denniscommon-subaru.co.uk
Rayne, Essex www.perkins-subaru.co.uk
SUBARU OUTBACK RANGE Fuel consumption in mpg (l/100km): Urban 32.5-40.9 (8.7-6.9); Extra Urban 47.1-58.9 (6.0-4.8); Combined 40.4-50.4 (7.0-5.6). CO2 Emissions 161-145 g/km. MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. Credit available subject to status to UK residents aged 18 and over. Representative Example based upon total contract of 24,000 miles. With Subaru Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the allowed mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 14.0p per excess mile up to 4,999, or for excess mileage of 5,000 or more, a charge of 28.0p will apply to each excess mile above the allowed mileage plus VAT. If the vehicle is in good condition and has not exceeded the allowed mileage, you will have nothing further to pay. (2) Pay the Final Repayment to
OTR Cash price £28,495.00 Customer Deposit £2,496.00 Subaru Deposit Contribution £1,000.00 Total Deposit £3,496.00 Total Amount of Credit £24,999.00 Option to Purchase Fee (included in final payment) £10.00 48 Monthly Payments £399.00 Optional Final Payment £10,816.00 Total Amount Payable £33,464.25 Duration of Agreement 49 Months Representative APR 6.9% APR Interest Rate (Fixed) 6.68% APR Representative example relates to the Subaru Outback 2.5i SE Lineartronic. Vehicle shown is the Subaru Outback 2.0D SE Premium Lineartronic with optional special paint finish, OTR price of £33,495.
THE SUBARU OUTBACK CAN. UNRIVALLED GRIP WITH SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE. Colin Appleyard Cars
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Eaglesham Garage Ltd
Keith Price Garages
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Tel: 01436 672779
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Pinkstones Cars Ltd
Tel: 01782 711661
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire www.colinappleyardcars-subaru.co.uk
Trent Vale, Stoke on Trent
Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire www.colinappleyardcars-subaru.co.uk
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Abergavenny, Monmouthshire www.keith-price.co.uk
(Specialist Vehicles) Tel: 01752 343777
www.specialistvehicles-subaru.co.uk own the vehicle. (3) Part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status. Excludes motability, fleet and BASC Members Affinity Scheme sales. Available at participating dealers only. Not available in conjunction with any other offers. This credit offer is only available through Subaru Finance. We may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to Subaru Finance. We can introduce you to Subaru Finance and a limited number of other lenders to provide funding. Offers may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Offer ends 30.09.16. Subaru Finance is a trading style of International Motors Finance Limited, registered office at Charterhall House, Charterhall Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH88 3AN. †Every vehicle marketed by Subaru (UK) Ltd, excluding WRX STI, is covered by a 5 Year/100,000 mile (whichever comes sooner) Limited Warranty which comprises of a standard 3 Year/60,000 mile (whichever is sooner) Manufacturer’s Warranty (bumper to bumper, excluding clutch driven plate) and an Extended Warranty (applies to powertrain only) provided by the importer. Vehicle shown is the Subaru Outback 2.0D SE Premium Lineartronic with optional special paint finish, OTR price of £33,495. EyeSight® and X-Mode are only available in Subaru Outback Lineartronic models. OTR price includes VAT, delivery, number plates, 12 months road fund licence and first registration fee. Prices correct at time of going to print.
Brawn now with added bling.
(And extra shine with 0% APR on Hire Purchase.*) The Amarok Highline now sports a complimentary chrome pack and satellite navigation, together worth over ÂŁ1,300. Itâ€™s a strong offer. For more details, why not contact us or call in at our showroom?
*At the end of the agreement and with final payments full ownership will transfer to the customer. Available on a Hire Purchase agreement. 18s and over. Finance subject withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [11.2016]. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services. Providers may pay us for introducing you to
Greenhous Volkswagen Van Centre
Greenhous Volkswagen Van Centre (Bilston)
Ennerdale Road, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Telephone: 01743 384303.
Trinity Road, Bilston, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 01902 219303.
Find us on your sat-nav using SY1 3LD.
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Listers (Coventry) Van Centre
Vindis Van Centre Northampton
347-367 Bedworth Road, Longford, Coventry, West Midlands. Telephone: 0247 767 0747.
Gambrel Road, Weedon Industrial Estate, Northampton. Telephone: 01604 315852.
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Marshall Van Centre Scunthorpe
North Bank, Berry Hill Industrial Estate, Droitwich. Telephone: 01905 412269. Find us on your sat-nav using WR9 9AU. www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/listersworcestershire
Normanby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. Telephone: 01724 487571. Find us on your sat-nav using DN15 8QZ. www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/scunthorpe
to status. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Offer available when ordered by 2nd January, 2017 from participating Van Centres. Offer may be varied or them. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders to assist with your purchase, who may pay us for introducing you to them.
THE EXTRAORDINARY EVERY DAY
As with every Land Rover, safety was a key priority in the development of Discovery Sport, resulting in a firstin-class pedestrian airbag, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and a state- of-the-art bodyshell featuring both ultra-high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium. Discovery Sport has been awarded the maximum five star safety rating from Euro NCAP*. In all variants, including 5 + 2 seat models, all seating positions are assessed to ensure a high standard of occupant protection. Discovery Sport also has a comprehensive occupant safety package including driver and passenger airbags, driver knee airbag, and side curtain and thorax airbags.
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Conwy Landrovr Ffordd Maelgwyn, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9PL 01492 580000, www.rybrook.co.uk/landrover
Copley Landrover Wakefield Road, Copley, Halifax, HX3 0UA 01422 520234, www.rybrook.co.uk/landrover
Landrover Duckworths, Market Rasen
Landrover Duckworths Boston
Racecourse Garage, Willingham Rd, Market Rasen, LN8 3RE
101 London Rd, Kirton, Boston, PE20 1JH
0844 470 9366, www.duckworthlandrover.co.uk
01205 722110, www.duckworthlandrover.co.uk
Rybrook Landrover Huddersfield Leeds Rd, Huddersfield HD5 0RP 01484 516016, www.rybrook.co.uk/landrover
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Introducing the new Korando 2.2
2 tonne towing capacity
New Korando 2.2 available from
7 in touch screen with iPod & Bluetooth Connectivity
Increased fuel efficiency
M T Cars
157 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE7 2AJ 01733 309782 www.mtcars.co.uk
44-46 Grovebury Road Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4SW 01525 378899 www.groveburycars.co.uk
2.2 litre diesel engine with 400Nm torque
Ashbank Road, Werrington Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST9 0JS 01782 303926 www.ashbankgarage.co.uk
Fuel consumption figures in mpg: 32.8 (8.6) – 61.4 (4.6). CO2 emissions in g/km: 177-139. Model featured is a Korando 2.2 ELX at £21,495 including optional metallic Working Farmer | www.workingfarmer.co.uk *Korando SE including VAT, delivery charge, Road Fund Licence & first registration charge. Prices are correct at the time of going to print, but may be changed at any time. paint priced at|£500.
AGE, TAKE A HIKE
JEEP RENEGADE 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Legends don’t come much younger than the Jeep Renegade. But whilst Jeep are celebrating 75 years of 4x4 glory, the Renegade climbed its way to the top fast. Crowned 4x4 of the year 2016 by 4x4 magazine. Available with bronze styling and a choice of four colours including Jungle Green, the 75th anniversary edition also features My Sky® open air roof, touchscreen infotainment & navigation system and over 60 safety features. Forget the cake, let’s hit the road.
Northgate Garage (Canterbury) Ltd Tel: 01227 208660 www.northgate-group.co.uk
Hughes Group Tel: 01494 412069 www.hughes-group.net
Chris Variva Nottingham Tel: 0115 855 3060 www.variava.com
Model shown is the Jeep Renegade 2.0 MultiJet II 140hp 4WD 75th Anniversary (Incl £700 Special Paint) at OTR £27,495. OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR JEEP RENEGADE RANGE MPG (L/100KM): EXTRA URBAN 47.9 (5.9) – 70.6 (4.0), URBAN 32.5 (8.7) – 55.4 (5.1), COMBINED 40.9 (6.9) – 64.2 (4.4), CO2 EMISSIONS: 160 – 115 G/KM. Fuel consumption and CO figures are obtained for comparative purposes in accordance with EC directives/regulations and may not be representative of real-life driving conditions. Working Farmer | www.workingfarmer.co.uk | 43 2
Optimum health, vitality & performance Reduced concentrate use & production costs Unique leaching bolus technology
SHEEP Copper oxide
Complementary mineral feed for sheep over 40kg
100 x 16g â„Ž 100 x 4g
SHEEP & LAMB 185mg
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