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AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking for research and industry collaborators to form a five-year Beef Knowledge Partnership focusing on key areas of beef production.


AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking for research and industry collaborators to form a five-year Beef Knowledge Partnership focusing on key areas of beef production. The aim of the £1.5 million project is to devise and implement a programme of research, development and knowledge exchange in two key areas: improving youngstock health and reducing losses due to poor health and disease during the production cycle improving efficiency in the use of feed and forages, including updating nutrition standards for beef cattle. The AHDB Beef & Lamb programme will deliver focused, commercially-relevant, innovative research. The project will

also collect information on new technical developments, improved practices and emerging ideas from across the world. An intensive programme of knowledge exchange will accelerate uptake by farmers, in order to prepare for the challenges facing beef producers in the years ahead. Dr Mary Vickers, AHDB Beef & Lamb senior scientist, said: “Mortality and production loss due to disease have a significant impact on the bottom line, and reduce our competitiveness internationally. Increasing pressure to minimise antibiotic use across the livestock industry means that it is more important than ever to focus on proactive cattle health management. “Food and forage use efficiency is another key factor in sustaining a

profitable beef system. Research on beef ration formulation is now 30 years old, so there is a real need for updating through new research. “A partnership approach provides a flexible means for researchers and the beef industry to work collaboratively. “The five-year term of the agreement means the work being undertaken can respond dynamically to new developments or emerging science.” The Knowledge Partnership will be able to expand on existing AHDB collaborations and will be encouraged to access funding from other sources, such as UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and the industry, to add value to levy spend. Further information on the call and the application process can be found on the AHDB Beef & Lamb website.

Brexit: NOAH’s priorities for the UK animal medicines sector


OAH has set out the priorities needed to deliver a thriving animal health sector following the UK’s exit from the EU.

Commenting after its Board meeting on 1 November, NOAH Chair Cat Sayer said: “The UK must continue to be a vibrant and innovative animal health market, providing opportunities for animal medicines businesses to thrive. “We are in a strong position in the UK to be a global centre of excellence for animal medicines, supporting both innovative product developments and a regulatory model to benefit both local and international trade. We need to ensure that our industry’s needs and priorities are included in discussions on how the UK exit develops,” she said. Following the UK’s exit from the EU, NOAH stresses the need to ensure that measures are in place to facilitate trade and innovation in the animal medicines sector. Future UK regulation

of veterinary medicines must incentivise product research and development – an environment where companies are encouraged to do business in the UK. “The health and welfare of British animals, as well as our public health and food safety need to be safeguarded – our vets and animal keepers need to continue to have access to a wide range of appropriate animal medicines. “And we must not forget our people. The animal medicines industry has many highly skilled roles. Businesses will continue to need to be able to recruit the best,” said Ms Sayer. NOAH has formed a Brexit Task Force from members of its Board, covering the breadth of the UK animal medicines sector which is working to identify the risks but also the opportunities offered by the UK post EU Exit for its members. It includes both UK based and global company heads. The Task Force will represent members’ views and drive policy forward at this crucial time. NOAH is collaborating with partners

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across the animal health sector, including veterinary, human health, agricultural and pets and engaging with relevant government departments to ensure that veterinary medicines are included in future government industrial strategy. “In the UK consumers both encourage and expect high standards of animal welfare in food production and pet owners also want prompt and effective care. UK veterinary surgeons and animal owners need access to a full range of medicines and vaccines to protect animal welfare by preventing disease and treating illness effectively,” added Cat.

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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.’’

At Troedyrharn, Brecon, fat lamb producer Rob Stephens says the benefits of the bolus is visual and important for flock condition – it is that daily release; he can see the advantages by looking at his flock.

There is also the added advantage that 4g of copper oxide is contained in Tracesure Sheep Traffic Lights, a separate capsule for supplementation in cases of low copper in the diet.

He fattens 1500 store lambs annually. “We buy lean lambs but we don’t quite know their history so we bolus them, it does a phenomenal job.’’

The newly-launched Tracesure 3-in-1 Sheep & Lamb is generating strong sales. Dr Berry says in addition to optimum trace element supplementation, labour efficiency is a key attraction.

He boluses ewes at tupping and at scanning, with the benefit of the application at scanning passing to lambs in the womb and later, through their mother’s milk.

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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.”

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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."

Animal Health

Parasite threat to sheep and cattle at turnout


nseasonably high winter temperatures across most parts of the country could impact on parasite infectivity at turnout for both sheep and cattle, according to NADIS in its March parasite forecast. Merial Animal Health, sponsor of the forecast, recommends that farmers plan their parasite control now for this year’s grazing season, to reduce production loss.

into consideration, to avoid increasing anthelmintic resistance.

In sheep, this winter’s higher than average temperatures indicate a moderate to high risk of chronic liver fluke disease in parts of the UK. Scotland, North Wales and North West England are predicted to experience the highest incidences of disease.

Nematodirosis can cause considerable production loss at turnout. Cold weather delays the hatching of the Nematodirus battus eggs on pasture, but sudden increases in temperature can trigger a mass hatch. If hatching coincides with lambs taking in significant quantities of grass, infection rates and resulting disease can be high.

“Treating ewes to remove patent, eggshedding liver fluke infections will help to reduce subsequent fluke challenge to growing lambs later in the year,” advises Merial’s veterinary advisor Sioned Timothy. “As chronic fluke disease is caused by the adult stage of the liver fluke it is not necessary to use a triclabendazolebased product that targets all stages of the parasite at this time of year. Alternative flukicides that target the more mature life stages of the parasite such as, nitroxynil (Trodax®), closantel, albendazole or oxyclozanide may be more appropriate at this time of year. Once treated, sheep should be moved to clean pastures.” The principle aim of parasite control at lambing is to minimise pasture contamination with eggs passed from adult parasites. The likelihood of lambs and ewes becoming infected when grazing can be determined by the previous use of pastures. Maximising the use of ‘safe grazing’ (i.e. pastures that have not been grazed by sheep in the last year or re-seeded pastures) at turnout will help avoid the risk of nematodirosis and parasitic gastroenteritis (PGE) in lambs later in the season. If safe grazing is not available for the whole flock it should be reserved for higher-risk ewes and those rearing multiple lambs. Dosing ewes around lambing time can help reduce the ‘peri-parturient rise’ in faecal egg production during the grazing season, which can cause PGE and production loss in lambs later in the year. However, any decision to treat ewes during or after lambing must take wormer effectiveness, and the timing and frequency of dosing

SCOPS advises adopting a compromise between reducing pasture contamination and achieving full parasite control by targeting youngstock, ewes rearing multiple lambs, and ewes in a low body condition, leaving around 10% of the overall flock untreated. This approach will protect overall production and reduce overall egg output onto pastures, while preventing selection for anthelmintic resistance.

From March onwards both NADIS and SCOPS provide Nematodirus forecasts that alert farmers to the risk of egg hatching in their local area. Using these resources alongside a strategic plan for safe-grazing and targeted treatments can lessen the impact from nematodirosis. It is important to reduce pasture contamination wherever possible, to reduce the risk of infection in the following season. Coccidiosis may also occur in young lambs and can present with similar clinical signs to nematodirosis. Stress is a major factor in triggering outbreaks, but adverse weather conditions, poor colostrum supply, wet, muddy paddocks previously grazed by sheep, and/or extended housing periods may also predispose lambs to infection. A vet should be consulted if differentiation between nematodirosis and coccidiosis is required. Cattle farmers are urged to plan their parasite control for the year and decide on a strategic or targeted approach. Strategic parasite control plans use timed dosing and grazing management techniques, whereas targeted approaches monitor animals regularly and treat when necessary. COWS recommends considering the production objective for the types of cattle present, the farm infrastructure (particularly in relation to pastures, grazing management and handling facilities) and the presence of existing parasites when planning a control strategy for the season. Housed youngstock, which were not dosed for worms in the autumn, may be at risk from type 2I ostertagiosis caused

by inhibited (L4) gutworm larvae towards the end of the housing period. Animals assessed as being at risk should be treated with a product that removes L4 stage Ostertagia ostertagi. “After turnout, young cattle rapidly become infected from overwintered larvae on the pasture,” says Ms Timothy. “Strategically treating youngstock at grass can help prevent parasite burdens from increasing and avoid high levels of pasture contamination later in the grazing season. This lessens the risk of parasitic disease and can protect growth rates and overall production. “Cattle can be treated with an appropriate pour-on or injectable wormer such as those containing ivomectin (Ivomec®). Cattle treated strategically should remain set-stocked, or moved to safe pastures when these become available.” If a targeted approach to gutworm control is taken, animals should be monitored; regular weighing can identify animals suffering from parasite associated growth checks, and pooled faecal egg counts will provide an indication of the groups’ parasite levels. Parasite control will be determined by the identification of worm eggs, and/ or by checks in growth rates. Targeted treatments must be timed appropriately in order to be effective. “I would encourage cattle farmers to plan their lungworm prevention strategy now, especially where there is previous history of the disease on farm,” urges Ms Timothy. “Vaccination of calves over two months-old requires two doses of the lungworm vaccine four weeks apart with a second dose at least two weeks before turnout, so time is of the essence.” Finally, outwintered beef cattle may be at particular risk of liver fluke disease if they have been grazing potentially infected pastures. Farmers are encouraged to discuss positive slaughterhouse results with their veterinary advisor and consider treating if appropriate.

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Animal Health

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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“Working as part of the CCIR team, consisting of FSA, AHDB, BMPA and the other major UK pork processors, Karro, as one of the UK’s major slaughter sites, saw the benefit in the change from paper-based recording to the ‘one vision’ approach,” says Emma.

“Karro has reported that good progress has been made and endorses the new system, acknowledging that it has great potential in supplying pig producers with accurate realtime information concerning the health and welfare of pigs delivered to site.”

“They were keen to get involved in the testing phase and are using additional screens on the line to record the new condensed list of offal and carcase conditions,”

Emma says that, following the trials, all the FSA inspectors will be trained with the finalised conditions cards. “The effectiveness of both the

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UK launch of New Holland’s latest baling and forager products at LAMMA


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New NIR On Board Sensor technology for FR Forage Cruiser New Holland used its presence at LAMMA 2017 to launch its latest baling products, including the new BigBaler 1290 Plus and Roll Baler 125 to UK farmers. A new sensor for the FR Forage Cruiser was also unveiled. The BigBaler 1290 Plus is New Holland’s new flagship square baler, packed with best-in-class features including IntelliCruiseTM technology for tractor ground speed regulation, and SmartFillTM feed flow indicators for even bale formation.

with double cam drive and adjustable suspension. The Roll Baler 125 Combi is also part of the latest baler introductions. Unique to New Holland is its new film wrap system, which also features on the Roll Baler 135 Ultra. The wrapper’s positive hydraulic feed and bundle arms can pre-stretch the film to ensure a tight, secure and reliable wrap, every time. Suitable for use with plastic or net, the Roll Baler 125 Combi system works with a roller up to 1400mm wide and can carry three rollers on board. A further increase in productivity is gained from a 20% increase in wrapping speed, compared to the previous model.

New Holland’s stand also featured its updated Roll-Belt variable chamber baler, which features the new IntelliBaleTM system. A new forage crop sensor was launched at LAMMA for use with New Holland’s FR Forage Cruiser. The NIR On BoardTM advanced sensor provides improved information on key crop parameters including crop moisture and nutrient levels. Crude protein, crude fat, starch, Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF), Acid Detergent Fibre (ADF) and ash can be measured with +/- 2% accuracy with the NIR On BoardTM, which will be available as an option on new machines.

A baling challenge in France in July 2016 demonstrated the performance benefits of the new BigBaler 1290 Plus. Working with a T7.315 Heavy Duty Auto CommandTM tractor, the baler produced an impressive 1,254 high quality straw bales in 17 hours, over two days. Throughout the challenge the baler maintained a consistent bale shape, with weight averaging 434kg and length averaging 2.37m. The Roll Baler 125 is New Holland’s latest round bale product. The Roll Baler 125 features best in class pick up efficiency using the latest pick up technology combined with the ultimate in feeding efficiency. The re-designed pick up was first introduced on the Big Baler and Roll Belt balers. On the Roll Baler 125 it is 300mm wider than previous models, at 2.3m. Feeding capacity is supported by five tine bars

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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 Duncan Russell NSTS Manager October 2016

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Returning to mechanical weed control would impact on lapwing, partridge and skylark nests destroying eggs and young chicks


49% more labour would be needed per hectare each year


Using glyphosate allows conservation tillage which protects soils. There are 53% more earthworms in no plough systems of cultivation


Glyphosate protects 20% of winter wheat and winter oilseed rape yield


25% increase in arable crop GHG emissions if glyphosate were no longer available


Reintroducing ploughing into non-tillage fields can reduce soil organic matter by 4% in the first 1-6 months


Glyphosate use allows 15% more rapeseed and 17% more wheat to be produced


Without glyphosate 12 million tonnes of CO2e would be added to our atmosphere (equivalent to emissions from at least 2.5 million cars)

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Losing glyphosate would mean 546,000 hectares more land would be needed to grow the same amount of food

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The new Amarok. Trailblazers Wanted.

From £27,125* OTR (or off-road.) excl VAT.

With its makeover completed, the new Amarok arrives sporting a stylish new bumper, elegant fog lights, voguish grille and Bluemotion technology as standard. And while the contemporary, muscular design is hard to ignore, even more irresistible is the new Amarok’s pulling power. The new Euro 6, 3.0 TDI V6 Engine which is standard across all trimlines, can achieve 550 Nm of torque, reaching 62mph in 8.0 secs. For more details, why not call us today or pop into our showroom?

Greenhous Volkswagen Van Centre (Bilston) Trinity Road, Bilston, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 01902 219303.

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Gambrel Road, Weedon Industrial Estate, Northampton. Telephone: 01604 315852.

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#MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. Official fuel figures for th CO2 emissions 192 - 220g/km.

^ Vehicle shown is an Isuzu D-Max Yukon Double cab. OTR price of £25,141.80. Customer deposit £12,570.90, amount of credit £12,570.90 with 23 monthly is available until March 31st 2017. This credit offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer. This credit offer is only available through Isuzu Financ dealers only. For further details please contact your nearest Isuzu dealership. Isuzu Finance is a trading style of International Motors Finance Limited, regis Vision and all Utah Double cab variants. *3.5 tonne towing applies to all 4x4 models. **125,000 miles/5 year (whichever comes first) warranty applies to all subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.



125,000 MILE


he Isuzu D-Max range in mpg (l/100km): Urban 31.7 - 26.9 (8.9-10.5). Extra Urban 44.1-39.2 (6.4 - 7.2). Combined 38.7 - 33.6 (7.3 - 8.4).

repayments of £523.79. Final payment of £523.73. Total amount payable £25,141.74 over a 24 month hire purchase agreement. Interest free finance offer ce. Offers may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Finance is available to UK residents aged 18 years and over, subject to status. Available at participating stered office at Charterhall House, Charterhall Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH88 3AN. †Available on Yukon Double cab manual transmission, Yukon Double cab l new Isuzu D-Max models. Special paint finishes extra at £400 excluding VAT. Finance options available at participating dealers, subject to status. Finance



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Auto Services (Ayreshire)

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Coalville, Leicestershire

Perth, Perthshire

Perth, Perthshire

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01530 553 783

01738 481 380

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Ferndown Commercials

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Hardwick, Cambridgeshire

Canterbury, Kent

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01202 983 319

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#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


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Duckworth Isuzu (North)

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Fauld Lane, Staffordshire

Preston, Lancashire

Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Boston, Lincolnshire

01283 888 078

01772 307 023

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Near Spalding, Lincolnshire

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†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.





For the Outback 2.5i SE Lineartronic


Central Motors

Tel: 01223 633823

Tel: 01460 64747

Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

Chard, Somerset

Dales Subaru

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Tel: 01282 882815

Tel: 01665 751511

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Tel: 01733 822964

Tel: 01371 876622

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Whittlesey, Peterborough

Morpeth, Northumberland

Rayne, Essex

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.


Colin Appleyard Cars


Tel: 01484 829012

Tel: 01618 228400

Tel: 01388 881050

Eaglesham Garage Ltd

Helensburgh Subaru

Keith Price Garages

Tel: 01355 443054

Tel: 01436 672779

Tel: 01873 811555

Pinkstones Cars Ltd

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Tel: 01782 711661

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Eaglesham, Glasgow

Trent Vale, Stoke on Trent

Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

Helensburgh, Argll

Durham, County Durham

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

(Specialist Vehicles) Tel: 01752 343777 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.



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,

Copley Landrover Wakefield Road, Copley, Halifax, HX3 0UA 01422 520234,

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,

01205 722110,

Rybrook Landrover Huddersfield Leeds Rd, Huddersfield HD5 0RP 01484 516016,

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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

Hughes Group Tel: 01494 412069

Chris Variva Nottingham Tel: 0115 855 3060

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. 42 | Working Farmer | 2

Introducing the new Korando 2.2

2 tonne towing capacity

New Korando 2.2 available from



7 in touch screen with iPod & Bluetooth Connectivity

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Increased fuel efficiency

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44-46 Grovebury Road Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4SW 01525 378899

2.2 litre diesel engine with 400Nm torque

Ashbank Garage

Ashbank Road, Werrington Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST9 0JS 01782 303926


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 | | at any time. Prices are correct at the time of going to print, but may be changed paint priced at £500. *Korando SE including VAT, delivery charge, Road Fund Licence & first registration charge.

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