Page 1


Working Farmer

October 2016


In This Issue... Animal Health

Asian Hornet Confirmed Sighting In Gloucester

Subaru Forster

& much more..


R F | Valtra

Claas | Animal Health | Finance | Isuzu | QuadZilla |

01608 01608 678 197

The TheUK’s UK’sleading leadingBucket Bucketrange; range; Stronger, Stronger,Lighter Lighter&&more moreEFFICIENT EFFICIENT

Sizes Sizesfrom from5’5’toto9’9’wide wide

X-FORM X-FORMBUCKETS BUCKETS Rolled Rolledbucket bucketshell, shell,Heat Heattreated treatedwear wearedges, edges,Coastal Coastal grade gradetwo twopack packpaint paintand andthe thehigh highgrade gradesteel steelgrade grade make makethe theX-Form X-Formbucket bucketrange rangeincomparable incomparableininthe the agricultural agriculturalbucket bucketmarket. market.Renowned Renownedworld worldwide, wide,next next time timeyou youorder orderaabucket, bucket,ask askififitsitsspec. spec.compares compareswith with X-Form. X-Form.

2 | Working Farmer |






• Heavy duty galvanised chassis • Strong non corrosive tanks • Wide range of distribution systems


Submersible pump MAGNUM CSPH

Submersible motor mixer MSXH

Polyester tankers with trailing shoe applicator, from 10.500 up to 24.000 liters

Centrifugal pumps MAGNUM

NEW! Tractor mixer MTXH-L

ECKART Mixers for Biogas

NEW! PLUG & PLAY portable pump and separator unit for multi-site operation

Contact your local BAUER dealer or Adrian Tindall / Sales Manager - UK & Ireland 07708 919597,,

Working Farmer | | 3

Midlands Machinery Show 2016 at Newark Showground

Weds 23rd & Thurs 24th November 2016 8.00am – 4.00pm

Free Admission

T 01636 705796

E in association with

Working Farmer



P28-29 P20 UTV’S & ATV’S Suzuki, Can-AM, Quadzilla and more. Special offers and discounts plus the


P10 P17


Contact Us


latest news


For general, editorial or to advertise with us please email


For all design and publishing enquires please email


All the latest news from across the country.




You can visit us online at

DIRECTORY A carefully selected directory of businesses recommended by Working Farmer.

P29 VEHICLES The latest vehicle news, offers and promotions including discounts. A list of your local vehicle dealers in your area.

Read back issues & subscribe for future printed copies of working farmer at AND ’S | TYR ES RY | ATV


erWorking Farmer Working Farm



August 2016

July 2016


ue... In This Iss m pwraperFil Pink To Canc P2 for Breast Going pink


In This Issue...


improves Treated silage cuts costs and performance

SUBARU FORESTER Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of content at time of printing. Views of articles in this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Working Farmer or its editor. If an article is found to be inaccurate then a redaction will be printed in the following issue. The editor has the right to alter articles as they see fit.

Animal Heath P2

Pink Topwrap Film Going PINK for Breast Cancer P11

E E k #wrappink R #wrappin F

Can-Am Suzuki |

| QuadZilla | Massey | Kubota

| Valtra |Suzuki | Can-Am | Finance | WrapPink | QuadZilla |

EE | RedTop FR

Working Farmer | | 5

Precast Agricultural Solutions FP McCann is committed to delivering more efficient, cost-effective and safety-focused sustainable precast concrete solutions. Our range of agricultural solutions include:

L Walls • Livestock Buildings T Walls • Silage Panels Rocket Walls • Easi-Bloc Grain and Crop Storage Slurry Stores • Cattle Slats Drainage & Water Management Lydney Office: 01594 847500 Email:

Working Farmer


8 | Working Farmer |

Animal Health

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.


OAH 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

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.

Working Farmer | | 9

AnimAl h 1985 A preventative Foot and Mouth disease vaccine for animals is developed in conjunction with the United States Department of

Agriculture. The U.S. government is provided with large supplies of vaccine in case of a potential outbreak.

Congress passes the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act in 1913 to protect farmers from “snake oil� sales, ushering in the modern era of government-approved animal medicines. Hog cholera serum is among the first government-approved animal health products. Hog cholera, like many other early animal diseases, has

2000 Antidepressants to

now been officially eradicated from the United States.

treat obsessive-compuls disorder and separation

The first medicines are developed to treat bacterial diseases in animals. Many early products helped

1989 New preventative heartworm

farmers produce better animals and helped to meet

medicines allow dogs to be treated

growing demand for meat products due to a growing

monthly, replacing the need for

and more prosperous American population.

daily use of medicines to control this deadly disease in pets.

early innovations



anxiety in dogs are

developed to help impro

pet behavior and strengt

the bond between peop and their pets.


1980 Safer and more effective medicines that kill internal parasites in livestock and pets are developed. Better control of parasites such as roundworms and tapeworms improve the lives of pets. The availability of medicines that control a wide


range of livestock parasites contribute to animal welfare.


1990 Major developments are


made in the control of external parasites, such as fleas and ticks in dogs and cats. These medical advances help reduce human exposure to ticks that spread Lyme disease.

horses 1990 A new generation of safer medicine is


developed for pain management for dogs


and horses suffering from arthritis, improving

the h

the quality of life in older animals.*

of ho

them f

heAlth timeline

f the


2005 Animal health companies work with


USDA to develop an avian flu vaccine in response to the potential threat of a human and bird flu pandemic. The U.S. government is


provided with large supplies of the vaccine in


case of a potential outbreak.


2008 The first in a class of pre-harvest vaccines is created to reduce the amount of E. coli 0157:H7 in cattle that will ultimately decrease human exposure to this deadly foodborne pathogen.


006 Animal health

ntists create a West

le virus vaccine for in response to the

eak in the U.S. This

ation has improved

health and welfare

orses by protecting

from the spread of the virus.

2007 The first cancer vaccine and cancer

2009 The U.S. Department of Agriculture

treatment drug are approved for dogs. This

and the animal health industry cooperatively

is the first time that the U.S. government

created an animal vaccine for H1N1 that will

has approved a therapeutic vaccine for

give veterinarians a tool to help control the

cancer in animals or humans. Research and

disease in pigs if needed.

development for animal medicines could result in improved cancer treatment for all.

Supporting breast cancer


ur Pink Bale Wrap is Back! Following the huge success of last years' campaign, we are once again helping to raise money for breast cancer research by launching a special pink version of our Topwrap silage bale film. For every roll of the pink Topwrap film purchased, £3 will be donated to the charity Breast Cancer Now – with contributions toward the £3 coming from Volac, as well as Trioplast, the film’s manufacturer, and from the merchant supplying the roll. Note: Topwrap RS1900 pink bale wrap has 1900m of film on a roll, as opposed to the standard green wrap sold which is 1500m. On average it is 7% cheaper than standard wrap and wraps 26.6% more bales. As well as helping the charity by opting for the special pink silage wrap, farmers will also be visibly demonstrating their support as they produce brightly coloured pink bales on their farms. Last year, pink bales appeared across the country. Following the huge success of last years’ campaign, we are once again helping to raise money for breast cancer research by launching a special pink version of our Topwrap silage bale film. After the success of the campaign last year, which

helped to raise £10,000 for breast cancer charities, we are delighted to once again be involved in this fantastic cause. As well as helping the charity by opting for the special pink silage wrap, farmers will also be visibly demonstrating their support as they produce brightly coloured pink bales on their farms. Last year, pink bales

appeared across the country. Alternatively, with limited supplies of the pink wrap, or for farmers who want to support the charity but prefer their bales in more traditional colours, we are also providing special pink stickers for those who wish to donate. These can be attached to the usual green or black bales, so that farmers can still demonstrate their support.

Dairy farmers – maize survey – your chance to grab a FREE gift! Go to to enter


iith forage maize harvest around the corner, Volac, the makers of Ecosyl, would like to hear feedback from farmers growing this important crop in this short survey. Better still, UK dairy farmers growing forage maize for silage who complete this survey can choose between a FREE gift of an Ecosyl Cap, or an Ecosyl USB

Charger, or an Ecosyl Torch! But hurry, the survey will only be running for a limited time. And please remember to complete your details at the end to be eligible for one of the fantastic gifts. The overall results from the survey will be used in various ways – including possibly in the press but responses from named individuals will not be published. Terms and conditions The survey is only open to UK

12 | Working Farmer |

dairy farmers growing forage maize for silage. Only UK dairy farmers growing forage maize for silage who complete all questions will be eligible to claim a free gift. A cash alternative is not available and the prize is non-transferable. Only one free gift allowed per person; gifts numbers will be limited and there will be no guarantee of getting your first or second choice of free gift. Once the survey is closed there will be no

more free gifts available. Volac may wish to contact entrants with further information on the Volac range of products and services. If you do not wish to receive this, please let us know by emailing This survey is being run by Volac International Ltd, who can be contacted at Volac House, Orwell, Royston, Herts, SG8 5QX. Telephone: 01223208021.

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

plants involved in the wider trial.

she adds.

“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

condition cards and training package will be validated with an online verification assessment in late September, this will be measured against an already completed baseline assessment carried out at Karro. Once complete, this training will be rolled out regionally.” For more information, please contact Martin Smith: martin. 024 7647 8977. Or email: iris@

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

reduce dry matter losses – with around 95% dry matter recovery achieved in grass silage trials. “But it can also boost quality – with digestibility improved by an average of 3 D units in trials compared with untreated silage. What is also relevant is that the largest digestibility benefits were seen with lower digestibility crops and at higher dry matter levels, he adds, a category that second cut is likely to fall into. In addition, Mr Nelson urges farmers to be careful with the cutting date of second cut, since it goes to head much quicker than first cut, which will reduce digestibility. For each 1% fall in digestibility, he says milk yield decreases by 0.37 litres per cow per day.

“Alternatively, where harvesting of first cut silage was delayed in an effort to boost yield, that could have led to reduced quality, since digestibility falls by 0.5% per day after heading. So farmers may need to concentrate on maximising the quality of future cuts as well.” Typically, Mr Nelson says digestibility already tends to be lower in second cut silage than first cut – and a reduction of 3.6 D units will require an extra 1.5 kg of concentrate to be fed to a dairy cow per day. And although brighter growing conditions mean sugars are normally

Working Farmer | | 13

Animal Health

Increased threat of husk in adult cows and unprotected youngstock Outbreaks of husk (lungworm) in adult beef and dairy cattle, as well as youngstock, are likely to occur across the UK in the coming weeks and months


ecent warm weather followed by rainfall have provided the perfect conditions for lungworm larvae to migrate from dung pats to grass. Sudden outbreaks could be severe and, if the early signs of infection are not identified quickly, significant production losses could occur, including death in the worst cases, warns Merial Animal Health’s Veterinary Adviser Sioned Timothy. Whilst youngstock are traditionally thought to be more susceptible to lungworm infection and associated respiratory disease, there is an increasing trend for adult cattle to be affected. Immunity to lungworm is short-lived, and if natural boosting through low-level exposure to larvae does not occur, animals may be rendered susceptible to disease when the number of larvae present on the pasture increases. However, even immune animals can succumb to disease in the face of high larval challenge. Losses of up to £137 per animal can be attributed to lungworm infections and include additional costs and loss of income resulting from reduced milk production, disposal of dead animals, reduced fertility, laboratory diagnosis and treatment costs1. Even after recovery, lung damage can leave animals susceptible to secondary infections and affect long term productivity. “The problem for farmers, and vets, is that lungworm can be difficult to diagnose at an early stage and may not be spotted until a full-blown outbreak occurs,” says Ms Timothy. “The initial signs of coughing can be confused with other respiratory diseases such as Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), particularly in older cattle, but it’s important not to overlook the risk of lungworm in cattle of all ages as delays in treatment can hit productivity hard. Severe outbreaks can even result in the loss of individual animals.” A rapid loss of condition and sudden milk drop in lactating animals are often observed during the acute stages of disease. Animals have a deep harsh cough during activity which progresses to coughing at rest, with laboured

breathing. Severely affected cattle will typically stand with neck and head extended in the ‘air hunger’ position. Dairy cows may be observed resting more often and drinking and eating less than normal. Lungworm should always be considered as a potential cause of coughing in cattle at grass. Farmers should not wait until the whole herd is unwell, but seek advice early in the course of disease to minimise the longer term impact. Vaccinating youngstock and adult cows before spring turnout is an effective method of preventing clinical disease. However, this immunity may wane as the grazing season progresses resulting in late-summer outbreaks when animals experience a high challenge from infective pastures. In young cattle, lungworm control will also be achieved through the use of strategic worming programmes implemented primarily to control gastro-intestinal parasites such as gutworm (Ostertagia ostertagii). When using early-season parasite control with products such as Ivomec Classic (ivermectin) after turnout, additional treatments may also be needed later in the grazing season and farmers must remain alert for signs of disease. “In adults a targeted approach is often used,

14 | Working Farmer |

with wormer treatments administered in response to the early signs of disease,” suggests Ms Timothy. “Vigilance is required for this approach to be effective and ensure cattle are treated before outbreaks of severe disease and associated lung damage occur. “Cattle should be treated as soon as possible with a suitable anthelmintic, ideally one which has prolonged activity against reinfection to allow lungs time to recover. It’s vital that the whole herd is treated as some infected animals will not show obvious clinical signs but will still suffer from impaired performance.” Merial’s Ivomec® Classic (ivermectin) and Eprinex® (eprinomectin) wormers can be used as part of a programme for lungworm control and for treating outbreaks. The active ingredients prevent reinfection for up to 28 days after treatment. Ivomec Classic injection or pour-on is suitable for use in youngstock and adult beef cattle while Eprinex has zero milk withhold and offers fast and effective control of lungworm in adult dairy cows. In severe cases, farmers should consult their vet to discuss supportive treatment options to relieve pain, manage inflammation and treat any secondary infections.

Animax Veterinary technology


nimax launches first sheep bolus with highest trace elements levels

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.

“One bolus, utilising Animax’s unique leaching bolus technology, does the job.’’

Working Farmer | | 15

Animal Health

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) have this week announced their support for Labelling Matters.


he campaign, calling for clear and honest labelling, is a partnership between Compassion, the RSPCA, Eurogroup for Animals, and the Soil

Association. Critical for improving welfare The recent downfall of the cage for laying hens in the UK has shown that when presented with the facts about how farm animals are raised, consumers want to make the right choices – and food business are listening. Our CEO, Philip Lymbery, said: “We thrilled to have gained the support of the BVA. “Building on the success achieved in the egg industry, honest labelling can shed light on the horrors of factory farming

and create a kinder system – for farm animals, people, and the planet.” Consumers care Mandatory - rather than voluntary - labelling is essential to ensure that not only products farmed to good standards of animal welfare are marked accordingly, but that products from intensively reared animals can be identified too. Sean Wensley, President of the BVA, said: “Mandatory method of production labelling would give unambiguous information to the high numbers of consumers who care about animal welfare when buying meat and dairy products and help ensure market support for British farmers who pride themselves on achieving the highest

welfare standards.” Policy-makers now need to listen to our message, and stop keeping consumers in the dark. If you would like to shine a light on the hidden horrors of factory farming and transform the lives of millions of farm animals every year, please consider donating to Compassion in World Farming today.

There has been a confirmed sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire


he National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire – the first time the hornet has been discovered in the UK. The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees. Work to identify, destroy and remove any nests is already underway, which includes: setting up a 3 mile surveillance zone around Tetbury opening a local control centre to coordinate the response deploying bee inspectors across the area who will use infrared cameras and traps to locate any nests readying nest disposal experts who will use pesticides to kill the hornets and destroy any nests Nicola Spence, Defra Deputy Director for Plant and Bee Health, said: We have been anticipating the arrival

of the Asian hornet for some years and have a well-established protocol in place to eradicate them and control any potential spread. It is important to remember they pose no greater risk to human health than a bee, though we recognise the damage they can cause to honey bee colonies. That’s why we are taking swift and robust action to identify and destroy any nests. We remain vigilant across the country, working closely with the National Bee Unit and their nationwide network of bee inspectors. A local control centre will be opened tomorrow near Tetbury and bee inspectors from around England will be closely monitoring a three mile radius around the initial sighting. They will be supported by nest disposal experts who will use an approved pesticide to destroy any hornets and remove any nests. The hornet found in Tetbury is currently undergoing DNA testing at the National Bee Unit in North Yorkshire to help

16 | Working Farmer |

establish how it arrived in the UK. The hornet arrived in France in 2004 and is now common across large areas of Europe. It was discovered for the first time in Jersey and Alderney this summer. It is believed the species will not be able survive in the north of the UK due to colder winters.

Animal Health

Farming Minister George Eustice announces new measures to tackle devastating disease Further measures to tackle bovine TB in England were announced today as part of the government’s 25year strategy to eradicate the disease and protect the livelihoods of dairy and beef farmers.


ovine TB costs taxpayers over £100 million every year and England has the highest incidence of the disease in Europe. In 2015 alone over 28,000 cattle had to be slaughtered in England to control the disease, causing devastation and distress for farmers and rural communities, where herds have often been built up on family farms over many generations. The government’s strategy includes tighter cattle measures, improved biosecurity and badger control in areas where the disease is rife. Advice from the Chief Veterinary Officer makes clear that dealing with the disease in both cattle and badgers is essential to tackle the disease effectively. This strategy is already delivering results: we are on track to achieve TB freedom to more than half of the country by 2020—the first time anywhere in England will have this status. New measures outlined today include: Seven additional licences for badger control measures covering parts of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, with operations now underway. A consultation on introducing further

cattle measures including more sensitive tests for TB-affected herds in the High Risk Area, and increased surveillance testing for herds in the Edge Area. A call for views on a more risk-based approach to TB testing of cattle herds in the High Risk Area. New farm advice packs to help farmers affected by bovine TB to improve the effectiveness of biosecurity measures on their farm. An updated online tool mapping the location of bovine TB incidents over the last five years to allow farmers to make informed decisions when buying livestock. A consultation on introducing further measures for controlling TB in nonbovine animals. Farming Minister George Eustice said: Our comprehensive strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England is delivering results, with more than half the country on track to be free of the disease by the end of this Parliament. Bovine TB has a devastating impact on farms, which is why we are taking strong action to eradicate the disease, including tighter cattle controls, improved biosecurity and badger control measures in areas where the disease is rife.

The veterinary advice and the experience of other countries is clear—we will not be able to eradicate this disease unless we also tackle the reservoir of the disease in the badger population as well as cattle. Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens said: Action to prevent infection of cattle from significant reservoirs of TB infection in local badger populations is an essential part of the government’s 25-year strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England. Proactive badger control is currently the best available option and the licensing of further areas is necessary to realise disease control benefits at regional rather than at local levels. In 2015 badger control operations in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset were all successful in meeting their targets, and the government announced in December that it wanted to see badger control over a wider number of areas in 2016. As part of its long-term strategy to eradicate bovine TB, the government has already introduced tougher movement controls and more frequent testing, as well as working with farmers, vets and others to improve biosecurity on farm and when trading.

Working Farmer | | 17

18 | Working Farmer |



INANCE4FARMERS ... a service to UK Farmers. Finance4Farmers are part of the Change Finance


We have been sourcing and arranging finance for over 20 years. Within the last 2 years we have diverted our attention to the Farming Community, Produce Growers and the like. Most of our team live in rural communities surrounded by farms Our team have the facilities of over 20 separate lender which provides us with flexibility and you with choice.

We can arrange all types of funding to suit your need whether it be an unsecured loan for short term cash low, lease & HP for all farming equipment new or used or secured finance on property or land. Whatever your requirements we can normally find a suitable solution with the right terms. just go to our web page www. to find out more or to down load the application form. Or if you would like to discuss your requirements please phone one or our friendly team, it costs nothing to talk and we may surprise you in what we can offer.

Working Farmer | | 19

You’d like to travel over mountains for under £5,000? We’re on common ground. Value packed KingQuad 400 models now starting from only £4,999*

For full terms & conditions and to find your local dealer visit * PRICE SHOWN EXCLUDES 20% VAT


Don’t miss out!

Participating dealers include: Abrey Agricultural 01799 543 208

Ford & Ellis Motorcycles Ltd 01494 772 343

Hunts Engineering Ltd 01608 638 407

C.J. Keitch Engineering 01404 891 796

P R Roberts Drws Y Nant Boduan Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 8UY 01758 720212 ww

Wildtrackers Ltd The Estate Yard Glanusk Park Crickhowell Powys , NP8 1LP T: 01873 812557 E:






LEMKEN agricultural machinery is distinctive, not only because of its blue colour but above all because of its quality, versatility and robust design. Combine advanced LEMKEN machines with the expertise of your local Sellars dealer and you can be sure of a product that meets your specific needs. See the LEMKEN range at your nearest Sellars today . . . Oldmeldrum 01651 872891

Cupar 01334 658210

Forres 01309 676708

Huntly 01466 792165

Letham 01307 818545

Perth 01738 620549



challenging and successful season for the New Holland prototype T6.180 Methane Power tractor

Back from the positive field tests in Italy, Spain and in the United Kingdom, the innovative 100% methane powered New Holland prototype tractor has been tested at the La Bellotta farm located near Turin by German customers as well as by the young farmers recently awarded in Brussels New Holland’s second generation T6.180 Methane Power tractor, which is a key element of New Holland Agriculture's Clean Energy Leader strategy - launched 10 years ago to increase farming efficiency and sustainability - can be powered with methane or biomethane, and has been previewed and tested by some customers on July 14 at the La Bellotta farm, located near Turin, which is the first pilot Energy Independent Farm. Among those to experience first hand the operative potentialities and sustainable qualities of the New Holland methane powered tractor were a German customer of the brand, who is the owner of a farm and operator of a biogas plant, and the President of the German association of biogas plants, who has also been a pioneer in biomethane fuelling stations in Germany. They were joined by three young farmers who were recently awarded in Brussels for their innovative and sustainable projects during the Third

European Congress of Young Farmers, sponsored by New Holland: Alicia Pardo Garcia from Spain, who operates a horse farm and produces organic mare's milk near Madrid, Henrique Corrêa Silvestre Ferreira from Portugal, who produces high quality seedless table grapes in the region of Alentejo, and Petko Simeonov from Bulgaria who produces organic honey near Sofia. Fitted with 9 tanks able to hold approx. 300 litres (52 kg) of methane and a 6 cylinder, 179 HP max power engine, the New Holland T6.180 Methane Power tractor was equipped with a ripper. These tests reconfirmed the positive feedback received from testing in Italy, Spain and in the United Kingdom, which not only demonstrate the operational capacities of the tractor but also its qualities in fuel cost savings of 25 to 40% in comparison to diesel, and its sustainability with 80% less polluting emissions if compared to the equivalent diesel model. If bio-methane is used, the tractor’s global carbon impact is

24 | Working Farmer |

virtually zero. In Italy the T6 Methane Power was tested with good results by the Maccarese farm near Rome to roll the fields before and after seeding. In Spain, the tractor worked at the grape and olive producer Bodegas Torres, which has been committed to using alternative energies and reducing polluting emissions since 2008. In the United Kingdom, the prototype was tested successfully by Wyke Farms in Somerset, which is one of the country’s biggest Cheddar cheese producers and owner of a biogas plant, and by Worthy Farm, home to the famous Glastonbury music festival. Overall, the tractor has clocked more than 100 hours of operation performing different activities: cultivation, road transport and work with a front loader. Testing of the New Holland T6.180 Methane Power will continue at La Bellotta during July and August. In September the prototype will tour other European markets.

UNLEASH THE PROFITMAKER UP TO £9,000 OFF ON THE MF 7714 – MF 7718 W W W. M A S S E Y F E R G U S O N . C O M / M F 7 7 0 0

J.J. FARM SERVICES LTD Far Stanley, Gretton, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Glos, GL54 5HF Far Stanley, Gretton, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5HF

Tel: 01242 620631 Email; t: 01242 620631 | w: | e: Visit our website; Like us on Facebook; JJ Farm Services Ltd TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. OFFER APPLIES TO SELECTED MODELS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

FROM MASSEY FERGUSON Working Farmer | | 25

merlouk merlouk









Pay 3 months deposit and

0% 0%

Pay 3 months deposit and 3+33 MONTHLY PAYMENTS INTEREST 3+33 3333 MONTHLY PAYMENTS





Available across the entire Merlo agriculture range Available across the entire Merlo agriculture range



Record breaking Record breaking ergonomic cab ergonomic designs cab designs

Improved fuel Improved fuel economy economy

Patented frame Patented leveling frame on selected models leveling on selected models

Patented cab Patented cab suspension on selected models suspension

on selected models

up to 7.5 tonne Unique CVTronic up capacity to 7.5 tonne transmission Unique CVTronic lifting models lifting capacity on selected transmission on selected models

WE CAN HANDLE IT BETTER WE CAN HANDLE IT BETTER *Terms and conditions apply. 0% finance available on selected models only. Offers based on a maximum advance of 50% based on the RRP *Terms and conditions apply. 0% finance available on selected models only. Offers based on a maximum advance of 50% based on the RRP

28 | Working Farmer |



o further celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Subaru Boxer engine, Subaru are pleased to announce the introduction of the Forester Special Edition.

On sale from the 1st September, 100 units will be produced and will be priced at £29,995 for the petrol Lineartronic and £31,495 for the diesel Lineartronic. Based on the XC Premium model, the

evealed for the first time at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, the FIAT 124 Spider Anniversary Edition was designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the original roadster in Turin in 1966. The exclusive special edition, of which only 124 numbered examples were made available to UK enthusiasts, was priced at £23,295 OTR and offered unique equipment specifications including Passione Red paint; a premium silver finish on the windscreen frame, rollover bars and door mirrors; a numbered "Anniversary Edition" plaque and a 124 Spider badge on the front grille. Standard equipment also included full LED adaptive headlights; a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with multimedia control knob; satellite navigation with 3D mapping; DAB radio; two USB ports; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity; cruise control; keyless start, black leather upholstery with heated front seats; a nine-speaker

Special Edition model comes with £1,500 of additional equipment at no extra cost. Both models come with Subaru’s comprehensive five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Unique equipment for the Forester Special Edition includes Hunter Green Metallic Paint, front, side and rear under guards, wheel arch extensions and stainless steel cargo step panel as well as Special Edition brown leather

BOSE audio system; automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors and 17inch alloy wheels. All 124 examples of the UK-specification FIAT 124 Anniversary Edition are now spoken for in advance of the first cars hitting showrooms on September 10, with order banks for the standard

models also building steadily. Commenting on the success of the FIAT 124 Anniversary Edition, Head of Brand, FIAT UK, Sebastiano Fedrigo commented: “The interest in FIAT’s reborn roadster has been incredible and that’s before most people have even seen the car in the metal. Once the FIAT 124 Spider hits the streets and showrooms, even more

seats with brown leather interior door grips, centre armrest and centre panel uprights. Other equipment on the Forester Special Edition includes Subaru Starlink; a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, connectivity and navigation system, Hill Descent Control (HDC), X-Mode system, which intelligently manages the car’s power and torque, brakes and drivetrain to maintain traction on even the most slippery surfaces. people will begin to fall for its style and presence and once they drive it, they will be hooked.” The FIAT 124 Spider brings classic Italian styling and an authentic roadster driving experience to a whole new generation of enthusiasts, encapsulating the essence of its classic predecessor in a modern and bold package. Powered by FIAT's proven 1.4-litre, MultiAir, turbo-charged fourcylinder engine, which delivers 140hp and 240Nm of torque, the FIAT 124 Spider is capable of accelerating to 62mph/100km/h in just 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 134mph/215 km/h. Thanks to its double-wishbone front and multilink rear suspension, as well as its lightweight roadster architecture and ideal weight distribution, the FIAT 124 Spider’s rear-wheel drive chassis offers a dynamic and exciting Italian driving experience without compromising comfort and refinement. Prices for the FIAT 124 Spider will start at £19,545 OTR when it goes on sale on September 10.

Working Farmer | | 29



9 9 4 , 2 £2




Archie Moss

Auto Services (Ayreshire)

Auto Services (Perth)

Elgin, Morayshire

Coalville, Leicestershire

Perth, Perthshire

Perth, Perthshire

01343 323 329

01530 553 783

01738 481 380

01738 481 380

Eaglesham Garage Ltd

Ferndown Commercials

Mark Weatherhead

Northgate Isuzu

Glasgow, Scotland

Wimborne, Dorset

Hardwick, Cambridgeshire

Canterbury, Kent

01355 443 050

01202 983 319

01954 574 560

01227 213 024



#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


B&B Tractors

Browns of Preston

Duckworth Isuzu (North)

Duckworth Isuzu (South)

Fauld Lane, Staffordshire

Preston, Lancashire

Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Boston, Lincolnshire

01283 888 078

01772 307 023

01673 558 890

01205 535 159

Oliver Landpower

Threeways Garage Ltd

Vale Motors

W H Brand

Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

Abergele, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Wincanton, Somerset

Near Spalding, Lincolnshire

01923 700 327

01745 274 290

01963 834 433

01406 633 120





125,000 MILE


†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.


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 CO2 figures are obtained for comparative purposes in accordance with EC directives/regulations and may not be representative of real-life driving conditions.

Introducing the new Korando 2.2

2 tonne towing capacity

New Korando 2.2 available from



7 in touch screen with iPod & Bluetooth Connectivity

Intelligent 4x4

Increased fuel efficiency

M T Cars

157 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE7 2AJ 01733 309782

Grovebury Cars

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 paint priced at £500. *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.





For the Outback 2.5i SE Lineartronic


Central Motors

Tel: 01223 633823

Tel: 01460 64747

Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

Chard, Somerset

Dales Subaru

Dennis Common

Tel: 01282 882815

Tel: 01665 751511

MTC Suabru


Tel: 01733 822964

Tel: 01371 876622

Barnoldswick, Lancashire

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

Plymouth Subaru

Tel: 01782 711661

Plympton, Devon

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.

36 | Working Farmer |

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 £1,300. It’s a strong offer. For more details, why not contact us or call in at our showroom?

Vindis Van Centre Northampton Greenhous Volkswagen Van Centre Gambrel Road, Weedon Industrial Estate, Northampton. Telephone: 01604 315852.

Ennerdale Road, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Telephone: 01743 384303.

Find us on your sat-nav using NN5 5BB.

Find us on your sat-nav using SY1 3LD.

Greenhous Volkswagen Van Centre (Bilston)

Listers Van Centre (Worcestershire)

Trinity Road, Bilston, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 01902 219303. Find us on your sat-nav using WV14 7EF.

North Bank, Berry Hill Industrial Estate, Droitwich. Telephone: 01905 412269. Find us on your sat-nav using WR9 9AU.

Listers (Coventry) Van Centre

Volkswagen Van Centre (Scunthorpe)

347-367 Bedworth Road, Longford, Coventry, West Midlands. Telephone: 0247 767 0747.

Normanby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. Telephone: 01724 487535.

Find us on your sat-nav using CV6 6BN.

Find us on your sat-nav using DN15 8QZ.

*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 to status. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Offer available when ordered by 31st December, 2016 from participating Van Centres. Offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [09.2016]. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services. Providers may pay us for introducing you to 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.



MARK WEATHERHEAD LTD Telephone: 01954 574560 |

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


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





*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.

125,000 MILE


Optimum health, vitality & performance Reduced concentrate use & production costs Unique leaching bolus technology

SHEEP Copper oxide







Complementary mineral feed for sheep over 40kg


For sheep

100 x 16g â„Ž 100 x 4g


SHEEP & LAMB 185mg





Coprac 4g

Copper Oxide



40 | Working Farmer |

Profile for Working Farmer

Working Farmer | October 2016 | Issue 6  

Working Farmer | October 2016 | Issue 6

Working Farmer | October 2016 | Issue 6  

Working Farmer | October 2016 | Issue 6