TRACKS Issue 4

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TRACKS ISSUE 4 SPRING/SUMMER 2022

MASSEY FERGUSON 5S TRACTOR REVIEW

KVERNELAND & FENDT PRECISION FARMING

SAY HELLO TO C&P's FIRST EVER JCB SOLD

Amy Wilkinson puts MF's latest to the test

E Roper & Sons and the Exacta TL Geospread

12 years later JCB No. 1 comes home


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CONTENTS

WELCOME TO TRACKS SPRING/SUMMER 2022 Welcome to our latest issue of TRACKS magazine. In this edition we get out and about, visiting some of our customers and getting to know them and their businesses better. We caught up with our very first JCB customer, spent time learning about how to make gin and received an education on the lambing cycle on a local sheep farm. We’ve also got the lowdown from Amy Wilkinson about how she got on when she put the new Massey Ferguson 5S though its paces! In December 2021 we hosted our first ever Rufford’s Christmas Markets which were a great success. We had fantastic support from lots of local businesses who took part in the two-day event at our Garstang site. The market

attracted lots of people from far and wide and we are excited to announce that we will be hosting again this year. We also have the latest in machinery news from JCB and a look at their all new Electric Loadall. We’ve even put together a puzzle and competition page with the chance to win a JCB Pedal Tractor. And don’t forget to send us your farming photographs which could feature in our 2023 Clarke & Pulman calendar!

Ged GED CLARKE MANAGING DIRECTOR, C&P

DON'T MISS! IN OUR LATEST ISSUE... FARMING WITH AMY

LAMBING SEASON AT MEADOW BANK FARM

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C USTOMER FOCUS: AJJ&D SWALE The first ever JCB sold by C&P in 2010 makes a welcome appearance

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C USTOMER FOCUS: E ROPER & SONS Precision farming from Fendt & Kverneland

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USQVARNA ROBOTIC H LAWNMOWERS

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I NDUSTRY NEWS Get up to speed with the latest developments from JCB, Massey Ferguson & Fendt

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E LECTRIC FUTURE: YELLOW & GREEN The latest electric JCBs on the road to zero emissions

10 F ARMING WITH AMY Our C&P Ambassador gives us the lowdown on life on her Southport farm 12 C USTOMER FOCUS: MEADOW BANK FARM We talk lambing season with John & Richard Hargreaves 14 C &P IN THE COMMUNITY Take a look at what we've been getting up to recently, in the local area 15 E AT SEASONAL Discover the benefits of seasonal eating 16 W ILD FOX DISTILLERY Farm-based distillery show us how they craft their award-winning gin

DISCOVER THE FENDT TIGO Page 18

18 M ACHINE FOCUS Get familiar with Fendt's Tigo forage wagon 20 G IFT GUIDE 24 N EW & USED MACHINERY 26 P UZZLE CORNER Cover image by Chris Noblett

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CUSTOMER FOCUS

JCB No.1 C&P's FIRST NEW JC B S OL D IN 2010

In February, we said hello and goodbye again to our JCB number one. In 2010, at Clarke & Pulman, we sold our first new JCB to AJJ&D Swale of Joylan Farms, Stanley Farm, Sowerby. Originally sold by John Horrocks, who is now our Group After Sales Manager, this machine has been with the Swale family its entire life. The machine was sold with a 6,000 hour service and warranty package and since then has continued to be serviced by C&P using genuine JCB parts and oils – which just goes to show that if you look after your

machines, they will look after you! There is now 14,500 hours clocked up on this machine and it’s certainly not finished yet, starting its next life over the water in Ireland. JN&A Swale have replaced the TM310S with a 2017, 6500 hour TM320S. With a full service history, maintained by C&P, they were not put off by the hours on this machine as they know that, like their own previous machine, this one has also been looked after and serviced regularly by an authorised JCB dealership using genuine parts and oils. Having this service history is essential to the longevity of the machine.

JN&A Swale have replaced their TM310S (main image) with a 2017 TM320S (above & below) which has been regularly, professionally serviced and maintained by authorised JCB dealers, C&P.

If you’d like more information on our used JCB's or C&P's excellent JCB service and maintenance packages, contact our Sales Support Hub on 01995 640302 or email saleshub@clarkeandpulman.com 3


CUSTOMER FOCUS

E Roper & Sons' reliable combination of Fendt 724 Profi Plus with Kverneland Exacta TL Geospread

PRECISION FARMING WITH E ROPER & SONS We dropped in at Lyme House Farm, to catch up with Harry Roper of E Roper & Sons. He gave us the low down on his Kverneland Exacta TL Geospread. Harry's dairy farm is situated in Longridge, Lancashire and has been operational since 1943. With 820 acres of land over three farms, a herd of around 800 head of stock, including 360 milking pedigree Holsteins, Harry and his team run a progressive business in which reliable and efficient machinery plays a vital role.

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The Geospread works through a Fendt 724 Profi Plus Gen 6 with FendtOne and integrated section control. The Geospread was acquired from Clarke & Pulman in early 2020, and the Fendt 724 in early 2021. The Geospread is predominantly used for fertiliser, but is also used for spreading grass seed, the farm do 4 cuts of 400 acres of grass per year – of which they re-seed

Harry Roper shows us around their hi-tech set up

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around 80 acres per year as well as 150 acres of wholecrop. “One of the main reasons we went for this model was its GPS system. The accuracy and consistency of the spreading has saved us at least four tonnes of fertiliser over the past year. That adds up, especially with the rising cost of fertiliser” explained Harry. How it works Precision farming is at the core of Kverneland, but precision isn’t just about technology, it’s also about the configuration of the spreader. Kverneland has their own Spreader Competence Centre, a research facility in which the latest technology is used to create a complete 3D spreading profile of each different fertiliser. This data can then be used by farmers, like Harry, to match the properties of their fertiliser to Kverneland's spreading charts. It enables them to achieve optimal spreading of the fertiliser, avoid overlapping when necessary and provide the crop with the exact amount of nutrients required. One of the key reasons Harry chose Kverneland was their unique CentreFlow Spreading System. The CentreFlow system uses large eight vane discs, which allow 9m to 54m spread widths. The eight vane discs ensure a continuous flow of fertiliser, whilst improving spread pattern quality, particularly when travelling at high speeds and using high application rates. The CentreFlow system works by dropping fertiliser from the hopper into a dosing cup instead of directly onto the vanes, preventing fragmentation of the fertiliser granules. The fertiliser then gains speed in the dosing cup, before meeting the disc. The flat discs ensure a horizontal spreading pattern, even in windy conditions. Additionally, the fertiliser always contacts the vanes at the same point and travels the complete length of the vane, even when on a hilly landscape. Four load cells, a reference sensor and automatic calibration system enables the

" THE ACCURACY AND CONSISTENCY OF THE SPREADING HAS SAVED US AT LEAST FOUR TONNES OF FERTILISER OVER THE PAST YEAR." correct spreading rate, again even on hilly or bumpy terrain. The spreader is compatible with left/right Variable Rate application, which means fertiliser can be spread at two different rates at the same time, facilitating perfect dosing and placement of the fertiliser. The spreader uses Geospread Section Control with sections of only 1 metre, with a maximum of 54 sections. This adjusts the dosing system using a GPS positioning system to optimise overlap and coverage, whilst minimising over and under dosing. Geopoint Headland Management is used to determine the exact point the spreader is activated when leaving the headland. Often, this is activated too early during manual operation, and therefore fertiliser savings of up to 15% can be made when Geospread Headland Management is used alongside Geospread Section Control. After Sales Support After investing in the spreader, Kverneland arranged to visit Harry at his farm, along with Clarke & Pulman, in order to demonstrate and set up the machine. The Kverneland team were very

knowledgeable and worked very well in conjunction with Clarke & Pulman, who have even been back to visit Harry since his purchase, in order to install a software update and carry out a 12-month service and inspection. Harry’s experience with Clarke & Pulman has only been that of a positive one; “the back-up and service at Clarke and Pulman is very good, and there’s always someone at the end of the phone no matter what time or day an issue or question may occur”.

The spreader's GPS system helps to save fertiliser

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AUTO MOWERS AM305 * RRP £1040.83 +VAT RRP £1,957.50 +VAT 415X RRP £3,582.50 +VAT 450X

The Husqvarna 450X robotic lawnmower is one of the most advanced automatic lawn mowers on the market today The automower comes equipped with a range of exciting design features that will improve your lawn and save you time throughout the growing season. The 450X has the highest working area capacity within the Husqvarna Automower range. It possesses the exceptional capability of being able to cut 5,000m2 of lawn by mowing at 210m2 per hour. In addition to this the mower is equipped with a Pentsearch navigation sytem which makes it extremely able to tackle difficult garden layouts and terrains, including inclines of up to 45% / 24.5°.

Grass clippings are ejected from the machine after being cut by the triple reversible blade system, after which they are able to be re-absorbed by your lawn as a constant source of feed. As the mowing operation is taking place constantly, the growth of moss is eradicated, therefore improving the quality of your lawn. This process is most noticeable after one month from the installation date as the grass becomes a stunning dark green. The mower also has weather timer which allows it to monitor the weather cycles and mow accordingly.

Whether you want to enjoy a day’s sunbathing or a family BBQ, the 450X features an advanced noise reduction system which keeps its operational noise down to a nearly silent 59 decibels, quieter than any of its competitors. The built in ultrasonic sensors make navigation an easy task for the 450X, the mower is even equipped with LED headlights so that it can be easily located in the dark. The navigation system can be overridden by using the onboard keypad or using the dedicated Automower connect app which is available for Android and IOS devices. Mowing timetables can be created on the automower or app so that the work is undertaken to suit your lifestyle. If you would like your lawn to be like a golf course or to be fluffy and green, the cutting height can be easily adjusted. This, again, can be done either manually on the mower itself or remotely, from anywhere via WIFI, by using the Automower app.

Power for the mower is supplied by a long life, high capacity, rechargeable Li-ion battery. Charging takes place when the mower returns automatically to its base station, it will do this between cutting cycles which usually last between 3 and 5 hours. Charging takes approximately 45 minutes so that downtime is kept to a minimum. If the mower does not manage to complete its schedule during the allotted time period, it will continue in the next period, picking up from where it finished previously. This is due to the integral computer that will have memorised the layout of the lawn and the working schedule.

OUT FRONT RIDERS R214T * RRP £2,749.17 +VAT Unit RRP £874.17 +VAT 103cm Deck RRP £3,623.24 +VAT Total R320X AWD RRP £5,332.50 +VAT Unit RRP £1,082.50 +VAT 112cm Deck RRP £6,415.00 +VAT Total

RIDE-ON TRACTOR MOWERS RRP £1,832.50 +VAT TS138 * RRP £2,290.83 +VAT TC138

WALK BEHIND MOWERS LC142iS Kit 1* The 450X is part of the Automower range from Husqvarna, any of which can be an ideal alternative to a traditional pedestrian or ride-on lawnmower and is available from either of our depots or Ramages DIY.

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INDUSTRY NEWS no need to use the foot brake or change into neutral when stopping to load as well as alleviating the risk of creeping forward. There is also an option to set the maximum speed and pump auxiliary control and oil flow rate. JCB Fastrac ICON The all new AGRI PRO New industry-leading telehandler from JCB. The new model is more powerful at 174hp, with more torque, speed and flow resulting in advanced reliability, performance and productivity. JCB ProPerformance has been added to the flagship 542.70 model to increase power. The addition of JCB’s unique DualTech Variable Transmission technology gives it a maximum speed of up to 50kph – the fastest loadall yet. Efficiency is greatly improved with a 25% time saving and distance coverage on an average journey due to the faster acceleration and increase in dynamic tractive effort. Productivity is also improved due to the increased road speed. A more streamlined process for application use allows for optimised efficiency, for example there is

The new model features an all new user-friendly operating system with tailored user experience using the latest in ag technology and modern software. The 12-inch LED HD touch screen allows the operator to control the tractor through the screen via the armrest with a scroll wheel. The all new Smart Transmission Control allows the operator to switch between joystick, pedal or roller mode and pre-set speeds which automatically allow the tractor to change its engine speed depending on load weight.

Fendt’s Self-propelled field Sprayers Fendt’s dedication to the future of farming, along with AGCOcorporation’s Farmer First strategy looks to develop its strong focus on meeting the requirements of professional farmers today. As part of this idea, Christoph Gröblinghoff, Chairman of the AGCO/Fendt Management Board, announced that as of Quarter 2 of 2022, the Fendt Rogator 300 will be discontinued and the brand will look to focus on self-propelled machinery as a way of offering customers the perfect solution to their business requirements.

Another addition can be seen to the cab door which has been designed with a new frame, glass, hinge and latch positioning to increase structural rigidity and ease of cab entry and exit. The addition of Pro Line to the specification pack options allows for a wider choice for the model. Massey Ferguson Brand This year, Massey Ferguson announced a fresh new look for its iconic triple triangle logo to celebrate 175 years since the brands inception. MF’s new ‘Born to Farm’ identity is woven into the new, modern logo design, symbolising its fresh brand values. The interlocking triangles signify the overlap of trust and relationships between farmers, dealers and the brand. The strong brand heritage continues to be represented since the triple triangle logo was first developed in 1958, maintaining its dedication to the farmer first approach, accessible and dependable.

The offers are valid from 01/04/22 to 30/06/22 (or while stocks last). All prices are subject to VAT. No offer can be redeemed for cash and no cash alternatives are available. JCB and/or the JCB dealer reserves the right to withdraw, alter or decline any product from sale and any offer or promotion without prior notice. These terms do not affect your statutory rights. Offer only valid at our Burscough Depot.

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Massey Ferguson will be rolling out the brand identity across the globe this year.

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ELECTRIC FUTURE

YELLOW & GREEN The latest electric contribution to JCBs road to zero emissions Road to zero emissions The all new battery-powered Telehandler from JCB’s E-TECH range is the latest electric contribution to the brands ‘road to zero emissions’. The model is the electric version of the diesel-powered 525.60 loadall and is the very first electric loadall telescopic telehandler from JCB – expanding their 100% electric E-TECH range. Going green without compromise JCB wanted to create the telehandler without compromising the power, performance and load handling capability contained in the diesel-powered version of the machine, whilst reducing environmental impact. Both models look very similar in dimensions and boom at first glance, however they do have a different chassis due to the differing mounting points of the components. With two separate electric motors, the transmission and hydraulic system are powered independently with their own 17kw and 22kw motors respectively. 100% electric means zero emissions whilst maintaining the same performance, coupled with lower operating and maintenance costs, reduced daily checks and minimal servicing. The JCB LiveLink option also contributes to the efficient management of running costs, using satellite technology, collecting real-time data on location, performance, usage, security and servicing requirements. There is also no compromise on the extras, with the usual features as seen with its diesel equivalent – the heated windscreen, heated airsuspension seat, LCD information screen and load moment indicator as well as a spacious cab are among the standard features. The Adaptive

Load Control feature stops the machine tipping forward when carrying or lifting a heavy load and the attachments used with the diesel models are able to be used with the electric model. Spot the differences The operation and drive differs from the diesel model with the symmetry between the joystick to drive the boom and the pedals to drive the machine, the separate motors for each create much simpler driving and operation and allow for a much more refined experience. The noise level reduction both inside and outside the cab is also a nice addition, adding to the appeal by improving on-site communication during operation and less noise when working inside buildings. The Lithium-ion technology allows for a 230V and 415V charging capacity with a full 8-hour charge powering a full days’ work and with the option of a 2 hour fast charge, the operator is able to maximise efficiency.

JCB 525.60E SPECIFICATION Standard features • Built in charger • Fast charge ready • Singe lever joystick • LCD information screen • Full LED roadlight • Spacious Cab • Heated Screens • Heated air suspension seat • SAHR park brake • Load moment indicator Charge time: 8 hours approx. Fast charge: 2 hours approx. Use time: Working day (up to 8hrs) Battery capacity: 24kWh Max lift capacity: 2,500kg Lift capacity (full height): 2000kg Lift capacity (full reach): 720kg Lift height: 6.0m Length: 4m Height: 1.89m Width: 1.84m LiveLink functionality: Option

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CLARKE & PULMAN AMBASSADOR

FARMING WITH AMY Local farmer, Amy Wilkinson, updates us on life on her Southport farm, Tractors Lit Up, Eric 'The Charmer' and the MF 5S 135 One of the highlights for me since the last issue was taking part in Oliver Harrison's – or Ollyblogs as he now seems to be known – Tractors Lit Up, Christmas convoy around the incredible city that is Liverpool. One hundred festive farmers decked their tractors out in Christmas lights and took part in the mammoth route, all to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital as well as donating to local food banks. The bitter weather did not deter the public with the entirety of pavements on the route packed full of people, it really was an amazing atmosphere and experience.

After Olly mentioned to me that they could do with more female festive farmers in his Christmas convoy and perhaps my 7718 could be pink themed, I had to at least try. One thing I had not taken into account was how difficult it would be to find pink lights over Christmas time, but we managed, and you never know I may have inspired the next generation of female, festive farmers. I would highly recommend getting involved if you can, it’s a brilliant experience raising money for incredible causes.

Special mentions should go to the J Connolly Agricultural team who went all out and brought snow cannons and search lights.

Now my next task, as my Mum pointed out, is to find a lad willing to sit on the passenger seat in time for next year!

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I on the other hand have been given a theme by Mr YouTube himself.

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DEMONSTRATOR REVIEW MASSEY FERGUSON 5S. 135 Tom Clarke rang me up one day and said, “we want to send you a demo to review is there anything in particular that you need”. I replied with “we are a mixed beef and arable farm, we can use anything you send us and it will be put through its paces”. That’s how Eric ‘The Charmer’, ended up dropping off this Massey Ferguson 5S. 135. As he jumped down off the tractor step, he said “I told them lads it has to be clean because it’s going to a nice young lady”. I told you he’s a charmer! I can honestly tell you from the moment it arrived I was so happy it was this tractor. It is no lie that my favourite tractor on our yard is our Massey Ferguson 5445, basically the predecessor to the new 5S range. My reasoning for this is it’s so simple to use, reliable; not once has it ever gone wrong and works every single day even though it gets the least care and maintenance. It can handle pretty much all of what our bigger tractors can do. It may also sound ridiculous, but driving it just makes me happy in a way that no other tractor does, but I got this feeling with the 5S. These size of tractors are so handy and such work horses. Yes, our 5445’s main job is on our mixer wagon which it does everyday of the year without fault but during busy periods this tractor has worked ground, rolled, pulled our tedder and twin rota rake and in the past two years has been our main carting tractor during September as our other

tractors were tied up elsewhere and that is a twelve-year-old tractor pulling 14-ton trailers. I know what you are thinking, it can’t be very fast carting at 40kph, however you make that time back at how fast and easy you can back into sheds with a tractor that can turn on a 20 pence piece, especially in a yard as tight and windy as ours and especially compared to my long bonneted 7718. The only thing that lets our 5445 down is its comfort, after a few days you’re ready for out of it. However, this is not the case in the 5S. The ride is so comfortable, the cab is incredibly spacious with amazing visibility and every creature comfort you could think of, including to my delight, a heated seat. I could quite happily spend weeks in this in this tractor. It also has all the mod cons such as an ergonomic armrest and is ISOBUS compatible but even with all this, Massey Ferguson have still managed to keep the simplicity I love from our 5445. It wasn’t like your typical demo where it takes you a day to figure out how everything works, anyone could jump on this tractor and figure it out straight away. It's simple ideas such as the labelled rocker switch for the hydraulic hitch that make so easy to use. While the 5S was here we really did put it through its paces on both the arable and beef sides of the business with it working ground, bedding cows down and carting muck and bales about on and off road within the week we had it. I would argue that this tractor could handle everything our 5445 can do and more difficult jobs, while still being able to turn on a 20 pence piece. It could easily be used for jobs like spraying and baling and can come with a front loader which would be incredibly handy on a mixed farm like ours. So if you can’t already tell I loved it, it's just the price we may have to negotiate!

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GETTING TO KNOW EWE

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Clarke & Pulman is built on relationships, relationships with you, our customers. We pride ourselves on getting to know you and understanding your business needs. It’s what sets us apart from our competition. So as lambing season approached, we thought we’d roll up our sleeves and get closer to the action to understand just how hard work this time of year is on our sheep farmers. Lambing time at Meadow Bank Brothers, Richard and John Hargreaves, along with Richard’s son Bob, were kind enough to welcome Ali from our Marketing Department and Abbie and Richard from our Sales Support Hub, at one of their busiest times of the year to have a chat about lambing.

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Brothers, Richard and John Hargreaves outside the lambing shed where they have 32 cameras constantly monitoring the ewes and their lambs.

Lambing season is one of the busiest times of year at Meadow Bank Farm, where the brothers will lamb around 1100 ewes from a variety of breeds including Swaledales, Bluefaced Leicesters, Dutch Spotted, Valais Blacknose and North of England Mules. Many of the lambs will be bred as pedigree sheep.

Situated at the base of Pendle Hill, Meadow Bank Farm spans over 600 acres of land for grazing. This year, the Hargreaves will lamb 1100 ewes of a variety of breeds, including Swaledales, Bluefaced Leicesters, Dutch Spotted, Valais Blacknose and North of England Mules.

is a process in which fertilised embryos are flushed from a donor ewe and are either transplanted into a recipient ewe, or are frozen for future use. Freezing allows the flushing of the embryos to take place outside of the breeding season, allowing a single ewe to be flushed multiple times before the season starts, as each flush cycle takes around 20 days.

Many of the lambs are bred as pedigree sheep, although some are bred for meat. However, before any breeding occurs, the Hargreaves’ must decide which sheep to pair up, to produce the best lambs genetically. A scientific approach Although most of the lambs are bred ‘naturally’, some of the breeds such as the Dutch Spotted, are artificially inseminated. Artificial insemination (AI) can be used for genetic gain and is a more costeffective option in comparison to buying an expensive ram. AI enables a single ram to serve more ewes than he would be able to naturally. Before insemination, the semen is screened to confirm it is sufficient, but also to ensure the tup isn’t carrying any diseases that could be transferred to the ewe or lambs. Semen can be bought in, or can be taken from rams already on the farm. The farm has a variety of rams, which were all bought due to their strong genetic bloodlines. The farm also uses embryo transfer between ewes. Embryo transfer

The delivery Labour is usually a quick process, with the majority of lambs being born within an hour. Once born, the ewe and its lambs are put in individual pens, where the lambs' navels are sprayed, tails are docked, and depending on the breed, the male lambs are castrated. The lambs are given probiotics, and are vaccinated against Orf – a virus that can spread from sheep to humans. Finally, the lambs are tagged and all of their details are recorded. Within 24 hours, the ewes and their lambs are ready to go outside. “The highlight of lambing for me is when a top quality, pedigree lamb is born with all the right markings. It’s just fantastic and it keeps you going” says Richard. Once born, lambs stay with their mothers to feed until the Summer. After this they are separated and any lambs that aren’t needed as replacements are sold in Autumn to breed from, or for meat.

If a ewe has triplets, one lamb is taken and put on a milk machine to ensure it feeds enough to grow and be healthy. The maternity ward The lambing takes place inside in the lambing shed, where there is always someone keeping an eye on things. One of the most common issues in the birthing process is that the lambs can become stuck in the amniotic sac and start to suffocate. There must always be a person on site to help if this happens. “We have 32 cameras inside the lambing shed which helps us to constantly monitor the ewes and their lambs. The sheer number of hours we spend with the sheep is the hardest part of lambing. It’s an exhausting job. It lasts around three to four months every year, with different breeds lambing at different times”, explains Richard. “It was fascinating to learn about the breeding process and see how much careful planning and strategy goes into sheep farming. It’s not all cute fluffy lambs and bottle feeding, there’s so much hard work, long hours and paperwork that people don’t see”, reflected Ali.

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OUR COMMUNITY

C&P IN THE COMMUNITY We look at what's been going on locally over the last few months Alder Hey Tractor Run On the 19th December, Clarke & Pulman joined the Christmas tractor convoy around the city of Liverpool. Founded by local farmer and C&P customer Olly Harrison, the aim of the convoy was to spread some Christmas cheer and raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s hospital also in Liverpool, Merseyside. Over 100 tractors joined the procession guided by Merseyside police. Starting out in Tarbock Green, it lit up the city as it moved, with hundreds of spectators lining the streets to watch the demonstration.

RUFFORD’S CHRISTMAS MARKETS RAISE £1,000 FOR CHARITY

Rufford’s Country Lifestyle hosted its very first Christmas Markets in Claughton on Brock, Preston on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of December 2021. The Clarke & Pulman JCB lit up the streets of Liverpool, raising money for Alder Hey Hospital

Christmas Jumper Day 2021 On 10th December 2021, we took part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. All of our businesses joined in the fun and we managed to raise over £240 for the charity. We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our staff who donated and we can’t wait to see this year’s jumper designs!

Members of the Clarke & Pulman & Rufford's teams in their Christmas jumpers

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Despite the weather, the market was hugely successful with visitors from across Lancashire calling in to do some Christmas shopping. Rufford’s opened for late night shopping and many local businesses attended the market and included a range of artisan products, such as barista coffees and hot chocolates, cakes and bakes from Bella’s Coffee House; handmade accessories including wreaths and Christmas trees from Gamebirds Of A Feather; handcrafted, locally produced gin from Wild Fox Distillery; a fabulous selection of cheeses from Love Cheese; and themed dog treats from Roe and Roo Store. With a fairground ride for the children and mulled wine and a bar for the adults, everyone was catered for.

To complete the experience, visitors could also grab some food from The Striped Pig’s Hog Roast trailer, with a choice of delicious hog roast Rolls and then enjoy fresh waffles with ice-cream from Wallings Vintage Bike & Van Events! Overall the markets were a great success and raised £1,000 for Rock FM’s Cash for Kids charity through a raffle at the event and donations made over the weekend. You can visit Rufford’s Country Lifestyle online at www.ruffords.com and in store at 119 Garstang Road, Claughton on Brock, Preston PR3 0PH. Keep up to date with events and offers by following Ruffords on Facebook and Instagram: Search: Rufford's Country Lifestyle Rufford’s will be hosting their Christmas Markets again this year so if you are a local business and would like to book a stand, please email info@ruffords.co.uk for more information.

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SEASONAL FOODS

EAT SEASONAL Discover the health and environmental benefits of seasonal eating In a world where supermarket shelves are constantly stocked with produce from all over the world, it is easy to forget that different foods grow at different times of the year. However, in recent years, we have seen a growing interest in the notion of eating ‘seasonal’ foods; produce that is grown to be eaten straightaway. Eating seasonal has many benefits for both humans and the environment. Eating seasonal often means eating more locally sourced produce, which is also generally fresher as it is harvested at the peak of its quality and nutritional value, which can lead to a higher vitamin content in fruit and vegetables. In comparison, foods grown overseas are often picked as early as possible, to reduce damage in transit. This delay between harvest and consumption can lead to a loss in both taste and nutritional value. In terms of the environment, many overseas countries have relaxed

laws regarding the chemicals that can be used in food production, which can lead to high levels of heavy metals and other toxic substances which causes soil contamination. As the fruit and veg needs to withstand prolonged periods of travel, they are often sprayed with even more chemicals after they have been harvested. Food transported long-haul requires more packaging, which produces vast amounts of waste that is unnecessary. Buying seasonal produce also means less greenhouse gas emissions are released as a result of a shorter journey or less ‘food miles’. The term ‘food miles’ was first coined in the 1990s and represents the distance food has travelled from farm to plate, with the implication that the further the food has travelled, the greater the negative environmental impact. Currently, around 50% of veg and 95% of fruit consumed in the UK

is imported from abroad. 1% of all food imported into the UK travels via air, however this accounts for 11% of all food related emissions. Buying local, seasonal produce stimulates local economies as money is invested back into the local area. Relationships are also built between consumers and farmers, and consumers can learn exactly where their food has come from. Re-investing in your local economy is important for food security, as in the case of a crisis, the availability of locally produced food may be able to mitigate potential issues, especially when energy costs are rising, and the global supply-chain has been heavily disrupted in recent times. So next time you are deciding what fruit and veg to buy, have a think about what would be in season and the benefits to both yourself and the environment if you choose local seasonal produce.

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OUR COMMUNITY

WILD FOX DISTILLERY

In February, we visited Wild Fox Distillery, in Inglewhite, Lancashire, to find out how they craft their award-winning gin.

Aptly named Blushing Vixen, the gin was the fourth and most difficult gin to be distilled by Wild Fox. The gin is a homage to British farming, as it is the first all-natural rhubarb and elderflower gin to be produced, made entirely from grain, botanicals, fruit and water from British farms. Established in 2019 by dairy farmers Rob and Lizzie, Wild Fox Distillery was set up as an additional business alongside the farm, and was a result of the family’s love for a good G&T. As Lizzie says, it has always been her parents' after-milking tipple! Luckily, the farm already had a wealth of botanicals that could be used within their distillation process, such as common weeds like dandelions and stinging nettles, which can be used to flavour the gin during distillation. The process Firstly, the distillery buys in grain spirit that is grown and distilled in the south of England, as the 650 acres of the farm are all needed for grass to provide all yearround silage for the farms herd. Grain spirit is a spirit made from fermented grain, which is then mixed 50/50 with water to provide the base for the gin. All water used in the process comes from a bore hole on the farm, and is

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triple filtered to ensure no minerals are present that could affect the spirit. The grain spirit and water are added to a 50-litre copper pot still with added column and thumper, together with both dried and fresh botanicals from their farm. The more copper the better when distilling gin, as the copper reacts on a molecular level with the sulphurs released by the fermenting yeast present in the grain spirit. This cancels out the bitter sulphur taste and makes the gin smoother. The process of distilling also removes all of the sugar from the mix, as well as all allergens, which means the gin is completely sugar and allergen free. This is then left for 24 hours before stewed rhubarb is added, and is left to soak for an additional 24 hours, in order to extract all of the flavours which is known as steeping.

The mix is then distilled a second time to remove any impurities that remain. The stills are heated by an electric element, enabling Rob and Lizzie to control the temperature a lot easier. Once the mix reaches 80 degrees, the liquid starts to vaporise, which then transfers to the middle section, known as the thumper. In the thumper, frozen elderflower is added which was picked on the farm during the summer months and was frozen within an hour of picking to preserve the flavour. The addition of the elderflower provides a delicate floral edge, which would have been overpowered if it was added at the same time as the rhubarb.

The vapour is then transferred to the condenser, which is surrounded by a water jacket to cool the vapour and turn it back into liquid. Inside the condenser, there are copper steps, which the vapour bounces down to enhance the flavour even more. The gin is now around 80% abv and is left to rest for a minimum of 24 hours, before water is added to lower the gin to 40% abv. A pipette of beetroot is then added to give the gin its blush pink colour. Each batch produces around 70 – 90 bottles, depending on how full the still is to start. The distillery isn’t trying to be the biggest, but they are trying to be the best, and you can find Wild Fox gin in a variety of bars and independent retail shops. You can visit the distillery for a G&T, beer, tea or coffee, along with a slice of cake! The distillery also offers the opportunity to attend their gin school; an intimate and enlightening experience where you can learn all about the world of gin and distil your very own unique bottle to take home!

Wild Fox Distillery is open Wednesday–Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturdays 10am–3pm and is based at Lower Barker Farm, Button Street, Inglewhite, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2LH Tel: 01995 641136 E: spirited@wildfoxdistillery.co.uk Instagram: @wild_fox_distillery Facebook: @wildfoxdistillery

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Images (opposite left to right): Founder of Wild Fox distillery and Farmer, Rob, forages for natural botanicals; The copper pot still used to distil Wild Fox's award-winning gins; Dairy Farmers turned Distillers, Rob & Lizzie with their children; Blushing Vixen Gin – a homage to British farming.

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FENDT T MACHINE FOCUS

Flexible, compact and robust. We get more familiar with Fendt's ultimate forage wagon.

The VarioFill automatic loading and unloading system ensures the best use of every cubic metre of the Tigo.

The standard tandem chassis of the Fendt Tigo PR enables optimum ground following, distributing heavy loads evenly, whilst high spring travel provides a comfortable driving experience. The Tigo has excellent lateral stability because of its wide parabolic springs, and few moving parts mean minimal maintenance effort. An automatic levelling box, courtesy of Fendt Stability Control (FSC), ensures the vehicle is always level, even on difficult terrain or

steep slopes, ensuring ultimate safety in both fields and on roads.

The Tigo has a 60 km/h speed limit, which allows the user to work at pace. The chassis suspension frame boasts an integrated, maintenancefree, high-performance gearbox, which is extremely smooth due to an enclosed, permanent oil bath in which it runs. This makes it a more comfortable working environment for the operator and makes the chance of contaminated feed due to dripping chain lubricants impossible.

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TIGO With an 80° pivoting multi-functional bulkhead, the Fendt Tigo is exceptional when it comes to loading. Shorter, by at least 1 metre, than other loading wagons of its class, the machine is compact and manoeuvrable. The Fendt PR50 Tigo has a high loading volume of 31m³, and a permissible overall weight of 20,000kg–22,000kg. The vehicle is short, yet space above the loading unit increases the machine’s volume by 6m³. The VarioFill automatic loading and unloading system ensures the best use of every cubic metre of the Tigo. Additionally, thanks to VarioFill, manual removal of feed residue at the end of the day is not required.

The machine utilises seven rows of tines, with a width of 1.90m for clean raking results. The smaller diameter of the pickup provides the tines with a high speed. The pickup is situated close to the machine’s rotor, enabling a clean, fluid crop, even with short, dry grass. A hydraulic, extra-wide pickup with a working width of 2 metres is an additional feature that can be added to the PR. A successful harvest all comes down to the best possible pick-up. To help with this, the Fendt Tigo features plastic strips between the pick-up tines. The individual wrappers are less prone to contamination, but also reduce friction.

The quality of cut the Tigo gives is all down to its small cutting gap, of just 3.5mm, and the 25mm wide rotor tines with Hardox surfaces. Grass is fed precisely through the narrow cutting gap, and with no way out, it is transported through the table, while seven spiral rows of tines ensure an efficient and precise cut. The feed channel is over 1m², which allows the feed to be carefully carried into the loading space, even when under difficult operating conditions. Therefore, a high quality, precise cut is achieved, without crushing the pre-compacted feed.

The PR50's combination of 40 knives, 3.5mm gaps between knives, and a pulling cut, guarantee a cleancut forage bundle. This is extremely important, as the better the quality of cut, the better the compression, fermentation and forage digestion. The knives are elongated and made from hardened steel with a serrated edge, which cuts along the entire length, to produce the highest quality silage. The number of knives can be halved easily, as well as the cutting length which can be changed from 37mm to 74mm. Each knife is protected with

a separate single knife guard which have a unique impact guard system. A spring-based trigger system also ensures the protection of the rotor and guarantees constant functionality. A consistent, constant feed opening, and full crop flow are made possible through drawbar position control, which enables accurate loading position control. The drawbar is adjusted as a result of a sensor which measures the pickup movement of the vehicle. The sensor also prevents the pickup from piercing through to the ground, by maintaining an appropriate ground clearance. This feature is intermittent, and only provides support when necessary. Additionally, adjustable, castor-steered gauge wheels support the pickup and protect the sward, even when making tight, difficult turns in the field. The Tigo allows the user to switch easily from a loading wagon to a transport wagon without any major adjustments. The wagon was designed without a tubular frame or tensioning rope, which makes the machine perfect for filling with the chopper from above or from the front.

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MASSEY FERGUSON 7726 PEDAL TRACTOR 125.07 +VAT MASSEY FERGUSON 188 MODEL £38.49 +VAT

FENDT 936 KID’S TOY £36.54 +VAT

FENDT MT938 MODEL £74.83 +VAT

FENDT 939 VARIO & LOADER £182.40 +VAT

FENDT MEN’S GREEN T SHIRT £29.34 +VAT FENDT WOMEN’S GREEN T SHIRT £29.34 +VAT

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MASSEY FERGUSON MEN’S RED POLO £24.54 +VAT

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MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL DRILL

Part No. 4932464067 £27.32 +VAT

Part No. 4933464265 £109.33 +VAT

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MILWAUKEE VDE SCREWDRIVER SET

MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL IMPACT WRENCH Part No. 4933446106 £205.66 +VAT

JCB UNION JACK LOADALL £51.24 +VAT

LIMITED EDITION

JCB CHILDREN’S T SHIRT £10.40 (No VAT) JCB LOGO T SHIRT £15.60 +VAT

ROLLY JCB & TRAILER £94.70 +VAT

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Garstang Tyre Services is a local, friendly and professional Tyre, MOT, service & repair centre in Claughton on Brock, Preston. With a team of highly trained and skilled tyre specialists and mechanics, your vehicle is in great hands. We offer a range of services and tyres from main brands such as Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Goodyear and many more, as well as a great selection of mid-range tyres to suit all budgets.

STOCKISTS OF AUTOGLYM CAR CARE PRODUCTS

You can book in at our reception desk, over the phone, or via email or in person for an MOT or service, or simply call in to have your tyres checked or repaired. If your car or van needs any repairs, you can wait in our new waiting area where you are also able to see the work being carried out on your vehicle, or alternatively you could wander through to Clarke & Pulman and Rufford’s Country Lifestyle and grab complimentary refreshments from our drinks machine while you wait!

INTERIOR SHAMPOO 500ml £9.49 incl. VAT LEATHER CLEANER 500ml £8.99 incl. VAT

OUR REVIEWS “The service was excellent and price very reasonable. They kindly delivered my car back home to me when they had finished the jobs. I would certainly recommend this company” “Really good service and cheaper than local competitors, including multi-nationals. Immaculate workshop and office. Really tidy and professional operation.” “Was able to be booked in within just a couple of hours after calling. Very friendly and helpful staff. Waiting room has a screen to watch the work being carried out” “Great fast efficient inexpensive service as always! Couldn't recommend it enough”

LEATHER CARE BALM 500ml £13.49 incl. VAT GLASS SPRAY 450ml £10.99 incl. VAT HYPER FRESH CRUSHED BERRIES 450ml £10.99 incl. VAT HYPER FRESH GOLDEN SUNSET 450ml £10.99 incl. VAT CLEAN WHEELS 500ml £10.99 incl. VAT INTENSIVE TAR REMOVER 325ml £10.00 incl. VAT BODYWORK SHAMPOO CONDITIONER 500ml £8.99 incl. VAT BODYWORK SHAMPOO CONDITIONER 1l £13.49 incl. VAT SUPER RESIN POLISH 500ml £16.99 incl. VAT

“Fast and professional service at a good price. Wouldn't hesitate to use again.”

MICROFIBRE INTERIOR CLEANING CLOTH £5.99 incl. VAT

“Fantastic and quick service from lovely guys! Massive help and rescued my weekend!”

MICROFIBRE EXTERIOR POLISHING CLOTH £5.99 incl. VAT

“Very professional service. Will use them again.” “Excellent service and very friendly” “Really helpful staff.”

NON-AUTOGLYM PRODUCTS READY TO USE SCREEN WASH 5l £6.50 incl. VAT STANDARD JUMBO SPONGE £3.00 incl. VAT


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Servicing & Repairs on all makes and models of car and van • • • • •

MOTs class 4, 5, 7 from £35 (Trade) incl. VAT MOTs class 4 from £45 (General Public) incl. VAT Engine Diagnostics from £30 incl. VAT Air-con re-gas from £59.95 incl. VAT Vehicle Repairs: Quick fit repairs including brakes, exhausts, batteries and clutches

New High Performance Tyres from all major brands: Maxxis, Nexen Tyre, Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, BF Goodrich. • • • • • • •

New Q uality Mid-range Tyres Free Tyre Check Wheel Balancing & Alignment Lifetime Tyre Guarantee (T&C’s apply) Nitrogen Tyre Inflation Cleaning Products Quality Aftercare

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NEW

NEW & USED MACHINERY FENDT 5275C 5 STRAW WALKER COMBINE

MASSEY FERGUSON 7719S NEXT EDITION

MASSEY FERGUSON 4710 M Dyna 2

MASSEY FERGUSON 7718 S DYNA 6

VALTRA G135 VERSU

MASSEY FERGUSON 1765M

MASSEY FERGUSON 3130F COMBINATION BALER

MASSEY FERGUSON 3130 F XTRA

MASSEY FERGUSON TD 1310X TRC

MASSEY FERGUSON TD676 DN

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CONTACT OUR SALES HUB

01995 640302

saleshub@clarkeandpulman.com

CALL OUR SALES TEAM BURSCOUGH JCB ATTACHMENTS CLAP HANDS BALE HANDLER

TOM CLARKE 07799 896290

JCB ATTACHMENTS Q-FIT 3m3 BUCKET

TOM FORSHAW 07757 358690 GARY ABBOTT 07799 242501 JCB ATTACHMENTS 12ft FOLDING FORK

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GARSTANG RICHARD BAMBER 07766 738391 MARTIN VALENTINE 07825 737013 FENDT LOTUS 770

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FENDT 716 POWER PLUS Hours: 1300 Year: 2020

KVERNELAND CLC PRO CLASSIC 300 Year: 2020

JCB FASTRAC 4220 Hours: 2399 Year: 2019

LELY WELGER RP445 ROUND BALER Hours: 24,714 Year: 2012

JCB 403 AGRI SMART POWER Hours: 245 Year: 2020

JCB FASTRAC 4220 Hours: 3991 Year: 2019

FENDT 716 PROFI Hours: 3577 Year: 2019

USED MACHINERY VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW DETAILS OF USED MACHINERY

clarkeandpulman.com MASSEY FERGUSON 7726 DYNA VT Hours: 1200 Year: 2019

MASSEY FERGUSON 7726 DYNA VT Hours: 2260 Year:2019

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2023 CALENDAR COMPETITION We’re kick starting our 2023 Calendar Competition with some inspiration from last year's competition winners It's time to get snapping those photos which best represent farming and agricultural life, for your chance to appear in next years’ C&P customer calendar. If your photo is selected to appear, you’ll win a £25 Voucher to spend in Rufford’s and a complementary calendar. To enter, all you have to do is send your entries in their original format to tracks@clarkeandpulman.com Entries close on 16th September 2022. You can read all of our terms and conditions at www.clarkeandpulman.com

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JCB PEDAL TRACTOR & TRAILER

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SHOW US YOUR DOT-TO-DOT AND COLOURING SKILLS! Once completed, return your masterpiece to Clarke & Pulman Ltd, Langley Place, Burscough Industrial Estate, Burscough, Ormskirk, L40 8JS or ask an adult to take a photo and email your picture to tracks@clarkeandpulman.com Don’t forget to include your name, address, age, and a contact number or email address. The winner will be selected and announced on 22nd August 2022.

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BACK IN THE

SHOWS 2022

GARDEN

Royal Cheshire Show 21st & 22nd June 2022

We have a broad supply of gardening hand tools including spades, digging forks, trowels, rakes and hoes, as well as general gardening supplies, lawn seed and feed, moss, weed and bug killer and hose pipes and connections.

Ambassador 8cm Round Fibre Pots £2.49

Clay House Farm, Flittogate Lane, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HJ

Royal Highland Show 23rd – 26th June 2022 Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8NB

De Ree UK Summer Promotion Packs (Bulbs)

De Ree UK Summer Perennial Collection

Great Yorkshire Show 12th – 15th July 2022

De Ree UK Extra Large Summer Bulbs Ambassador Ash Handle Stainless Steel Digging Spade £39.99

Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Weeding Fork £6.99

Kaemingk Poly Bird with Sensor £2.69 Wilkinson Sword Aluminium Bypass Pruner £14.99

Wilkinson Sword Hedge Shears £17.99

Great Yorkshire Showground Railway Road, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

Great Eccleston & District Agricultural Society Show 16th & 17th July 2022 Garstang Road (A586) Great Eccleston, (near Preston) PR3 0YP

Royal Welsh Show 18th – 21st July 2022 Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY

Ambassador Support Canes 24” £2.99 (Pack of 25)

Royal Lancashire Show 22nd – 24th July 2022

SupaGarden 15m Garden Hose £16.99

Salesbury Hall, Salesbury Hall Road Ribchester, PR3 3XR

Garstang Show 6th August 2022 Off Green Lane East, Garstang Preston. PR3 1JS

Vitax 8cm round Biodegradable Grow Pots £4.79 (16 pots)

Bug Clear Ultra £7.99

RAMAGESDIY SHOP ONLINE AT RAMAGES.CO.UK RAMAGES DIY, BURSCOUGH 43 Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Lancashire L40 0SA Call 01704 892384

Lancashire Game and Country Festival 10th & 11th September 2022 Woodacre Lodge Farm Hazelhead Lane, Scorton Nr Preston, Lancashire PR3 1BN

Cheshire Ploughing Match 28th September 2022 OPENING TIMES Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm Sat: 9am–5pm Closed Sundays

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