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Scanstone Factory extension increases capacity

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At the end of 2018, ScanStone moved their assembly line into a new state of the art building adjoined to the existing buildings, complete with air-sourced underfloor heating and all the necessary tools and lifting gear the building creates an excellent working environment for the assemblers. Added capacity has allowed the development and construction of increased product range as well, particularly in the vegetable harvesting line with ScanStone coming to the market this year with their very own Haulm topper range which includes a front mounted version which can be coupled with a rear mounted machine giving a 3 bed topper or the front piece can be easily adapted to go on the rear of the tractor for single bed topping. No guards or belts need to be...

Report shows environment subsidies provide more stable income than direct payments

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Subsidies paid to farmers for protecting the environment lead to more stable incomes compared with payments based purely on the number of ha being farmed, according to a new study of farms in England and Wales. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The research, from Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading and Newcastle University, also shows that farmers shouldn’t put all their eggs in one basket, as those diversifying into a wider variety of crops or livestock receive more consistent year-to-year incomes – as do those who reduce their use of fertiliser and pesticides. Lead author and PhD student, Caroline Harkness said: “Farmers are facing increasing pressures due...

Situation Vacant Management / agronomy position, South Lincs

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Excellent opportunity for someone to develop their management and agronomy skills in South Lincs.
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If you would like any further information please contact Stafford Proctor on the number in the ad.

Looking For Work South Northumberland Areas

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South East Northumberland Area ideally but willing to travel further afield for the right position.

I’m a very methodical & hard working person, keen to learn and progress quickly. Previous experience with arable and sheep/lambing and comfortable with cows.

Looking to expand my knowledge into tractor technologies and tractor operations. Confident working independently or as part of a team. Can send cv and references upon request.

Also looking into One Man and His Tractor services.

Feel free to email me on [email protected]

New Holland T8 Grange LDT and Vaderstad Rexius

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A video I recorded the footage for last year and only got round to putting it together this week. Jonny in the New Holland T8 Grange LDT and Vaderstad Rexius at Rocksape

Open Letter: Response to Eat Balanced Campaign on Social Media

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Letter to the Editor

January 2021

Have you seen the exciting new AHDB ‘We Eat Balanced’ £1.5 million marketing campaign launched on January 4? Anyone watching social media over the past two weeks won’t be surprised its stimulated debate with huge support, outrage, passion and enthusiasm all stirred up.

We want to inject balance into the debate about red meat and dairy – to start having a different national conversation and put farming’s voice out there. The campaign is being run across TV, print and in retail as well as social media, so millions of consumers will have the opportunity to see it. We know 98 per cent of households enjoy meat and dairy but some are looking to reduce, and this is who our campaign speaks to.

Farmers and consumers alike have congratulated us for airing...

Looking For Work Assistant General Stockman/Gamebird Keeper/Handyman Available ( Scotland)

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I am seeking a varied position either self-employed, full-time contract or full-time paye, undertaking mixed farm livestock husbandry, including ponies/horses, gamebird-duck keeper, deer-farmed/fenced deer management, all aspects of grounds & general all-round maintenance, including woodland+pond maintenance and any other required tasks, including mole control, i have a young collie, hgv2 licence, clean driving licence, atv/quad + trailer certificate, sgc and air rifle certificates, scotvec lambing certificate and related keepering certificates, 3rd generation qualified shop butcher, also chainsaw experience and competent humane dispatch ( emergency & casualty only )..

A farm cottage/house would be appreciated, i would be happy either renting or part-renting depending on...

Looking For Work General farm work

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Evening all.. I am currently looking for general farm worker vacancy. Recently completed a harvest role covering most arable operations with john deere 200hp plus tractors ..T series combine and 8 series tracked tractors. Based on Cambridgeshire Hertfordshire beds border.. also certified shotgun instructor and previously taken on part time a gamekeeper role.any questions please ask

NFU Scotland looks to find the next climate friendly farming champion

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Written by William Kellett

NFU Scotland has started the search for Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion.

Hosted by NFU Scotland’s Next Generation group and supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, the competition is encouraging Scotland’s farmers and crofters to take to video to outline the steps they are taking to reduce emissions and deliver wider environmental benefits.

The panel of judges will now include Ben Macpherson MSP, newly appointed Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment; Claire Taylor, political affairs editor at the Scottish Farmer; and NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Chair Peter Moss.

Those entering NFU Scotland’s competition will have a chance to win a...

Full Video of the GRIMME Varitron & HAITH SUPA-BAG 10

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Following on from the short 1 min version last year. Here is a longer one, with more footage of the harvesting.

Variety ‘watch list’ for wheat yellow rust released

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

AHDB has issued a yellow rust watch list to help flag winter wheat varieties most likely to perform out of line with the disease ratings published in the Recommended Lists. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The watch list, which orders varieties based on yellow rust levels from the three worst RL trials (for each variety), can help identify those most likely to benefit from closer monitoring, says the levy board. It follows the development of a new rating calculation approach that better reflects the diverse and dynamic nature of the UK’s rust populations, announced at the launch of the online edition of the RL 2021/22 in Dec. Discussions on the latest twists and turns...

Looking For Work Self employed experienced farm worker - Shropshire

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I'm 26, self employed and based on the outskirts of Telford.

Provide pickup stocked with tools, Arc welder, strimmer's, lawn mowers, Wheelbarrows, brushes, shovels ect.....

Looking for arable, stock, ground work, land maintenance work. Anything I can turn my hand too.

Mig welding cert
Pa1 cert
Loader ticket
Counterbalance forklift ticket
trailer licence

Over 3200 hours on JCB, Claas, Kramer, Manitou and Merlo loaders
Handled over 20,000 potato boxes with counterbalance forklift
Experience with Ploughing, cultivations, drilling, fert spreading, muck and slurry spreading, combining, mowing, raking, tedding, running silage waggons, potato planting with grimme GB215, round baling,

Stock work with pigs, dairy, beef and sheep

4 years experience working on harvest in the USA...

Looking For Work Part time work

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Anyone looking for part time worker. Currently milk 5 days a week but could do with a few more hours. Over 30 yrs experience with cattle but not sheep. County Durham area.

Paths to Profitability: Kasey Bryant Bamberger

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On her family’s farm in Ohio, Kasey Bryant Bamberger uses digital technology and natural microbiology to enrich her soil and produce a healthier crop. In their first year of using cover crops and no-till, they have already seen a large-scale weed reduction.

2022 Nuffield Farming Scholarship applications to open on January 13

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Written by William Kellett

Applications for 2022 Nuffield Farming Scholarships will open on Wednesday January 13, 2021 on the trust’s website, and remain open until the July 31 deadline.

For those interested in learning more about the scholarship and the application process, an informal, non-obligatory introductory session will be held at 6:30pm on January 13.

The event will be hosted by Nuffield alumni officer Charlotte Merson and 2019 scholar Sarah Pick.

Applications are open to those working across the farming, food, horticulture, rural or associated industries.

With around 20 scholarships awarded each year, successful applicants are provided a substantial bursary to fund travel to...

Situation Vacant Agricultural HGV/LGV driver North Yorkshire

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HGV/LGV Class 1 (C+E) Tanker Driver for Digestate (Non ADR).
Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire.

Nights out required.
Valid CPC card
Digital Tachograph card

We require a HGV/LGV Class 1 (C+E) Tanker Driver, the main role will be transporting digestate from anaerobic digesters (AD) plants around Yorkshire and the North East to on farm stores or directly to the field spreading teams.

Experience of waste tankers or agricultural slurry tankers preferred.

We also undertake some general haulage, mostly of potatoes.

This role would suit someone with an agricultural background or an interest, as a large part of the business is agricultural contracting.

You will need to be organised and able to think for yourself.

Enrolment in pension scheme and hourly rate of pay from £11.00+


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Protecting Chemistry – Follow the science for a larger toolbox

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Written by cpm

Download PDF However trade deals play out, expect IPM to play an increasing role in crop protection programmes. CPM explores the political and regulatory landscape. Sustainable farming is about doing more with less. Get it wrong and rather than find the solution, we export the problem. By Tom Allen-Stevens Whatever course regulation takes now the UK has completed its exit of the European Union, if decisions are made on the basis of scientific evidence, there’s a bright future for UK arable farmers. That’s the view of Rob Gladwin, head of technical management for BASF Agricultural Solutions UK and Ireland, and he has good reason to be optimistic. “International trade is clearly the...

Looking For Work Farm worker

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Evening all.. I am currently looking for general farm worker vacancy. Recently completed a harvest role covering most arable operations with john deere 200hp plus tractors ..T series combine and 8 series tracked tractors. Based on Cambridgeshire Hertfordshire beds border.. any questions please ask

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