Shuttleworth 1977/ 78

grainboy

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Bedfordshire
Going through old photos tonight,
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Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Were they still using the flexi walled silage clamp, I see the structure was still in place. It was put up by the NIAE in 71 when I was there. Filled it then with a tractor and blower rather than buckrake
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Yes, and didn‘t it have some gizmo to fill the clamp, and then to unload again?
When I was there it was filled with a tractor and blower fed by a dump box which the trailers tipped into.
I am unaware of it having any self unloading feature. I think we saw it filled in the summer I finished, so was not there in the Autumn.
 

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Me - 1969 - 1971.
I’m not quite sure if it was built in 1970 or 1971, but I seem to remember that in the first season it had a big auger full width of the clamp. Designed to fill it then empty it again. I used to have some photos of it so I’ll have a hunt.
I was 70-72 and certainly remember the building of what was hoped by the designers to be a horizontal tower silo, so you are probably absolutely correct that it had a self feeding discharge system.
I took a very keen interest as it was my ambition to go home and convert our own farm from a hay based system to silage.
I dont think I was very impressed with the dump box and bloweridea which seemed to slow the process right down.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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