Taking out grass ley for cereals

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Grassland farm here got 25 acres that are due to be taken out in September and re-sown, we don't need the fodder so we could crop it and with prices the way they are that looks like an exciting prospect. What should I be looking for when talking to a few local contractors? How do I make sure we don't get shafted but there is enough in the pot worth sharing? Access is good and plenty round here driving past on there way to other work.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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