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Adding a forage wagon into the fleet may be a relatively new move for some silaging contractors, but, operating with two forage wagons, a Yorkshire business requires less labour and less fuel than self-propelled forager and trailer systems.
The machine is ideal for use in badly poached fields which require restoration. It can also be used - minus the seeder - for harrowing grassland to remove trash and stimulate grass growth, and for molehill levelling.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Cooks Midlands to their Strautmann dealer network. Based at Stanton under Bardon in Leicestershire, the new dealership is ideally located to support OPICO's existing Strautmann customers in the Midlands.
On a mission to get soils back in good health, one West Sussex farm has chosen to bring drilling operations in-house.
OPICO's Sky drill Product Specialist, Joe Redman has recently qualified as a FACTS advisor, ensuring that customers can get up-to-date, expert advice on nutrient management if considering purchasing a Sky drill.
Farmers wanting to upgrade their drying facilities should look to recirculating batch dryers which have the added benefit of boosting bushel weights. Two different dryer ranges are available from OPICO: the diesel-fired Magna range and the gas-fired GT range.
Act now to remove soil compaction in grassland,and gain in the spring from an earlier turnout and increased grass production, advises agronomist Ian Robertson of Sustainable Soil Management.
As well as costing less to mix rations and feed the herd on a daily basis, this machine comes with a bespoke, monthly, serviced hire package which replaces the need for capital investment.
Making the switch to no-till with just two primary tools for crop establishment – a 6m Cross Slot drill and a 12.3m set of HE-VA rolls with OPICO Micro-Pro applicator
OPICO’s range of diesel-fired Magna grain dryers now have even better longevity thanks to modifications to components in corrosion-susceptible areas.
Cheshire farmer chose to install an OPICO Magna 4810 re-circulating batch dryer at the heart of his new grain store
Strong build, a high level of specification for the money and consistent seed placement put the Maschio Alitalia top of the list for Wiltshire arable and beef farmer Derek Robinson when it came to selecting a new power-harrow combination drill.
Three years ago, Somerset farmer & Verti-Mix owner Darren Coombes switched from using an off-the-shelf parlour concentrate to one tailor-made to balance the TMR and support higher milk yields without fertility loss.
Strautmann self-propelled diet feeders bring opportunities to improve efficiencies in time, labour, fuel and more accurate ration mixing. Uniquely OPICO is offering a contract hire package which negates the need for large capital investment and instead spreads the cost monthly over 3, 4 or 5 year terms.
The EasyDrill can operate on consolidated ploughed land, within a min-till regime or as a direct drill and into stubble or grass, but its ability to operate in heavy trash and standing crops means it offers extra possibilities for cover and companion crop situations.
Designed to be more manoeuvrable on narrow rural roads, the machine hydraulically splits into two vertical sections which, at a 2.13m transport width,make turning into tight gateways a much easier task.
HE-VA Tip Roller XL with strengthened double frame design allows shattaboards, harrow tines or cultivator tines to be fitted on 12.3m and 15.3m working width rolls across five contour following sections
OPICO has appointed two new Territory Managers, Gordon Hickie & Jamie Brett to cover Scotland and Northern England, expanding the team to reflect the company’s increasing customer base and portfolio of products.
OPICO sward-lifter & OPICO tine harrow and seeder set-up used to maximise efficiency in farmer's holistic approach to grassland management at Greystone Farm, a 240-cow herd, near Moreton-in-Marsh.