Maintaining a customer base within a 20-mile radius of his Beelsby House Farm, near Grimsby, farmer and contractor Jonathan Fenwick is a man with a plan. His oilseed rape area continues to expand with his team aiming to plant around 1400ha (3500 acres) this season.
Calor has been assisting farmers by providing a reliable bulk fuel supply for over 70 years and has a proven track record in the agriculture market. Calor liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is an ideal fuel for crop drying thanks to its accurate and reliable control of heat.
Farmers looking to re-seed or overseed grass can now hire a machine to do the job from Don VAlley Ltd.
Using an integrated system of cultural, biological and chemical methods, Wyevale Trees managing director Chris Mason has been able to improve soil productivity across 500 acres (200ha) of silty and sandy clay loam to enable the production of 250,000 ornamental trees in combination with an arable rotation.
A keener agronomic focus is helping one yorks farmer achieve better osr yields - leading to renewed enthusiasm for growing the crop...
Till-seeding is rapidly becoming the preferred and cost effective way of establishing oilseed rape. It offers a low cost drilling system with a better guarantee of producing a good stand, compared to alternative low cost systems.
OPICO has appointed a new demonstrator, John Hulland, to showcase the Company's range of arable and grassland cultivation and seeding equipment at on-farm demos and events. He will also be assisting with enquiries on the newly launched Nitro-jet liquid fertiliser applicator and provide additional technical support in the service department.
At the Royal Highland Show, OPICO will be launching a hydraulic reset model of the HE-VA Combi-Lift subsoiler enabling high work rates on hard or stony ground.
A new front linkage is now available from OPICO Ltd to fit the new design of the Massey Ferguson 6497 and 6499 series tractors. The linkage is available with lift capacities of 2.5t, 3.6t and 5.5t, with or without front pto.
Yorkshire livestock farmers can learn how to make more profit from boosting the productivity of their grass by attending one of a series of working demonstrations of grassland machinery, jointly organised by OPICO and ACT, and held through March.
Ballast rolling is essential for levelling ground and pushing down protruding stones before making silage or hay. But with fields increasingly spread over a much wider area, the ability to quickly fold the Grass Roller to a transport width of 2.7 metres (8ft) from the tractor seat using two double acting hydraulic services vastly decreases transport time.