Following demonstrations of various makes of equipment, they opted for a HE-VA Cultipakker front press and OPICO Vari-Disc cultivator combination as the one they felt would do the best job.
A sub-soiler specifically designed to alleviate compaction in grassland has been developed by OPICO.
Soil compaction is a common problem on livestock farms, but often goes unnoticed in the drive for higher production at lower cost. Simple intervention can significantly boost grassland yields and usability.
Graham Reed, as well as running an electronics business, farms 'Lightfoot Alpacas' on the edge of Bedgebury Forest in the Weald of Kent. With a heard of close to 400 alpacas, originally imported from Chile and Peru, grazing on limited acreage, it became necessary to maximise the use of grassland.