Regular reseeding is an essential part of improving grassland performance which in turn reduces forage / feed costs
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Truro Tractors to their Maschio Gaspardo dealer network.
The heart of this state-of-the-art hybrid drying facility is a biomass boiler connected to an OPICO Magna automatic dryer.
Contractor Ian Kirkby, saves time and money with HE-VA's Grass Rejuvenator
HE-VA's Stealth – recently featured by Arable Farming as a new bit of arable kit ready for action this year.
A switch to silaging with a Strautmann Zelon forage wagon instead of a forager and trailers, has been a cost effective option for this family dairy farm with savings on fuel costs, labour and time.
OPICO began importing Sky's Easy Drill to the UK in 2016. It has evolved from an initial collaboration in the 1970s between Sulky's Jacques Burel and Sam Moore who invented the Moore Unidrill, to the state of the art, latest generation 4 hopper, technologically sophisticated EasyDrill of today.
Another chance to read how a Strautmann Self-Propelled feeder boosts efficiency on this Dorset Farm
Worried about the impact their farms are having on Loweswater lake, a group of farmers is using two OPICO grassland rejuvenation machines to reduce run-off.
"Every time you want to do something with this drill, its like a Frenchman has already thought about it and made it a little bit easier for you" says Tom Martin
We are also doing everything possible to keep the company running smoothly and supporting farmers and contractors at this busy time of the farming year.
A few years ago, we invested in a set of HE-VA grass rolls which fold down to an 8m working width but fold up hydraulically for moving between fields.
After the wet autumn and winter a lot of grassland is in need of proactive management to remove compaction, revive soils and restore plants lost from standing water and floods.
Traditionally a niche practice of organic cereal producers and field scale vegetable growers, comb harrowing and interrow cultivating are making a comeback.
This Herefordshire farm manager wanted full control of his drilling operation. He bought a second-hand Gaspardo precision drill to start with, and then last year traded it in for a new 6-row Gaspardo MTE.
With a growing emphasis on non-chemical measures to control arable weeds, OPICO has introduced a range of Hatzenbichler interrow cultivators.
Designed to satisfy the requirements of no till and reduced input farming systems, the HE-VA Stealth loosens and fractures the medium depth subsoil to relieve compaction thus assisting drainage, aeration, nitrogen uptake and encouraging crop rooting.