Slurry Infrastructure grant Round 2
Farming Monthly Magazine
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3M ago
The grant is available to help replace, build additional, expand or cover existing slurry stores to reach the grant storage requirements.  This will help you improve the use of organic nutrients on your farm and reduce pollution. Your slurry storage capacity must be based on existing livestock numbers. This grant is only available for slurry stores located in England. Eligible slurry stores include tanks, lagoons, and concrete stores fitted with impermeable covers and large permanent bags. You must fit grant funded stores with an impermeable cover, unless you are installing a slurry bag o ..read more
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The power of hydraulics in agriculture
Farming Monthly Magazine
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4M ago
The integration of hydraulics within modern agriculture has revolutionised farming operations, transforming the way farmers work, boosting efficiency, productivity, and precision. Yet, with high volumes of produce to distribute, domestically and internationally, unplanned downtime through hydraulic failure can be costly. Thanks to unpredictable weather patterns, this is especially the case during growing season and harvest-time when timing is crucial to sow and harvest crops. That’s why it is crucial for equipment to be up and running again as quickly as possible.   How are hydraulics use ..read more
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New slurry machinery ranges from J Riley
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4M ago
J Riley Beet Harvesters (UK) Ltd, well-known as the UK importer of Vervaet machinery, has vastly expanded its slurry machinery portfolio with the addition of Bomech, Vogelsang, Kumm-Technik, TBL and Evers products. To handle sales of the new lines Rileys welcomes Sion Williams as sales director for slurry equipment. Additional service will be provided from a new sub-depot which is being opened near Shrewsbury. “With this new line-up we are offering the best products on the market from premium-quality manufacturers backed-up by Rileys’ first class after-sales support,” explains managing direct ..read more
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£14 million to unlock agricultural innovation
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7M ago
Over £14 million on offer in new competition rounds to back research into innovative farming solutions Part of the £270 million Farming Innovation Programme which is boosting sustainability and driving progress towards net zero in agriculture and horticulture Projects to develop asparagus harvesting and use ultraviolet as a disinfectant in the dairy and poultry sectors are among those to receive funding already More than £14 million is to be made available to unlock innovation and develop solutions in the farming sector in two new research and feasibility competitions under the Farming Innov ..read more
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Anglo Scottish Asset Finance Bolsters Service offering with Appointment of New Head of Agriculture & Food
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8M ago
Anglo Scottish Asset Finance have announced the appointment of Andrew Laird as Head of Agriculture & Food for UK & Ireland. Andrew will be responsible for establishing new Agriculture and food division, offering bespoke finance solutions to the sector, and building on Anglo Scottish’s strong business growth. Reporting directly to Carl Johnson, UK Sales Director (Asset), Andrew will build a new team of specialists to support the growing need for bespoke finance in the Agriculture & Food sector. Andrew, who has worked in asset finance for over 30 years, has specialised in the fundin ..read more
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Thomas Spiering joins CLAAS Group Executive Board
Farming Monthly Magazine
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8M ago
Harsewinkel, July 3, 2023. On October 1, 2023, Thomas Spiering will join the CLAAS Group Executive Board, where his responsibilities will include the Self-propelled Harvesters Business Unit. He will be reporting to CEO Jan-Hendrik Mohr. “We are delighted that with Thomas Spiering we have gained an experienced manager for this important role on the Group Executive Board,” says Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the CLAAS Group. “He knows CLAAS like no other and, thanks to his various roles in Germany and abroad, he is ideally equipped for his new management task ..read more
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Farming winners of BOOM Awards 2023 announced
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8M ago
Farming winners of BOOM Awards 2023 announced Following a rigorous judging process by a panel of expert judges, the winners of the prestigious Best of Organic Market Awards 2023 were unveiled at a glittering ceremony in Bristol yesterday evening (Wednesday 5th July).  Lifetime Achievement Award Iain Tolhurst – Tolhurst Organic The BOOMs, which are the UK’s only organic awards, honours the brands, businesses and people behind the UK’s organic industry and was open to all certified organic businesses in the UK. The awards are run by Soil Association Certification in par ..read more
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Disappearing milk contract drives increase in arable for Aberdeen-based farmer and upgrade of existing grain handling solution by Master Farm Services, BDC Systems Ltd and Ravenhill
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1y ago
Skandia trench intake feeding the Master Drier The pulling of milk contracts in the Aberdeen area by a large diary meant that Roy Mitchell of Lofthillock Farm, Inverurie, Aberdeen, had some tough decisions to make. After much soul-searching, Mitchell decided that his dairy herd had to go, he would finish some beef cattle and significantly increase his arable output which would require an upgrade of the farm’s existing grain handling capabilities. “Previously, the crops were used to feed the cows but increasing my arable to 70ha of winter barley, 80ha of winter wheat, 50ha of oilseed rape and 1 ..read more
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5 reasons to upgrade your legacy on-farm CHP engine
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1y ago
Combined heat and power (CHP) engines are one of the most crucial components on an on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, converting biogas into usable heat and electricity. As the UK AD industry continues to mature, many of the CHPs originally installed on farm-based biogas plants across the country are now reaching 48,000 hours of operation, at which point they require an E70 service. But with technology evolving at such a rapid rate, this major servicing milestone also represents an opportunity for farmers to bring their legacy engine into the digital era.  Here, James Thompson, Manag ..read more
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Farmers will find their place in the sun by investing in solar farming
Farming Monthly Magazine
by Administrator
1y ago
Panoramic of a solar farm at dawn taken from the air Selecting the right location means solar farms can generate income, improve biodiversity, and boost farms’ green credentials explains Pieter D’haen, development manager at power firm SSE Energy Solutions. Travelling through the countryside, it’s easy to see how rural businesses have contributed to the fight against climate change.  Those existing wind turbines, anaerobic digesters, and other devices dotted across the landscape will become even more important as the UK stretches to reach its net-zero targets by electrifying transport and ..read more
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