Claas and Horsch set a new world record on 26th April by drilling 448.29 ha in 24 hours with the Maestro 24 SW drill and the Claas Xerion 5000 Trac tractor.
The annual Scottish Ploughing championships take place on October 23rd and 24th at Upper Nisbet, Jedburgh by permission of Robert Neill and Partners. This year Scotland is proud to host the European Vintage Competition and the Five Nations Match. Visiting competitors and spectators will get the chance to visit one of Scotland's most beautiful areas, where high standards of agricultural husbandry and visitor attractions will be on show.
At a time when Scotland isn't exactly setting the heather on fire on the sports field – one young Scot is a leading international light in his field.
Ten young lassies from across the UK are doing a charity vintage tractor run from John O’ Groats to Lands End, then heading across Ireland. I recentlly caught up with Eilidh Grieve of Aberfeldy, one of the Scottish girls.
Scotgrass 2010, to be held on Tuesday 11 May, at SAC Crichton Royal's Acrehead Farm, Dumfries, will see a wide range of products on show for the first time as manufacturers put new machinery in action at the first live demonstration of the year.
Mother and son, dairy farmers, Anne and John Kerr, from Woodhead Farm, Newmilns, have recently completed the construction of a multi-purpose building on their 300-acre dairy unit in the Irvine Valley, Ayrshire.
Over fifty years ago, dairy farmer, Drew Watson of Byeloch Farm,Mouswald, Dumfriesshire set out contracting locally, with a Massey 35. He progressed to a 135 then 165.
Taking its 50 Series foragers to the
next level of power, John Deere has unveiled its new top-of-the-range self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH), the 812hp 7950i, which replaces the 7850 model. This high-capacity machine for contractors is capable of harvesting up to 300 tonnes of maize per hour, filling a 40 cubic metre trailer in less than two and a half minutes. Up to 26 such trailer loads of silage can therefore be delivered to the clamp for compaction within just one hour.
John Deere's new 5M, 5G and 5E utility
tractors from 55 to 100hp are aimed at livestock and mixed farms, small arable farms, speciality and part-time farmers, and commercial equipment fleet owners.
Complementing the top of the range 5R tractors introduced
last year, these 16 new tractor models offer customers the same traditional high levels of quality, specification
Clive Houdley of DCH Farm Sales, is an established Borders farmer, and is always looking for innovative solutions to farming problems. He’s known for his award-winning design, the Scotpen mobile sheep pen. Recognising the need for good advice and quality equipment in his area, he carefully selected French manufacturer Rabaud and became their local agent.