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NEW MINERAL RANGE FOR ALKALISED RUMINANT DIETS

FiveF Alka Limited has launched a range of bespoke mineral supplements formulated specifically to complement alkalised ruminant rations including Alkagrain or Alkalage. All the new in-feed Alkaboost minerals contain additional sulphur to help ruminant livestock utilise the excess non protein nitrogen (NPN) produced in the rumen by alkalised diets. The sulphur allows animals to build […]

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SPRAYER PIONEER FITS NEW INTELLIGENT TYRES

New pressure and heat sensing tyres have been fitted to a sprayer for the first time in the UK. The Continental VF tyres have been fitted to a SAM Horizon 4000 self-propelled sprayer. “This is the first time the new VF tyres with pressure sensors have been fitted to a sprayer in the UK and […]

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ENTRY-LEVEL CONSOLES EXTEND THE TOPCON LINE-UP

Topcon has added two new entry-level touchscreens to its X-series range of precision farming implement control consoles. The new Topcon XD (7”) and XD+ (12.1”) touchscreens, which are available in Great Britain via LH Agro, are compatible with the full range of Topcon crop health monitoring sensors, auto section controllers, auto-steer and headland turn functions, […]

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TAKE THE UK DAIRY BIOSECURITY SURVEY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FORTNUM & MASON CHRISTMAS PANTRY HAMPER

Findings will be used to develop free educational resources to help assess and improve current biosecurity practices. While it is well understood by dairy farmers that biosecurity protocols are essential to preventing herd health compromises, forming an effective plan and putting it into practice is not always straightforward, says Progiene dairy hygiene specialist Alison Clark. […]

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KUHN UPGRADES BOOM SPREADER WITH LAUNCH OF AERO GT

KUHN Farm Machinery has launched the Aero GT 60.1, a trailed pneumatic boom spreader that is available in 30, 32 and 36 metre formats. The Aero GT replaces the AGT 6036 in KUHN’s range, with upgrades on its predecessor including a significant 25% increase in the maximum application rate, greater precision in section control, and […]

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MULTI-SITE INHIBITORS VITAL TO FUTURE-PROOFING CEREAL DISEASE CONTROL

With resistance to single site fungicides continuing to impede curative disease strategies and erode the protectant activity of existing chemistry, wheat and barley growers must use a diversity of active ingredients – including a multi-site – to ensure disease control programmes offer effective long-term protectant activity. That is the latest advice from ADAMA UK, with […]

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NEW ANALYSIS UNLOCKS SOIL HEALTH

New soil testing from Eurofins Agro will help farmers and agronomists understand soil in a more detailed way than ever before. The tests have been launched in the UK and Ireland to provide chemical, physical, and biological insight, offering farmers a better way to monitor, manage and improve the health and fertility of their soil. […]

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PREVENT SLURRY SPILLS

Tramspread has released two new slurry hose pinchers to help reduce the risk of slurry spillages. The lightweight ‘Handy’ is designed to be carried easily and is suitable for clamping hoses up to 6 inches in diameter. The larger ‘Heavy’ is for use with pressurised hoses up to 8 inches in diameter to stem the […]

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FORAGE ACID LOADING PREDICTED TO BE HIGH IN TMRS THIS WINTER

Early forage analyses suggest the acid loading effect of many grass and maize silages will be high within TMRs this winter.  “Whilst many grass silages do seem to have a decent energy and protein level, many crops also have a set of characteristics that could make them difficult to utilise effectively in dairy cow rations […]

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NEW AI CAN ANALYSE CROP PERFORMANCE

New artificial intelligence (AI) is now able to interpret drone imagery to help farmers analyse broad acre crops. Skippy Scout version 2.5, the mobile phone app created by Drone Ag, has been developed with unique AI to interpret images taken by a drone. “It was always our intention to develop the software to this stage […]

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FENDT ANNOUNCES NEW DEALER PARTNERSHIP

Fendt has appointed Johnston Tractors Ltd as a new dealer in north west England and south west Scotland. This will see Johnston’s become official Fendt stockists and service support dealers from their three branches in Carlisle, Dumfries and Penrith. Johnston Tractors was established in 1962 and has always been a family run business. Howard Johnston […]

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