Grass silage quality key to combating milk market volatility

grass silage

Forage-based dairying underpinned by quality grass silage offers many mainstream UK milk producers a profitable future and a solution to volatile market conditions. So said expert speakers representing Andersons, Ecosyl and Germinal at a recent farming industry briefing, where all agreed that opportunities to improve production from forage within current set-ups exist for many, withoutContinue Reading

Twose and McConnel to merge

Twose

Twose and McConnel to merge Twose of Tiverton is to merge with its sister company McConnel – combining the skills and resources of two of the most well-known names in British agricultural engineering. The move, which will take place on 1st May 2016, will see the creation of a specialist Grassland and Arable Machinery DivisionContinue Reading

New Holland FR Forage Cruiser delivers leading chopping performance and processing efficiency

New Holland forage cruiser

New Holland say its new FR Forage Cruiser self-propelled forage harvesters deliver consistently high chop quality and industry-leading crop processing efficiency. This productivity is further enhanced by the performance of the new engines – with horsepower ranging from 476 to 775 – and ECOBlue™ Hi-eSCR Tier 4B technology, the top model retains the 20.1 litreContinue Reading

GPS guidance for grassland farms

Sixty 5 Technologies

A Belfast company has launched a new app-based GPS guidance system to help busy farmers be more efficient when it comes fertiliser spreading or pesticide spraying to stop overlaps and missed areas. Sixty-5 Technologies claims savings of up to 13% on fertiliser cost are possible by using the system. With the tractor GPS coverage mappingContinue Reading

Storth Machinery Ltd launch comprehensive range of umbilical spreading systems

Storth

  Slurry handling specialist Storth Machinery has recently launched a comprehensive range of umbilical spreading equipment. It includes various types of reelers, centrifugal chopper pumps and hose applicators, as well as 65m3 or 100m3 nurse tanks & polyglass mobile tankers. Designed and manufactured by Storth, the umbilical systems can be built to meet the needsContinue Reading