Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring drilling is completed

Well done chaps. The spring barley is drilled and rolled the sugar beet is in and the mustard and peas and spring beans all drilled and mostly up. 
Spraying and fertilising to complete this week for the team to have a much deserved break for Easter. 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Demo a Raven

Had a Demo for a Knight Raven cultivator today. None Ctf version. Only a baby version but went well. 
2.8 mt version. Three subsoiler legs, sweep tines and discs with a packer. 
Worked well cultivating in ditch spoil. They do a 3 mt and 6 metre for CTF. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Illegal rave in one of our fields

Driving past on Sunday morning I noticed a carpark of vehicles on top of the wheat. 
The police reacted quickly and moved them on. Sadly they had already had there party. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Vosa inspection of the lorry fleet

Today we where inspected by Vosa on the standard of the lorries and our licence. Well done to the boys for continuing to turn out the fleet to a high standard. 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

CTF sugar beet

420 acres of Controlled traffic sugar beet. 
We have topdowned, subsoiled at 5.95 metres. Left over winter and spring cultivated with the 11.9 metre Dalbo. Ed Banks has come in and drilled on RTK at 5.95 metres, 12 rows at 49.5 cm spacings. We aim to harvest with the a 6 row at 2.97 metres, trailers to work at 2.97 metres on the previous pass. 
Inter row shielded spacing to control the weeds is planned. 

16 years of service

After 25 years which 16 years spent with us and 10 of those as the main machine we say good bye to our JCB 525 67. As a young buck fresh out of college It was the first machine I bought for the farm in 1998. Sad to see it leave for its retirement job with my cousin mucking out horses. 

Spring Drilling is underway for spring peas. Prophet variety for human consumption. Alexandre is using the Horsch 6 metre powerharrow combination with the John Deere 8345rt. 
Conditions at Pondersridge are going well with the cultivator in front pulling the land down. 

Friday, 21 March 2014

Strip till demo for British sugar

We were asked by British sugar to provide a tractor to strip till the land for sugar beet drilling. Julian went to the black fenland at Holme. Mr Sly provided the machine. Did a brilliant job and look forward to the results.