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With an ever-increasing number of farmers choosing to diversify, one message that often gets lost in translation is the fact that diversification doesn’t necessarily mean abandoning all agricultural roots. Instead, it can be about spotting a gap in the market, recognising that you can fill it and modifying or even just expanding your business in order to do so.
This is exactly what North Norfolk based pig farmer and owner of North Farm Livestock, Michael Baker decided to do.
North Farm Livestock was founded in 1982 and initially operated as an indoor pig producer. The business moved to outdoor production in the 1990’s as part of a pioneering trail and a seen opportunity to expand their product offering. It subsequently expanded its outdoor breeding and finishing operations to become a key supplier of free-range Hampshire pig products to a major UK based supermarket.
Barry Crackett, from cleaning brushware retailer Brushtec, tells us why cleaning our farm flooring is important and what we can use to clean our floors effectively.
The electronic fuel injection (EFI) engine fitted to the Cub Cadet Enduro Series lawn tractors provides greatly reduced fuel use and lower emissions allied to significantly improved power performance.
Electronic fuel injection replaces the need for a carburettor that mixes air and fuel. The engine control unit monitors the engine sensors and determines the precise amount of fuel that needs to be delivered to meet the power demand. The EFI injects fuel directly into the engine’s manifold or cylinder using electronic controls. This spraying action is more effective at mixing the fuel for improved efficiency. The engine on the Cub Cadet lawn tractors uses up to 25% less fuel than carburettor engines that deliver comparable results. This will save you money on fuel, and time on having to refill the tank – reducing interruptions to your mowing.
Whether you’re looking to tackle overgrow bushes and fields, needing to clear meadows or cut pathways quickly and easily, landowners and farmers will find the Billy Goat brushcutters are the answer.
With a choice of five machines in the range, these heavy-duty machines dramatically improve productivity and profitability, as they cut away and clear shrubbery effortlessly.
The BC2600HH and BC2600HEBH, have a 26"/ 66 cm wide pivoting deck with higher tip speed for improved speed and cut quality, no job is too tough.
Engineered to glide over uneven terrain, the pivoting brush deck hugs the ground for a better cut. This minimises scalping and improves traction by keeping the weight of the machine on its drive wheels.
Kubota UK, a leading provider of groundcare, farm machinery and construction machinery, has announced it is set to introduce the supply of agriculture tractors and equipment to Colchester-based supplier HOSPLANT Sales.
HOSPLANT Sales, an exclusive Kubota dealership based in Peldon, near Colchester, was founded 15 years ago by Gary Mold and Adrian Mays who have more than 40 years’ combined experience selling construction and agricultural equipment throughout Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. The dealership stocks the Kubota KX and the Kubota U Series of tracked excavators, and has now expanded its range to include the Kubota RTV range of utility vehicles and the L and M series of tractors up to 170hp.