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Archive Article: 1995/05/05

5 May 1995

Youve got to hand it to farmers weekly, says Keith Jones, chief executive of Reed Business Publishing. Editor Stephen Howe beat off stiff competition to win the coveted RBP Editor of the Year Award.

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Archive Article: 1995/05/05

5 May 1995

The first spring south-west MLC/Signet beef breeder BLUP sale at Taunton saw prices peak at 1700gns for an 1993-born Charolais, Heywood Instant, with an EBV of 28, and a 400-day weight of 664kg. Other prices included 1600gns for a Limousin, 1500gns for a Blonde dAquitaine, and 1320gns for a Simmental (Greenslade Hunt).

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Archive Article: 1995/05/05

5 May 1995

Having seen the trade slow in other markets, the expectation at Grantham was that spring lamb prices would fall last week. And the predictions were right. Overall average was 131.5p/kg (down 8p on the week). The auctioneer suggests that had it not been for the low entry, prices might have dropped further. Hoggets, meanwhile, levelled at 117p/kg (down 5p on the week). (Escritt and Barrell)

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Archive Article: 1995/05/05

5 May 1995

Four-wheel steer in its true sense. Not just rear, crab and opposite steering for the Czech-built Mate telescopic loader – individual hydraulic wheel motors allow the machine to turn on its own axis.

Recognised by its makers to have a limited market in the Czech Republic – the advantages of such machines have yet to be fully recognised – the Mate 2.5 is powered by a Zetor engine rated at 70hp driving through Poclain hub motors. Lift capacity is rated at 2.5t with maximum lift height of 6m (20ft) when the two-stage boom is fully extended.

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Archive Article: 1995/05/05

5 May 1995

The shape of the future? This futuristic design created by Czech Republic-based Innotech International is an attempt, says the company, to prove that a tractor need not necessarily follow conventional lines. Imaginative use of glass fibre panelling on a Zetor 9540 tractor is claimed to have improved operator visibility and comfort. A big crowd puller at the BVV show, the design was awarded a gold medal for innovation.

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Archive Article: 1995/05/05

5 May 1995

Group managing director, Mike Adams says 1994 was always going to be a transitional year.

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Archive Article: 1995/05/05

5 May 1995

Greenland UKs first centre pivot mower conditioner, the CM300A, will be available for the 1995 silage season. Priced at £15,920, the four-drum machine has a working width of 3m (10ft) and is supplied with a plastic tine conditioning unit, 90í swivel hitch and hydraulically operated cutting height control. From 1996, the CM300A will also be available with Greenlands HPC conditioner; this enables the grass to be cut, crimped and spread in one pass.

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