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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Anglo Dutch accord…not one but two farmers received the Farm Sprayer of the Year Award sponsored by Ciba Agriculture and FARMERS WEEKLY. Henk de Bruyne, from Hollands Flevoland, and Richard Beachell, Driffield, Yorks, were presented with their awards by Lord Plumb (left). L to R: Henk De Bruyne, Don Taylor (MD Ciba Agriculture), Richard Beachell and Stephen Howe (Editor, FARMERS WEEKLY).

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Coil/damper suspension is fitted to this Evrard AH2004 self-propelled sprayer for improved operator comfort and boom stability. Engine choice is from Deutz water-cooled power units of 111hp, 133hp or 167hp, drive is hydrostatic, and there is the option of either two- or four-wheel-steer. Price of the 111hp AH2004, when fitted with a 24m (80ft) boom and 2000-litre (440gal) tank, is £52,000.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Junior farm minister Angela Browning listens as the benefits of sire reference schemes are explained at a shearling ram sale at Crediton on Saturday. Held by a sheep improvement group, formed by West Country sheep enthusiasts, prices were based on attributes such as growth rate, eye muscle and lack of fat. Such indexes give a more objective approach to buying than the more traditional cosmetic methods, says breeder and sale host David Disney (right). Over 20 rams were sold on the day, returning prices of between £300 and £475. Another sale is planned for the same time next year.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Investment in a new tedder has been a big success, says Eddie Nicholson, who reckons it will improve dry matters and help lift proteins. Right: George Nicholson repairing a blown gasket, the only casualty from this years silaging.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

The 28 sheepdogs sold at Sennybridge last Saturday averaged £330.

Top price was £900 for J Cinderfords registered bitch born in Dec 1993. Second best bid was £700. "Respectable prices," says Mike Tompkinson of Clee Tompkinson and Francis who handled the event. He says such sales – with the dog working away from its normal ground – provide a good test of ability and allow any potential faults to become apparent. There was a shortage, however, of fully-trained dogs, he remarks.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Jeremy Taylor took the championship with Smellows Teatwin 45th.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Ball valves to control slurry flow from store to reception pit are not new. But lockable ones are, claims Armagh-based NC Engineering. This version, launched at the Highland Show, has a linkage system which enables the sluice gate to be locked shut when slurry emptying is not in operation so the risk of accidental spillage is avoided. A range of adaptation plates allows the ball valve to be fitted to most standard slurry store outlets, says the maker. Price starts at £1450.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Unimog-based self-propelled sprayer/spreader from South Cave Tractors looks like MB-trac versions but has a lot more power and a tougher transmission. Right: Mercedes-Benz engineered the four-wheel-steering and offers a two-year warranty on the vehicle.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

The future "look" for Renault dealers in the UK? This Le Mans distributor is one of 22 Renault-owned farm machinery outlets in France, and the tfirm plans to set up five similar operations on this side of the Channel by the year 2000.The first depot, near York, opened on Mar 1.

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Archive Article: 1995/06/30

30 June 1995

Oil reservoir has filter condition indicator – a nice touch. Green turns red when filter blocks.

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