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Archive Article: 1995/10/13

13 October 1995

Supreme interbreed champion of this years South-West Dairy Show was the Ayrshire senior cow Meikles Quadrille 29 from the herd of Andrew and Sally Meikle, Great Whitstone Farm, Meshaw, North Devon. This is the fifth time that the Ayrshire breed has taken the supreme award in the shows 15-year history – a better record than any other breed.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/13

13 October 1995

Robert Kilby (left) and Andy Crow discuss seed rates at Whelan Farms. The Buster winter wheat went in at 174kg/ha (155lb/acre) in ideal conditions. Some of next years wheat has been sold at £110 for November.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/13

13 October 1995

The champion, from Peter Skinner and Son, made 540gns at the centenary anniversary show and sale.

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13 October 1995

Power harrow/drill combinations with 6m or 8m working widths, which fold hydraulically to a transport width of 3m, are now available from Lemken Tri-Ag. Comprising either two 3m or two 4m units, power requirements range from 160hp to 330hp. Specifications include a three-speed gearbox, and a choice of wavy disc packer, toothed or coil packer and crumbler roller. The drill unit offers a choice of Suffolk or disc coulters which can be raised hydraulically and independently from the power harrow. The 6m version is £46,000.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/13

13 October 1995

Topping the range of Clayton tractors is now this 120hp version which is equipped with a heavy duty chassis and a six-tonne capacity rear axle – sufficient pay-load capacity to carry a 3000-litre tank. The engine itself is a turbo-charged John Deere unit which drives through a five-speed synchronised gearbox and a two-speed transfer box. Features include hydraulic rear suspension and a three-point linkage with a lift capacity of 3.8t. Wheelbase lengths of 3.4m or 3.7m and track widths of 1.5m to 1.83m are available.

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13 October 1995

These twin ram lambs were the first INRA 401 lambs to be born in this country. In-lamb ewes were imported from France in early August by Croxton Park Partnership, Croxton, Cambs. The INRA 401 was developed by the French National Institute of Agricultural Research and the breed can lamb out of season and show 200% prolificacy. Croxton farm manager Dan Bull, who runs a 500-ewe January lambing Suffolk x Mule flock, is keen to set up an INRA 401 breed society and would like to hear from other breeders.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/13

13 October 1995

The Claas Lexion 480 equipped with an eight-row maize header. Output with a cereal header is claimed to be 40t/hr, making it the highest capacity combine in the world. Drum and rotary separation are used.

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13 October 1995

Demounting the sugar beet harvester from the Claas Xerion. Note the cabs offset position – one of three positions which can be used to accommodate different attachments.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/13

13 October 1995

Sold for the first time since 1922, the Pentre, near Usk, achieved £80,000 more than the pre-auction guide price.

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