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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

Best known for its chain-drive ATVs, E P Barrus debuted its second shaft-driven model at Earls Court. The petrol-powered Xplorer 500 4×4 (£4795) is a "de-specced" version of the 500cc Sportsman (£5295) launched in 1995, and is designed to meet the increasing demand for bigger bikes. Price advantage over the Sportsman comes from lower cost tyres, only part-protection for the front driveshaft, no speedo and no central headlamp pod.

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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

The best things always come in small packages? And they dont come much smaller than the CAEB mini round baler, imported from Italy by Rekord Sales. Designed for towing behind either an ATV or compact tractor, the baler rolls up a 55cm (21in) wide x 52cm (20in) diameter package; the little bale weighs in at about 25kg (55lb) for silage and 12kg (26lb) for straw. Price is £5800, which rises to £7550 should you also need the firms mini-wrapper. Main interest is expected to come from the horsage market.

An ability to accurately apply fertiliser in widths of 12m (39.3ft), 15m (49.2ft), 18m (59ft) and 24m (78.7ft) – with one twin-rotor machine – is claimed for the latest Teagle spreader. Rotors on the companys TD50 remain unchanged for each spreading width – the speed of their rotation is adjusted by changing gears. All that is required, says the manufacturer, is to adjust the hopper aperture and to change the setting on each arc control unit. Hopper capacities of up to 2t are available with prices starting at £4250.

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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

Smithfield Show made a welcome return to Earls Court after a one year absence, attracting 400 exhibitors and a bustling audience. Farm-assured production and calls for a start to the selective BSE cull dominated discussions. Over the following pages FW journalists report those and other developments. Results appear on p16, business issues on p20 and technical coverage on p59-75. Edited by Charles Abel

Smithfield champs…Hugh and Lynne Dunlop from Ayrshire celebrate the supreme championship, won with their own bred steer cross Am-Yer-Man.

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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

Give us a leaflet, mister? "D" replaces "C" on the big CAT Challengers which, along with the letter change, also get more power, a quieter cab, uprated air conditioning and better lighting. In simple terms, out go the 285hp 65C, 325hp 75C and 350hp 85C rubber-tracked crawlers; while in come the 300hp 65D, 330hp 75D and 355hp 85D models.

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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

Right: A little bit more off round the back, sir? Andy Frazier of Ritchey Tagg applies the finishing touches to T Owens Limousin, winner of the under 18-month-old steer class at Smithfield on Sunday. Bred by J J Hallam, the animal had shown a daily liveweight gain of 1.18kg. "I was still working on him as he went through the gate into the ring," said Mr Frazier.

Below: Visitors to the show watch judging on the first day.

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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

INTERNATIONALLY renowned Clydesdale breeders and exhibitors Tom and Cate Brewster have recorded their training techniques on a video* which will appeal to all heavy horse enthusiasts.

It follows the progress of three-year-old Mickey from raw recruit to full membership of the Brewsters famous Bandirran show team and the build-up to his appearance at the 1995 Royal Show.

*Training a Gentle Giant by Tom and Cate Brewster, issued by Farming Press is available from farmers weekly Offers (01753-642234) at £14.95 plus £2.50 p&p.

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29 November 1996

Face painting was one of the most popular activities in the AF Challenge shield competition for Cumbria young farmers. A total of 140 YFC members in 35 teams took part in the fun event organised by staff at AFs Penrith Mill. A team from Preston Patrick, near Kendall, won the shield, pushing last years winner, Kirklinton of Carlisle, into second place with Eden Valley third and Kent Estuary fourth. Competitions ranged from apple dunking and cracker making to human pin bowling with a volunteer strapped into a caged ball and rolled against giant skittles.

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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

Visits to a malting factory, a green energy centre, a research centre and a pig slaughter house were on the programme for this group of Devon young farmers during a trip to Denmark. The group of 14 young farmers from almost as many clubs stayed on farms around the village of Bedsted on the island of Thy in north-west Denmark. As well as gaining a better understanding of Danish agriculture, they found time to explore the countryside and to sample the local beer, of course. They now look forward to hosting a party of Danish young farmers who are due to visit Devon next July.

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Archive Article: 1996/11/29

29 November 1996

Hundreds of Fordson tractors – but only a part of the scene at this summers Fordson 500 event. Five-hundred old Fordsons were the most that a group of Nottingham vintage tractor enthusiasts hoped to gather on Newark Showground at one time. Instead more than 1000 were turned out and 20,000 people came along to see them. Familiar models rubbed shoulders with some surprising ones while modern versions twirled and danced. Primetime Video Productions recorded the scene, the parades and the demonstrations and interviewed exhibitors and those who made it all happen. The resulting 90min video will enthral tractor enthusiasts and those with a taste for nostalgia, and is available from Primetime Video Production, Woodhatch Studio, Spilsby Road, Eastville, Boston, Lincs, at £19 including p&p. (01205-270397).

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