HGCA Summer Open Day at the Louth Monitor Farm
The event will be held on Thursday 4 June 2015, 10am, finishing with lunch.
During this open day there will be a farm walk, taking in the strip-till work, spring beans and black-grass control. Dr Stephen Moss from Rothamsted Research will be attending to give his thoughts on Mike’s strategy to get back in control of black-grass.
There will be a chance to find out about the work carried out at the Monitor Farm project so far, and hear about plans for the future.
The open day will be at Rossville Farm, Swaby, Alford, Lincs LN13 0BJ.
All farmers are welcome to attend this open meeting, especially farmers who have not yet attended a Monitor Farm meeting.
Mike Daniells, Louth monitor farmer, is the farm manager at Swaby near Louth. On land totalling 2,000ha Mike grows first wheat, winter and spring barley, oilseed rape, spring beans and vining peas, as well as keeping a herd of 60 suckler cows. Like many growers around the country Mike is finding black-grass control more difficult, and wants to address this, in addition to making a steady move towards a no-till system. He is already in an ELS scheme, with Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on his land and has started using GPS to achieve variable fertiliser rates.
If you haven’t yet been able to attend one of the Monitor Farm meetings, please do come along to find out more. Farmers who have been participating in the discussions during the last year have found real benefit from the project. One of the members of the Monitor Farm group said: “We can have open discussions of practical challenges to combinable cropping systems, which is valuable as my own farm business is going through a period of rapid change due to black-grass and volatile commodity values.”
This meeting is free, but if you intend to come please contact Harry Henderson, Regional Manager, HGCA North on 07964 974465 / Harry.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dispose of your silage wrap for just £25 and help RABI
Farmers can register to host a waste hub where silage wrap can be aggregated into whole lorry loads for free collection.
The host farmer must have some clean concrete to tip the silage wrap on and must load the lorry. In return he gets free disposal of his own wrap. The host farmer invites other farming friends or neighbours to use the hub. These guest farmers pay a one off registration fee of £25 from which £5 will go to RABI, they can then bring as much silage wrap as they want.
To organise a hub on your farm please visit www.harby.co.uk and fill the online form. This offer is open now. The collections will be between 1st June 2015 and 13th July 2015.We want to encourage farmers to do the ‘right thing’ commented Harby Agriculture Managing Director Paul Towns. Its 10 years since the waste legislation was introduced. Farmers are recycling more than ever but a significant percentage is still not recycled. We feel a free one off ‘waste amnesty’ shows Harby’s commitment to UK agriculture and will encourage farmers to increase their recycling rates. It will also benefit the RABI charity.
Soya prices are down due to currency after the general election, if you still need to secure some cover there are some competitive prices available, although strikes in Argentina are affecting prices also.
If you would like a quote please call Nicola in the office with the tonnage required. For specific requirements regular updates can be sent to you to ensure you purchase when the prices are competitive.
More market updates to follow next week.
Party in the Barn – 6th June 2015
One of our members are holding a “Party in the Barn” on Saturday 6th June at Yew Tree Farm, Elstronwick, Hull, HU12 9BP.
Tickets are £15 each and money raised will go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Elstronwick & Danthorpe Playing Field. Contact Denise 07957 827268 or Tracy 07948 979444 to buy your tickets.
For Rent – Shed at Great Tows (approx. 7 miles from Louth/Market Rasen)
- Approx. 7000 square feet
- Brick built with asbestos roof approx. 40ft wide and 11ft to eaves
- Includes porta cabin office inside
- Wash basin and toilet
- Has rollover door
- Concrete floor
- Satellite broadband
If interested contact Tony Dale at DDM on 01652 653669 or email Tony.email@example.com
Bungalow to let
Also available a short walk from the shed three bedroom bungalow refurbished throughout in 2013. Oil fired CH. Letting details available from Wendy at Masons on 01507 350500
Woldmarsh AGM – 2nd June
The Woldmarsh AGM will be held at the office on the 2nd June at 11am. We hope to see you there.
Woldmarsh Trials Open Day
Following on from the success of last year’s trials open day Woldmarsh are holding an open day at Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole. This will be held on Tuesday 30th June in conjunction with BASF & Cropco Ltd. Members who attended last year’s event found it thoroughly enjoyable and highly informative.
The site at Rawcliffe Bridge has wheat variety and replicated fungicide trials alongside BASF’s environmental crop trials. The wheat plots include established and new upcoming varieties. The wheat plots have a companion crop surrounding them which last year was beans. The environmental crops include a wide range of options that are long established and can fit all ELS / HLS or new Environmental Stewardship Schemes.
The day will follow the same format as last year with refreshments on arrival a tour of the plots and lunch. The tours will be led, once again, by Graham Hartwell from BASF and John Poulton at Cropco Ltd who were both entertaining and highly knowledgeable last year. Graham Hartwell was highly enthusiastic about the environmental crops and members benefitted from his vast experience. Both James and Cheryl will be attending from the office.
All members are welcome to join us at this free event.
If you would like to attend please contact Cheryl or James in the office to confirm your place.
Lincs Protective Coatings
Lincs protective coatings are leaders in external cleaning and sealing services, taking the old and making as good as new.
Lincs Coatings offer a unique service to protect the walls on your property. Using state of the art technology we can penetrate through the pores of bricks, mortar and stone and provide protection against rain penetrating through cracks in the masonry smaller than 0.3mm.
Extend the life of your roof by at least 10 years using our roof coating. Moss, Lichen and other debris will be removed using a high pressure washer and then the roof coating applied for the ultimate roof restoration.
Block Pave Restoration
Lincs Coatings coat the whole drive with a non slip surface sealant that not only provides a safe walking surface but brings out the original colour of the blocks and looks brand new. Upon completion we issue a 5 year guarantee for absolute peace of mind.
All work is guaranteed and we are always on hand should you need us.
Lincs Protective Coatings offer Woldmarsh members excellent rates and large discounts when booking through the group, so for anybody looking to clean and restore any of those aging, greening and dampening buildings give us a ring to obtain a quote. No deposit required.
For further information please call Jon on 01507 654589 or 07525724040.
NEW – Shell Fuel Card
Shell DIESEL cards now available through Woldmarsh. Cards cost 50p per month. No drawing charge or admin fee from Shell. Invoices come through Woldmarsh as usual procedure. Discounted weekly prices text to members.
Ad Blue Tanks
Woldmarsh can supply you with ad blue tanks and accessories through D&H. Please see some of the range on the attached flow chart which will assist you in assessing what you may need. Please call Katie or Amy for prices.
Woldmarsh sparks interest for new member
A new member has compared their existing electricity deal with the Woldmarsh offer that our team have negotiated. The new member was astounded at the savings available through Woldmarsh, saving them an average of £450 per month, equating to over £5,000 per year.
Members are able to buy fixed price electricity and mains gas contracts for all their commercial and domestic premises, including Half Hourly supplies. We currently buy electricity for over 3,000 sites, including grain driers, irrigation pumps, caravan parks, poultry sheds, golf clubs and even water fountains!
If you would like a quote for any electricity or mains gas supply, please contact us or send a copy of a recent bill and we will be happy to assist. We can request quotes for up to a year in advance, Woldmarsh can save you time and money by purchasing directly from the wholesale market, ensuring you receive the best possible rates (on that day).
Why not call Woldmarsh, for a no obligation quote on 01507 602396
A full description of the service we are able to offer is shown on the Trading Areas area of our website or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Advert – For Sale
50 x 6ft x 3ft x 3ft wrapped 1st cut grass silage Heston bales.
Call 07831 533351 for details. Skegness area
Winter Grade Fuel
Some members have expressed concern regarding the waxing up of fuel during this colder period of weather. We have sought the latest advice from all our suppliers and the following is a summary.
- No samples have been found from farms with waxed fuel that are out of technical specification.
- Summer grade fuel will not store successfully over the winter. Phasing will begin at around 0 degrees C and at -4C crystallisation occurs that is not reversible until the temperature reaches +20 degrees C.
The current recommended actions are ,
Trace your steps, what date was the fuel in each of your equipment put in?
If its prior to November 1st , then take the following steps.
- Add an additive to reduce the CFPP (waxing).
- Drain the fuel from the machine and put in winter grade fuel.
BE AWARE: Putting Winter grade and summer grade together will not solve the problem. The summer fuel will wax and lie below the winter fuel in the tank.
This advice is applicable to all fuel deliveries. All the distribution companies source their fuel from the same refineries and storage tanks.
If you are still concerned please contact Denise, Heather or Stuart in the office.
Tyre Rebates for 2015
Tyre rebates agreed again for 2015. Extra discounts payable back to members on Mitas & Continental, Bridgestone & Firestone brands. The rebate also remains in place with BUSH Tyres. Please take into account when pricing the fact that you will get up to another 9% discount back on many tyres. To ensure you get the best price and for full rebate details please call Amy in the office.
Listers Toyota – Member Discounts Available
New Supplier Chemclear
Woldmarsh have recently signed up with a new supplier called ChemClear
They can dispose of your unmarked, leaking, and out of date or revoked Pesticide
and Chemical containers.
- They can offer full mainland UK coverage by fully licenced staff
- Free advice on any aspect of hazardous material storage
- Collection and disposal of illegally held or surplus chemicals
- A guaranteed 20 working day collection from confirmation of order
For more information please ring or email Nathalie in the Woldmarsh Office
Farmflo secure major distribution deal in UK with Woldmarsh Producers Ltd buying group.
Farmflo has secured a major distribution deal with Woldmarsh Producers Ltd one of the UK’s largest privately owned buying groups. Farmflo will distribute its award winning farm management software to over 800 farmers which will enable them to keep their farm records up to date and meet their regulatory requirements.
“Back in 2012 my brother Gareth Devenney and I created Farmflo to help Gareth as he struggled with the mountains of compliance paper on his farm. Woldmarsh Producers Ltd has a similar beginnings to Farmflo where a group of farmers came together to solve a problem producing peas for Bird’s eye. It is great to see two organisations coming together with the primary focus on the farmer. For us at Farmflo is it a fantastic achievement to have been given the opportunity to work with Woldmarsh that share similar respect for farmers” says Farmflo co-founder and CEO Jason Devenney.
This exciting new distribution deal agreed with Woldmarsh Producers Ltd will provide Farmflo with great potential for extending their existing growth in the UK agriculture market. Working together Farmflo and Woldmarsh Producers Ltd provide high standards of efficiency in administration, distribution and product quality. This ensures that a first class, value for money service is consistently delivered to farmers and members.
Date for your diary – Woldmarsh & LRSN Charity Golf Day
Where & When
Blankney Golf Club, Blankney, Lincolnshire, LN4 3AZ
Friday 15th May 2015 – tee off from 9am with tea/coffee and bacon buns on arrival.
Teams – Now fully booked
Teams of four players with two best scores to count.
(Am-Am Stableford – full handicap) Handicap limit: Gents 28 / Ladies 36
How much does it cost?
£40 per person or £160 per team of 4 players.
All players will receive a bacon bun & tea/coffee prior to teeing off. There will be refreshments available at the halfway house courtesy of Witham Oil & Paint and a 2 course meal served after play in the clubhouse.
• First four teams – prize for each player in winning team
• The Dick Patrick Memorial Trophy
• The longest drive for both men & ladies
• Nearest the pin for both men & ladies
• A raffle will be held on the day
Call Lucy if you wish to sponsor this event or to be sent the booking form, you can also download the form here - Woldmarsh & LRSN 2015 Golf Day Booking Form
New, Cheaper Fuel Card Option On Pump Diesel
Woldmarsh has secured a deal with fuel card provider Silvey.
Silvey are offering members:
- Low cost pump diesel across the UK at thousands of sites
- A choice of three cards
The Woldmarsh/Silvey price this week is just 92.58 nett / 111.10 gross
As with our other fuel cards the individual invoices (one per member) will come to Woldmarsh each month and will appear on your consolidated monthly statement. This gives you the added bonus of longer payment terms than most fuel card providers’ offerings outside the group.
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO HAVE A CARD PRODUCED
The ESSO card is for use at any ESSO garage (list attached for clarification), the Fastfuels is a Texaco branded card but can be used at various garages including all Morrisons supermarket fuel stations (list attached) and finally the Keyfuels is a multi-branded network.
Please email or call Katie or Amy with any card orders you have and we will place these with the supplier for you.
Please do not contact Silvey direct, this is a Woldmarsh deal that needs to be done through the office.