Bayer Crop Science has approached us to collaborate with them on a black-grass survey. The aim of the survey is to help understand which techniques farmers are using successfully to control black-grass and get an overall feel for how satisfied (or not) you are with control currently. Understandably Bayer is also interested in your views on using post-emergence herbicides for black-grass control.
As an incentive to take part, Bayer will provide FERA Big Soil Community soil samples free of charge next autumn for TWO lucky winners drawn at random after the close of the survey. They believe that improving soil health is one possible longer-term strategy farmers can employ to improve black-grass control on farm.
With the launch of the Big Soil Community, Fera is taking a novel approach to overcome one of the biggest challenges to sustainable agriculture.
FERA is co-ordinating a nationwide community effort to sample and analyse the biodiversity of our soil – this will help to develop sustainable agriculture and improve soil health. By doing this at scale they are able to provide a cost effective and detailed analysis of the biodiversity of your soil.
For more information about the Big Soil Community go here: https://www.fera.co.uk/crop-health/introducing-the-big-soil-community
As the survey has been set up by Bayer, all responses, including any personal data submitted, will be seen by them. The terms and conditions for the survey, including how any personal data will be used can be found here:
If you would like to take part in the survey, please follow this link: https://cropscience.bayer.co.uk/black-grass-survey-woldmarsh/
The survey is open now and will close on Friday 25th January 2019
A report on the survey’s overall findings will be made available in due course.
We have some outstanding deals on electric fencing from Hotline. Call the Sundries team in the office for further details.
Assistant Pig and Poultry Farm Manager – Near Louth, Lincolnshire
An opportunity has arisen for the position of Assistant Farm Manager on an established pig finishing and free range poultry layer unit near Louth, Lincolnshire. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to progress their career and looking to be involved within a family run business.
The role is to ensure the well-being and performance of the livestock, as well as the upkeep and management of the site. This is an ideal position for someone with livestock/commercial poultry experience who is looking for progression.
This is a challenging and rewarding long term role for a hands-on and committed individual.
- Livestock health and welfare
- Environment and husbandry
- General maintenance and repairs
- Liaising with management as necessary and making own decisions where appropriate
- Health and safety
- Managing a small team of people
- Compliance with legislative and assurance scheme standards
- Site cleanliness
The successful candidate should have:
- Previous commercial livestock experience
- A practical attitude – not afraid of hard work
- Good communication and leadership skills
- A valid driving licence
- Be progressive, forward thinking and proactive
Remuneration: Competitive with onsite accommodation an option in the future.
Please email your C.V to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not join us at one of our forthcoming events:
If you know someone who may be interested in membership, bring them along for a drink and a chat with one of our Member Services Team.
Farmstar Open Day – Thursday 17th January
Once again we will be attending the annual open day at the Farmstar Depot at Marr, Doncaster, DN5 7AU from 10am – 4pm
Pie & Pint Evening – Monday 21st January
Join us at The Cock Inn, Sibson, CV13 6LB for an informal gathering of members to talk about membership and other farming matters, and enjoy some food and a drink. Booking is required. Please call Phae on 01507 602396 or email email@example.com to book.
6.30pm for 7.00pm
YAMS – Wednesday 6th February
We will again have a stand at the ever popular Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show at the York Auction Centre. The show is open to visitors from 8.00am to 4.30pm and we will be there to welcome visitors to the Woldmarsh stand with a warm drink! Entry and parking are both free to visitors, so why not come along and see us there!
Lincolnshire Rural Support Network / Woldmarsh Golf Day – Wednesday 15th May
This year’s charity golf day will be held at Waltham Windmill Golf Club. Further details will follow soon but we hope you will be able to join us and raise money for this great charity. Over £7,500 was raised at the 2018 Golf Day for the LRSN!
The January Bulletin is now available for members to view online. Log in to the Members’ area and go to the Library.
Why not log in to the Members’ area to see the latest offers available from Spaldings. Available now until March 2019.
We invite you to join us at the ever popular annual charity golf day to be held on
Wednesday 15th May 2019 at Waltham Windmill Golf Club
in conjunction with
More details to follow in the New Year, but please put the date in your diary
and forward on to anyone you know who might be interested in joining us.
Wiles Tanks have some stock items available at favourable prices for Woldmarsh members. Please contact Nick Wiles direct to check availability 01522 730351 / firstname.lastname@example.org
5,000l Fuel Station with a 56lpm 240v pump, flow meter, 4m hose, auto nozzle, filter, pneumatic gauge and bund alarm all in large secure cabinet as shown in pictures. This is 3050mm long x 1500mm wide x 1500mm high and can be delivered locally or longer distance (let me have a postcode to confirm please) for £50 + VAT
Retail price is £3307.50 + VAT – 30% discount is available off this price
1,500l capacity site tank fitted with a K2 semi rotary hand pump, hose and nozzle. It is baffled inside for transport when full and is generally “robust”. 2440mm long x 1220mm wide and 1100mm high.
Retail price is £1,895 + VAT – 30% discount is available off this price and delivery rates – the same as above.
One off truck tank with a camouflage painted lid. 400l capacity, with a 12v pump, hose and nozzle. Retail price is £1,195 + VAT and a 20% discount is offered on this one only (usual discount is only 10%). Delivery can be by our truck (@£50.00 + VAT or pallet if needed further afield). Also available is a 400l version painted in green/yellow offered at a 15% discount from the retail price.
The November issue of the Woldmarsh Bulletin is now available for members to log in and view online.