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Pink grain dryer helps fight breast cancer
A pink-painted grain dryer is raising money for charity – thanks to East Anglian crop handling and drying specialists Master Farm Services. Usually painted red, Pedrotti Master Dryers can handle wheat, barley, oilseed rape, maize, beans and peas – among other combinable crops. The Italian company has agreed to... Read more
Grain export port supports running event
Port operator Associated British Ports has announced the expansion of its support for local communities by sponsoring the Ipswich Twilight 5K running event. ABP handles more than 4 million tonnes of agribulk materials each year – including agricultural materials, combinable crops, fertiliser, feed and supplements. Ipswich is the UK’s... Read more
Hi-tech facility adds value to grain
A future-proof grain processing facility is helping a Bedfordshire estate meet its drying and storage requirements. Farm manager William Haupt worked closely with BDC Systems and Thurlow Nunn Standen (TNS) to design and install the processing plant at Woburn Farms, part of the Bedford Estates, near junction 13 of... Read more
7 tips to protect grain stores from rodents
Rodent numbers are rising this winter – and could ruin grain stores. But an integrated pest management approach and variety of baits can help prevent infestations from resulting in grain losses and contamination. Rats can thrive in a grain store and multiply quickly, with one breeding pair escalating to... Read more
How to protect your stored grain and preserve profits
Growers and grain store managers can reduce the risk of rejected loads and contract shortfalls thanks to a new Grain Protectant Handbook. More than 90% of farm grain stores harbour at least one species of insect – and last year’s challenging harvest makes it imporant to minimise potential losses... Read more
New mobile grain dryer puts grower in control
A mobile grain dryer purchased by Lincolnshire grower Dunmore Hind is performing well as part of a modernised grain storage facility near Grantham. Supplied by Sharmans of Stamford and installed by McArthur Agriculture, the Mecmar S40T dryer ran non-stop for a fortnight last harvest drying wheat and oats for... Read more
Global grain trader pays farmers to adopt regenerative methods
Farmers who enroll in ADM’s regenerative agriculture programme will receive incentive payments for conservation tillage, cover crops and companion cropping, says the global commodity trader and processor. The programme is designed to work alongside government support schemes to ensure growers receive the support needed to undertake regenerative farming practices... Read more
Mixed prospects for UK wheat
Wheat markets are set to remain tight this year despite a global harvest which is expected to increase, suggest the latest estimates. Initial forecasts for the coming season suggest rising consumption will more than offset slightly higher yields from a slightly lower wheat area – causing global wheat stocks... Read more
Traders report rising demand for UK spring malting barley
European buyers are showing increased interest in UK malting barley, say grain traders – with export potential looking good ahead of an expected increase in spring plantings. A surge in planting is forecast after the wet autumn halted winter wheat drillings, export potential could be particularly handy this season,... Read more
How ‘high oxygen barrier’ silage film can benefit farmers

A simple switch from multiple sheets of traditional black plastic to a single sheet high oxygen barrier (HOB) silage film could reduce silage waste.

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