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95 # Nov '15 - Feb '16 Vol 24-3

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Welcome to Practical Farm Ideas Vol 24-3 published on Nov 21 2015

  • 48 all-editorial pages. Practical cost-cutting opportunities.

  • Tax advice for farmers selling/developing land

  • Soil+ Cover Cropping: rotations, techniques, seed drill, benefits

  • Made it Myself: inspirational machines, made on low budgets, from farm workshops.

Start your subscription - £16.50/year - with this important issue.

Made it Myself

    •    Dairy / cleaning off cubicle bed / modified mini-dumper with hydtaulic brush / sweeps 2ft into bed / dumper converts back for summer building work / total cost £2,200
    •    Kinetic log splitter / no hydraulics or power, other than human / car coil spring required
    •    ATV trailed slug pelleter / spreads 32 metres / twin hoppers and disc spreaders / 80in track fits tramlines
    •    Milking parlour troughs / linked rain plugs for easy washing / saves time /  makes daily washing simple
    •    ATV front box / huge capacity / adds to safety, nothing will fall out
 

Financial Focus

    •    Reducing land development taxes:  CGT at  28%  and Entrepreneurs Relief at 10%.  This detailed article looks at the rules and practice of  ER which can save you 18% on your development profits. Read it now before doing anything.

FarmWorld

    •    Driverless tractor now on sale in USA.
    •    As revolutionary as the Google car /  Diesel-Electric drive eliminates gearbox / tractor has 2 x 200hp units driving alternators and wheel motors designed for farm use /  diesel-electric units designed as retrofit to re-power tired tractors from fuel tank to wheels
    •    Dairy farming in NZ / major milk price fall / Chinese investment
    •    Health and farmer / Lyme Disease / symptoms / treatment
    •    Mobile phones / 11 things you need to stop doing with them
    •    How legal are modified cars? / insurance issues
    •    Extended tractor service intervals / are they doing you a favour? / or hastening a new machine?

 

 

 

Soil+ Cover Cropping International

    •    Zero-till guru / extensive farm walk / 10 years experience / record keeping shows results /
    •    Overseeded cover crops / technique worked well in 2015

Farm Walk

    •    Dairy herd / herd expands into 6 x Lely robots / expands from 160 to 360 milkers / managing the changeover / work schedule / training cows and managers
    •    Potato innovations / 'made it myself' ladder makes inspection easy / platform added to Sumo LDS / Grimme combination cultivator/bedformer gets Mocap machine

 



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