Monday, 30 June 2014

Annual inspection

We had the annual lorry inspection yesterday. Geraint and I went around the lorries and marked them out of 240. Full inspection from inside and out and under the body. A fantastic turn out by all off the drivers. Congratulation to Rob Dearman who drives J5 PXF. He won a day for 4 watching the British lorry racing championship at Donington Park. We all had a hog roast to celebrate the day and pre harvest event. Sadly the weather was a shocker but 52 of us managed to squeeze into the kitchen. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Brazilian farmers visit

7 Brazilian farmers came to visit a UK farm practicing CTF. They farmed over 80,000 acres, mustly cropping maize and soya bean. 
I took them around the two blocks looking at soil conditions and rotational cropping and caught up with the Rogueing team who are pulling weed beet. 
Wayne, Alexandre and Michael where completing there training for spraying certificates.
Irrigator which is watering the potatoes for Bartletts was vandalised last night and a battery taken. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Rogueing Wheat

We have a team of ten to help rogue blackgrass from the wheat fields where Rogueing is still financially feasible. Blackgrass is threatening to take away wheat from the rotation unless we get blackgrass removed and under control across the Eastern counties. 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Chicken manure

Sammy and Wayne are busy moving the chicken Manure to field locations ready for spreading in front of the Oilseed Rape. 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Grainstorage granted for a third store

Exciting times, the third grainstore is on the way. Three bays. Just in time for the new minimum three crop rule per farm. 

Wcf 14 annual event

Our 1st trip since the course. A trip to Revesby Estate hosted by Peter Wiggins Davies. 
Hot topics, grain storage and properties renovation. 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Fertiliser season

Fertiliser bags being collected ready for 2015 season. Andy Hampshire driving J4 PXF back from the docks. 
Sulphur fertiliser in transport. PX Farms are Fias registered for fertiliser haulage. 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Lightening strike

7 am this morning we had a lightening strike at Waterbeach setting a blaze 15,000 bales. Fire engines and forklifts on site to try to save as many bales as possible and control the fire. Of all the things for lightening to strike it has to find the straw. 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Cambridgeshire Police training day

Cambridgeshire police had a training day at Scotland Farm looking at Agricultural Machines, Ceasar tags and security measures. 1 of 5 training days organised to develop agricultural knowledge of machinery and rural crime with the Police men and ladies. 
Excellent afternoon with the Police, NFU, and Cambridgeshire watch.