LOCAL farmers are looking forward to the return of a popular machinery show where new products, machinery and technology are set to be unveiled.
The Midlands Machinery Show is taking place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire.
More than 250 agricultural businesses are exhibiting at the event – organised by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society - which will not only give them the opportunity to discuss advances in their products and services, but also allow farmers to discover how such techniques can help to improve the productivity of their land.
Joe Allen from Gainsborough-based Chafer Machinery has exhibited at the event since it was set up four years ago and says it has reaped dividends for the firm, which manufactures specialist spraying equipment.
He said: “Midlands Machinery Show is an ideal opportunity for farmers and agricultural businesses to congregate and discuss how the farming industry is faring across the country.
“They really benefit from meeting others within their community, seeing new technology and actually being able to spend time talking to other exhibitors about how their machinery and products can benefit their farms.”
George Taylor, Midlands Machinery Show manager said: “Technology is advancing at a fast rate within the agricultural industry, and it is really important farmers invest their time in attending events, such as the Midlands Machinery Show, to determine how this can be used to increase productivity and improve efficiency on their farms.”
As well as new technology being showcased, soil health and drones which can help improve precision farming, are being discussed as part of a series of expert seminars by crop precisionist Hutchinsons. JRH Water Management, which specialises in rain water harvesting and water technology, will also be holding a professional seminar throughout the event.
Joe continued: “Midlands Machinery Show is an event to do business, and I am very much looking forward to this year’s event to showcase our crop spraying equipment, and a selection of chemical and fertiliser applicators, whilst also networking with other farmers from across the region and beyond.”
To find out more about how to exhibit your farming business at this year’s Midlands Machinery Show visit www.midlandsmachineryshow.com
For regular show updates please follow the show on Twitter @Midsmachinery17 or join the conversation at #MMS2017
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The Witham Group showcases latest products at the Midlands Machinery Show
The Witham Group will be exhibiting at the Midlands Machinery Show on the 22nd and 23rd November (Stand No. GSEH 20) and hoping to repeat the success they had in 2016 when they won the prize for Best Stand.
Witham have been attending the event for many years, showcasing its range of lubricants and paints for the agricultural industry.
Here are just a few of the new products that will be on the Witham stand this year:
Qualube Masterfleet – new and improved
The oil market is becoming increasingly complex. The introduction of the latest generation of Euro engines to meet EU emissions and the ever increasing requirements of individual manufacturers mean the choice of engine oils is vast and varied.
Customers are therefore often forced to purchase multiple products meeting different specifications to satisfy warranties, even though many of these are actually the same viscosity grade.
The Witham Group has always sought to simplify and rationalise the choice of lubricants to customers and eliminate confusion without compromising either quality or warranty suitability. We have therefore developed a universal engine oil that can be used in a variety of vehicles – perfect for customers who operate mixed fleets.
The benefits of Qualube Masterfleet:
Prolan – our award winning protective lubricant range
Witham’s Prolan lubricants are high performance corrosion inhibitors for metal and wood surfaces and electrical components. With natural lanolin as the main ingredient, the moisture repelling properties create a long lasting protective barrier in the most corrosive environments whilst providing an environmentally friendly solution.
The product range has won various awards this year, including two innovation awards at LAMMA 2017. The Witham Group won the IAgrE Ivel Award for best environmental innovation and was crowned the overall winner of the Innovation Awards by LAMMA. The Prolan range also won best new product at the Lincolnshire Show in June.
Prolan is completely natural, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and so surpasses other petrochemical products as a safer, environmentally sustainable alternative. It is also NSF certified and approved as a “food-grade lubricant” so can be used to protect machinery in sensitive environments such as dairy farms and suppliers of food chain produce.
Agriculture can be hard on machinery and constant protection is required from exposure to fertilizer, manure, pesticides and weather. Prolan provides long-lasting protection for farm equipment, keeping it lubricated to prevent breakdowns. It has been proven to extend the longevity of farm machinery and enhance resale value.
Lubricants and greases are so widely used in the agricultural world and this new product offers a more sustainable alternative, without the usual harmful chemicals, that also performs with outstanding results.
The benefits of Prolan:
WOCO Barn Paint
WOCO Barn Paint is perfect for farmers or home owners who want to protect and revive outbuildings including sheds, barns and garages. This remarkable paint product is water based, very durable and quick drying. It is also non-toxic and therefore better for the environment and safe to use around people and animals.
It is available in a stylish palette of 6 colours inspired by the wooden clad buildings found in the Suffolk and Norfolk coastal regions. The range is ideal for trade decorators or anyone wishing to upgrade their homes with a new facelift.
WOCO Barn Paint offers tough durable protection against water to prevent rotting and mould. It can be used on a variety of materials including wood, metal, concrete, plastic to protect against outdoor elements, sun damage and fading.
Easy to apply with a brush or roller, the paint is made from acrylic resin which is flexible against the underlying material to resist flaking and blistering and provide long lasting colour protection.
Witham Group MD, Nigel R Bottom commented: “We developed this new range in response to the growing demand for a good quality, long lasting paint for external buildings. Now we’re finding that some of our agricultural customers are not only using our WOCO Paint Barn to protect their farm buildings, but also to update their homes.”
WOCO Barn Paint can be applied straight onto previously painted surfaces such as weathered bitumen, tar, varnish or creosote. This product does not require a primer and is touch dry within two hours.
Summary of WOCO Barn Paint’s key features:
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IMPLEMENTING five farming principles will not only improve and maintain soil health, but also reduce the growth rate of black grass, according to a leading agronomist.
Research carried out by Hutchinsons shows a 5x5 approach, which includes rotation and spring cropping - particularly barley - sowing higher rates of seeds and restricting cultivations to the top of 50ml of soil can boost crop competition to battle black grass.