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Post-Brexit creates a new layer of uncertainty for every farmer. Farm subsidy 'support' is likely to be reduced creating new challenges.

Practical Farm Ideas helps tackle these:

*  saving time... working effectively
*  cutting costs... essential for future viability
*  farm business projects... processing, retail sales

Message from the Editor

Practical Farm Ideas has become the favourite magazine of many farmers. It features innovative machines, tips and tricks that make farming easier and less costly. No advertising!  So each issue is entirely focussed on saving farmers money, through workshop projects ('Made it Myself), new farm methods (Farm World) and better farm financial management (Financial Focus). Welcome to all enthusiastic farmers!  -  Mike Donovan, editor & publisher


*  cage means no straps on bale trailer
*  secure load
*  unique farm design
* workshop project

Alistair Taylor, CEO of the Institute of Agricultural Engineers, presents Practical Farm Ideas editor Mike Donovan with their 2016 journalism award. The winning article features the development of a driverless tractor. The machine is powered by diesel-electric which has a service life many times that of a standard tractor transmission.
*  zero mastitis in 2010
*  home made back-flusher
*  money saving for any dairy farmer
Mobile 'in-field' calving box

*  easy to move from one field to another

*  calving cow walks in easily

*  saves calves, helps and saves cows, and of course saves time

*  simple to make in farm workshop

Aims and purpose of Practical Farm Ideas

1. Publishing details of valuable cost-cutting ideas

2. Improving farmers' business expertise

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'Made it Myself' Tip-up cattle crush
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John Deere 750A seed drill modifications
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Fendt rear wheel weight handler
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Beaver trailer fully refurbed
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Included in each issue of Practical Farm Ideas

Damaged soil with no organic matter   healthy soil with earth worm   Home made plant population calculator   Over-worked soil which needs improvement   No-till winter wheat trial comparison 
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Soil with poor organic content; Three years into soil improvement; Home designed plant population calculator;  
Conventional land doesn't drain well; Comparison of nine different direct drills (2014 harvest)
2. Lifting farmers' business knowledge
  -  financial - budgets, performance
  -  forecasting, measuring and controlling risk
  -  legal - company structure, succession

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