We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the latest addition to our fleet, a brand-new Kassbohrer low loader. The new vehicle has already started pulling its weight – literally and metaphorically – transporting heavy plant to client sites around the Midlands and East Anglia.
Poultry house cleaning involves working with both plant and electrical equipment, as well as exposure to potentially hazardous materials. For this reason we place the health and safety of our contractors and employees at the forefront of our work. Our health and safety policies, which are reviewed on a regular basis, are in many ways more stringent than the statutory requirements needed for compliance.
Topics: Poultry Litter
In 2015 British families ate 10 million turkeys for their Christmas dinners, most of which had been bred and reared in the UK. Turkeys are known for their succulent meat, their ‘assertive’ temperament and distinctive vocalisations. And they also produce a lot of manure! So today, we have a special announcement: beginning in early November and until the New Year, we will have turkey litter available for customers located in the following areas:
Topics: Poultry Litter
As a farm manager, you understand just how vital optimal soil quality is to your operation. When soil quality deteriorates and modification to soil structure is needed, you only have a very short time before the next harvest to restore nutrients. Of course, the extent to which you improve the quality of your soil will depend on the current state of your soil and the structure you require for your next crop. But regardless of the crops you are growing, these quick tips will help you to restore the quality of your soil efficiently.
Topics: Improve Soil Quality
Improving the overall sustainability of the land you manage is vital to reaping maximum yield. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about soil health that can actually hinder the efforts of farm managers to improve soil quality. This article will highlight some of these and offer simple suggestions to improve soil quality.
The success of your farming business depends in large part on the quality of your soil. This is why soil improvement is such an important concern for farmers. Not all soil types are suitable for arable farming. In Europe we are lucky to have access to some of the best crop growing soils in the world, as have farmers in North America and Central Asia.
Having worked in the agricultural sector for over 20 years, at Pedersen Contracting we have seen our fair share of economic fluctuations. We’ve seen the farming community successfully weather the recessions of the 1990s and post-2008 – not only getting by, but actually coming out the other side stronger. We are therefore confident that, whichever way you voted in June, farmers have every reason to be optimistic about the coming few years.
Like most business sectors in the UK, the farming community was divided in opinion over Brexit. The NFU officially campaigned to remain, while there were several vocal groups, such as Farmers for Britain, as well as hundreds of independent campaigners (including NFU members), who supported the Leave Campaign. The referendum has been and gone and it is not our intention either to stoke divisions or to give an opinion either way, but we have been asked recently about what we feel the impact of Brexit will be on British farming.
Heavy goods vehicles are expensive and heavy duty assets that are nevertheless strangely vulnerable to wear and tear and bad weather conditions. They are also notoriously expensive to run, with every minute spent idling in traffic or trudging around a detour wasting valuable and irreplaceable fuel. When operating an HGV fleet you therefore need to balance two pressing concerns: completing your deliveries on time, and doing so in the most cost-effective means possible.
Road congestion is a serious issue around Lincolnshire’s major towns, especially Lincoln, Grantham and Boston. The ring of A Roads around the city of Lincoln itself, including stretches of the A46, A15 and A158 are almost impassable at certain times of the day. A lot of this is commuter traffic and heavy goods vehicles. It becomes even more of a problem during school holidays, with a steady flow of tourist traffic clogging the A158 and A17 on the way to Skegness, Mablethorpe and the East Lincs coastal resorts.