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Are you prepared for new slurry legislation?

The recent Slurry Forum 2023 brought together industry experts to discuss upcoming legislation and government funding, as well as a run-down of the options for storage, covers, additives and testing. Livestock editor Sarah Kidby reports.

Cultivation, seeding, fertiliser and crop-care machinery previewed ahead of major show

Cultivation, seeding, fertiliser and crop-care machinery previewed ahead of major show Amazone staged a European press event to announce its latest products and innovations ahead of the Agritechnica show this November. David Williams was there.

AHDB updates Slurry Wizard tool in time for grant applications

Slurry Wizard allows farmers to work out their slurry storage requirements and explore different scenarios to ensure they’re complying with regulations including SSAFO, Farming Rules for Water, Control of Agricultural Pollution (Wales) and NVZ.

Defra announces latest round of FETF funding

Over £30 million has been made available to farmers and foresters for equipment and technology under the Productivity and Slurry budget.

More funding to reward efficient water and slurry storage on farms

The government revealed additional funding will go towards helping farmers better manage slurry storage and store and use water more efficiently as part of the new Plan for Water announced yesterday (4th April).

Tramspread offers low-cost solution to looming splash plate ban

Slurry specialist Tramspread has set out to help farmers reduce the cost of complying with the government’s Clean Air Strategy that will impose a nationwide splash plate ban in 2025 by retro-fitting dribble bar and trailing shoe applicators to tankers.

Farmers urged to ‘look at the bigger picture’ as slurry grant deadline looms

Livestock farmers producing slurry are being encouraged to consider future plans when applying for the slurry infrastructure grant scheme that closes to applicants on 31 January.

Take advantage of slurry grants now, urges CAAV

Farmers should take advantage of the new slurry infrastructure grant to improve their slurry storage before it becomes a legal requirement, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

Funding up to £250k available to help farmers upgrade slurry storage

The government is launching grants of up to £250,000 to help farmers in England improve their slurry storage, cut costs on artificial fertilisers, and significantly reduce water and air pollution in the area.

Legal towing weights for slurry tankers – what is the limit?

Current government regulations state that the upper weight limit for agricultural trailed items including slurry tankers is 18.29 tonnes – regardless of whether they have an implement on the back.

“Perfect interaction” between tank and tractor

Since the Claas Xerion was introduced in 1993, Kaweco has been a partner in slurry technology – besides gooseneck tankers and semi-trailed tankers, it produces its own build-on for the Xerion Saddle Trac. Kaweco explains the product’s key features.

Simple Isobus-compatible operating system

Following the growing demand from the market for a simple system that is Isobus compatible, Kaweco has launched a new operating system.

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