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19.06

BAGMA at The Royal Highland Show

Stand: 221 Avenue Q. BAGMA will be in their usual spot at the Royal Highland Show and will have a number of service providers and guests on the stand throughout the show. Please see our stand attendance list below. Uniquely this year the show will be attended by both the BAGMA President, Brian Sangster and […]

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19.06

Trailblazer Apprenticeships in Landbased Engineering

Information Events New apprenticeships in Landbased Service Engineering are being introduced later this year and key partners representing the Landbased Engineering industry are coming together with colleges and training providers to offer a series of “What it all about” Seminars where machinery dealerships can find out more about these apprenticeships as well as the new […]

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19.06

Contracting Prices – Rise Inevitable

Press Release Rising input costs will see the cost of agricultural contracting services climb in coming months. Publishing the National Association of Agricultural Contractor’s (NAAC) 2017 charges, the Association Chief Executive Duncan Russell commented, ‘Whilst prices have not risen significantly since last year, the time is coming that increases are inevitable. We are seeing rapidly […]

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16.05

Agri Machinery Trade Reports

New Dealer Appointments at CLAAS CLAAS UK has announced two new additions to its dealer network that will reinforce the growing product range and support increasing sales of its CLAAS tractor, telescopic handler and green harvest product ranges. New to the CLAAS dealer network are Alkmonton Tractors who will be covering Derbyshire and north Staffordshire, […]

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16.05

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers focuses on the role of the technician

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) has launched a new grade of membership to recognise the importance of the role of the technician in the landbased sector. IAgrE CEO, Alastair Taylor commented: “It is so important that we recognise the important role which our technicians fulfil across agricultural engineering in all of its forms. These […]

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16.05

New President for AEA

Mark Ormond, Managing Director of SAME Deutz-Fahr UK, takes over the annual presidency of the Agricultural Engineers Association. During his speech at this year’s annual conference, Mark highlighted the importance the AEA will be to its members as we head on our path out of the EU. Mark was born into a farming family and […]

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16.05

BAGMA Bank

Dedicated bank launches to support agricultural and garden machinery dealers On the 1st May 2017, the British Agricultural Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA) announced the launch of BAGMA bank, a bank dedicated to businesses in the agricultural market providing a swift, personal service with dedicated support. As an association BAGMA are currently celebrating their centenary year and […]

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12.04

Technical Innovation Recognition by RHASS

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland has a historic reputation for recognising and rewarding excellence. As agriculture and rural industry has evolved, the RHASS has responded with appropriate changes to its annual awards. Technical Innovation is pivotal to the future of Scotland’s key industries, whether in keeping with the industry, improving the environment, […]

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12.04

Great Plains to Close Sleaford Factory

Great Plains Manufacturing announced today the decision to stop production of Great Plains Products at its Sleaford, UK site and close the facility. This decision comes in the wake of an extended downturn in the worldwide agricultural economy. Current production is to be complete by mid-year 2017. Other operations and functions of the Sleaford site […]

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12.04

Apprenticeship Levy: Apprenticeship Service – latest functionality

As you’ll know, the apprenticeship levy started on Thursday, 6 April. The levy will underpin a reformed system in which apprenticeships are more rigorous, better structured, independently assessed and more clearly aligned with the skills valued by you as an employer. To help employers prepare for the introduction of the levy, the Department of Education, […]

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12.04

Brexit has created uncertainty in agriculture

Brexit has created administrative and diplomatic uncertainty in agriculture over the issue of quotas, tariffs and the terms of its World Trade Organisation membership, Reuters has reported. In order to trade on its own after withdrawing from the European Union, the UK must draw up a document that sets out its own commitments to the […]

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21.03

Help build public trust in farming

11th June 2017 As we prepare to leave the European Union, it is clear that the farming sector will be greatly impacted by this change. Smart, practical and reasoned approaches will be vital as we draw up a new UK Food, Farming and Environment Policy.  Equally important is the support of those that need farming most – the public. The […]

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20.03

UK Exports of Agricultural and Outdoor Power Engineering up 3% in 2016

Within this total, exports of agricultural equipment slipped marginally to £1.53 billion, largely due to a sharp fall in exports of tractor engines; excluding them, exports were up 7%. Exports of outdoor power products rose by nearly a third to £229 million, largely due to increased shipments of non-agricultural mowers. The EU remains our key […]

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20.03

“Breathtaking Support” from Dealers Gives Kverneland Group Two Excellence Awards

The awards were presented to the Kverneland team at their UK base in St Helens on Monday 6th March. Kverneland Group have won two of the manufacturer awards on offer in the inaugural Agri Machinery Trade Excellence Awards, in what was a stunning show of support for the company from their UK dealers. The company […]

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22.02

STIHL Tackles theft and adopts microcesar

STIHL the first manufacturer to integrate Datatag security technology on all cut-off machines STIHL is responding to the rise in theft in the industry by installing Datatag technology on all STIHL cut-off machines under the MicroCESAR scheme, a security marking system designed to provide added protection against theft. At this year’s Executive Hire Show, 8th […]

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22.02

Masons Kings Apprentices Win New Industry Award

Dealer Apprentice of the Year Award – South West Region There is little doubt that the recruitment of apprentices to work on the complex and constantly advancing farm machinery of today and tomorrow is vital for most dealers. There are many career choices available to young people therefore those that choose agricultural engineering should be […]

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21.02

Agricultural weight limits for trailers and combinations

The Department for Transport say no to further increased weights   February 2017 update In March 2015, legislation was introduced to help ease the burden of regulation on farmers in two ways. First, the permitted tractor and trailer combination weight was increased from 24.39 tonnes to 31 tonnes (maximum gross trailer weights remained at 18.29 […]

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29.01

Winner of Saltex free prize draw announced

Saltex free prize draw has taken place and the winner has been announced Congratulations to Andrew Evans from Ieuan Evans & Son who was announced as the winner of the Saltex free prize draw. The draw was held on the BAGMA stand at Saltex. Andrew was chosen at random for the SIP Engine Driven Pressure Washer […]

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