So, cows are a major source of methane but how do you measure how much gas a cow burps?
Despite Brexit being foreshadowed as a handbrake on Britain’s exports to Europe, it seems the future holds no fear for construction and farm machinery maker JCB, which has just released impressive year 2017 financial results.
Making a good quality stack or clamp silage is a given for livestock farmers, but feeding out can be a lottery.
Already seen 12 months ago in a wheeled version, JCB’s tracked version of its TeleSkid, the 3TS-8T, runs on 450mm wide belts at speeds up to 12.6km/h.
JCB’s new Fastrac 8330 is now officially the world’s fastest production tractor, capable of a legal road speed of 70km/h.
The latest offerings from Claas, Amazone, JCB and Trioliet will be on show at the Claas Harvest Centre display at Fieldays.
JCB agriculture has added a new compact, articulated wheeled loader to its range, useful in confined spaces on chicken, pig or dairy farms, and in nurseries and equestrian centres.
Having recently celebrated 25 years of its iconic Fastrac, JCB has also now pulled the wraps off the new 8000 series, to replace the current high horsepower offerings.
Think of the term ‘pocket rocket’ and Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue is probably the first image that comes to mind.