Stephen Richmond and Jonathan Whitlam
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Part One of Serious Grass DVD looks at Andrew Atkinson's dairy farm in Lancashire. Concentrating particularly on the silage harvest, but also the rest of the year's tasks, what really makes this farm different is the way classic tractors and machinery are used on a regular basis.
Andrew has a passion for Ford Series 10 and 30 tractors and is not afraid to put their power to good use on the farm. With a huge fleet of Super Q Force II and Generation III tractors, including two Silver Jubilee 7810 machines, plus four Series 30 primemovers and two classic John Deere 6010 Series machines, Andrew uses all these tractors to run his farm.
In this programme we visit for the first time at first cut silage and are treated to the sight and sound of two trailed forage harvesters at work, a large Claas Jaguar 71 making a Ford 8830 sing out under full load. Second cut includes two choppers working into the night and early hours of the morning. We also explore the history of the farm and it's machinery by looking at archive still photographs from the 1950s till the present day.
We return in the spring to see lots of other grassland work including rolling, applying slag and 'till-sowing' as well as a contractor injecting slurry with an umbilical system and New Holland tractors.