Agricultural products supplier Carr’s Billington has a new contract with leading machinery manufacturer Teagle.
The county firm’s six machinery depots, including one at Penrith, will now be stocking the British manufacturer’s range of bale processors, fertiliser and muck spreaders, cultivators and swath conditioners.
Carr’s Billington machinery director Ian Gate said: “We are delighted to be stocking a fantastic range of precision made products manufactured by a tried and tested expert in this field.
“What is particularly timely is that they are renowned for the quality of their bale processors.
“At a time when many farmers are facing up to potential straw shortages, knowing we can offer them a solution to make that precious straw go further is a real plus.”
Straw harvests have been generally poor this year, leaving some farmers calculating whether they will have enough to bed and feed their animals over the winter.
Mr Gate said: “A whole bale of straw can be very quickly used up when using traditional methods to distribute it for cattle and sheep.
“But these bale processors tease out the right amount and distribute it efficiently, so farmers only use as much as they need. It’s a very effective way of working.”
Teagle offers 13 products across its bale processing range, including tractor-mounted Tomahawks and the Telehawk, for loose housing, that does not require a tractor.
Teagle completes a hat-trick of big name suppliers secured this year by Carr’s Billington.
In January, the company was appointed a dealer for Horsch and its solutions for soil cultivation, seeding and plant protection, and that was followed by a deal with flagship plough manufacturer Ovlac.