Farmers suffering from poor weather conditions

18/5/2002'FOR CAP CITY'PREVIEW TO THE ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW AT INGLISTON THIS WEEKEND.'SERVICE SPECIALIST ALEXANDER DINGLE FROM CASE INTERNATIONAL LTD CHECKS THE REEL ON A HUGE COMBINE HARVESTER AS HE AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS PREPARE FOR THE FORTHCOMING HIGHLAND SHOW THIS WEEKEND.
18/5/2002'FOR CAP CITY'PREVIEW TO THE ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW AT INGLISTON THIS WEEKEND.'SERVICE SPECIALIST ALEXANDER DINGLE FROM CASE INTERNATIONAL LTD CHECKS THE REEL ON A HUGE COMBINE HARVESTER AS HE AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS PREPARE FOR THE FORTHCOMING HIGHLAND SHOW THIS WEEKEND.
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As mid-March approached the weather had at times taken on a look of Christmas instead of spring. It is these continuing poor conditions which is making progress this spring very difficult.

Many farmers were hoping for an early spring to get livestock turned out to grass and reduce the daily work load; however a combination of the weather and compaction is pushing the turnout date for stock later.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.