BMR acts as an agent only and not as principal
T: 01896 758091
F: 01896 757036
Registered in Scotland
Reg No. SP02303R
BMR is a Co-op owned by its members and run for their advantage - To improve member profitability by providing services which reduce costs, improve efficiency, asset utilisation and manage risk. Our main areas of business are Machinery Hire & Contracting, Labour Supply, Training, Farm Supplies & Utilities Procurement
Borders Machinery Ring (BMR), the first Ring to be formed in the UK in February 1987 by 23 farmers and contractors. Currently, there are over 1020 Full, Labour and Private members. Turnover is around £7 million. There are now 8 rings in Scotland and 8 in England and Wales.
BMR STAFF ARE WORKING AS NORMAL TO SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS THROUGH THIS PERIOD.
PLEASE USE THE USUAL CONTACT DETAILS; TEL: 01896 758091 EMAIL: email@example.com
We have experienced stockspeople, tractor drivers or tractors with operatiors available if you find yourself stretched through staff absence in the next few weeks.
October Newsletter-BMR members are invited to provide copy for our next printed Newsletter. This will be posted out to over 1000 members in October. You can let members know about your services including deals you offer other BMR members. Have you any new services to offer? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
BMR Handbook 2021-All BMR members receive a Handbook with information about services including labour, training & contracting. In it you will find BMR co-op Operating Rules, subscription and levy rates and contracting rates. There is space for individual member advertising. Please get in touch if you would like further details about placing an advert in our next handbook.
BMR has formed a partnership with local company Borderlink Ltd who specialise in Highspeed Broadband, CCTV and Sensor Technologies - 5% BMR MEMBER DISCOUNT
If you are frustrated with poor Broadband speeds or are thinking about increasing security on you premises with CCTV this could be a solution for you
Click on the link below to fill in an initial enquiry form or contact the BMR office on 01896 758091 for further information.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR BMR MEMBERS WITH ELECTRICITY CONTRACTS THROUGH THE RING-PLEASE SUBMIT MONTHLY METER READS AS NEAR TO 20TH OF MONTH AS POSSIBLE. THIS HELPS TO MANAGE YOUR ELECTRICITY BILLING AND REDUCE BILL SHOCK FROM UNDER OR OVER-ESTIMATION OF USE. IF YOUR BILLING CONTAINS ESTIMATED READS-PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH THE OFFICE & BEST TO SEND A SMART PHONE PHOTO OF THE METER READING.
PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TERMINATE YOUR AF CONTRACT BY 30 DECEMBER IN THE YEAR PRIOR TO CONTRACT END.
BE ASSURED IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE, AF WILL OBTAIN THE BEST DEAL FROM THE MARKET PLACE TO FORM YOUR NEXT CONTRACT.
MACHINE HIRE-We have many local hire companies supplying BMR members with exceptional rates-so give the Ring a call for any machine or equipment hire.
NET WRAP / PLASTIC - BMR have competitive member offers on all silage wrap, sheets and bale net. Contact the office for a quote. Delayed payment terms to October 2020 on pallets of film (40) & net (28). Clear wrap is available in pallets of 20.
FERTILISER - Requirements - Contact BMR for a competitive quote. Delayed payment terms available.
GRASS & FORAGE SEED - Competitive Seed Prices for traditional & bespoke mixes available. Our seed varieties include many on the SAC Recommended List. Click here for our traditional catalogue
FORD VEHICLE DEAL- great deals available on all Ford vehicles including commercial vans.
TOYOTA FLEET DEAL - Discounts on Toyota Hilux, Landcruiser, Rav 4 and many other cars across the range.
Discounts also available on Mitsubishi, Nissan and other makes. Phone Sarah for further details.
LIVESTOCK POSITIONS - Please see 'Situations Vacant' for posts or call BMR to register your availability for stock work. We currently have skilled labour available for holiday or short term cover.
TELECOMS - Our telecoms tariffs provide excellent rates for busy businesses and the less frequent user. Advice on handset purchase is available. All through the AF Group.
INTERNET SOLUTIONS - network coverage is improving through innovative companies rolling our solutions to areas where BT Open Reach have not 'reached' or data speeds are poor or intermittent. Contact BMR to find out if your internet could be improved.
PRE - APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME
The 2020 Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme has now started. Candidates started on their 6 month work placements in early July. Tractor Driving, Telehandler and ATV training have all taken place.
If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme as a candidate or mentor please contact Michael at BMR for more information on 01896 758091
Our fellow machinery ring Ringlink up in North East Scotland has over the last 5 years pioneered a Land-Based Internship Programme to address the difficulties of recruiting young people into the rural sector. The work-based scheme is run in collaboration with Borders College and SRUC over 26 weeks including a 2 week residential induction which involves a range of activities and certified training. Farmer mentors play a crucial but rewarding role on the placement with a huge responsibility not only providing the young person with practical knowledge but providing an environment to encourage a good work ethic as well as social and communication skills.
DEVELOPMENT: Programme starts in June with a 3 week induction
TRAINING COURSES: Up to £1500 of training, an element tailored to individual needs
MENTORING: 26 weeks full-time employment, typically working 40hrs per week on a suitable rural business
HANDS ON APPROACH: Earn while you learn in the rural sector. Payment in accordance with Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)
Ringlink Scotland: www.ringlinkscotland.co.uk/pre-apprenticeship
Please find link to Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs, Hub, Jobs and Careers in the Rural Sector www.sayfc.org/hub
If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme either as a candidate or a farmer mentor please let us know at the BMR office on 01896 758091
Essential Worker training is proceeding with all the Covid 19 risk assessments and safe working practices in place.
Pesticides operator training, forklift, ATV, tractor & other machine training is now being arranged-please call the office for details.
Online training is available from Lantra Elearning and includes Rodent Control & Health & Safety on Farms. Please call the office to book your online course.
The Scottish Machinery Ring Association Retrospective Rebate Scheme provides a rebate over and above any agreement between the purchaser and their dealer. Farmers continue to negotiate with their supplier and come to their own agreement when they buy a tractor or any other Case IH machinery from a recognised CaseIH dealer. Then send a copy of all appropriate paper work to the BMR office. This paperwork must depict the relevant serial number for CaseIH auditing purposes. These copies must be dated for the year in which the claim is made. Details of what exactly is required are available from the BMR Office This annual scheme runs from the 1st December to the 30th November inclusive
Competition deadline now extended to Agriscot Event at Ingliston in November.
Scheme Details - Click Here
Case IH Workwear - Available at your local dealer - Click Here
The BMR office is at Leader House, Mill Road, Earlston, TD4 6DG.
Meeting rooms for Hire-seating for up to 25 theatre style, or 12 at individual tables.
High Speed Broadband, Good Parking, Meeting Room Facilities
BMR App now available! Please download from Apple or Google Play. Follow the instructions to set up for quick links.
HAVE YOU TRIED OUR APP? Order fuel, submit jobs done, let us know you are looking for work, request copy invoices. See the list of upcoming training courses!
Telehandler & Excavator Hire - Group rates for BMR Members with many companies
We will find what you are looking for at the best hire rate & transport costs.
Plant and equipment can be supplied throughout our area.
100hp - 300 hp Available
Short & Long Term Hire
Grain Trailers also available to suit your requirements 10 - 18t (with Full Road Kit)
Invoicing your timesheets - this is done every week, so do send these in as soon as completed. Please address any invoice related query to email@example.com
Automated payments through the Ring
Improve your Cash Flow - BMR carries out a weekly invoice run on behalf of members. Invoices are collected by Direct Debit and paid into your account by credit transfer on 28 days providing funds have been received from the demander.
If you would like to discuss BMR helping out with your invoicing just give us a call at the office on 01896 758091
Keep calling with your requests, updated services and your availability for work
Always let us know any new contact details
|Gas oil additives to improve performance
Additives can improve engine deposits, cetane number, fuel lubricity, microbial infestation, handling temperature, shelf life
|Powerstart silage additive
Powerstart Silage additive gives reassurance the grass will ferment correctly, providing palatable feed, for pit and bale silage
|Hire plant & equipment through the Ring
BMR supply members can cover our entire area with plant & equipment hire at exceptional rates
|LOLER testing still taking place
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) -to meet these requirements LOLER testing is still going ahead
|Rodent Control on Farms (E-learning)
Course in Control of rodents on farm includes prevention and cures using rodenticides in line with CRRU
|BMR Grass Seed Brochure 2020
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