Sequel winter barley being harvested at Euston Farms in Suffolk on 19th July. Harvest on the estate had started the afternoon before, which combine operator Mike Morris commented was a quite typical start date for the estate which has a mix of light and heavier land.
Yields so far have been between 5.5 and 6.5t/ha, and moisture content at the time of Farmers Guide’s visit was 12.3 per cent.
Mike said the crop had been drilled early, before last autumn’s poor weather and the crop was well established ahead of the winter weather which caused problems for many cereal crops. There was plenty of good quality straw being left in the swath for baling by a local pig farmer.
The crop was being harvested by a Claas Lexion 580+ with a 35ft header and the barley was being loaded in to bulk lorries for immediate supply to Camgrain.
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