Rain this morning (30 July) frustrated David Hues’ efforts to continue combining at Galteemore Farm, Beckhampton, Wiltshire.

So far he had cut about 140ha (350 acres) of Sequel winter barley, and was pleased with above average yields.

“But prices are very disappointing and I think merchants are being rather harsh in their deductions,” he said.

Despite today’s rain he hoped to make a start on his oilseed rape tomorrow.

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Sequel
Area: 140ha (350 acres)
Yield: > average


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