World wheat record

© Will Selby

The world wheat yield record was broken on Saturday high on the Lincolnshire Wolds with a bumper crop of 16.5t/ha, and Farmers Weekly was there to witness the event.

The yield on Tim Lamyman’s farm beat the five-year-old record set by Mike Solari, who grew a 15.7t/ha crop in New Zealand, and it was 2t/ha above Mr Lamyman’s previous UK record achieved last summer.

See also: Wheat yield world record shattered in Lincolnshire

Harvesting started in the early afternoon after a sea fret has disappeared, and cutting continued throughout the afternoon at about 40t/hour with his 25ft bed Claas Lexion 750.

The winter wheat variety Reflection grown on the farm at Worlaby, about six miles south of Louth, gave a specific weight of about 83kg/hl while the moisture content of the grain fell from 18% to 16% as cutting progressed.

The following photographs were taken by Farmers Weekly and independent photographer Will Selby.

World wheat record

© Will Selby

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World wheat record

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World wheat record

World wheat record

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