Winter barley harvesting © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
The winter feed barley market is challenging at present, with a £20/t discount to feed wheat making its margin less appealing as a second straw. Despite the economic case against the crop, experts agree its rotational benefits will keep it in most cropping plans and variety choice can help ensure returns are maximised next harvest. The winter barley area has seen upticks for several seasons, but the AHDB predicted this would come to an end in its last winter planting survey, […]