Barley samples are looking good so far, according to John Collins, store manager at Cannington Grain, Bridgwater, Somerset.

“So far we’ve had some Siberia winter barley at 65kg/hl and 12% moisture, and another variety at 71kg/hl and 15.2% moisture.

“It’s been nice grain, with good bushelweight.

“Harvest progress is fairly well average; we generally start between the 6th and 12th July.

“The crops are looking pretty good; if it carries on like this I think it will be quite a nice harvest.”