The hot weather and lack of sleep are the only causes of concern for Shropshire/Staffordshire border farmer Paul Bird.
With oilseed rape already harvested and oats well on the way, progress is going well with spring barley being next in line.
Yielding 1.8t/ha and with a moisture content of around 7.5% the oilseed rape is around average for the farm.
Oats have just started to be combined but are already showing yields of 3t/ha.
Things are going well so far, despite the lack of rain and high temperatures, Mr Bird continued.
- Crop: Oilseed rape
- Variety: Castille, Lioness and Astrid
- Area: 73ha (180 acres)
- Yield: 1.8t/ha
- Quality: Moisture 5-10%
- Crop: Oats
- Variety: Gerald
- Area: 49ha (120 acres)
- Yield: 3t/ha