Pub yield syndrome – it’s a common condition at this time of year.

Let’s be honest – there are probably very few farmers who couldn’t say they haven’t suffered from it at some time. And it’s a topic that Farmers Weekly columnist Guy Smith will be musing on in his next column.

“Just as the barmaids get prettier, so too yields get bigger as more pints are drunk. Poorer-yielding fields become forgotten and acreages are shrunk to make the piles in our barns greater than they actually are,” he says.

“Just as the barmaids get prettier, so too yields get bigger as more pints are drunk. Poorer-yielding fields become forgotten and acreages are shrunk to make the piles in our barns greater than they actually are.”
Guy Smith

“I will confess to being caught up in this syndrome myself to the point that I have been admonished for my colourful talk of a bumper harvest… but it occurs to me that this fine tradition of public bar barley blarney may be being brought to an end by in-cab technology…”

Get a sneak preview of Guy Smith’s column on Farmers Weekly‘s sister website, Power Farming.

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