Farmers Weekly has been on the road capturing the highlights of this year’s harvest with a high-definition aerial drone. You can view the video on our website, but here are a few of our favourite images of the farmers featured.
Southwood Farm, Dummer, Hampshire
Wheatsheaf Farming Company’s Chris Morse plants a vetch, phacelia, oil radish and tillage radish cover crop with a New Zealand-built Cross Slot drill. The crop is being sown into standing winter barley straw that was harvested by the farm’s Case Axial Flow 9230 and Shelbourne Reynolds stripper header.
Greete Court Farm, Greete, Shropshire
Richard Rawlings at the wheel of his Massey Ferguson 32 combine cutting a crop of Cassia winter barley that yielded 9t/ha.
Hagbourne Hill Farm, West Hagbourne, Oxfordshire
Contract farmer Ed Walters cutting Crusoe milling wheat with his New Holland CX8080 combine for Hagbourne Farm Partners.
Turgis Court Farm, Stratfield Turgis, Hampshire
Drivers Oliver Mark, Steve Langrish and Mark Bushnell guide their trio of John Deere 1065 combines through a field of triticale thatching straw. The combines are fitted with custom-built combing headers that cut, prepare and bundle the straw.
Kyre Green Farm, Kyre, Worcestershire
Matthew Basford breaks into a crop of Gerald oats with his New Holland TX68 Plus combine.
North Stoke Farm, North Stoke, Oxfordshire
DC and RJ Allen and Partners’ new Claas Lexion 780TT with 12.27m header saws into a field of Incentive oilseed rape.
Martin Desborough Contracting
Contractor Martin Desborough picks up third-cut silage for John Black at Weston Lye Farm, Aymestry, Herefordshire. The tractor is a Massey Ferguson 7480 Dyna VT and the forage wagon is a Lely Tigo 50R.
Sulham Estate, Sulham, Berkshire
Farm manager John Haggarty polishes off the last of a field of Claire biscuit wheat with his John Deere T560 Hillmaster combine. The crop was on chalky ground and yielded 7.5t.ha. Hagberg was 300, protein 14 and moisture 14%.
Upper Farm, Guilden Down, Shropshire
Shenton Gwilliam breaking into a crop of Harper oilseed rape with his Massey Ferguson Beta 7260 combine. The crop yielded an impressive 4.35t/ha.
Rockhill Farm, Greete, Shropshire
Robin Huntbach emptying a tank full of JB Diego wheat from his John Deere 2254 combine into an Easterby trailer being towed by nephew Connor in a 6820 tractor.
Netherwood Manor, Stoke Bliss, Worcestershire
Will Morgan doing an evening stint with his Claas Lexion 750 Montana in a crop of Gerald oats.