Above-average yields at Lodge Farm

Caley Sackur is combining wheat today (23 August) at Lodge Farm, Tibthorpe, Yorkshire, and is pleased with above average yields.

“It’s going very well – the weather has opened up this week and we’ve cut about two-thirds of our wheat so far,” he said. “After today we’ll just have 80ha of Santiago left to cut.”

Cordiale second wheat had averaged about 9.9t/ha, with Gallant first wheat coming off at 10.5t/ha.

“We’re having a good harvest – moistures have been good, too, with wheat coming off at 15.5-18.5%, barley at 17% and rapeseed at 8-8.5%,” said Mr Sackur.

Venture winter barley yielded 8.2t/ha, with early-drilled Extrovert oilseed rape producing 4.2t/ha.

“I’m pretty happy – we should finish the Gallant today and with a bit of luck we might finish harvest in August.”

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Cordiale
Area: 80ha
Yield: 9.9t/ha

Variety: Gallant
Area: 80ha
Yield: 10.5t/ha

Crop: Winter barley
Variety: Venture
Area: 71ha
Yield: 8.2t/ha

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Extrovert
Area: 73ha
Yield: 4.2t/ha

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