Hagbergs “drifting away” in Cambs

Cambridgeshire farmer Anthony Morbey said harvest is going steadily, having been halted by the rain since Friday night (Aug 19).

He said 200ha of Robigus, Solstice, Claire and Soissons is yielding 8.5 – 9t/ha, which is “one of the better years”.

But he said the quality is starting to drop, with one or two quality wheats still to be cut. Group two wheats cut last week (w/e Aug 21) had the right protein and specific weight, but he said the remaining Hagbergs are “drifting away from us” and expects them to go for feed.

Oilseed rape harvest went well, with 150ha at 3.5t/ha. He believes the quality is ok, and was pleased crops came in at 6 – 9% moisture as there were no drying costs.

  • Crop/Variety: Winter wheat – Robigus, Solstice, Claire, Soissons

  • Area: 200ha

  • Yield: 8.5 – 9t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


  • Crop/Variety: Oilseed rape

  • Area: 150ha

  • Yield: 3.5t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


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