Harvest finished in Cambs

Harvest has finished for Peter Mead on Moors Farm, Cambridgeshire. He said things had not gone too bad this year, although he was a bit disappointed with oilseed rape yields of 3t/ha.


First year winter wheat Robigus yielded 9t/ha, and second year Napier yielded 8t/ha. He said last year had been a disaster so the yields were better this harvest. The quality of the wheat was also good.


Mr Mead said protein levels in the area had been very high at 15%, which was too high for biscuit making.


He added the prices need to be higher to compensate for high fuel costs: “It will put people out of business otherwise.”



  • Crop/Variety: Oilseed rape

  • Area: N/A

  • Yield: 3t/ha

  • Quality: N/A

 



  • Crop/Variety: Robigus and Napier wheat

  • Area: N/A

  • Yield: Robigus – 9t/ha, Napier 8t/ha

  • Quality: N/A

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