John Holland from Littlecote Farmcare in Berkshire has cut 1920ha of combinable crops, having finished oilseed rape and 30% through cutting wheat.
Oilseed rape yields were above average so he was pleased, and most crops came in at under 10% moisture. He said oilseed rape harvest was very stop-start this year, but he managed to get through it after a few dry days.
Mr Holland is pleased to have cut all group 1 milling wheat at 13% moisture, before the forecast rain.
He was quietly confident over yields, and protein generally looked high on the milling wheat. He said Hagbergs were average: “I’m surprised as I thought they would still be high at this stage.”
Mr Holland noted Malacca was a nice heavy crop with yields higher than they had been for the last two years.
He added: “A bit of moisture wouldn’t hurt now the group 1 milling wheats have been cut.”