Yields and quality good in Fife

Harvest is progressing slowly in Fife, said FARMERS WEEKLY Farmer Focus writer Andrew Peddie. Wheat is ripening gradually, and is much better than expected, even for the late sown crops.

He believes around 50% of wheat is now cut in the area as the weather has been very good. “There’s no rushing. People are just taking each field as it comes.”

With a third of his wheat cut, Mr Peddie said yields had been better than anticipated, and quality of Robigus and Consort has been good enough for the distilling market.

In contrast, he said contract spring barley had been very disappointing having been sown in a difficult spring. “It has never looked good.”

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