Archive Article: 1998/08/07

7 August 1998




Dust flies as Consort wheat was combined at Oliver Walstons Thriplow Farms, Cambs, last weekend. The crop was cut at 18% moisture – it was sold forward for delivery this week for £77/t, and yielded 7.5t/ha (3t/acre). That contrasts sharply with spot prices for August which dropped to £60-£62/t this week, on a par with barley. The £ has lost over 5 pfennigs against the Deutschmark in 10 days, but even that could not offset pressure caused by a big French crop and a weaker world market.


FEBRUARY
7

Farmers Weekly Awards Show

Join us for a week-long extravaganza to celebrate the farming heroes and achievements of 2020 and announce the winners of the Farmers Weekly Awards. Countryfile presenter Adam Henson will host five nights of entertainment in 20-minute programmes filmed all over the country. He'll be joined by a host of farming celebrities and feature a special appearance by HRH Prince Charles.
Find out more
See more