PICTURES: Farmers still facing problems caused by 2008’s weather

Farmers are still battling on with jobs that in most years would have been completed weeks ago.

Farmers Weekly has been sent a number of pictures which show that the legacy of last year’s appalling summer is still being felt.

Steve Rowland sent us these pictures of maize harvesting down in Cornwall on 5 January.

“I was part of the team working for Phil Strout contractors harvesting the maize for Paul Holdaway of Hennaford Farm, Welcome Cross, on the Devon/Cornwall border,” he said.

“It was a bit of a salvage operation really as crop was completely laid flat in what was our lovely summer. We cut 23 acres in total.”

maize harvesting in January UGC

Matthew Brown who works on a farm in Oxfordshire sent us these shots of a John Deere 7530 with a Horsch 4 metre seed drill stuck on New Years Day 2009.

Matthew told FW that frosts had enabled them to get the land ploughed, but it had warmed up a little when they tried drilling with this being the result.

Stuck drill

stuck drill by matthew Brown

stuck drill

stuck drill


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