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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2015
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:03 pm 
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could you grow something else that came to harvest earlier? a field of winter barley, for malting? Some nice wheat for milling? why is it just soya and maize?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:12 pm 
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No market for anything but corn and soybeans. Used to be able to grow oats, but can't hardly sell them any more.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:32 pm 
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Surprised to see the neighbours parked up this afternoon. Thought they'd finished. But I've spotted a few more acres of beans still awaiting their visit.

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Also slightly surprised to see Laser Pilot and not "The Full Graybo" package. Unless I'm missing something.

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Surprised to see the neighbours parked up this afternoon. Thought they'd finished. But I've spotted a few more acres of beans still awaiting their visit.

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Also slightly surprised to see Laser Pilot and not "The Full Graybo" package. Unless I'm missing something.


No. 1 looks like it has a JD tit on it, most probably why they still have Lazy Pilot. :?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:24 pm 
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No wonder they haven't got done. Only got 10.5m cut. Need the full 12.3m to truly get on.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:45 pm 
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Cut my beans today, came off at about 17%, and about 2t acre ish :roll: , anyone got any tips for drying them in an Opico mobile?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:41 pm 
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JM wrote:
Cut my beans today, came off at about 17%, and about 2t acre ish :roll: , anyone got any tips for drying them in an Opico mobile?


Yep, find an Opico mobile dryer and connect it to a gas supply, make sure it's a liquid take off suitable for the dryer model

Load the beans in a trailer then carefully tip them into the dryer intake until the dryer is full.
Turn on the heat and run the dryer until the beans reach the required MC hitch is normally below 15.

Once dry empty into a trailer but don't get confused with the trailer full of wet ones ready for the next load.


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Tel wrote:
JM wrote:
Cut my beans today, came off at about 17%, and about 2t acre ish :roll: , anyone got any tips for drying them in an Opico mobile?


Yep, find an Opico mobile dryer and connect it to a gas supply, make sure it's a liquid take off suitable for the dryer model

Load the beans in a trailer then carefully tip them into the dryer intake until the dryer is full.
Turn on the heat and run the dryer until the beans reach the required MC hitch is normally below 15.

Once dry empty into a trailer but don't get confused with the trailer full of wet ones ready for the next load.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:39 am 
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Started soybeans in earnest. Never had a better crop, by far. I would say over 60bpa average here, some places reporting 70-80.

We have sand hills and wet potholes, usually lose one or both. This year there are good beans from one end to the other.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:23 am 
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McFarmer wrote:
Started soybeans in earnest. Never had a better crop, by far. I would say over 60bpa average here, some places reporting 70-80.

We have sand hills and wet potholes, usually lose one or both. This year there are good beans from one end to the other.

What are the prices like Mac ?

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Started soybeans in earnest. Never had a better crop, by far. I would say over 60bpa average here, some places reporting 70-80.

We have sand hills and wet potholes, usually lose one or both. This year there are good beans from one end to the other.

What are the prices like Mac ?


Not worth a hill 'o beans...................... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:19 am 
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Tel wrote:
JM wrote:
Cut my beans today, came off at about 17%, and about 2t acre ish :roll: , anyone got any tips for drying them in an Opico mobile?


Yep, find an Opico mobile dryer and connect it to a gas supply, make sure it's a liquid take off suitable for the dryer model

Load the beans in a trailer then carefully tip them into the dryer intake until the dryer is full.
Turn on the heat and run the dryer until the beans reach the required MC hitch is normally below 15.

Once dry empty into a trailer but don't get confused with the trailer full of wet ones ready for the next load.


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:thumright: :roll: Hasn't he got a nappy to change or summat.

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Lord Muck wrote:
McFarmer wrote:
Started soybeans in earnest. Never had a better crop, by far. I would say over 60bpa average here, some places reporting 70-80.

We have sand hills and wet potholes, usually lose one or both. This year there are good beans from one end to the other.

What are the prices like Mac ?


Down about 25% from a year ago, but it looks like our gross will be about the same.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:09 am 
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Mac, tell me this and tell me no more..why do you measure yield in volume rather than weight? Do you sell in bushels?
In wheat, the hectolitre weights vary from one season, and variety, to another. So, milling wheat, like skyfall, may produce a hectolitre weight in the 80's. So 1000 litres of wheat (the volume) could weigh somewhere over 800kg. A feed variety, such as Glasgow, with a few rains on it, and a bit of sprouting, might only weigh 700kg or less per 1000 litres. It doesn't make sense to sell by bushel, unless the bushel weight is the same every year. :scratch:

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Harvest finished last Thursday with linseed falling to the combine ,,,,,, last field ran at just about the ton / acre , it's sold well at 390 squid a ton so will leave us some profit.


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