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 Post subject: Re: Harvest 2015
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:43 pm 
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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:


We do it that way because you told us to. What ? Now you do different ?

It benifits the buyer. Those grain buying bastards.

When I run a wagon over the scales, they weigh it, divide by 60 in the case of beans and pay me so much a bushel.

If test weight is less than 60 lbs/bu they dock me on some sort of secret scale.

If the test weight is more than 60 they say thanks and blend it with the first guy's.

Money grubbing sons of Bs.

One big day of soybeans left. But not today, I've got to watch the little ones.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:58 pm 
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Fat Hill wrote:
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:


We do it that way because you told us to. What ? Now you do different ?

It benifits the buyer. Those grain buying bastards.

When I run a wagon over the scales, they weigh it, divide by 60 in the case of beans and pay me so much a bushel.

If test weight is less than 60 lbs/bu they dock me on some sort of secret scale.

If the test weight is more than 60 they say thanks and blend it with the first guy's.

Money grubbing sons of Bs.

One big day of soybeans left. But not today, I've got to watch the little ones.


Seems like we gave you a different system but sent you the same grain buyers.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:59 am 
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Fat Hill wrote:
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:


We do it that way because you told us to. What ? Now you do different ?

It benifits the buyer. Those grain buying bastards.

When I run a wagon over the scales, they weigh it, divide by 60 in the case of beans and pay me so much a bushel.

If test weight is less than 60 lbs/bu they dock me on some sort of secret scale.

If the test weight is more than 60 they say thanks and blend it with the first guy's.

Money grubbing sons of Bs.

One big day of soybeans left. But not today, I've got to watch the little ones.


Seems like we gave you a different system but sent you the same grain buyers.


:D :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:56 pm 
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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.


So will you grow it next year ?

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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.


So will you grow it next year ?


Yes i will ,,,,,, want to lock in price on a contract tho ,,,,, so will depend on price ,,,, wont do it for nothing as there is a risk with the wretched stuff


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:12 pm 
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Finished with beans, on to corn.

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Best of luck, McFarm. You can do it. Reach for the line. You can almost taste victory.

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Getting set up to have corn hauled to town, bins are full.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:52 pm 
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Harvest isn't quite finished in Scotland yet apparently. Youngest son sent me a text this afternoon to say that he'd just seen a combine and baler at work in a field somewhere between Inverness and Aberdeen.

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Could be as a lot of later land there
We finished sowing on Saturday,pre em on sat pm
Following Raggy,s example am now in south of France


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Could be as a lot of later land there
We finished sowing on Saturday,pre em on sat pm
Following Raggy,s example am now in south of France

I like your style Defender. :thumleft: Could do with a holiday myself.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Could be as a lot of later land there
We finished sowing on Saturday,pre em on sat pm
Following Raggy,s example am now in south of France

I like your style Defender. :thumleft: Could do with a holiday myself.

Thank you Cliff Michelmore. :)

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defender wrote:
Could be as a lot of later land there
We finished sowing on Saturday,pre em on sat pm
Following Raggy,s example am now in south of France

I like your style Defender. :thumleft: Could do with a holiday myself.


I was expecting you to be dusting off the Stetson this week

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