Harvest/Yields 2020

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
Our straw is 5x the length of the other. The baler is going to pick up more long straw than short stuff I would have thought. Also we get a lot more bales.
Interesting. We run a rotary but i have never baled behind rotary and walker machines in same field.

The straw is as important as barley to us. We would definitely not run a rotary if we thought we had 50% less straw as a result.

@AndrewB You run straw walker and rotary combines if I remember correctly. What do you find?
 

AndrewB

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Location
Kincardineshire
Interesting. We run a rotary but i have never baled behind rotary and walker machines in same field.

The straw is as important as barley to us. We would definitely not run a rotary if we thought we had 50% less straw as a result.

@AndrewB You run straw walker and rotary combines if I remember correctly. What do you find?
picture from yesterday ( first day of harvest)
18ft straw walker on left 25ft rotary on right.

the only disadvantage is if bouts get wet they take a lot more time and effort to dry behind rotary.
Generally we don’t get the very dry harvests up here where straw smashes up.
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Brisel

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Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
Rotary combine swaths are definitely more broken and take longer to dry out. I sympathise with straw consumers who don’t put the bales through a chopper and want a nice loose bed in the sheds. A nice narrow swath behind a combine bigger than 30’ is very tall and you need good grain cart drivers to avoid knocking them about. And the right length combine spout!
 
picture from yesterday ( first day of harvest)
18ft straw walker on left 25ft rotary on right.

the only disadvantage is if bouts get wet they take a lot more time and effort to dry behind rotary.
Generally we don’t get the very dry harvests up here where straw smashes up.View attachment 898390
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Has it been yielding OK. A question from the deserts of Morayshire!!!!!
 

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Firefighters douse tractor ‘well alight in a field’

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Written by Agriland Team

Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...
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