How far out is your moisture metre out this year.

Green oak

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
Mine went away to martin lishman for calibration. Come back .01% out on barley. Loaded a lorry at 5pm. The barley had been in the shed around a hour. Next day I get claims for 15.2% when everyone is cutting wheat at 14%. So I take my sample to the local store just to check. And they make 13%. What the hell do you do.
 

Green oak

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
Is there a difference between grinding grain or whole grains in a moisture metre. This is my question. You can get one green grain in the grinding and it can put the moisture up. But whole grains is a different story.
 

Sandy

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Is there a difference between grinding grain or whole grains in a moisture metre. This is my question. You can get one green grain in the grinding and it can put the moisture up. But whole grains is a different story.
We are 2% difference between whole and ground this year, ground being lower and same as The merchants Are making the moisture
 

thorpe

Member
had 2 loads go thurs asked 2nd load drin to phone the % and bw if he could 15.7 74. well thats rubbish! got the advice note friday aftrnoon all ok , well what do you say?
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Arrive at the mill at 5 to 5 on Friday night and I’ve known my moisture meter to be as much as 2% out. Can’t be arsed to tip it. Reject it and knock off fir tfe weekend. Strokers.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Last year we had a load rejected and returned they said 17%. Sampled here three times out the lorry spout as we loaded it back in our store, 15% on my RT Assured meter. But that counts for nothing of course. The lorry driver witnessed my meter readings. Nobody the slightest bit interested. Attitude of how dare you question the mill intake. Makes a total mockery of RT insisting on moisture test and retaining samples. They are completely ignored.
 

T Hectares

Member
Location
Berkshire
I’ve found the only way to be sure is to have a oven dried sample for each crop as a reference, I check my meter against the sample everyday, and often during the day, the meter needs constant tweaks to keep it accurate
This is an example of me as a grower going over and above the RT standards which again are merely a box ticking exercise…
 

Pigless

Member
Location
Cornwall
had 2 loads go thurs asked 2nd load drin to phone the % and bw if he could 15.7 74. well thats rubbish! got the advice note friday aftrnoon all ok , well what do you say?
I sent 2 loads thurs as well, 15.7 and 15.8 both tested below 15 here on two different meters. I spoke to the driver friday and he said he tipped it in the main shed with 2500t of other barley, somebody either has a lot of drying to do or its not damp!
 

Flasheart

Member
Location
N.Suffolk
Arrive at the mill at 5 to 5 on Friday night and I’ve known my moisture meter to be as much as 2% out. Can’t be arsed to tip it. Reject it and knock off fir tfe weekend. Strokers.
Used to be a mill on Felixstowe docks, after many Friday load rejections we refused to load for them. Rest of the week never a problem????
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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