N prices end UK milling wheat production?

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
More likely milling varieties doing half a ton less than feed varieties, combined with high base prices.

I toyed with going back to milling wheats but will stick with feed, especially once the vivergo effect gets going.

Currently getting a few extra pennies for gp4 hards, that comprehensibly out yielded gp3 softs. Full spec softs £6/t extra. Waste of time.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
How much N are you typically using on a milling wheat crop?

takes us at least 40-60kgs more N to get protein and millers rarely yield quite so well as a group 4

Crops don’t always make quality so you would need to factor maybe 1 ot 2 years in 5 where the extra N doesn’t increase gross output ?

plus lower yields and 1 or 2 extra passes through the crop with applications

all for £10-20 premium
 

Flat 10

Member
Location
Fen Edge
takes us at least 40-60kgs more N to get protein and millers rarely yield quite so well as a group 4

Crops don’t always make quality so you would need to factor maybe 1 ot 2 years in 5 where the extra N doesn’t increase gross output ?

plus lower yields and 1 or 2 extra passes through the crop with applications

all for £10-20 premium
Well you have told us of far bigger premiums in the past? And your total N is how much 250kg/ha????
 
i gave up milling 20 yers ago wetter harvest and hagburg risk too high
now with high n price and weather risk the only advantage milling varieties is is that they are generally earlier
so grow them with out the extra n for earlier harvest

I now grow clad 3 wheat lower protein required
the uk climate is also best suited to soft milling wheat for biscuit cakes and brewing
and this will export out or the southern half of the country
9 % or uk wheat in the ground is class 3
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

  • 162
  • 0
Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

Webp.net-resizeimage-3.jpg


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...
Top