Recommend Me A Milling Wheat

teslacoils

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Location
Lincolnshire
Heavy land milling wheat variety needed. Needs to stand; thresh; and have an aggressive growth type. Needs to be fairly "showy" in early spring so I can feel good about it.

Thoughts? Gp1,2,3 all fine.
 

Badshot

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Location
Kent
I'm going to try extase this year.
With frontier taking over Warburton's, wanting to cut my tonneage to an unusable level for the storage I have, I am dropping out of the contract.

With wheat trading at decent levels, lots in the news of big feed lots swapping to wheat as corn is too expensive, I can see it climbing to unseen levels in the next year.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Yup, due to field sizes I've more grass than ideal, so have two leys to knock out next year. I've been all feed for convenience, but as I move to using just central storage I want to add the value.
 
Yup, due to field sizes I've more grass than ideal, so have two leys to knock out next year. I've been all feed for convenience, but as I move to using just central storage I want to add the value.
Speak to your trader, I think the only Gp2 with much of a specific premium from the millers last year was Siskin.

Any Chilham/Cochise/Extase just went as mixed LGM 1&2
 

Brisel

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Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
Crusoe still does the business or if G2 Siskin takes some beating drilled later for BG, tillers very well
I've never found Siskin to be that good at tillering. It has been consistent though, has a good disease profile and develops fairly quickly.

Skyfall is still very good, but weak on disease now.
 

Wheatland

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BASE UK Member
Location
Shropshire
Siskin most widely grown variety for me but second place is Claire which is very often top yielding and certainly my favourite
 
I’m a big fan of soft wheat. Was always a die hard feed grower. My man at Cefetra got me into softs. Now growing firefly, elicit and skyscraper. Like the fact we can mix the 3/4 and still get a soft premium. Need to be careful with the 4 softs as only a few varieties they take on a group 3 premium.
I like the fact it takes no more from an input point of view to get a soft to meet spec than our feed wheats used to.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Dad's Elicit looks ace. Thing is, now we don't run our own combine I can't be having heart attacks watching it shed or sprout. The idea is to get the stuff cut and into store.

If the store will take it, I'll book some Crusoe so will see. Did 13.2t/ha last time. Woot. That was a fair while back though.
 
Dad's Elicit looks ace. Thing is, now we don't run our own combine I can't be having heart attacks watching it shed or sprout. The idea is to get the stuff cut and into store.

If the store will take it, I'll book some Crusoe so will see. Did 13.2t/ha last time. Woot. That was a fair while back though.
We will take any group 1 variety, we just need to keep the Warbs and the Mulika separate from the other full spec group 1s.
 

Ferndale213

Member
I'm going to try extase this year.
With frontier taking over Warburton's, wanting to cut my tonneage to an unusable level for the storage I have, I am dropping out of the contract.

With wheat trading at decent levels, lots in the news of big feed lots swapping to wheat as corn is too expensive, I can see it climbing to unseen levels in the next year.
heard that there is a big push to get Extase upgraded to a GP1 but haven’t seen anything to confirm this yet
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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