Spring barley

With the prices of inputs, thought crossed my mind re old 6 row types. Due to our location and being needed only for stock feed wondering if anyone is still growing these and any advice please

Pennine Ploughing

Mixed Farmer
North Cumbria
What is your location?

Was there ever six row spring barley?
Claremont (spelling I think ) was a 6 row spring barley from the 70s,
John Graham from Wigton in Cumbria, got a place in the world records book, with the first yield of over 4 ton to the acre in the 70s for spring barley, we grew it back then, it yielded well,
I just thought the 6 row would be more suited to challenging situations which we get up in northern Scotland, they used to grow Bere on Orkney but of course with easier access to inputs they’ve moved across to 2 row.
Thought it be interesting to see how a 6 row would do with the same inputs as 2 row in this climate.

They’re saying the toughest 2 row is Hacker? Never heard of it until I asked the question!

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...