Winter Barley yields 2021

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Out of interest are a lot of you guys just growing the WB so you can get stubble turnips after and build soil OM? As spring barley is more profitable

I only grow Winter Barley to get stubble turnips in, but to feed sheep, not increase OM. That comes as an extra.

Spring Barley is more profitable if you get a good crop, not if drought means you only get 1.5t/ac!
 
If we all under report yields and the market believse us
they would import grain then when the market woke up to the reality the market would crash as ther would be more available than the consumers could use

accurate figures is what farmers need because the big merchants frontier et all know what the situation is in every production region the good merchant do have good risk management they are not speculaters
 

RmfJ

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Location
Pembrokeshire
No, but I'd rather cut this week than risk the weather breaking down. In the wise words of The sage of Treffynnon, "I've regretted not cutting, I've never regretted cutting".
We aren’t cutting, barley doesn’t seem quite ready. We did the same with the wheat last harvest and ended up loosing a lot shed onto the floor after two stormy weeks.
 
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JLLM

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Location
Tyddewi
We aren’t cutting, barley doesn’t seem quite ready. We did the same with the wheat last harvest and ended up loosing a lot she’d onto the floor after two stormy weeks.
Tbh it's caused such a fuss telling "him" a week ago that we would be ready this week that unless it simply wont thrash then I'm carrying on.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Do the sheep on stubble turnips improve the land as much as applying muck or grassing down for a few years? Ive never tried turnips

I don’t have a lot of muck to apply, as the sheep are out on roots, spreading their own. If you are spreading muck, you are only importing OM or moving it around the farm.

I dare say that if you were to chop the straw AND keep sheep on roots, it would have the same effect as putting muck on.
 

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