Winter Barley yields 2021

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.
I think there is more to it than just OM. Keeps land fit and healthy then added benefit of the sheep putting the nutrition back in. We usually follow them with fodder beet which is again grazed then in with spring barley. Helps to keep grass weeds at bay.
 

JLLM

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And we’re off.
 

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Done 2/3 of our small area of winter barley. Wasn't expecting it to be ready, but then first load was 11.5% on Monday. Spun on and harrowed in on 20 October. We calibrated the combine yield meter on the first load (which was 11.5% high annoyingly as I was getting quite excited before then) and it says 7.7 t/ha. Bushel weight started at 58 until we got the combine set up properly and a bit of damp off the crop and ended up in the 63-64 range. Better than expected given its start in life and rough winter. It's due to be moved soon so will get precise weights. Had 40mm of rain in a few hours yesterday and flash flooding, so the last 10ha might be rather bedraggled.
 

Hindsight

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Lincolnshire
Done 2/3 of our small area of winter barley. Wasn't expecting it to be ready, but then first load was 11.5% on Monday. Spun on and harrowed in on 20 October. We calibrated the combine yield meter on the first load (which was 11.5% high annoyingly as I was getting quite excited before then) and it says 7.7 t/ha. Bushel weight started at 58 until we got the combine set up properly and a bit of damp off the crop and ended up in the 63-64 range. Better than expected given its start in life and rough winter. It's due to be moved soon so will get precise weights. Had 40mm of rain in a few hours yesterday and flash flooding, so the last 10ha might be rather bedraggled.

What yield had you budgeted? And at that yield was it profitable? Nosey questions, so do please tell me to mid own business. But possibly the relevant questions. Glad we missed the storms yesterday. Cheers.
 

idle git

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Made a start on ours today , Valerie , todays field will do around 2.5 t / acre which is disappointing but tomorrows will possibly be even worse , best to come tho ,,,,,,,,, barley was always going to be disappointing tho , wheat will be a lot better
 

EddieB

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Staffs
Only one field of winter barley which we started this afternoon. I will post a yield when we have finished tomorrow but it’s not coming off as well as I had hoped. Lots of straw though.
 

Will 1594

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2.5 ton round 230 acre
Interestingly a field had tulips had 700 kg Fibro then oat mustard oil radish rape mix put in , was deep loosened before sowing cover as to take out bed wheel marks
Then flailed off before drilling end sept , half field direct drill other , cultivated and combi
Yeild similar but Dd side straw was 6 inch shorter to a line , same soil rank blowing sand
Any ideas
 

goodevans

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2.5 ton round 230 acre
Interestingly a field had tulips had 700 kg Fibro then oat mustard oil radish rape mix put in , was deep loosened before sowing cover as to take out bed wheel marks
Then flailed off before drilling end sept , half field direct drill other , cultivated and combi
Yeild similar but Dd side straw was 6 inch shorter to a line , same soil rank blowing sand
Any ideas
Chemical build up
 

Clive

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Arable Farmer
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Lichfield
First field 24ha 8.04 t/ha 11.2-15%
Second field 25ha 8.65 t/ha - 11.3-13.5%

LOTS of straw !! (no growth regulator !!)

2 best bits to go today (15ha and 12ha) today and we are done on Barley

Happy with that as not spent a lot on this, on very light sandy soil, zero-till, a cheap winter herbicide, x 2 fungicides, and 160kgs N
 

lloyd

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Herefordshire
First field 24ha 8.04 t/ha 11.2-15%
Second field 25ha 8.65 t/ha - 11.3-13.5%

LOTS of straw !! (no growth regulator !!)

2 best bits to go today (15ha and 12ha) today and we are done on Barley

Happy with that as not spent a lot on this, on very light sandy soil, zero-till, a cheap winter herbicide, x 2 fungicides, and 160kgs N
Similar spend to most people I would guess and the weather has been a big help.
 

Cowcorn

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Mixed Farmer
I started our w barley yesterday evening , to bloody hot during the day and with the ac on the blink nobody fancied been the lobster in the cab !!
7 acres yielded just over 26 ton at 14 % mc and 64kph .
The remaining 20 acres of Valerie look to be doing a shade better but wont have it over a weighbridge till tomorrow
Locally many report over 4 ton and closer to 5 on fertile sites though 6 rows are coming off at poor enough kph .
 

EddieB

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Arable Farmer
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Staffs
Finished ours earlier today. Only got Flagon, it’s done 8.05 t/ha which is a bit disappointing compared with how it looked. I should still be pleased as that counts as top end yield on the light sand it was on. Providing it makes the grade as seed it could come to good money with the premium over a feed wheat base.

Edited to add that the 11.2% moisture this afternoon has a significant effect on yield compared to 15%, but I suppose it saves the hassle of drying it.
 
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Worst field 2.9t/acre. Best field 3.4t/acre. Probably averaged 3.2t. Lean grains though.

4.5 bales per acre pf 4×3 hesstons, so about 1.8t straw per acre in first field. More straw in tomorrow's field, could be pushing 2t.

Shearbolt went on baler at 9pm, so called it a night. Hopefully shearbolt just got to end of its life, rather than a more sinister problem - will check it out first rhing in morning.
 

Clive

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Similar spend to most people I would guess and the weather has been a big help.

we lost the big yield potential in the early spring when it was very dry here, definitely dropped some tillers at the time

also had a bit of bydv first time ive seen it here in the last 10 plus years, hasn’t hit yield too much though i reckon
 

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