Archive for August 2016

Bank holiday weekend and Carfest – no just harvest

The sun came out and moistures dropped quickly allowing members to do a little more until the showers came again. With few heaps to go at, we are having to let lorries go slightly earlier than we had expected to. Its getting to the point where we need to close for 24 hours to sort…

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Think we just about caught up!

The little stoppage for the weather enabled the store to clear most farms before the combines rolled again. Some members were a little premature with moistures in the mid 20’s, when those who waited started at 19% moisture and very quickly got down to 15’s. So a night shift to dry 23% moisture wheat, our…

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might be quiet your end

Members might be inclined to think that the store loves a little rain to slow the combines down, but trust me, we much prefer a dry harvest. There is really no joy in watching lorries tip slowly as the grain struggles to go through the intake pits. On dry grain the store operates 5 tips,…

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a liittle shower

Thursday and a little rain to dampen the dust, and we certainly have a lot of that around the plant at the moment. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week saw over 3500Tonnes per day coming into the store, probably the best 2 days we have ever had, but it feels like the little boy with…

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Busy weekend

As frustration crept in members went for any crop they thought fit, resulting in the store seeing pretty much every crop and variety there is. So many different products and varieties does slow the store down but it has given us a good cross section of crop to gain quality info. The wheats are considerabley…

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Weekend Rush

Having had lorries stood most of the week we took the decision to have 8 available for the weekend just on the off chance harvest might start and members might ring. Today we have seen 3 varieties of wheat, 2 of barley plus rape and oats. Is this the start, we can only hope??

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So slow!!

With the majority of the Winter Barley in store we are waiting for the balance of the rape, and for members to start the Spring Barley and Wheat. We have seen some better specific weights on barley but with 4000Tonnes in store at an average of 60Kg we are substantially lower than our 5 year…

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