Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Second sugar beet cleaner

We have started running a second sugar beet cleaner which has come out of retirement. To keep up with the increased yield this year and the reduced permits at Bury factory due to a major breakdown we have put 3 lorries on a second cleaner delivering into Wissington. Melvin is loading his lorry using the cleaner he used as man and boy. 
Beet eater is harvesting our sugar beet in front of the loading team at 6 km/Hr. 

LAMMA 2015

LAMMA 2015 was held at East of England show ground with weather at 2c with a wind chill. Only farmers would have an outside show in the winter. 
Enjoyable day looking at machinery and technology. 
This show has developed into a successful UK agricultural show. 

Garford 6 row demonstration

Philip Garford and George Hall bought a 6 row Garford harvester to Botany Bay for a demonstration. Very interesting with the whole outfit weighing 12 tonnes including the tractor and topper. Left the soil in the centre ready to drill. 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

January drilling in the fens

You have to love the fens, drilling after sugar beet when the heavy land has water in puddles on top. 
Sammy is drilling the conqueror wheat. 

Romney sheep in litlington

Rob Hodgkins is grazing stubble turnips on Ralph Parkers land where we are carting the sugar beet. Fantastic system grazing cover crops putting fertility back into the land. 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Next sugar beet lift

We have started the last lift of sugar beet. Bryon is on the tractor and trailer keeping the harvester running, 
Sammy and Michael are ploughing and combination drilling behind. Big beet in this field which was after min till.  Nigel Harrison is the lifting contractor. Adam is sweeping up behind the boys and keeping the drill running with seed. Yield 109.46 on min till land and 95/84 on ploughed base.