Cereal harvest was finished by Wednesday 17th August which is a first for me. Oats were average yield. The Wheat was better than expected with good bushel weights and yield. We managed to cut several ton under 15% which makes a pleasant change. I hope the markets continue rising and the crops are worth growing for the future.
I judged the Limousins at Burwarton Show (Shropshire) . Well done to Dinmore for winning the Limousin championship and Reserve overall.
It was one of the busiest one day shows I have ever been to with an awful lot to see.
Rainfall has been short – we seem to be in a rain-shadow. The month has been hot and dry. The turnips are suffering through lack of moisture and pests have been a problem.
Pheasant poults are in and looking well under the conditions and growing / feathering up fast.