Harvest report week two: much progress has been made around the country with winter barley and many have now started harvesting winter oats.
Barry Devereux: Barry unloading his Infinity winter barley.
Dowling: Liam and Paul Dowling harvesting winter barley last week.
Dowling: Harvest began on the Dowling’s farm on 9 July which is eight days earlier than 2017.
Dowling: Pictured is Liam and Paul Dowling taking a break from the harvest.
Richard Steadman: Pictured is Richard harvesting six row Bazooka winter barley.
Richard Steadman: Bushels were ranging from 58-65 KPH depending on the crop.
Philip Ward: Harvesting a number of varieties such as Belfry, Bazooka and Cassia, Philips average yields ranged from 3.3 to 3.9t/ac.
Michael Hoey: Harvesting all two row varieties, Michael expected the average yield to come in at around 3.5 t/ac.
Michael Hoey: Michaels bushels averaged around 66 KPH with moistures ranging from 15-18%.
Michael Hoey: Crops were ripe but the straw still remained slightly green so crops were left to dry before baling
Philip Rice: Close to the half way mark with winter barley last Friday was Philip Rice, pictured harvesting Cassia winter barley.
Philip Rice: Bushels were around 65 KPH with moistures around 17%.
Philip Rice: Large swards of straw left behind the combine were still slightly green.
Gerard Hickey:Growing a number of verities including Belfry, Tower and Cassia, average yields were ranging crop 3.8-4.0 t/ac.
Gerard Hickey: Moistures are low, between 15 and 16%.
Gerard Hickey:Gerald expects to be finished harvesting winter barley this week if the weather holds.
Thomas Meehan: The Meehan brothers began their 2018 harvest campaign on 12 July, 4 days later than in 2017.
Thomas Meehan: Moistures were coming in around 17% amd the crop was weighing well.
Thomas Meehan: Straw breakdown was becoming an issue.
Barry Devereux: Barry harvesting his winter oats.