I read in last week’s Irish Farmers Journal reports of wheat yielding well from 3.8t to 5t per acre. I have to tell you with certainty our wheat yields this season won’t be at the top end of that exclusive club.

I’ve seldom got 5t/ac and certainly not adjusted to 15% moisture, which is the way grain yields should be quoted. Five tonnes at 22% is 4.5t at 15%. The chances of this happening this year are extremely remote – you’d be better off buying Lotto tickets.