The sugar beet lifting is going well in the winter sunlight. Cultivating dry soil in December and drilling winter wheat behind.
59 children came for a school visit to look at farming and storage of grain. They looked at the Combines, Cat challenger, and Fendt tractors and sat in the seats. Then they went to the grainstore laboratory to see the grain being processed and flour made. Next they then went onto the grain hospital and storage.
Cultivations for autumn and spring crops have gone well. The joker and terrano gx have done a good job and the subsoiler has prepared the spring land with some ploughing for some crops on new farms which are being reset for ctf.
Heavy land is doing 78 tonnes a ha currently, hopefully the second block will be in the 80’s, I’m hoping for great things in the fens. The beet is increasing yield in this good weather, it has the potential to increase by 40% between September and December.
A proud day for me becoming an assistant to the court of the worshipful company of farmers.
Our new farm has had some new land drainage to modernise the drainage for the next generation. An extensive plastic drains and gravel tops have been installed. The big field is going into sugar beet for the first time in its life. Drainage was carried out using a large trenching machine and gravel cart, natural springs in sand pockets where found. Hoping the drainage will last another 3 generations.