Winter Barley 2020

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  1. laoisfarmer

    laoisfarmer Well-Known Member

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    Took a chance yesterday evening at 6 o’clock and went and got an 18 acre field cut. Got going this morning again at 10:30 and got stopped at 1:30 and got 13 acres cut with 2 Acres left in the field but only have to move next door to the next field so not to bad. Have 50 acres of straw on the ground which will be a headache also. Got 7mm this afternoon so everything is nice and wet.
     
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  2. Mid cork

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    We only started yesterday got about twenty acres cut seems to be yielding well (Pixel). W barley is yielding well locally. Apart from the Pixel the rest of our barley still a good week away.
     
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    It’s a super variety, it’s yielding very well locally here too.
     
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  4. nashmach

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    Anybody cutting winter malting barley yet? Not hearing great reports about it.
     
  5. CORK

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    I’ve heard of some Pixel around here passing fine for malting. The odd lodged bit has failed. The better crops have enough yield to dilute the protein, the thinner crops aren’t as fortunate.
     
  6. laoisfarmer

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    Pixel Cut tipped and going as feed , not sure on yield but looking like 3.25 , same field does 4 year in year out and did 4.4 last year , protein 11.5 and kph 62 , so failing on 2 counts. It’s On land that normally pushes low protein barley , I have spring barley there also for malt but luckily rotation means it’s a lot less there than normal years and the rest is heavier land so hopefully it used up its N and proteins will be ok.
     
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  7. Barrowsider

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    Lots of barley with protein above 13% around here which is proving to be a problem for those with a Cassia roasting contract. High protein due to lack of yield dilution.
     
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  8. rustymcsocks

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    Valerie getting the chop this afternoon.
     
  9. Blackwater boy

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    Valerie also. Sown the 30th October. It’s holding up very well to the weather
     
  10. Mid cork

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    Cutting Pixel here today, it’s holding up well too not over ripe yet. 333F8875-7442-413A-A700-57BE3D74FCBC.jpeg
     

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  11. CORK

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    The crop looks good and not over ripe as you say.

    Is that a fine Gillespie that I spy....?
     
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  12. Mid cork

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    No, it’s a DC (Dominic Crowley) . Wouldn’t be too many of them around he only made them for a couple of years. I think he was from @kverneland es 80 country.
     
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  13. kverneland es 80

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    He is still there lives in ballindee not far from bandon makes sheds now .his trailers were the best of the lot .Troy's still have one and say its still their best trailer .
     
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  14. diesel power

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    Got a start on mine yesterday evening. It's not really there yet and the straw is mad green but another fortnight of this weather won't change that and the cassia was brackling down fairly badly. If I left it any longer I'd be leaving heads after me. Pigeons were doing a right number on it as well. Moisture is about 21% and at the moment I'm guessing 3.5 ish tonnes an acre. Straw looks to be decent enough.
     
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  15. laoisfarmer

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    381FFAD0-5826-4016-87CF-EF771973B594.jpeg Started into some of my own 2 row yesterday, infinity did about 3.4 , 3 acres lost out off 46 due to wet headlands and damage done by stock after sowing so that would have hit yield. Stayed going last night and got finished up in it at half 12, the threat of rain had a breeze blowing . Have joyau gone and it did 3.62 , pixel is all gone and did a little better than I thought a 3.58 all adjusted to 20%. I actually thought the infinity would have done better as I didnt think it suffered as much with the drought.
     
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  16. KTM Farmer

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    Probably a stupid question, but what is the easiest way to adjust your weights for 20% moisture for comparison purposes? The majority of mine was cut at 16 to 17% so would like to be able to see what weight is that at 20%.
    e.g. 1,000Kg at 16% = ???? Kg at 20%
     
  17. CORK

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    Not a stupid question, it took me a little while to get my head around it. I’ll do it step by step here, I made a formula for excel which speeds up the job.

    So, your 1000kg is 16% moisture. In other words, the dry matter is 84% of the 1000kg.

    So 1000kg x 0.84 = 840kg of dry matter (no moisture whatsoever).

    You want to know what the weight would be at 20%. In other words if the 840kg constituted 80% of the weight.

    You divide the 840 by 8 and multiply by 10.

    = 1050kg.
     
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  18. WestCorkBoy

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    At 16% 1000kg X .84 = 840 kg of dry matter. 840 * 1.25 = weight of dry matter + 20% moisture. You are multiplying by 1.25 because the moisture content is 25% of the dry matter weight or 25% of 80.
    You are multiplying by 0.84 at the start because you have 16% moisture and 84% DM.
     
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  19. WestCorkBoy

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    Oh so the weight is 840 X 1.25 = 1050kg
     
  20. Masseyrk662

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    Not the proper place to ask this but what is a good moisture meter to buy and where ? Nothing too fancy just a rough idea
     
  21. CORK

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    Have one of these, I find it very good.

    https://connachtagri.ie/product/wile-55/
     
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  22. rustymcsocks

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    This app will work it out for you too now that you know the maths behind it.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lt.farmis.apps.agrocalculator
     
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    I bought that one this year from supplier that Cork has link for and find it good so far.
    I cut barley till midnight two days last week that I would not have done if I didn’t have it, still at 16.5 and I finishing, it surprised me.
     
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  25. KTM Farmer

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    Thanks @CORK and @WestCorkBoy i have it now. A simple enough formula in Excel will do the trick.
     
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