Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Winter wheat is complete

At approximately 7:30 cst last evening the 45 acres of soft red winter wheat were harvested. While it would have been time to celebrate, I still have 45 acres of straw to harvest and then 45 acres of sorghum sudangrass to drill. Never a dull moment.

If we can get some sun, we believe we can soon be harvesting the hard red spring wheat. We tested some more weedy coverage and found that it tested around 14%. Its close, but could use a couple more days. Our team sat at the truck last night and had a great deal of thought before we deferred to what might happen today.

In the meantime, I'll be heading back out to clip and rake the wheat straw while I also wait for what we should do on the combining situation.

Monday, August 1, 2011


So sorry not to write much again...

The winter wheat is coming out as we speak and from all indicators, things are going very well. The crop is a clean one and is easy for my brother in law and his partner to work on. The logistical portion to this is also been very seamless so far. Only one phone call was yielded yesterday.

My miller and I will be in the process of curing the wheat before it goes to the milling process. We have some very interested customers and its just a matter of contracting with them. While a nervous process, one which is very exciting and could prove to be beneficial to everyone.

I'm leaving for the field now in order to pick up my son to start baling the straw for feed and/or bedding.

The cattle will have to battle one more day. Aside a little bit of pink eye, the cattle have been relatively normal in the mass the stockers are gaining as well as the milk being provided to this year's calves.

All in all, a great way to start off the last month of the "traditional" summer here in Wisconsin.