Thomas Marrone mastered this shot out at Wubin at Glengower farm. He said that the 2021 season had turned out better than anticipated. Despite a fair bit of frost, the yield has been above average and produced good quality grain.
A NEW year may have begun, but around the State growers are still getting on with the job of harvest.
More than 20 million tonnes is in the bin so far and that number will definitely increase with many farmers still in the thick of it.
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p Harvest got underway in November in a Planet and Laperose barley crop, ready for distilling in 2022. In a time warp, Ben Tully, Tully Distillery, used an old 587 Massey harvester, with the front cut down to 8 feet. Originally destined to be a garden ornament, Mr Tully gave the machine a second lease of life. "The crop went about 4 tonnes per hectare, which wasn't bad for a first go as there are some nutrition issues as we're on an old vegetable farm," Mr Tully said. "The sample was clean as a whistle, although we went pretty slowly as we only did a couple of hectares, so we weren't in a rush."
Harvest reflections, this beautiful photo was taken by Ellie Morris Photography whilst in the header at Perenjori.
Harvest wrapped up on New Years Eve at Beacon for Des and Vicki Miguel. This season Mr Miguel was joined by his son Danny and grandson Brady as their main workers.
Christie Andrews sent through this awesome shot of wheat being harvested on her uncles farm, Wellparks, owned by D & G Roach, near Dalwallinu. With her dad driving the header and her sister driving the chaser bin, the harvest finished up just in time for Christmas.
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