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Jada: Hoffman Harvesting commences harvesting in Colby area

Jada: Hoffman Harvesting commences harvesting in Colby area

Hoffman Harvesting is now in Colby, Kansas. We tested yesterday but the wheat was just not dry enough. Two days in the triple digits was all it took to bring the wheat down to the moisture percentage we needed to be at. We began the day with 12- 14% moisture and by suppertime a load was at 8.5% thanks to the 111 degree day we survived today.

The wheat is surprisingly doing quite well with yields averaging in the 40’s and test weights weighing in at 61. Everyone is just getting started but the harvest will go fast in this area. Acres are down because farmers didn’t think their crop would amount to much due to the drought. As a result, some fields were left unseeded/ unplanted.

Here is some pictures of us FINALLY in the field! : )

Colby has a nice wheat harvest.
The wheat in Colby is yielding well. They received a bit more rain then other areas and you can tell.

Leon opens up the field for using the GPS.
Leon opens up the field so the combines can use their GPS’s.

A combine dumps on the go in a field near Gem, KS.

The combines follow using their autosteer. Meanwhile the middle combine prepares to dump on the graincart.
The combines follow using their autosteer. Meanwhile the middle combine prepares to dump on the graincart.

Jada can be reached at jada@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

1Comment
  • Charles M. Gore
    Posted at 07:32h, 01 July

    I see that you all are working North of ST. Louis. Harvest started here last week but was slowed by rain last Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Here on the East side of STL on I-70 we had over 3 inches. Wheat is good considering how wet it has been this spring. On the West side of STL in ST Charles, on the Missouri River, a person posted a picture of a rain gauge with over 7 inches of water in it. The grass is growing like crazy. I have put over 29 hours on my garden tractor this year and most years the total is about 50 hours. I may beat it this year. I enjoyed the write up’s about your crew. You must be treating them well for them to keep coming back. So, Callum is good at backing the crew trailer. Trailers with a bumper hitch are a pain. When I was a “band parent” and pulled the band equip. trailer with the SUV the we had in the late 1990’s I did not even try to back it.