01 Jul 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! : )
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 so the combines can use their GPS’s.
The combines follow using their autosteer. Meanwhile the middle combine prepares to dump on the graincart.
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