17 Jul 4th Stop: Triticale
Sweetwater, Ok — Our fourth stop is for a customer who has triticale. We cut for this farmer last year and it was the very first time that I had ever cut triticale. I didn’t even know what it was until last year. Apparently it’s a cross between wheat and rye and it originated in Scotland. It is mostly used for grazing cattle, cut for silage, or for seed. It is a great alternative to corn because of its protein content. If you’re interested you can click on this link or this one, and learn more about the facts. It’s just a few things I found surfing the web that I found interesting. It still amazes me how large the head is. It really does have the rye traits of being tall and a long head. The wheat shows through in the head as well, where you can see each individual little seed and the seed itself looks more like wheat than rye. It is fun to have a change from cutting wheat.
Sadly this is our last stop for now. Now we’re looking for work until the fall harvest arrives.
Be safe and God bless!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.