Monday, 18 January 2016

Last field

Freddy and Raymond are in the last field. 
Fingers crossed tomorrow we will have completed the 2015 sugar beet campaign. 

Monday, 11 January 2016

Finding land drains

Flailing the Ditch banks to find the land drains, with the jetter following behind. 

Land drainage map showing the length in metres of the drainage pipe and the outlets. 

Washing beet

Raymond and Freddy are washing beet as it's loaded to see the results on dirt tares. 20 ha left to harvest. 

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Get drains running

Sammy and Davey are getting old tile drains running on the Fen. There's a lot of water about. 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Found a box

When cleaning out the cupboards we found grandfathers awards for showing the pigs. I spent a couple of hours with the stapler and decorated the end office. 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

PX on the beet review


Dirt tare analysis

British sugar very kindly came to site to see our harvesting operation and cleaner to help with dirt tare management. We did cleaning trails and harvester alterations. Trying reduce the dirt tares by 50% and average 3%. 100 acres of beet left to harvest. Lifting to permits. 3 lorries loading 12 loads a day. Thank you Steven and Steven for a constructive day. Currently yielding 104 t/ha. 

50 years of service RIP

The silos are coming down. After 50 years of service we see the end of the 3 * 100 tonne silos put in by grandfather. 
No more annual shovelling won't be missed. 

6820 retired

Our trusty JD 6820 was sold today. Been a good tractor.