So Far, So Good With Harvest
Oct 08, 2010
Our bean harvest is going well, and I'm hoping the weather will hold through this weekend. We have about 25 percent of the soybeans left to combine. These are as good of beans as I’ve had—don’t know that they’ve ever been better, certainly not in the last three or four years. We had rains at the right times this year, and that helped us a lot. We’re averaging roughly 50 bushels per acre or so. The beans are coming in at about 10 percent moisture, which isn’t ideal but not bad either, especially when compared to the last few years. We had to dry all of our beans last year, with the exception of three or four loads, so I’m pretty happy about this season. So far, we’ve only harvested some of the high-moisture corn, which we’re feeding to the cattle, and we’ve also taken off some of our early-season corn. The late rains saved us on the corn, too. The yields so far have averaged around 170 bushels per acre. Last year we were at around 110 bushels per acre, so we’re pretty pleased. We’ll move back into corn later next week, and I’m hoping to see those better yields continue.