With the paddocks slowly drying out tractors, trucks and headers have finally been able to get onto the paddocks to start the 2016 harvest. When talking about the yield of this years crops Manager Rob Atkinson from Hassad Australia said, “It’s a hard one this year because of the very wet winter. There will be some water logged areas where there will be no yield at all but hopefully the higher ground will compensate for that, however we hope we will still get 2 tonne per hectare.
Hassad Australia will be harvesting 1,000 hectares of canola, 500 hectares of monola and 2,000 hectares of wheat. Hassad have six full time staff and one part time staff in admin. Throughout the harvest period they will be using contract harvesters and local carriers to help. “Canola prices seem to be good so far this year but the wheat prices are down. Hassad will be transporting their grain to
Manildra and the manola has already been contracted by MSM Milling,” Rob said. The harvesting of the canola will be well under way in 10 days at Hassad Australia with just about all canola cut and windrowed.
At this stage harvest doesn’t look like it will be finished before Christmas as the wheat will still need a few more hot days to ripen.