|Southeast SK Harvest Update|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:15|
Winter wheat and very early spring seeded crops are being harvested.
The manager of the grain buying section at Weyburn Inland Terminal estimates about three-quarter of the winter wheat has been combined.
"The first winter wheat started coming off two weeks ago," says Jim Gabriel, manager of the grain buying section at Weyburn Inland Terminal. "It has been intermittent with rain showers and high humidity. Guys have been working half-days or three-quarter days as opposed to full days."
Winter wheat yields are above average.
"We are looking at a good strong 55 to 60 bushels an acre across the board."
Protein levels are running at about 10 percent, which is below average.
Gabriel says a small amount of canola has been combined with more expected to come off at the end of the week. He adds there will be some yield loss due to the excessive heat a few weeks ago.