Even though it was three weeks later than last year and a completely different growing season, the winter barley has produced good yields and excellent quality. I don’t think I have ever had bushel weights of over 71 before.

The general run was over 4t/acre on average, with a small field of a six-row variety doing over 4.5t. However, this good technical and production performance is not going to be reflected in higher profits. Prices will undoubtedly be lower than last year.