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    Combine Harvesters

    Post by chris c on Sun Aug 09 2015, 18:21

    They're out in the wheat all over. I remember the first ten tonne per hour machines back in the late sixties. In recent years there's been an arms race between Claas and New Holland: two years ago Claas hit nearly 90 tonnes/hour. Last year a New Holland averaged a smidgeon under 100 tonnes/hr with a spot rate of up to 150 tonnes/hr. One of our farmers with two machines has to get around 140 tonnes/hr of wheat back to the barn. Another who does a lot of contracting now has three machines, so that's over 200 tonnes/hr to move, quite a logistical exercise.

    Looks like a bumper harvest so I suspect the prices will drop again. The main reason they went up after the crash a few years back was increased sales to China. According to T Colon Campbell's book The China Study this will lead to increased health. According to his own DATA it will lead to a catastrophic fall in Chinese health, as reanalysed by Denise Minger

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    Re: Combine Harvesters

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Aug 09 2015, 21:26

    The world and it's population has to be fed and all those grains go a long way .... I'm no expert but farming equipment can not be cheap! If it is a bumper harvest prices may well fall. Grains today are so different to the more ancient grain.

    We each have to decide do we include grains in our diet / lifestyle ?

    Perhaps like do we buy organic vegetables or not?

    Thanks for the link to Denise Minger  Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Combine Harvesters

    Post by graham64 on Sun Aug 09 2015, 23:11

    Monsanto's gm crops coming to the UK gonna need them combine harvesters Crying or Very sad

    Combine harvesters! now I feel a song coming on Cool

    OK i'll get me coat  Wink


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    Re: Combine Harvesters

    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 09 2015, 23:47

    Good grief, I can't resist, am I obvious or what.



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    Re: Combine Harvesters

    Post by chris c on Mon Aug 10 2015, 11:45

    Believe it or not the producer of that record was a relative.

    Another side of the same coin, a friend who collects vintage machines can no longer use some of his old combines in modern wheat, the yield has increased so much they can't be driven slow enough to avoid overloading. Yields of other crops have increased but not to that extent.

    Fast growing high yielding crops can't pull as many minerals out of the soil as earlier varieties so they're less nutritious. Also they are bred for disease resistance (ie. toxins) but no-one has told them people aren't a disease.

    At least our farmers feed the soil with copious quantities of manure, including digested human ordure, rather than pure synthetics. Nevertheless I'm happy to have removed wheat and most other grains from my diet not just for the effects on BG - it leaves room for more nutritious (and tasty) stuff.

    One of my late neighbours was a farmer. He was caught in the classic "farmer's dilemma" - he needed to take out a loan to redo a load of field drains so he could increase his profits enough to repay the loan. He was refused. As soon as he sold up he was a millionaire. Some of the big guys may have a million or two tied up in machinery alone, the return on investment can be miniscule or even negative, which never happens to Tescos.

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