Sugar Beet harvest

On Tuesday 10th October the contractors came to lift our 31 ha of sugar beet. They brought two harvesters with them so that they could get the job done quickly to enable us to turn straight round behind them and plant the wheat crop for next years harvest. Despite the tough start for the sugar beet to grow in the spring with the extremly dry weather, the wet and warm summer months allowed the crop to catch up and it turned in a very respectable yield of 80 t/ha. The haulage company arrived half way through the day to move the beet to the Bury Sugar Beet factory and within two days of the harvesters arriving it was all lifted and shipped of to the factory.