Harvest is well underway across the region. Bill Burton with Midland Marketing told Hays Post on Saturday, “There was some cutting that began on Friday in Ellis County. While they are cutting in many parts of the county, it’s primarily in the South along the river.”
In addition to their Hays location, Midland Marketing operates 11-grain elevators in the region and 3 in Ellis County, including in Yocemento and at Tulon.
“We had farmers bring in wheat on Friday and what we’ve seen has been dry enough to cut,” said Burton. “It’s been approximately 11-12 moisture and test weights of 58-60 and we expect to see that increase as harvest continues.”
Roxie at Golden Belt Coop in Ellis told Hays Post, “We are just getting started. We took in six loads of wheat on Friday. The moisture content was good and test weights have been 57-60.”
The Cargil Elevator in Trego County has taken in a few test samples, just a few loads thus far. They told Hays Post the moisture content was good and test weights were 57-60.
Some of the wheat coming into to area elevators has reportedly looked shriveled. That is expected considering the heat and high winds.