Every farm has certain considerations and features that make it unique so it is easy to see why for many growers variety choice can be a headache. With 41 varieties on the AHDB Winter Wheat Recommended List alone, finding the varieties that best fit your farm circumstances, is far from easy.
Higher yielding hybrids as a substitute feed grain are proving popular with pig producers in Denmark, says breeding company, KWS. Some Danish pig farmers are adding in rye at rates of up to 40% in finishing pig rations. Hybrid Rye has a reduced protein content to wheat, but KWS reckons higher yields of a new variation of rye hybrids generate more feed value per hectare on light soils – especially compared to wheat – in the second cereal slot. †
Stable domestic demand and a fall in the crop area are helping to keep oilseed rape values above their five-year average. For many growers, oilseed rape remains the most profitable and convenient break-crop option.† Unfortunately, it is not without its challenges.
New top-yielding milling wheat KWS Zyatt has been granted full Group 1 milling approval by nabim following the successful milling and baking of commercial quantities from harvest 2016. The approval is the independent confirmation demanded by the supply chain that KWS Zyatt fully meets the specifications of the UK milling and baking industry.