How's this years gran crop looking?
Righto, Friday traveled from home, Adelaide to Horsham, Saturday south to Penshurst, left at Cavendish towards Dunkeld - Penshurst, back to Horsham via Hamilton.
From the boarder, Canola crops looking absolutely magnificent, not only because they are in full flower stage, hence miles of brilliant yellow paddock's, but as high as the fence and thick very healthy crops and you could put the spirit level across to entire paddock.
Wheat and Barley also looking very healthy, though now where near as high and just starting to come out in ear, in places. Although the last month has been cold and very little sunshine, would account from the lack of height but all the same nice and thick crops.
The top soil is starting to dry out a bit but plenty of sub soil moisture and the general view, of a few natives from Nhill, even if it didn't rain for another couple of weeks, this would have very little effect.
The closer you got to Horsham the coanola crops weren't as high but still very handy looking crops, wheat and barley the same.
I saw SSR loading at Dimboola and would be interested to know, how many grain wagons it was dragging, seemed to be quite a long consist, anyone got a clue, Y115 ?
I would also say there is still, a Very Large quantity of grain at Dimboola, I would say at least 100,000 tonnes, will make a few discrete inquiries on that one.