Spell of sunshine has allowed Scottish farmers to make hay
The spectacular spell of hot weather through much of the second half of this month saw more winter barley fields cut and baled than usual. If the weather remains as hot as mid-term forecasts suggest that early-start pattern could be repeated for most other crops such as oilseed rape, spring barley and winter wheat. Ideal harvesting conditions, low moisture contents and good quality might go some way to compensating for disappointing prices.

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