We had a great fall season once harvest was completed – over a month of good weather which allowed us to do a lot of field work. All fields were harrowed, we ran over all our cereal stubble with our Salford, as well as some canola stubble. We were able to get well over half done our drainage project, and we got all but 2 of our grain bags cleaned up! Compare that to fall of 2016, where the month of October was a write off due to snow, and then when harvest resumed early November, there were only 2 or 3 days after we finished harvest that we could do any field work!
These past few weeks we have remained quite busy, servicing all our equipment for the winter, and as grain terminals have space, we continue to haul against the contracts we have in place. We are also bringing in the balance of our fertilizer – we have almost enough storage for all the fertilizer we require for 2018 – and judging by how the price of fertilizer has increased since we bought it over the summer, on farm fertilizer storage has been a very good investment.
The weather has been quite cold until recently – which gave us the chance to freeze the grain that we have in all the bins with aeration fans. We have found that this allows us to more safely store any grain into the spring/summer periods, without risk of spoilage. The rest of this week looks to be well above normal temperatures.