Friday, 25 July 2014

Belarus harvest storming ahead

The Belorussian Deputy Minister of Agriculture announced they will complete harvest in twenty days.

Well done you.

They are planning to harvest 2.4mha of grains and pulses and achieve a record harvest.

Let me see now, 2.4mha in twenty days means they will need to harvest a reasonable 120kha per day for the duration of the campaign.

Assuming an easy combine output of 20ha per day then the will need about 6,000 combines to keep on target.

Hang on one minute, only last week the Minister of Agriculture informed us that they had 12,000 combines match fit, what are the other 6,000 combines doing during harvest?

Or is the daily output closer to 10ha per day?

Then it's a case of not so well done you.