Harvest Report - May 25, 2012
HRW

The 2012 HRW harvest is now in full swing in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.  The northeastern Texas harvest is between 80%-90% complete and will soon be winding down.  The area north of Dallas is in full swing and limited harvesting is now underway in the Texas Panhandle.  Overall, Texas is now estimated to be 31% complete.

The Oklahoma harvest is estimated to be 28% complete.  All parts of Oklahoma are now in some stage of harvest including far northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle.  Far southwestern Oklahoma is now 90% complete.

The 2012 Kansas wheat harvest moved into high gear this week with cutting now being reported across the southern half of the state.  The most active areas are south and southwest of Wichita.

Every state currently harvesting reports a wide range of yields from less than 20 to over 70 bushels per acre.  Yields in Texas have generally been averaging just under 40 bushels per acre.  Oklahoma reports yields close to 40 bushels per acre, with higher yields being reported southwest of Oklahoma City where good protein is also being reported.  The few Kansas yields being reported range from 50 - 60 bushels per acre.  Test weights also vary, but the average for all areas so far is over 60 pounds per bushel.  All states are reporting a wide range of proteins (from under 10% to over 15%), but the overall average still remains just below 12%.

Hard Red Winter
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
Dry Basis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
This Week
17
530
11.3
11.8
13.4
0.4
28.3
1 HRW
61.5
80.9
0.1
0.1
1.4
1.6
Last Week
17
530
11.3
11.8
13.4
0.4
1 HRW
61.5
80.9
0.1
0.1
1.4
1.6
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6