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Farm Show Video

Dan Keleher customing harvesting

soybeans on Wednesday-October 9th

in Lafayette County near Benton.  

The soybeans were running over

70 bushels per acre with moisture

under 13-percent.  The beans were

being transported from the field to

the local grain elevator.

Dan Keleher of rural Benton

doing some custom harvesting

of soybeans on Wednesday-October 9th!

The combine is a 2012 model.

Part of the harvest crew for

Steve Redfearn includes his

father, Dale Redfearn who

drives the second combine.

The corn from this year’s harvest

for Steve Redfearn is shipped to

Gavilon Grain at Hazel Green for

drying before going into storage.  

It runs about 4-5 cents per bushel

per point to dry the crop to 15% moisture. 

A ‘normal’ day when harvesting

is 12-14 hours.  The harvest speed

of the combine is 3 miles per hour. 

http://youtu.be/Y35jz8XEkMI

Steve Redfearn harvesting corn near

the intersection of Highways 80 & 81.

 Steve and his workers can harvest

about 75 acres per day with 2 combines.

Each combine holds 150 gallons of fuel

and use one gallon of fuel per acre.

The River Ridge FFA Alumni held

a Tractor Ride Fundraiser-Sept.14th

with the proceeds used to help fund

activities for the River Ridge FFA.

 

bmiddendorf@queenbradio.com