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COTTON HARVESTING VENTURE INSPIRED BY NEW BALE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

Round bale technology

inspires contract cotton

picking venture

27 Mar, 2011 04:00 AM
THE advent of state-of-the-art round bale cotton pickers in recent seasons has given a group of innovative growers on the Darling Downs the opportunity to join forces to form a sideline contract picking business.Dalby district producers, Steve McVeigh, Nathan Bradley, Mark Harms, Brett Crothers and Terry Ryan have pooled their resources to run a fleet of five, recently-acquired John Deere 7760 machines.

When the picking season gets into swing they hope to operate the machines 24 hours a day, weather permitting, and will also offer a trucking service to cart the bales to the processing facility under a “paddock to gin” package.

They are set to kick off the venture stripping cotton as early as this weekend on farms in the Dirranbandi area, then move through to Goondiwindi before rounding out the season in their local area around Dalby.

Mr McVeigh said they hoped the harvest would proceed without interruption so they could smoothly slot picking on their own farms at Dalby into the latter part of the schedule.

March 27th, 2011
Topic: COTTON, HARVESTING, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , ,

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