By Don Ogle 

County wheat harvest coming to an end


With mostly clear skies and favorable conditions, Cheyenne County’s wheat harvest went by quickly this year, and was mostly finished by the weekend.

This year’s harvest has been deemed a success, with overall good test weights and about average yields.

The only disappointment, according to Blake Mackey, general manager at Scoular Grain, was low protein levels, around nine percent.

“It was a good harvest,” Mackey said.

Mackey said test weights average around 62 or 63 pounds per bushel, and estimated average yields were in the 45 bushel-per-acre range.

Brad Fraass, Farm Service Agenc...

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