Rice harvest by golftragic

Rice harvest

This rice crop is one of the very few that was grown in the Southern Riverina region this year. The farmer bought enough water on the market despite incredibly high prices. The header is fully electronic and uses, amongst other things, GPS for precision. These machines are very, very expensive, at least $700,000 or more, so the crop needs to be high-yielding. The little red machine in the background is a snigging bin (mobile field bin) that follows the header round and receives grain on the move.
Fabulous shot and informative narrative. That sure is a good looking piece of machinery.
April 15th, 2019  
@ludwigsdiana Yes, isn't it? And I was fortunate to be able to ride round with Laurie for a while. He and my son know each other well, Laurie is Chair of SunRice, Leroy is a Director, specialising in research.
April 15th, 2019  
Thanks so much Marnie for the info. Those big machines are always fascinating so it was good to hear some of the details. Rice growing must just be for the big boys!?
April 15th, 2019  
Great captures and interesting information
April 15th, 2019  
@robz These days it sure is Rob, have to have relatively big areas to make the investment/s worthwhile. The alternative is to have contract harvesters come in, of course. That has both advantages and disadvantages especially when everyone wants to strip at one time. My son decided that having his own header wasn't financially viable for him, so he uses contract harvesters for both dryland and rice crops.
April 15th, 2019  
@bizziebeeme Many thanks.
April 15th, 2019  
This is interesting to see the rice being harvested
April 15th, 2019  
Serious machinery definitely big boy toys
April 15th, 2019  
Terrific action capture :) Rice growing has certainly changed over the years - and so different to Vietnam! Most farmers here use contractors now these days too.
April 15th, 2019  
Wow, that's a huge investment for a farmer to make. Neat capture of the harvest in progress :)
April 15th, 2019  
Great capture. Awesome machines.
April 15th, 2019  
I didn't realise Australia grew rice at all - def learning something here!
April 15th, 2019  
A very impressive machine and sounds like it's worth every penny (do you have pennies?!) they spent on it! Good shot!
April 15th, 2019  
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