3,000 Acre Wheat Crop

23 September 1902 The Sydney Stock and Station Journal

Perhaps what might be useful to stockowners is an account I heard from an up-country station.

Last year 3000 acres were put under wheat, with the, result of a good crop - four bags to the acre.

After the strippers had been through, the crop was cut and stacked by reapers and binders, and the grain thoroughly threshed out, and the straw stacked securely.

As fodder rose to 10 per ton on the market, 25 tons of molasses were added to the straw stacks, which were set out in layers and thoroughly saturated.

At the beginning of the process there were 1500 tons of straw, and after preparation every straw was consumed by starving sheep.

September 16, 1902.