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oh okay I get what you're saying. That must be some sight if they all run together....
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Diamond Ring Farms in SD had 28,000 acres of wheat this year. That has to be the most wheat of any farmer in the US as far as I know. There is also a 100,000 acre farm SE of Denver, CO, but I don't know how much was in wheat though. Thats all I know. I'm sure there are more wheat kings out there.
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Quote:Diamond Ring Farms in SD had 28,000 acres of wheat this year. That has to be the most wheat of any farmer in the US as far as I know. There is also a 100,000 acre farm SE of Denver, CO, but I don't know how much was in wheat though. Thats all I know. I'm sure there are more wheat kings out there.

The farm you're talking about is out of Byers Colorado. The farmer's name starts with an L but I cannot for the life of me think of what it is. He leased 23 2388's a while back ago to do his summer wheat harvest. So that should tell you the kind of acres this guy has. He plowed up all his pasture ground just to plant it to wheat.

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ron greentree in aussie crops over 100000 acres of wheat . generally need 6-8000 acres of crop per labour unit in aus
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Quote:Diamond Ring Farms in SD had 28,000 acres of wheat this year. That has to be the most wheat of any farmer in the US as far as I know. There is also a 100,000 acre farm SE of Denver, CO, but I don't know how much was in wheat though. Thats all I know. I'm sure there are more wheat kings out there.

The farm you're talking about is out of Byers Colorado. The farmer's name starts with an L but I cannot for the life of me think of what it is. He leased 23 2388's a while back ago to do his summer wheat harvest. So that should tell you the kind of acres this guy has. He plowed up all his pasture ground just to plant it to wheat.

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The guys name is linnebur (sp?). They start lining combines up is the spring on the south side of US 36 between byers and last chance. makes an impressive lineup, lots of money. makes a guy wonder where he comes up with help.

That guy has a brother that farms north of limon colorado that i have talked to about combining. He has 12-22000 acres of wheat a year. organic stuff, i would guess makes 15-25, it is in really rough country, ditches and terraces and stuff, not prime land to say the least. He will gaurantee 1000 acres a combine but it was too cheap for me, $13 cut and haul to on farm storage. It is really neat to go down there during harvest, a rat race to say the least...i know some of his neighbors...they are entertained to say the least. Got a whole fleet of old stigers, if you ever have the chance to see either operation it is well worth a few extra miles.

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I've found this hread rather entertaining, but I really have to question just how exacting and efficient such mega farming really is. Now, I'm not just saying this to put them down. Maybe some of these guys really know what they're doing, but more than twice, I've hunted on some of Mr. Bigstuff's land, and have found the forgotten fields. Seriously, the rotten, matted-down crop was not just intentionally planted for the birds. I was told it would be a "plowed" or a "drilled" field, only to find the remains of sorghum or wheat--that had never been combined! Oh, how this really goes over, when I mention such to the boss or foreman, thinking I may have misread his directions and truly wonder why I'm in the "wrong" field!
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I have cut at the Linnebur farm north of Limon CO, and it is very huge. He hired at least 10 harvesting crews to come in and cut his wheat, just so happens my bosses where his #1 crew so guess what he had to cut all the rough stuff, rocks hills, very short wheat stuff like that. There was this one field that we started on it on a Sunday and finished the next Saturday and that was with 7 combines. We all stayed on his farm about 25 miles north of Limon. He had like 10 9400 tractors to plow, it was really cool to be able to see all them sitting there.
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Sounds like an impressive farm in Co!! Do they have a web page to check out their operation?
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Does that large wheat farm in Byers Co use Cat tractors? I'm looking at a few used ones from a dealer near there, and was wondering why he had so many for sale.
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Where are you located cat95e?
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