Saturday, January 10, 2015

1 million semi loads and counting

The weather has sure been erratic the past 10 days.

Here in Goiania, we have not received a drop.

In Mato Grosso, they have been getting daily showers that
keep them alive. It has been perfect early harvest weather and
soybeans have been shipped to crushers right from the field.
Very little or no drying needed.

Goias and Bahia are going to be hurt by this drought.
How much will it be?  Anyone´s guess as of today.
Will it be a disaster?  No
It will nip the top end potential off this crop by a bit.

A normal single trailer semi hauls 28 ton in the box.
Double trailers haul about 50-52 ton in the boxes.

With Mato Grosso coming in at 28 million ton this year,
she will break the 1 million semi load threshold.

In 2014, Illinois produced 550 million bushels of soybeans
and Iowa came in at just above 500 million bushels.
13.6 to 15 million metric tons respectively.

Iowa produced 485,000 semi loads of soybeans in 2014.

I think this helps build some perspective about how many
soybeans are produced in Mato Grosso.

To grasp the volume of truck traffic on dirt roads that
must exit via BR 163 is staggering.

Mato Grosso soybean crop will be fantastic. It is the healthiest
crop in many years. February could still throw a wrench into
things, but for now, it is looking good.

Goias and Bahia continue with yellow alert warning.

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