David Brogård has his farm in Hylletofta in Sävsjö municipality which he runs with a partner. These days he expects to hit his third hay harvest for the year and with a little luck it will also be a fourth, which is unusual.
- It looks good this year, we hope to take a smaller fourth hay harvest later. Considering how the weather has been, it's probably the farmer's year this year, he says and smiles.Bad weather this summer
Spring and summer have been unusually cold and rainy. According to meteorologists, June has not been so cold for over fifteen years in the county. But it has also been sunny and warm some days, something that has benefited this year's hay harvest.
- We have been lucky this year that the rain has come after we have harvested, so it has turned green very quickly. If you have sun or drought for two weeks after you have harvested, it takes two weeks before it starts to go green, says David Brogård.Tough for farmers after the drought 2018
Many farmers the county still suffers from the suites from 2018, when there was a drought throughout northern Europe. Several harvests were completely destroyed and prices soared, which made it tough for many farmers. Therefore, it is extra important for farmers that this year's harvest is good.
- It will take between five and six years before we have recovered after 2018, so we need some such good harvest years to recover faster, he says.
What do you think about next summer?
- You do not know what it will look like, if you knew it would be easy, but it is important to adapt as an entrepreneur so that you can cope with both ups and downs, says David Brogård.