£70 a Bale!

AGN76

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Location
north Wales
Heard from 2 different people today that round bale Silage/Haylage around here has been selling for £50 and £60 a bale! One seller has stopped selling at £60 as he expects it to hit £70 a bale!! :eek:

Its going to be a long winter for some!!
 

Adeptandy

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Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
Thought the market would be dropping, never seen so much straw baled around here, hardly seen a combine with a chopper going this year, some have even baled the OSR
 

spin cycle

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Location
north norfolk
not a lot made cos of drought and reserves + new stuff used early......consequences of drought not even slightly felt yet IMO

i reckon fodder beet will be £30/t plus....rising to perhaps £40/t ex farm......irony for beet boys selling at £20/t to BS
 
Heard from 2 different people today that round bale Silage/Haylage around here has been selling for £50 and £60 a bale! One seller has stopped selling at £60 as he expects it to hit £70 a bale!! :eek:

Its going to be a long winter for some!!
Heard of someone local who’s selling for £100+ per bale
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
Thought the market would be dropping, never seen so much straw baled around here, hardly seen a combine with a chopper going this year, some have even baled the OSR

can't feed stock just straw (unfortunately).....it'd be little use in a dairy ration......even for beef/sheep you're going to need concs to supplement just to maintain
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
not a lot made cos of drought and reserves + new stuff used early......consequences of drought not even slightly felt yet IMO

i reckon fodder beet will be £30/t plus....rising to perhaps £40/t ex farm......irony for beet boys selling at £20/t to BS

Good clean FB has been over £30/t for years. 1/5th the price of wheat is what it should be priced at although feed value it’s 1/3rd.

Yes the BS boys must be in a pickle!
 
Location
Devon
Thought the market would be dropping, never seen so much straw baled around here, hardly seen a combine with a chopper going this year, some have even baled the OSR

Yep but that is mostly wheat straw and whilst its belly fill you will have to top up with either a blend/ cake/ barley grain/ minerals etc to give the animals enough energy to maintain weight and even then straw is only really any good for either dry sucklers and/ or growing/ finishing cattle on an intensive system ( like barley beef for example )

Just feeding straw and nothing else will only mean you are going to have serious problems down the road at calving/ no weight gain on growing cattle etc.

Most people in the SW were banking on having at least one if not two very decent cuts of grass in Sept/ Oct but with every passing day that is looking less and less likely as we haven't had anywhere near enough rain to keep grass growing like it needs to and in fact the last week grass has been going backwards at a rate of knots..
 

Dry Rot

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Livestock Farmer
Heard from 2 different people today that round bale Silage/Haylage around here has been selling for £50 and £60 a bale! One seller has stopped selling at £60 as he expects it to hit £70 a bale!! :eek:

Its going to be a long winter for some!!

Horses?

Anyone remember when they were importing hay from Canada by the boat load?
 

Beames

Member
Location
South wales
I’m hopefully baling about 200 odd haylage bales tomorrow should be nice stuff if the rain holds off. At the prices mentioned in the thread above then the lot is for sale!!!!!
 
Location
Devon
Late cut of grass...when you planning on cutting it...Boxing Day...

I think if the grass is there and they can travel some dairy farms will be cutting in late Nov onwards the way things are looking at the moment,

Store lamb buyers were complaining last Sat that they are losing their winter keep from dairy farms as the farms want it to either run stock out on for as long as possible and/or take a late cut of silage as possible.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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