AD feed prices

Discussion in 'Renewable Energy' started by FarmingAD123, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. FarmingAD123

    FarmingAD123 New Member


    Does anyone have any information on the prices for the below?

    - rye
    - grass
    - sugar beet
    - wildflowers
    - pig slurry / farm yard manure
    - cereals

    Thank you
  2. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson Member

    The Maize growers Association always produce excellent COP numbers for maize - You will have to get in touch with them for the info
    There is a lot of info here as well -

    I think you will struggle to find an answer as location, demand, availability will be different and may change massively. Also worth remembering the sustainability criteria for feedstock as well.

    Good luck, let me know if you need any more help.

  3. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

    East Sussex
    Is there any kind of spot market for AD feedstocks, (with an appreciation of @Will Wilson 's comments about location etc. above)? When I took on my farm tenancy it came with a 'free' heap of oats which have been sitting in a silo for years. I don't want them but don't know what to do with them, so they're still there.
  4. Rob_AD

    Rob_AD Member

    Hard to put a figure on it but in this area anyway, here’s some rough figures on fodder irrelevant on whether it’s for stock feed or AD:

    Grass silage £20-30 a ton depending on quality, which can vary massively

    Rye whole crop silage £30-40 a ton

    Beet £40-£50 a ton

    Slurry and Fym - £nil

    Cereals - market price

    For AD to be successful and profitable you need to be in control of the majority of your feedstock. Going to the open market usually results in overpriced rubbish, especially where grass is concerned
  5. thesilentone

    thesilentone Member

    Good rule of thumb: £1.0 / %DM / ton
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  6. Mixedupfarmer

    Mixedupfarmer Member

  7. lloyd

    lloyd Member

    Wish i could have some slurry/fym for nil !
    I take it has little value to digester.
  8. thesilentone

    thesilentone Member

    Slurry maybe low in gas potential due to low DM, however it has major benefits to a AD Plant. As well as liquefying the system, it also brings micro-nutrient to keep the bugs healthy.
  9. Rob_AD

    Rob_AD Member

    Supply and demand.. round here there is no beet or maize grown however there is plenty of slurry and dung free for the taking if you can haul it

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