Totally agree an order is an order,as I said I have bought fert at a lot more than I paid last year,I made the decision so will happily pay it even if it is half the price then,not due for delivery until spring though,if it arrives all good,if not I will report back on here!Is it ok/legal to cancel orders whether it’s delivered or not…….I think not. If that’s the case fert merchants will be drawing lines through the contracts for product bought at lower than todays price. I’m afraid an order is an order.
Quotes from yesterday.
Extran 33.5%N £690
Axan 27N 9 SO3 £625 / Origin equivalent £620
23-0-13+7so3 Blend £595
Just had a drive around locally and the wheat looks fantastic , even on the heavy wet ground that often looks mauled in . So I can’t see demand to fertilise good crops being much less. Only thing is there is plenty of digestate, cow slurry etc locally. Normally a lot of this is free to good home if you pay for the spreading, but whether they will see a market for it, remains to be seen .Hmm. Everyone in this area is wall to wall wheat. I'm not an expert on stock but I doubt there will be big reductions - how much abbatoir capacity is there for extra animals?
Trouble is, if they "see a market for it" in one year, due to the value of npk, then I might "see a market" for the disposal of the less desirable fractions; to cross my land to get to others for spreading etc. I'm hopeful sense will prevail, but happy I have adequate purchased just in case.
Similar here, except liquid is this year's and wasn't cheap.Load of urea in the shed.
Load of piamon due Jan.
30t 22n liquid in tank.
Digestate booked for all the farm.
The liquid is old stock. Urea and piamon weren't cheap but certainly weren't £700/t. Digestate "price" subject to discussion but I've enough bagged for the year anyway if they want to mess about.
Bloody china coming out on top againAlso see China government have issued a demand to its coal miners to increase coal production aggressively to keep up with demand, considering a lot of Chinese urea plants are coal powered, we could see production begin to catch up into next year, not soon enough for this crops campaign, but maybe for the following.