Getting paid for straw ?

Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
What is it about straw buyers that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming

next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the reason

Any tips (short of physical violence) on how to get money out of a straw buyer ?
 
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Location
Ceredigion
What is it about straw buyer that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming

next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the reason

Any tips (short of physical violence) on how to get money out of a straw buyer ?
How long it been
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
What is it about straw buyer that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming

next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the reason

Any tips (short of physical violence) on how to get money out of a straw buyer ?
Sell it pre harvest per acre. No access until funds clear.
 

Surgery

Member
Location
Oxford
What is it about straw buyer that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming

next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the reason

Any tips (short of physical violence) on how to get money out of a straw buyer ?
I could run you a list up with straw dealers not paying and one on here too with dodgy weighbridge tickets , probably gone bust anyway so I wouldn’t worry too much
 
Location
Ceredigion
I can assure you that bad payers come in a walks of life , so please don't pick on one fraction , I have weeded a lot out over the years but still get cought from time to time
I can only assuming that the farmer or farmers he took it to have not yet payed him so cash flow problems , but that's not your problem
My personal view ATM is that money is tight with everyone , or an awaful lot more than it was
 

Farmer Roy

Member
Arable Farmer
What is it about straw buyers that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming

next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the reason

Any tips (short of physical violence) on how to get money out of a straw buyer ?


Simple - don’t sell your straw

it’s far more valuable in your field / on your soil, than the few measly £££ you might get for it

PS - take it from a long term zero tiller ( my whole farming career of 35 years or so ), you won’t get DD / zero till to work
properly until you retain all your straw

it just does my head in the way you lot have to remove all the residue off your fields as if it’s a bad thing. A few £££ doesn’t even begin to compensate for what you are missing out on by not keeping it . . .
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
What is it about straw buyers that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming

next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the reason

Any tips (short of physical violence) on how to get money out of a straw buyer ?
I always pay before leaving straw/grass/fodder/cattle/machinery auctions. I might be known for wanting to pay as little as i can but i pay, non of this i forgot my cheque book s.hite. No point accepting a fantastic price if you dont get paid either, sell it to those that pay.
 

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