Grass field price

Location
croft
Good Morning Everyone.

I have been offered 28 acres of grass to cut this year and wonder how much I should be paying for the privilege?

The owner of said field Is suggesting rather than a price per acre I should pay him per bale. He is suggesting 7 pounds per bale... based on 4ft rounds
 
Location
croft
I should of made it clear. He wants 7 pounds per bale ... That i make myself. So ill be mowing tedding and baling and wrapping. he will simply be taking 7 pounds per bale from me for the privilege of allowing me to do all the work myself :)

It is a nice grass field will make Good haylidge 1st cut.

The next Question is if I do a 2nd cut for silage how much should I be paying him for that.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Alot depends on the crop, if your going to have 8+ bales to the acre then £7 /bale isnt so bad but if your burning fuel for 4 bales to the acre then its a waste of time. Second cut ought to be cheaper and maybe £5 / bale
 
Location
Ceredigion
I should of made it clear. He wants 7 pounds per bale ... That i make myself. So ill be mowing tedding and baling and wrapping. he will simply be taking 7 pounds per bale from me for the privilege of allowing me to do all the work myself :)

It is a nice grass field will make Good haylidge 1st cut.

The next Question is if I do a 2nd cut for silage how much should I be paying him for that.
Be nearer £10 this year
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Good Morning Everyone.

I have been offered 28 acres of grass to cut this year and wonder how much I should be paying for the privilege?

The owner of said field Is suggesting rather than a price per acre I should pay him per bale. He is suggesting 7 pounds per bale... based on 4ft rounds

I've had an arrangement with a local dairy farmer for a couple of years, where he does all the work and pays me by the bale for a similar acreage. It is good quality grass and he aims for 4-6 bales/ac of good feed, rather than bulk.
We've been on £10/bale for a couple of years (at his insistence) and agreed on £12 this year. Nutrient replacement will take up a lot of that.

If you can get decent grass at £7/bale, get it snapped up. If if it's rank shite that's not been grazed since last summer, it's too much.
 

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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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