How much are stockfeed swedes worth?

Too busy this side of Xmas, but in the new year I may have some stockfeed swede to sell. Over size from culinary swedes.

Not sold any for 20 years, used to do 6 ton loads & either tipped or scattered in the field.

How much should a 6 ton load be worth?
 
I somehow doubt it (apart from the April bit) given cereals are going the other way, rapidly.

Your a sensible Man Neil, how much.

As said can't move them before Xmas & they might end up at a veg proccesor yet so can't actually sell them.
I’d have thought that would be as good a basis for pricing as any tbh, but maybe a quid or two lower (at a push) for the lower energy?

So £30? Sounds a damn good price to me.
 

spin cycle

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I somehow doubt it (apart from the April bit) given cereals are going the other way, rapidly.

Strange logic there?

Just looked at Ashley Waller sales report £40 fodder beet last April, wow. have some oversize beetroot & potatoes too. No wonder stockfeed potato buyer man gave me some saugages.

i suppose i live in an arable area......beet become more available as season goes on plus all the beet boys seem to lift their fodder beet late after their sugar beet which makes no sense to me...i suppose i'm also quoting what i'd pay
 

neilo

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Your a sensible Man Neil, how much.

As said can't move them before Xmas & they might end up at a veg proccesor yet so can't actually sell them.


So £30? Sounds a damn good price to me.

No compounders seem to want to price sheep fed yet, but I think a lot will have a shock when they start asking later in the season. I can’t see that £30/t would be out of the way at all personally, for what is a reasonable DM, high energy feed.

Who knows? If cereals keep travelling skyward, beet (& your swedes) will track behind.
 

neilo

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I'm paying £25 for good clean beet so swedes be worth no more

But you’re a dealer, buying volume, and looking to make a margin out of the job.
@Devil's advocate is presumably looking to sell it himself locally, in small quantities. Your £25/t for a lorry load is surely £30/t from him, purely for the hassle of small loads, dealing with more people, etc.
 
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But you’re a dealer, buying volume, and looking to make a margin out of the job.
@Devil's advocate is presumably looking to sell it himself locally, in small quantities. Your £25/t for a lorry load is surely £30/t from him, purely for the hassled small loads, dealing with more people, etc.
If he's selling local then yes but Swedes be a bit cheaper than beet as it's a fair bit wetter
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

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