How much for selling a cut of grass silage?

jackrussell101

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Mixed Farmer
So due to business reduction and circumstances this year I may have some surplus grass to sell from June, I would aim to sell it to a neighbour with him silaging it, but how much would I charge per tonne fresh weight over the weighbridge in the new world of high fert prices etc etc?

I would be putting the fert on, he would just literally turn up to silage it and incur the costs of harvesting.

All good quality grass leys that would do for dairy cows.
 

Sheep

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Location
Northern Ireland
Cost of annual rent divided by 4 (for 12 weeks of grass, even if its only 8 weeks, add the extra month since its prime time of year)
Plus cost of fertiliser application
Plus cost of replacing nutrients (may or may not be done by the farmer silaging)

Thats by the area rather than ton. When it comes to selling by the ton, we shoot for £100-110t/DM. Probably be more like £140 this year (Around £40/t fresh!)
 

aangus

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Location
cumbria
So due to business reduction and circumstances this year I may have some surplus grass to sell from June, I would aim to sell it to a neighbour with him silaging it, but how much would I charge per tonne fresh weight over the weighbridge in the new world of high fert prices etc etc?

I would be putting the fert on, he would just literally turn up to silage it and incur the costs of harvesting.

All good quality grass leys that would do for dairy cows.
It used to be £6/green bale, (taker does all the mowing-carting away) that was before inputs inflation
 

Simple life

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Livestock Farmer
I pay £120 an acre and get 3 cuts of silage having applied roughly 350 kg of fert an acre at £944 a tonne.I get 20 bales an acre for all 3 cuts =£450÷20 bales =£22.50 a bale and we haven't started with cost of doing the job.
 

Simple life

Member
Livestock Farmer
So due to business reduction and circumstances this year I may have some surplus grass to sell from June, I would aim to sell it to a neighbour with him silaging it, but how much would I charge per tonne fresh weight over the weighbridge in the new world of high fert prices etc etc?

I would be putting the fert on, he would just literally turn up to silage it and incur the costs of harvesting.

All good quality grass leys that would do for dairy cows.
In round bales £26 a bale
 
So due to business reduction and circumstances this year I may have some surplus grass to sell from June, I would aim to sell it to a neighbour with him silaging it, but how much would I charge per tonne fresh weight over the weighbridge in the new world of high fert prices etc etc?

I would be putting the fert on, he would just literally turn up to silage it and incur the costs of harvesting.

All good quality grass leys that would do for dairy cows.

Think about the nutrient off take at the very least. P and K offtake could be substantial if yield is heavy. If you wanted to keep the buyer sweet for a potential arrangement in future I would say he pays you X an acre but also agrees to put his slurry back on it?

I would tell him that the price you sell at will depend on how much fresh weight is sat there after mowing. If it is a lighter crop because the weather was dry then it will be less painful for him and less nutrients being taken away for you.
 

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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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