Round baling silage cost

Rattie

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Cambs
Not sure what our contractor will be charging this year.was about £2.50 for bailing last year.not sure on wrapping as I do it my self.

Does anyone use a belt baler for silage? An do they ever put the pressure up to pack more grass in?just thought less bales,less wrap used?
Our neighbour / contractor uses a NH belt baler, chopped 4' 9" rounds can go way over 1000kg, he baled some the other day at 1150kg. We usually aim for pressure to produce 850kg bales. Definitely saves wrap and haulage time, but makes the Tanco bale slice grunt at feed out if they're to tight. He charged just shy of £10/bale last year, rowed up, baled, wrapped and stacked in the yard with 6 layers.
 

HarryB97

Member
Mixed Farmer
Our contractor has upped his rates massively this year not happy. We have been quoted £2.25 for a 4ft round
And £2.75 to wrap with 6 layers think he’s taking advantage of the small increase in fuel to jump prices🙉
That is very cheap! Down here last season we were just over £3 for a 4foot round, £2 for wrapping then wrap on top
 

Tim G

Member
Livestock Farmer
youve been ripped off surely? how much is a roll now? are these 4ft bales?
Maybe.....

Our normal supplier couldn't get 500mm wrap, so I ordered and paid for it elsewhere, £90.60 a roll Inc vat so I make that £75.50 ex vat. Generally get 28 x 4' bales to a roll so £2.70 per bale, plus the Vat. However, our first guy has got some at £59 (plus vat) a roll which works out at £2.11 a bale, bit more bearable so the other order was cancelled.
 

Wellytrack

Member
Maybe.....

Our normal supplier couldn't get 500mm wrap, so I ordered and paid for it elsewhere, £90.60 a roll Inc vat so I make that £75.50 ex vat. Generally get 28 x 4' bales to a roll so £2.70 per bale, plus the Vat. However, our first guy has got some at £59 (plus vat) a roll which works out at £2.11 a bale, bit more bearable so the other order was cancelled.

Is the wrap the same wrap? 16.50 a roll difference?
 

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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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