seed prices and availability

4course

Member
Location
north yorks
Im getting the vibe from from my arable pals that like everything else the price is rising but more concerning is the availability and delivery time , are others in the same boat waiting for seed
 

benny6910

Member
Arable Farmer
No im thinking the same to be honest. I wasn’t planning on having any second wheat but my beans haven’t passed for seed so I was weighing up options.
 

Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
All bar one variety is here ready to drill. I’m waiting on 2tonne of C1 Skyfall seed.

It’s 80 miles away so can collect it myself if needs be.
 

Cowcorn

Member
Mixed Farmer
There is no problem with availability over here, but the price is steep 550 a ton for barley 565 for wheat .
Blue label single dressed .
Maybe its time to sow it off the heap !!:):):)
 

B'o'B

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Rutland
The first of 5 loads of seed Skyfall left today, the rest should go on Monday.
I’m told most merchants have been dressing winter barley flat out, but are now starting to move on to wheats.
Every year it seems to get later and later for seed crops to move, but this year it does seems very late.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Everything on farm and in stock from our regular smallish local company. Waiting on 24t from a big national company, I don’t need it yet. Was told it was in the cleaner yesterday.
One thing I’ve noticed recently is that smaller companies seem to be much more manoeuvrable and better to service. Smaller haulier, smaller seed merchants, smaller buying groups etc.
 

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
2nd week of October for the dressing gang here, pleased to get booked in as its my 1st year of having them, did it straight off the heap last time, but hearing a lot failing disease testing, so going for SPD & Tiros
 

Farmer Roy

Member
Arable Farmer
There is no problem with availability over here, but the price is steep 550 a ton for barley 565 for wheat .
Blue label single dressed .
Maybe its time to sow it off the heap !!:):):)

£550. For 5ha pack hybrid winter barley

that is very cheap for what we pay for treated, bagged wheat / barley seed, but then we sow at much lower rates & use a very high proportion of FSS. Most people only really buy seed when changing to new varieties. But, we do pay EPRs ( end point royalties ) on every tonne sold, so that is how seed breeders recoup their investment / make money out of the variety
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Collected one lot myself from from local seed producer to get me going and got the reso boys in the yard right now.
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The variety I ordered through seed merchant and was promised last week hasn’t arrived! Told it “may” come sometime next week 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

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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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