Selling grass off the field, by the bale, how much ?

Horn&corn

Member
We’ve sold at £10/bale previously and chap did all the work. One guy made the biggest 6 string bales you’ve ever seen to get a bargain but they were way too wet and couldn’t pick them up so didn’t work out too well for him then. Looks like plenty of forage in south west now so prices won’t set records this year.
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
And dig through your haybarn to find a perfect one???

we've about 15 horses...ours + paying guests....i've given up supplying them.....just make my 'july dry gut fill' which my ewes do well on.....last winter i got 'raided' for some horse hay....nags liked mine just as much as anything

the other rule with nag hay is that a bale 'thats nowhere good enough' in september magically becomes 'oh lovely yes please' in the new year :scratchhead:
 

Will 1594

Member
Arable Farmer
when it comes to horses there's no such thing as 'good quality'.....for the customer it's always ....'not green enough' or 'to rich'.....'my horse won't eat that'.....'have you got anything for a laminitic'..list goes on

@Will 1594 😁
Easy spin , keep putting price up till they stop messaging ,
half of them ,would be better feeding good straw ,with all the other sh!t they give them
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
For the last few years I’ve sold standing gras at £10/bale, with them doing all the work (heavy Fusion bales), and this year have agreed on £12, to cover nutrient offtake.
He chooses when he cuts/bales it, but we both generally look for lighter, better quality cuts rather than ‘suckler cow filler’.
I get surplus grass removed without losing money on baling it for sale, and sheep worms taken away foc. He gets rocket fuel silage for his milkers without having his leg lifted. Works well for both parties I think.
 

Will 1594

Member
Arable Farmer
It needs to be at least £50/bale. All my customers have been warned about price increase when new season bales start, most seemed reconciled to this until some smart---, sells it cheaper. :D
Or they get it off man who cheaper ,then come to you when he run out , had one this time , can we have hay please , comes for one round bale a week , onlynoutnof village , total pain in arse ,
told her it was £50 , oh i been getting it for £30 , but he has run out , ..and .?🖕🙏 , think she got message ,
and one whos horse started biting roll top on pick up , and cracked it and then scraped its teeth across bonnet ,
that is an interesting insurance claim ,cost £230 to put right ,and no claims 250 ,but principle of it ,
got the bill tomover a £1000 now with pick up hire , etc , its making her sqweal now , as she said her horse did not do it even she got cctv ,and insurance dealing with it ,she not happy about it as i stuck pichfork into her horse when it was doing it , 🥰 @spin cycle Another fick wit you can have
 

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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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