Silage over a weighbridge price

mountfarm

Member
Hi, anybody got any idea of what silage over a weighbridge is making? We’ve fertilised and sprayed and have a weighbridge on site. Looking to sell it by the tonne with the buyer paying for the machinery side of things. Location is North West.
 

D14

Member
Hi, anybody got any idea of what silage over a weighbridge is making? We’ve fertilised and sprayed and have a weighbridge on site. Looking to sell it by the tonne with the buyer paying for the machinery side of things. Location is North West.
£30/tonne?
 

vinnie123

Member
Location
dorset
Good quality silage was making £28/t out of the clamp around here last winter....( or should I say THIS winter as it seems to be hanging on! )
 

DaveGrohl

Member
Location
Cumbria
£1 per % of DM is a good starting point. We're selling ours above that currently. As far as DM goes just take a few samples as pit goes back and take an average. Fair to both parties that way.
 
Yes ,but when you buy silage you have a dm reading
I have silage bales here 850 kg and 420 kg , same baler, never thought of selling by the ton , have to look into it , water is cheap to buy
So if bales are of the same quality you charge the same ??
Even though one is twice the weight of the other ?!!!!
 
Location
Ceredigion
So if bales are of the same quality you charge the same ??
Even though one is twice the weight of the other ?!!!!
You know I charge less . It's not a big isue , but if it rains half way though cutting would he drop the price , a fairer way may be to weigh a few loads and take a dry matter test then use that to price the lot , but just my mutterings
 
You know I charge less . It's not a big isue , but if it rains half way though cutting would he drop the price , a fairer way may be to weigh a few loads and take a dry matter test then use that to price the lot , but just my mutterings
I think the man said buyer was covering harvest costs so rain would be down to him
The fairest way is by weight with the quality governing price per ton
And if both parties are happy weighing a load out of each field for a average then so be it
It’s not rocket science
 
Location
Ceredigion
I think the man said buyer was covering harvest costs so rain would be down to him
The fairest way is by weight with the quality governing price per ton
And if both parties are happy weighing a load out of each field for a average then so be it
It’s not rocket science
Fair enough . But at the risk of starting another argument if the buyer is doing the harvesting then £30 ton is overpriced , that would be a good clamped price
 

DaveGrohl

Member
Location
Cumbria
Derrick, i think you were the first to mention bales. Now I'm confused as to what the OP wants. I was referring to clamp silage. Baled is way different because you can get big variations between and within bales as far as DM is concerned.
 
Location
Ceredigion
Derrick, i think you were the first to mention bales. Now I'm confused as to what the OP wants. I was referring to clamp silage. Baled is way different because you can get big variations between and within bales as far as DM is concerned.
I was using bales as an example but agree clamp dry matter would be in a smaller range in dm , but still think ,£ 30 is overpriced , the harvesting cost needs to come of that at least
 

mountfarm

Member
Wow, you've done an amazing deal for yourself. Not so much for the buyer. Was he desperate?
We know him and a deals been done. Both parties happy. I wouldn’t say desperate but he has very little stock and what he’s cut already is 25% down on yield. He said the dry spell March to May has hurt his yields so he’s having this field for 3 cuts this year and has done the same deal with another local farmer as well.
 

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The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

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