Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

Location
Devon
better keeping it then
Seen some top quality round bale haylage make £10.50 at a sale the other day...

Iv bought some grade 1 silage next door for £15/ bale and been offered 200 bales 3 miles away at £15/ bale ( offered them £12/ bale collected but just not worth anymore when you take £3/ bale to haul it back!! )

Saw some round bale wheat/ barley straw get to £21/ bale at auction.... withdrawn!!!!

No grass around here at all at the mo...

Straw will be £130/ ton down here by harvest....
 

jimmer

Member
Location
East Devon
we using sawdust on cubicles finding the cows cleaner less mastitis and cheaper we going to stockpile as much as possible this summer as can see it going sky high price wise as well
 

sleepy

Member
Location
Devon, UK
Seen some top quality round bale haylage make £10.50 at a sale the other day...

Iv bought some grade 1 silage next door for £15/ bale and been offered 200 bales 3 miles away at £15/ bale ( offered them £12/ bale collected but just not worth anymore when you take £3/ bale to haul it back!! )

Saw some round bale wheat/ barley straw get to £21/ bale at auction.... withdrawn!!!!

No grass around here at all at the mo...

Straw will be £130/ ton down here by harvest....
10.50 a bale is crazy! Even at 15/bale there is nothing in it.
 

caveman

Member
Location
East Sussex.
10.50 a bale is crazy! Even at 15/bale there is nothing in it.

Bloody good job to.
Perhaps we shall see the demise of third parties, who upset the status quo on a local basis, by paying over the odds for relatively worthless materials which they have no personal use for, other than to try and screw the end user in order to meet the payments on kit they have aquired to augment their manhoods.
There is plenty left to shave off of that to cover cost price of production by an end user.
 

sleepy

Member
Location
Devon, UK
Bloody good job to.
Perhaps we shall see the demise of third parties, who upset the status quo on a local basis, by paying over the odds for relatively worthless materials which they have no personal use for, other than to try and screw the end user in order to meet the payments on kit they have aquired to augment their manhoods.
There is plenty left to shave off of that to cover cost price of production by an end user.
Got another 50 220kg bales going out to a racing yard this morning, £47/each, same as the last 3 years really.
 
Location
Devon
We cost our haylage at £18/bale to make, it can be made cheaper yes but I very much doubt if anyone could get cost below £14
Totally agree if you cost it fully ( as you should do ) then i cant see how anyone can make reasonable quality forage for less then £14/15 bale..

just been offered another 100 round bales up the road for £12 / bale... for some reason everyone is suddenly very keen to sell!!
 
fodder sale .......just a random pick.......................sold per bale

bar straw.. 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 ......£14.80 a bale.....sold
wt straw...as above £12.40 ....sold
rape straw as above £9.....not sold
clamp silage 580 tonne...65% first cut grass at 38.6% dm ,12 % CP 69.6 D 11.1 ME
35% maize 28.4% dm ,8.1 %CP 70 D 11.1 ME
must be off the farm by 31-7-13 MADE £35 tonne
haylage 1.2 x0.8 x0.9 ......£23 a bale ...sold (6% p, 10.1 me, 63d )
wt straw as above ......£15 a bale ....sold
hay small (racehorse stuff) rocketfuel ryegrass.....800 bales...£6.00 ...sold
haylage 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.7.......£9.50 ...not sold
clamp maize 120 tonne ..26%dm ,8.9% p ,71.2% D , 11.3me ,36.2% starch......sold £48 tonne
quad wt straw 2.4 x 1.2 x 0.7 ...£18 a bale ...sold
quad haylage 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.7...£14....sold
seed hay(timothy mix) round 1.2 mt £11 not sold
small....£3,40 not sold
meadow hay......round ££15 not sold
linseed round 1.2 mts 2011.......£1 ...............not sold
quad 3rd cut seeds hay 2.4 x 1.2 x 0.7......£33 sold
i think 50% of lots not sold,was 150ish lots
hope that you find this info usefull
nice to meet a forum member there !!!!!!!...........
 

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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