Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

lady muck

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Location
Ayrshire
Glad I'm not down there.
Getting £110t or £30 a 4x4 round bale for my hay up here this week.
Decent hay up to £40 per bale delivered here. Straw about £100/t barley. Dairy silage about £40/t. Supplies are tight locally but not as tight as many had predicted.
 

Spartacus

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Lancaster
Just got a delivery of wheat straw in the larger six string bale size haulier picked it up from Lincolnshire this morning and dropped it with us this afternoon for £78/t opened a bale up tonight n its real good stuff for bedding, problem with it is getting it to the right place before it starts spreading itself :facepalm:
 
lovely smelling, quite fine meadow hay with a nice bit of colour. £110 a ton or £24 a bale delivered for four stringers. 100 bale load 22 tons.

Out of curiousity how many tons would you expect to the acre?? bearing in mind it hadn't gone too far overgrown.
 

thewalrus

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Northern Ireland
Decent silage making at least £45 a ton here in northern Ireland. Grass an silage in short supply prices will go way up in next few weeks if things don't radically change. Silage being carted about right left centre. Heard one farmer say he had spent £20k buying extra silage he wouldn't normally be buying
 

Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...
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