Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
It’s the same at any sale not just straw... if there’s a reserve the auctioneer will take bids from fresh air too get there too try and get a sale.. if nobody is genuinely bidding though they’ll stop a couple of quid short of the reserve
Auctioneer doing a straw sale locally had his son clerking for him.
First half a dozen lots sold. Sold to Mr x
Came to a lot that didn't meet reserve, auctioneer knocked it. No name, son pipes up who bought that lot?
Dad says actually no one 🙄😳😳😳
 

Hfd Cattle

Member
Location
Hereford
Got some big bale quadrant 6 string well made July hay for sale off farm .What sort of money ball park should we be looking at. Selling picked up on a lorry by merchant who we regularly buy straw off. Not in the selling trade normally but have to make some shed room
At Nick Champions sale they were making £50 a bale for nice meadow hay . 120x90 x8' long
 

puntabrava

Member
Location
Wiltshire
maybe them at sedge Moor that didn't sell (didn't meet reserve) new the value of what they had after all.
You would need to be very desperate for business to turn up at a cattle market loaded with straw on a lorry and risk being dragged up to some shyte hole by a successful bidder that everyone else has quoted high too allowing for possible damage and the 1.5 hour unload. Those that do sell straw this way would need a good reserve to allow for the above possibility.
 
You would need to be very desperate for business to turn up at a cattle market loaded with straw on a lorry and risk being dragged up to some shyte hole by a successful bidder that everyone else has quoted high too allowing for possible damage and the 1.5 hour unload. Those that do sell straw this way would need a good reserve to allow for the above possibility.
And that is what always happens. Been there as a teenager.
 

thorpe

Member
You would need to be very desperate for business to turn up at a cattle market loaded with straw on a lorry and risk being dragged up to some shyte hole by a successful bidder that everyone else has quoted high too allowing for possible damage and the 1.5 hour unload. Those that do sell straw this way would need a good reserve to allow for the above possibility.
got that t shirt , never again!
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
I would be quite happy if all my customers were on similar access roads and the unloading area as clean. Lots of places you have to catch your straps from falling in sh!t and walk around to find a semi clean place to chuck them on the floor to wind up.
Got to worth a £20/ discount 😉

Know some places where you wouldn't want to get out without a pair of wellies on!
 

Guide your way through spring agronomy decisions

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The incessant and extreme wet conditions are now presenting huge challenges for every farm’s spring agronomy and cropping decisions.

Plans are being urgently reevaluated and rejigged to set priorities for treatment, with a watchful eye on deadlines for timely spring crop establishment when a window allows. And all against a backdrop of potential damage to soil structure to fields from traveling in waterlogged conditions.

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Lessons learned from last year have proved invaluable, with the latest Syngenta Spring Guide giving an insight into some of the tips and ideas to help with this season’s decisions...
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