Is this not how an average works, not really an average if you want to dismiss the high price, because you surely don't deliver it for free either.No but farmers who buy the odd load often pay a lot more so distorting the avarage on farm price as a guide. If its a guide your after. if you used £100 ex farm midlands Eastern Counties you would not be far off . And flush the auction prices down the loo as irrelevant
This is what business is about, both parties being happy with a deal, but the price is set by auction results.I do own a baler. Bought off a lovely straw man . And we did not have to go to a baler auction to decide on a price
Er no, cold and drizzly here. Winter hasn't even started yet. Nice try though.Has the never ending story of country folk finally come to an end
Its like a spring morning by the Harbour in Aberaeron this morning
Freewheeling from now on
Sometimes but not always,sometimes they are run up by dealers then don’t reach an artificial reserve in order to create a false bottom to the market.Luckily most farmers will see through this and buy elsewhere.An auction sets a level for any commodity, whether it is straw, cars or cattle, the private sellers price has to have a base. Many straw buyers deal with the same farmer’s continually for supply and will look to lift the product away at less than the open market price, it is business, it is not illegal.
If you do not open your eyes you will open your wallet.
We sell to the same dealer every year, we never negotiate a price he just sends a cheque each time, all done on trustI had my straw bill from my neighbor this week. We've never agreed a price at harvest and I've always just paid what he asks. I was quite relieved when the bill for £65/t came through.