Silage / Straw / Hay Price Tracker

I can get plenty atm but I may kill them off with what they have to pay me
If I had run out and you were supplying one of my customers with say 20% of there straw requirements this year I would like to think they still used you for 20% next year, loyalty is a good thing, what if I was short the following year and had to say no again.
 
Location
Ceredigion
If I had run out and you were supplying one of my customers with say 20% of there straw requirements this year I would like to think they still used you for 20% next year, loyalty is a good thing, what if I was short the following year and had to say no again.
We shift 2000 small bales most weeks . If I have to double the price I will be looked on as Mr Expensive especially by gossips who can't get any to sell , and some of these small holders may just get rid of their stock as to expesive to keep
We buy all that in so have no control over the price . I cant loose money on it
I suppose it could be worse . I may have spent £60,000 on a bale packer
 
We shift 2000 small bales most weeks . If I have to double the price I will be looked on as Mr Expensive especially by gossips who can't get any to sell , and some of these small holders may just get rid of their stock as to expesive to keep
We buy all that in so have no control over the price . I cant loose money on it
Agree, but if you're not careful your just performing a service for no profit or with out gaining a new long term commitment.
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
No. I buy squares by weight and rounds by the bale. I don’t use many rounds, only in some long narrow pens I have stirks in, they get a bale twice a week, the quality is more important than a few kilos either way. To be honest if they were super solid the extra straw would be wasted as there would too much for the pen. I also bought a heap of 100 first cut haylage, horse quality 120/90 by 5’6” for £30/bale to collect. Lovely smelling stuff, a lot better value for racks than straw imo
My 4 foot rounds av 275kg so was thinking at £25/bale or £90/t they wouldn't really be a leg lift?
 
Anyone who doesn’t like shocks please sit down because I have not one but TWO definite straw prices from this week. Inside stored 4” round bale winter barley straw delivered in today @£25.75/bale, up from previous loads @£20, at local mart (Northallerton) same statement but to collect yourself made £30/bale at auction so all in all I consider my leg lifted but not thoroughly rogered.
Have they got anymore to sell @ £25.75. Seems reasonable the way the job is atm. Square bales at Northallerton yesterday were unsold at I think £51
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
we have taken on extra ground this year, stock numbers take time to build up, so 18 acres corn going in, grain to feed the youngstock, and hopefully a nice bit of straw. Going in behind kale, and will drill with rape, after combining, for outwintering again. If the weathers crap, w/c, or crimped. a alternative.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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