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That would make far more sense.
It’s fairly simple really. If round bales are light they are usually sold by the bale. If they are heavy they are sold by the tonne. As soon as you see which way they are to be sold it tells you what weights you are likely to be looking at. Usually square bales (not conventional bales) are sold by the tonne apart from quadrant types
 

Farmerdunk

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Location
Hertfordshire
Spoke to straw merchant today. Asked him hypothetically, ‘ as it stands now would you pay £70 ton off the field now’ considering the weather, straw left in sheds at harvest and the amount of cereals drilled. He thought it would be at that price.
 
Funny what you read on here but for someone who never goes to the auction at Carlisle to say weighed loads are estimated weights and another to say it’s Scottish straw doesn’t fill you with confidence believing anything you read on here.
When dropping geld cows off or whatever it is it’s easy to have a wander across to the fodder auction as there’s a fair few lads I know well there that sell straw. Most have tickets and I could name at least four or five regulars who are from the north east or Yorkshire
 

glasshouse

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Location
lothians
Funny what you read on here but for someone who never goes to the auction at Carlisle to say weighed loads are estimated weights and another to say it’s Scottish straw doesn’t fill you with confidence believing anything you read on here.
When dropping geld cows off or whatever it is it’s easy to have a wander across to the fodder auction as there’s a fair few lads I know well there that sell straw. Most have tickets and I could name at least four or five regulars who are from the north east or Yorkshire
Whats wrong with scottish straw? Not enough blackgrass in it?
 
Location
Ceredigion
Funny what you read on here but for someone who never goes to the auction at Carlisle to say weighed loads are estimated weights and another to say it’s Scottish straw doesn’t fill you with confidence believing anything you read on here.
When dropping geld cows off or whatever it is it’s easy to have a wander across to the fodder auction as there’s a fair few lads I know well there that sell straw. Most have tickets and I could name at least four or five regulars who are from the north east or Yorkshire
Since when has Sunderlands Hereford Market been in Carlisle
If their £54 mini Heston was weighed then fair enough . Sale reports of ton price from most auctions are an estimate .
I have never been to Carlisle and my comments was not of Carlisle
 
Nothing wrong with Scottish straw I’m just reading on here that weighed loads are estimated and it’s from Scotland at our nearest auction
Neither are true
 
Location
Ceredigion
Nothing wrong with Scottish straw I’m just reading on here that weighed loads are estimated and it’s from Scotland at our nearest auction
Neither are true
Sorry if I got confused or confused you with my comment. But most auctions down here sell by the bale and then put and estimated weight on the sale report .
I I repeat the £54 bale was in Hereford
 
Derrick is not selling the stuff, simply giving an estimate of what the weight might be .
I had no idea of the size of a d4000 bale,
Is that a crime?
Oh dear, . Derrick was replying to a quto of mine where we were discussing that a auction was reporting by guessing the weight but selling by the bale with out accurately getting the bale size right. No crime, just confusion.
 
Sorry if I got confused or confused you with my comment. But most auctions down here sell by the bale and then put and estimated weight on the sale report .
I I repeat the £54 bale was in Hereford
That's as I understand happens, but in the interest of accuracy it should say estimate or not put it in the report, i'v move some 6 to the ton round bales that really surprised me. At £35 bale it can really distort the market.
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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