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cattleman123

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Location
devon
Well did you read about that accident involving round bales of straw not being strapped down and one came off and has left a bike rider with life changing injury's?

Do not think saying you do not strap down loads is a good idea tbh.
I dont strap down hay as it sits better and is heavier...straw bales ae a lot lighter and tend to bounce around....possible i should think of strapping hay
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Just having a laugh with you, I said I didn't strap down I didn't say that I didn't secure the load
Price of straw last year you needed one of these if leaving a trailer for too long 😑
 

Bullbeeef

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Location
Devon
He was talking about the GTH sale ,sold by the acre
was he not.
Anyway sales by the acre look cheaper than last year
as there looks like 1.5 times the straw per acre.

Buying off the lorry looks a LOT cheaper than last year and in some cases buying per the acre this year going by tonight's sale !!

Delivered in barley made £90-98 ton
Delivered in Wheat £84 to £88 ton..

And Comm has to be taken off the above as well so buying direct you are talking £85 for Wheat and £95 ton for Barley delivered in this year!
 
Location
Devon
As for the standing straw sale, a very strange sale with prices being all over the place, a few lots unsold, location was key and not the amount of straw standing in the field!

For example lots 3-6 of Winter Wheat made between £75 to £100 acre, it will yield about a ton an acre!

Lot 104 will yield about 1.5 ton acre, it made £125 acre ( winter wheat ) and on top of the price it is full of blackgrass!

Top Wheat was about £140/142, another field of barley made £145 acre.

One well known straw dealer was bidding away and bought at least one lot of Winter wheat at £102 acre.
 

lloyd

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Location
Herefordshire
As for the standing straw sale, a very strange sale with prices being all over the place, a few lots unsold, location was key and not the amount of straw standing in the field!

For example lots 3-6 of Winter Wheat made between £75 to £100 acre, it will yield about a ton an acre!

Lot 104 will yield about 1.5 ton acre, it made £125 acre ( winter wheat ) and on top of the price it is full of blackgrass!

Top Wheat was about £140/142, another field of barley made £145 acre.

One well known straw dealer was bidding away and bought at least one lot of Winter wheat at £102 acre.

Wow your standing straw sales are on.🔥
 

Wesley

Member
As for the standing straw sale, a very strange sale with prices being all over the place, a few lots unsold, location was key and not the amount of straw standing in the field!

For example lots 3-6 of Winter Wheat made between £75 to £100 acre, it will yield about a ton an acre!

Lot 104 will yield about 1.5 ton acre, it made £125 acre ( winter wheat ) and on top of the price it is full of blackgrass!

Top Wheat was about £140/142, another field of barley made £145 acre.

One well known straw dealer was bidding away and bought at least one lot of Winter wheat at £102 acre.
Like you said, all over the place. One lot only made £60 & will likely be around 1.5t/acre. Also one of the delivered loads was knocked down to a contractor who also sells straw.
 

goodevans

Member
Straw seems a bit like the live weight dead weight argument ,standing straw auctions been likened to live weight as it's a gamble knowing what you are going to get but drives up the ton rate when theres a shortage and vice versa when theres a glut ,buying by the bale can be likened to deadweight as the end purchaser knows exactly what they are getting
 

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