Snetterton straw burning power station

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
The questionable morality of burning straw when livestock are going to be short of feed/bedding is staggering

About time these burner stations were taken off line. How the government can square burning wood or straw as being, at best, carbon neutral is beyond me.

Anyway, I thought you arable boys were going to chop & incorporate to maintain soil biota?





(Psst, I pay between £90-100/t in my yard currently and we use a lot .......... PM me for a deal)
 
The questionable morality of burning straw when livestock are going to be short of feed/bedding is staggering

About time these burner stations were taken off line. How the government can square burning wood or straw as being, at best, carbon neutral is beyond me.

Anyway, I thought you arable boys were going to chop & incorporate to maintain soil biota?





(Psst, I pay between £90-100/t in my yard currently and we use a lot .......... PM me for a deal)
Yawn. You could always pay £110 / acre for it. Plenty left farms last year for £30 / acre.

Edit......copied from elsewhere on the forum...

 
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nick...

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Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
Sold mine last year for well less than half price above but got to look into these things.heard a neighbor got a contract supplying at £40 ton delivered.and yes I agree selling straw to burn is wrong when livestock boys need it
Nick…
 

goodevans

Member
Sold mine last year for well less than half price above but got to look into these things.heard a neighbor got a contract supplying at £40 ton delivered.and yes I agree selling straw to burn is wrong when livestock boys need it
Nick…
So how about AD when food is short
 

Humble Village Farmer

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NFFN Member
Location
Cb97ej
So how about AD when food is short
How about farmers growing what they need to stay in business?

How about British sugar encouraging poor health and obesity while beet growers damage their soils?

How about malting barley or grapes being grown to produce alcohol?

How about wheat going into ethanol plants?

The sad fact is that very few crops pay that well. If they did no one would sell any straw.

Food isn't short just yet. Crops going to produce fuel has been one of the main things keeping farmers in business.
 

delilah

Member
back in the 80's and 90's most straw was burned in field or chopped...in 1985 on my sandwich year in worcs we burnt 600 acs....and the whole area around was burnt to.....i can't work out why straw is suddenly so short :scratchhead:

There's loads from round here goes over the Channel, I guess that's a newish thing ?
 

Will 1594

Member
Arable Farmer
No idea sorry, but does anyone know what happens to all the ash from these places?
made into fertilizer like the stuff out of thetford what makes fibro
nick you ask where straw goes
burners
carrots parsnips
pelleted for horse chicken bedding feed filler nis ,
plenty outdoor pigs
£100 an acre 😂 how can you judge what it yields , wet holes paddled bits high low stubble
bale it yourself and put in shed ,
 

bluebell

Member
ive posted on here a few times over the years about the sheer lunicey of baling, transporting, then burning straw to create electricity? same as the other great idea? importing woodchip thousands of miles to then burn in a powerstation? The recent massive increase in energy prices have shown up how weak, and naive the UKs energy policey is? Now we are out of the EU, we can at last have a common sense approach to our energy requirements and put the UK FIRST? for once?
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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