Straw Haulage Costs

kentishmack

New Member
Doing a project on the straw market. Could anyone indicate approximate straw haulage costs per tonne. Appreciate totally dependent on circumstance but lets say up to 80 miles and repeat business. TIA
 

Andrew

Member
Location
Huntingdon, UK
Project to do with renewable energy so if i say Central England and delivering to an energy plant?

£6 to £30 per tonne.

Depends on wether it’s 80 miles on a motorway or 80 miles of backroads.
Depends on bale size
Depends on loading and unloading facilities
Depends on when you want it doing

For example if it can be any artic or wagon and drag, you can load them to the hilt in about 30 mins with a good driver and loader.
Some powerstations are unload by crane only, so has to be loaded a certain way, we have to leave 4+t off our outfit going into these.

I’ve also known some farmers take 5hrs to load a truck with their tractor and loader.

If you can load and unload at short notice it’ll also be cheaper as can fit in with backloads, quiet spells etc so it’s cheaper. If you specify load or unload times it’ll be more expensive
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
£60 per hour for unit and 45 ft trailer
Thats a good rate. We looked at hauling barley into store ourselves because we were fed up waiting for lorries. £6.50 ton for what would have been 3 hour round trip with loading and unloading. 18t trailer with 16t barley worked out at £104. £34.60/hour.

Just need to damage a flotation tyre and any money made would be gone.
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
£6 to £30 per tonne.

Depends on wether it’s 80 miles on a motorway or 80 miles of backroads.
Depends on bale size
Depends on loading and unloading facilities
Depends on when you want it doing

For example if it can be any artic or wagon and drag, you can load them to the hilt in about 30 mins with a good driver and loader.
Some powerstations are unload by crane only, so has to be loaded a certain way, we have to leave 4+t off our outfit going into these.

I’ve also known some farmers take 5hrs to load a truck with their tractor and loader.

If you can load and unload at short notice it’ll also be cheaper as can fit in with backloads, quiet spells etc so it’s cheaper. If you specify load or unload times it’ll be more expensive
Sorry about that, I stopped to watch 3 episodes of bargain hunt.....:)
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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