Straw Values

4course

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north yorks
at the prices reported for the above sale ,straw / ton ww loaded ex farm /field looks like £70- 75/ for what with luck will be good clean and dry straw, costly yes but utter madness not so sure ,
 

Surgery

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Location
Oxford
at the prices reported for the above sale ,straw / ton ww loaded ex farm /field looks like £70- 75/ for what with luck will be good clean and dry straw, costly yes but utter madness not so sure ,
I think your about right for certain areas of the country , if weather doesn’t play ball could be a lot more
 
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Sid

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Livestock Farmer
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South Molton
Prices mean nothing without pictures of these crops.

I have walked some crops that are as good as any year, and some that ,well suffered!

Majority have a camera phone , why not post some pictures to give snapshot?
 
Location
Devon
at the prices reported for the above sale ,straw / ton ww loaded ex farm /field looks like £70- 75/ for what with luck will be good clean and dry straw, costly yes but utter madness not so sure ,
The top field of WB was an exceptionally good crop ( even for a normal year ) and made £148 acre.

Fields of Wheat that would be near on 2 ton acre ( no wet spots ) and were as good as a normal year so would yield that were around the £110/125 acre mark, poorer/ thin wheat crops that would yield around 1.3 ton acre were making around the £100 acre mark!

The sale just got dearer and dearer as it went on!

There was some 6 string 2019 barley ( I think it was barley ) made about £30 bale earlier in the sale.

At £100 acre and 1.3 ton of straw that is £75 tonne in the swath, and on baling/ loading/ turning some will be another £15/20 ton and then you have to haul it so another £20 ton which makes it £110 ton ish by the time it gets into the yard.
 

4course

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Location
north yorks
The top field of WB was an exceptionally good crop ( even for a normal year ) and made £148 acre.

Fields of Wheat that would be near on 2 ton acre ( no wet spots ) and were as good as a normal year so would yield that were around the £110/125 acre mark, poorer/ thin wheat crops that would yield around 1.3 ton acre were making around the £100 acre mark!

The sale just got dearer and dearer as it went on!

There was some 6 string 2019 barley ( I think it was barley ) made about £30 bale earlier in the sale.

At £100 acre and 1.3 ton of straw that is £75 tonne in the swath, and on baling/ loading/ turning some will be another £15/20 ton and then you have to haul it so another £20 ton which makes it £110 ton ish by the time it gets into the yard.
Seems the better the crop the more£/acre will end up the less£/ton and if on a local farm staff haul will be well bought
 
Location
Devon
An honest mistake for an organic man I would say.
Lol that would have been conventional straw at that auction as the organic beys don't bother buying organic straw as their cattle as so well trained they don't eat any of the straw after they are bedded and of course the muck is not spread on organic land for a good decade after its taken out the sheds..... oh is that a pig flying past the window.... lol.....
 

4course

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Location
north yorks
Lol that would have been conventional straw at that auction as the organic beys don't bother buying organic straw as their cattle as so well trained they don't eat any of the straw after they are bedded and of course the muck is not spread on organic land for a good decade after its taken out the sheds..... oh is that a pig flying past the window.... lol.....
we have a straw customer who is organic has to buy his straw as bedding straw thus attracting vat to prove to the inspectors he has bought bedding not feed ,his stock are well trained and being fully organic just lay or sshit on quality bedding straw never eating a wisp
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
we have a straw customer who is organic has to buy his straw as bedding straw thus attracting vat to prove to the inspectors he has bought bedding not feed ,his stock are well trained and being fully organic just lay or sshit on quality bedding straw never eating a wisp
Just out of interest did either of you see the thread about using out of date dry cow tubes on a conventional farm?
Far more worrying wouldn't you say?
 

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