Straw Prices

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  1. Mf240

    Mf240 Well-Known Member

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    Was straw that was bought out of sheds during the mini drought not be in other sheds now. Were Lads buying in anticipation of a fodder shortage.
     
  2. laoisfarmer

    laoisfarmer Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn’t say so , a lot goes from sheds straight to farmer, doing that takes all the goodness (profit)out of it as it has to be moved twice and puts the price up more. Some of that real cheap straw would get it hard enough to be handled once never mind twice !!!!!!
     
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  3. Mf240

    Mf240 Well-Known Member

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    I mean its probably in a farmers shed. Just wondering not trying to talk it up or down.
     
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    Actually got that when I looked at your post a second time !!!! Think at the time most lads were only buying to keep them going but I’m sure there probably was some bought and moved for next winter. Straw is scarce as winter barley straw is just not there In the bigger areas , it normally fills the market early and nearly makes spring barley straw second grade!!! Lots of the spring barley which was sown instead of winter also suffered in the drought which also means the spring barley straw will be back.
     
  5. kildare

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    Hard to know what straw will be later in season.but with 5 or 6 to the acre there will be a huge shortage of straw overall. Good prices will be paid in winter when there is little to buy. Is 20 a fair price for good wb in rounds.
     
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    Yep
     
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  7. Rebelman

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    It’s a fair price for both sides.
     
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    If crops bale out at 5 or 6 bales an acre what grain yield are ye expecting for such crops?
     
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    Is there any cut down South yet, I saw a field cut and baled yesterday in the North West
     
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    There was a bit cut in North Cork yesterday, heavy rain this morning stopped play, no news of yeilds etc. My Infinity is a week away or so, ripening a bit uneven but looks promising if i can keep them bas***d crows away. I am fast running out of the black stuff.
     
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  11. kildare

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    Athy area had very little rain until spring barley shot out. 2 ton to the acre!. May be less.
     
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  12. diesel power

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    Whatever about winter crops baling up in lesser numbers I'd say spring crops are going to be very light to bale. Sb is barely knee high in places and that's including the head so it'll be very short when the heads turn down. Add to that it's thin enough as well. I might have to take the straw chopper out of gear yet on the combine :scared:
     
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  13. kildare

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    Reports of w barley very poor. 2.5 ton.
     
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    Remind me again how many statute acres are in an Irish acre?
    Am I remembering correctly, 10 statute acres equal 7 Irish acres?
     
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    100 Irish acres equals 160 statute acres ?
     
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    Similar to miles and kilometres
     
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  18. Mf240

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    Theres an 8 acre field for sale a few miles away. The contractor says it was 7 acres when your man was making silage but hes selling 8
     
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    Anyone who ever rented ground he previously did work in will attest to that:laugh:
     
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    When I was spreading fertilizer for a man in a field called the 12 acres I ran out of fertilizer and it was then he told me it was Irish acres so was nearer 20 statute acres
     
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    Very similar here,about 15 years ago before gps, local man used to get a contractor to to cut his silage,11 acres was what he told the contractor,had less cattle one year and said he set it,asked a local dairy man to take a 17 acre field,but forgot it be the same contractor cutting it..... anyway when gps came out the contractor found out there was 14 acres in the field
     
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    There or thereabouts, a measurement made up by the planters when they were divvying up the country.......
     
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    Or for lads with small farms 5 irish is 8 statute..
     
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    I find this app useful for getting an approximate area or length.

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  25. diesel power

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    The penny hasn't dropped with lads yet on straw availability. Grass is growing fairly well and as is the case most years when grass isn't scarce thoughts of filling haysheds isn't to high up the list.
     
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