Straw Prices

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  1. Blackwater boy

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    Any talk of straw prices for any of the winter barley straw that is beginning to move, I’ve a few going collecting bales here tomorrow wondering how much but I kicked for touch
     
  2. Glencairn tms

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    Baled straw today 5ac 40 bales. Getting €20 a round bale off field and €2 small square bales.
     
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  3. agreid

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    E 20 asked and given .
     
  4. laoisfarmer

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    Baled 15 acres for a man today , there was 70 8/4/4 bales on it last year , 25 this year . Straw is scarcer than 2018 because at least the winter barley straw yielded then , both winter and spring will be a disaster up this way this year.
     
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    Buyers refusing to give 15 around here, they will get a fright soon when winter barley straw is gone,lots of reports of 6 bales per acre
     
  7. Rebelman

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    What price would lads think Rape straw should be in relation to barley straw? Half, three quarters????
     
  8. Blackwater boy

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    For bedding or burning?
     
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    What price are big squares?
     
  10. CORK

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    Spoke to a couple of Cork dealers today. Despite the fact that straw yields will be pretty normal in Cork, they both freely said that prices will be up a bit because of demand from further north.

    I’m hearing €20/round for barley straw in North Cork.
     
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  11. Blackwater boy

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    8X4X4 €50/€55 for barley collected So I’m hearing
     
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  12. Rebelman

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    Bedding I suppose. Does it matter? Whatever the buyer wants to do with it makes no difference to me.
     
  13. Blackwater boy

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    Sorry I even asked
     
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  14. Rebelman

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    God no my apologies if that came across as a smart answer.....100% didn’t mean to.
     
  15. Blackwater boy

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    Rape straw has a high calorific value which means it is very good for burning in furnaces for heat, for bedding it’s not worth much hence my question.
     
  16. south coast agri

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    Huge talking point straw . You could loose a neighbour over a sop of straw
     
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    Just wait on the journal to talk down the price.
     
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  18. Rebelman

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    Yeah good point. That’s kinda what I was asking...wasn’t trying to be a smartarse.
     
  19. CORK

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    It definitely made a mess of it last year, the tone appears to have changed this year so far.

    Forecast looks a bit mixed now for the next couple of weeks, that won’t make straw any more plentiful.
     
  20. Dunmasc

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    It has started already. Talking about the second growth in spring crops possibly reducing the deficit from 3 to 1~1.5 million bales. My winter barely straw is back over 6 bales an acre.
     
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    Any ideas what wheat straw will be in wicklow/wexford
     
  22. laoisfarmer

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    I think the realisation that straw is not going to be there is hitting home , had a lorry man on from the north this morning, he only ever rings me late in the session if he is stuck, asked what he wanted and said whatever he could get. He is to ring back in 3 weeks once the spring barley is cut but I told him that I probably won’t have any once my regular customers are sorted.
     
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    Yep the weather is a mess up here, just as WB is coming ripe...
    Second growth in SB certainly won't make it easier to cut/bale!
     
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  24. nashmach

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    That balony is only paper filler. I'm always reminded of the saying many a slip between cup and lip....
     
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  25. ithastopay

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    We’ve competed baling in two fields of winter barley, one bale up just over 4 round bales/ac
    the other baled up 5.5.
    To put the yield in context, the last year there was over 700 bales on that farm, about half was sold,
    out of the field and remainder put in a shed and sold in the winter.
    This year the straw is over sold, 400 bales have been booked, there’s only 370 made, there will be no straw to be sold from that yard next winter.

    I’ve heard the price for imported feeding straw, it’s above the price of dry barley.
     

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