Straw Prices

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  1. Masseyrk662

    Masseyrk662 Well-Known Member

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    As I said to you the other day on the phone, 25 a bale out of the field is what it’s doing here and doing it handy too
     
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    The winter barley I was cutting the other day did 9 bales to the acre it was baled Dampish after the combine, the man that owns it wasn’t going to buy as I said to him If it was in that condition after a few Days rain wouldn’t you be happy. 15 acres 138 bales, baler started around 7 in evening, not a bale left by 11 o clock the following morning.
     
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  3. thefarminglad

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    I got 9 bales per acre off winter barley this year V 13. 5 bales per acre last year. Two prices i have heard are 15 euro per 4x4 bale ex-field and 35 euro refused by seller for 8x4x3 ex shed
     
  4. Mf240

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    Straw stuck together is no use for anything. Not that you could do anything about it. But it would kill you trying to bed with it.
     
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    We baled the first on Wednesday, it did 5.75 to the acre.
    15 acres was down 67 bales on last year.
    WB straw all booked, all decent men, they haven't asked the price, I dunno where to pitch it.
    It'll only get worse with short SB with a second green growth in it.
    The bulk of customers haven't appeared yet, it'll be a bit of a pantomime later on me thinks!
     
  6. Big Vern

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    Judging by the lorry loads of barley straw I've seen heading west on the A303 the past couple of weeks (heading into deepest West Country) they must be giving it away "up the road"

    On a more serious note we have no barley here this year, we will fill our straw sheds but won't have much for sale for sure, all surplus will go to the baler man,
     
  7. nashmach

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    And dangerous for your health as well. That's if it lasts in the shed without going on fire.

    I'd go as far as saying straw bales left out for most of the winter would be in better order.
     
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  8. Masseyrk662

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    Jesus the bales aren’t that bad, I said dampish :lol: from here on we will be lucky to get 3 dry days in a row up this side, straw is usually just baled in as best condition as can be got
     
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  9. Mf240

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    A couple of euros one way or the other doesn't matter to me as much as good straw. I want it for calves mostly.

    Neighbour has a machine for bedding and can use straw that's stuck together a bit . But the dust would kill a small pony.
     
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  10. Rebelman

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    How are people getting on with baling straw? Nothing done here myself- no intention of touching it until I’m certain of a few good drying days together.
     
  11. Ags11

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    We're not!
    Got caught with serious rain an hour ago, deadly mess at the gap getting the combine and header out!
    Came on last run, at least alls cut!
    Made a vow I'm not going through the gate again until it properly drys!
     
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    A good portion of it on the ground here over 10 days now. Rang a few loyal customers today to break the news that best case scenario is poor quality straw, worst case is none at all. Not something I enjoyed doing.
     
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  13. Mf240

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    Looks like another year for the sudocrem :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    It's a pity more didn't think that way instead of trying to screw down price.

    If you had a couple of sick calves God forbid from sparing, the extra vet bill would not go far....
     
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    I made 2 bales one evening and the moisture was too high for my liking.
    Weather has been shite since. Just when think it might be coming around it lashes rain followed by a couple days of fog.
     
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    I've next to nothing cut yet but the bit that is cut won't be baled until god knows when and if the broken weather is going to be ongoing throughout the harvest then I'll bale up enough for myself and the few loyal customers and the rest will be blown out of the straw chopper. I've to much to be doing to be worrying about anyone who isn't worried about me.
     
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    I baled about 120 bales Tuesday evening, we turned it that morning. It had been cut a week and needed every bit of that time to get the green out of the straw. Moisture was 12 to 16 but rose quickly at 9 pm which stopped us. I don’t think we will bale again for a week looking at the forecast.
     
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    Its the first year in a long time that we've arrived in August and l havent made a single bale of straw yet.
    Fairly sure won't be making any the coming week either.
     
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    Only had a couple of fields of winter barley. The fact that it was an earlier variety (Valerie) may have helped us on this occasion as we cut it at the start of that good week.
    I scattered the straw out with the Lely lotus and gave it 3 more passes over the following couple of days.
    Baled up as 8x4x3 and put it in the shed before the rain. Lorry lads took it the following weekend.
    Wheaten straw will go to mushrooms and most of the rape straw will be chopped. Then just spring barley straw to bale up.
     
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