Straw Prices

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  1. John kverneland

    John kverneland Well-Known Member

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    I'd say hold on for your price for the moment. Its still September, Your the one seeding, growing it and looking after it all year. Never mind the people who are holding back in hope of cheap straw. Hopefully you will get your price soon. :Thumbp2:
     
  2. Bog Man

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    I think the straw is just not there . Our highest yielding field had seven bales to the acre and the rest had between five and six bales.Winter barley was back in acres and any I saw had to be turned with some sitting ten weeks before baling. There were a good few Northern lorries passing at the weekend. People have not had time to clear fields as they are reseeding and sowing rape .
     
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  3. nashmach

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    Will you give lads a chance lad! Most are only done cutting late last week and there are only so many hours in the day. With the way straw is baling up, one artic would shift a lot of acres currently.
     
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  4. John kverneland

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    If its not there why the hold off? In hope of cheap prices? Not going to happen this year thank god people are holding..
     
  5. diesel power

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    Well the light bulb has finally come on with buyers I think. I'm sold out. Tbh given the demand now you'd nearly wonder at the wisdom of piling up a good bit for your own use but needs must. It's amazing the difference in attitude between this year and last year when there was plenty of straw and very nice straw buyers wanted it for next to nothing so I piled up around 600 bales I think it was bulled it in under my own cattle all winter. This year straw is weathered and scarce and the buyers want it no mention of chape straw at all.
    Ahh someday maybe I'll have 5 ton avg crops and reasonable prices paid for grain and I can dispense with the annoyance of straw altogether.
     
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    Am afraid I am the buyer not the seller this year. Any extra straw we had to source is off the field and in the shed now. Waiting to see were the price will settle now so can pay the man
     
  7. Meath

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    €18 a bale for barley out the field. €45 for oaten/wheaten and rape 8x4x4 here
     
  8. diesel power

    diesel power Well-Known Member

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    How many round bales are in a big square?.
     
  9. Meath

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    3.5/4 I think.
     
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  10. MF30

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    I always thought there were two rounds in a big square...
     
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    8*4*4's usually 450/550kgs
    4x4's usually 150/200kgs
    I count them as 2.75 4x4's in a 8*4*4, but I suppose it depends on a lot of things. The new 4x4 baler baling here this year is making 4'3"x4'8" bales and sold too early, so getting roasted on them.
     
  12. muckymanor

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    Average 8x4x4 is 625kg. Average round is 155kg so it's about 4 rounds to a big square
     
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  13. Bog Man

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    The answer should be made a sticky for future reference.
     
  14. MF30

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    As long as the extra weight was dry straw, not sap from green straight from the combine straw.
     
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    Weighed a few 8*4*3 last week. Were between 260 and 320kg. Say average 270-280. Barley straw around 10%. Weighed a couple of wheaten ones where the moisture was over 18 and pulled out of it and they were 440 from the same baler. Barley straw just isn't weighing this year.
     
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  16. rustymcsocks

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    Those bales must be fairly spongy at 155kg.

    190kg avg here. Easier to handle and strap down a solid bale.
     
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    You must be making your own:lol:
     
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    would be about the 190 here too in 4ft rounds
     
  19. rustymcsocks

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    I sure am. My customers would be the first to point out if they got lighter.
     
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  20. Mf240

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    Could be any number depending on the round bales or the squares.
     
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    I noticed that McHale bales are consistently 4.5ft and ones out of a Welger are nearer 4 and better packed and easier stacked. I don't want to restart the war now but just an observation.
     
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    You wouldn’t get away with 155kg round bales around here, they would have to be around 190kg as @rustymcsocks said. Straw is slow enough to move around here this year for some reason.
     
  24. Masseyrk662

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    Welger bales are smaller than Mchale bales alright
     
  25. Bot.exe

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    More dense to be be pedantic. A soft hands handler works better with them especially if you're loading onto a trailer when wrapped
     

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