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REPORT FROM 54th Annual Sale of Hay, Straw & Roots


Friday 24th January 2020 at 2pm

Brightwells 54th Annual Sale of Fodder attracted a slightly smaller crowd than what was witnessed in recent years. Purchasers in attendance from near and far, a smaller crowd of welsh purchasers than seen in recent years with a good crowd of hay and straw merchants in attendance.

In reverse to 2019 straw was the commodity most in demand and our prices certainly exceeded many vendors expectations.

The early winter and the poor autumn weather has led to only 50-60% of the wheat crop planted with many fore casting straw to be short this summer and the early winter has seen supplies eaten into already.

The demand for straw was from farmers and trade merchants all wanting to secure extra supplies as we near mid winter. However, the mild winter and excellent harvesting conditions has led to a huge over supply of hay and silage with very little demand witnessed. Some parts did see more demand than others, however in several instances hay and silage not bid for.

Straw topped at £30/bale for some 120cm x 90cm wheat straw with 90cm x 80cm bales hitting an exceptional £29/bale and averaging £20.95. Round bales to £19.60 with a near complete clearance to average £14.64. Very little straw unsold during the sale. Very little barley and oat straw entered in the sale with 120cm x 70cm barley straw to £21.60/bale and round bales to £18 to average £14.18.

Oil seed rape haulm seeing excellent demand mainly led by processor demand, again hardly any in the sale although some nice haulm straw at Brobury Farms saw 90cm x 80cm bales hit £19.17/bale and average £17.95.

Hay trade lacklustre with a large over supply at present. 120cm x 70cm square bales to £19/bale to average £18.05/bale. Some nice 90cm x 80cm square bales at C Hinksman did hit £25/bale with these bales averaging £16.42.

Round bales of hay from £10 to a top of £20.80 with these averaging £13.41.

Some nice small bales of hay to £2.92/bale with these conventional bales averaging £2.30/bale

Silage met very steady demand, in more livestock areas met better demand to £17.32/bale, however in general £10 to £12/bale to average £12.53/bale. Fodder beet to £20/tonne.

Our next sale is Wednesday, 11th March at Hereford Market.

For a list of unsold Fodder, please check the website and for entries for our 2nd sale, please contact either Greg Christopher, Rob Meadmore or Sara Hamer. Entries close Friday 14th February 2020.

 

 

2020 AVERAGES

WHEAT STRAW

Square

 

 

 

 

Square

120cm x 90cm

 

To £30

Av £30

Square

120cm x 70cm

 

To £21.60

Av £21.60

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £18

To £29

Av £20.95

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £14

To £21

Av £17.65

Round

4ft

From £8.25

To £19.60

Av £14.64

BARLEY STRAW

Square

120cm x 70cm

 

To £21.60

Av £21.60

Square

90cm x 80cm

 

To £24

Av £24

Round

4ft

From £12

To £18

Av £14.18

OAT STRAW

Square

90cm x 80cm

 

To £18.40

Av £18.40

Round

4ft

From £15.83

To £16

Av £15.91

OIL SEED RAPE HAULM

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £16

To £19.17

Av £17.95

MEADOW AND SEEDS HAY

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £15.15

To £19

Av £18.05

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £14

To £25

Av £16.42

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £13

To £16

Av £14.67

Round

4ft

From £10

To £20.80

Av £13.41

Small bales

 

From £1

To £2.92

Av £2.30

SILAGE/HAYLAGE

4ft round bales haylage

 

From £4.80

To £17.32

Av £12.53

Square Bales haylage

 

 

To £10

Av £10

FODDER BEET

Fodder Beet

 

 

 

 

2018 HAY

Square  

90cm x 80cm

 

To £20.71

Av £20.71

 

 

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Greg Christopher
Agricultural Property & Professional

Tel: 01432 261325

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