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Supplementary Sale of Fodder Report 2018 - 7th March 

Brightwells report another excellent trade at our Supplementary Fodder Sale in the new venue of Hereford Livestock Market. The recent bad weather focusing the minds of many farmers and trade for hay and silage was exceptionally strong. The straw trade was maintained, however, at times this was not the commodity in demand compared to January.

With the new venue and re-arranged date due to the heavy snowfall, there was another excellent turnout with a room packed from the start. This certainly helping with another very good clearance with our second sale always proving to be more difficult. Customers in attendance were from a wide area with demand from Wales and Scotland underpinning local trade.

Hay was the commodity that sparked excellent interest with Round Bales of 2017 Meadow Hay topping at £40/Bale, Square Bales topping at £53.33/Bale for six string Meadow Hay, D4000 Bales to £42.67 with a large consignment of mainly second quality Round Bale Hay reflected by the average of £21.18 conventional Ryegrass small Bales to £3.35/Bale.

Wrapped Silage more keenly sought after with a top of £18/Bale, however averages reflect a large entry of silage in a poor location.

Wrapped Haylage from 2016 to £28/Bale for Wrapped Square Bales.

Hay from 2015 and 2016 was also cleared up with 2016 averaging £25/Bale for squares, and £14/Bale for Round. 2015 saw Squares at £18.75 to average just over £15/Bale.

Straw was again in demand although not quite at the same levels as our January auction. Big Square bales of six string 120cm x 90cm topped at £52.66 to average £43.67, Round Bale Barley at £21.42.

Oat Straw topped at £46.67 for big Hesston 120cm x 70cm topped at £29.41. Bean Haulm and Oil Seed Rape looked good value, Oil Seed Rape Haulm to £17.33 for 120cm x 80cm. Bean Haulm to average £11.45 for Round Bales.

Wheat Straw saw prices top at £43.33 for Hesston Bales 120cm x 80cm to average £35.48 and top at £40.67. Round Bales to £21/Bale to average £19.23.

An excellent clearance was achieved ; however we still have some unsold lots available. Please contact Greg Christopher for more information – 07770 972815 or Rob Meadmore -07774 763 971

 

 

From

Average

Top

HAY 2017

Round Bales

£14

£21.18

£40

Square Bales (120cm x 70cm)

£22.86

£31.33

£53.33

Square Bales (120cm x 90cm)

 

 

£42.86

Square Bales (80cm x 70cm)

 

 

£42.67

 

 

 

 

HAY 2016

Square Bales (90 cmx 80cm)

£25

£25.58

£26.25

Square Bales (120cm x 70cm)

£17.60

£18.13

£18.40

Round Bales

£12.50

£13.08

£14

 

 

 

 

HAY 2015

Square Bales (80cm x 70cm)

£9.60

£15.10

£18.75

 

 

 

 

SILAGE 2017

Round Bales

£8.80

£12.50

£18

 

 

 

 

WRAPPED HAYLAGE 2016

Square Bales (80cm x 70cm)

 

 

£28

 

 

 

 

CONVENTIONAL MEADOW HAY 2015

£1.52

 

 

 

 

WHEAT 2017

Round Bales

£17.78

£19.23

£21

Square Bales (120cm x 120cm)

 

 

£43.33

Square Bales (120cm x 80cm)

£24

£35.48

£40.67

Square Bales (80cm x 70cm)

 

 

£20.50

Conventional

£2.46

£2.93

£3.33

 

 

 

 

BARLEY 2017

Round Bales (4ft)

 

£21.42

£21.42

Square Bales (120cm x 70cm)

£40

£40.50

£41

Square Bales (120cm x 90cm)

£40.60

£43.67

£52.60

 

 

 

 

OAT 2017

Square Bales (120cm x 70cm)

 

£29.41

£29.41

Square Bales (120cm x 120cm)

 

£46.67

£46.67

 

 

 

 

WHEAT 2016

Square Bales (90cm x 80cm)

 

 

£19

 

 

 

 

BEAN HAULM 2017

Round Bales

£11.75

£11.45

£11.67

 

 

 

 

OIL SEED RAPE HAULM

Square Bales (80cm x 70cm)

 

 

£17.33

 

 

Supplementary Sale of Fodder Report 2018 - 7th March 

Brightwells report another excellent trade at our Supplementary Fodder Sale in the new venue of Hereford Livestock Market. The recent bad weather focusing the minds of many farmers and trade for hay and silage was exceptionally strong. The straw trade was maintained, however, at times this was not the commodity in demand compared to January.

With the new venue and re-arranged date due to the heavy snowfall, there was another excellent turnout with a room packed from the start. This certainly helping with another very good clearance with our second sale always proving to be more difficult. Customers in attendance were from a wide area with demand from Wales and Scotland underpinning local trade.

Hay was the commodity that sparked excellent interest with Round Bales of 2017 Meadow Hay topping at £40/Bale, Square Bales topping at £53.33/Bale for six string Meadow Hay, D4000 Bales to £42.67 with a large consignment of mainly second quality Round Bale Hay reflected by the average of £21.18 conventional Ryegrass small Bales to £3.35/Bale.

Wrapped Silage more keenly sought after with a top of £18/Bale, however averages reflect a large entry of silage in a poor location.

Wrapped Haylage from 2016 to £28/Bale for Wrapped Square Bales.

Hay from 2015 and 2016 was also cleared up with 2016 averaging £25/Bale for squares, and £14/Bale for Round. 2015 saw Squares at £18.75 to average just over £15/Bale.

Straw was again in demand although not quite at the same levels as our January auction. Big Square bales of six string 120cm x 90cm topped at £52.66 to average £43.67, Round Bale Barley at £21.42.

Oat Straw topped at £46.67 for big Hesston 120cm x 70cm topped at £29.41. Bean Haulm and Oil Seed Rape looked good value, Oil Seed Rape Haulm to £17.33 for 120cm x 80cm. Bean Haulm to average £11.45 for Round Bales.

Wheat Straw saw prices top at £43.33 for Hesston Bales 120cm x 80cm to average £35.48 and top at £40.67. Round Bales to £21/Bale to average £19.23.

An excellent clearance was achieved ; however we still have some unsold lots available. Please contact Greg Christopher for more information – 07770 972815 or Rob Meadmore -07774 763 971

 

 

Fodder Auction Sale Report

Brightwells 52nd Annual Sale of Winter Fodder attracted one of our largest crowds of purchasers in recent years and some record prices were achieved throughout the sale.

With talk of high fodder prices being reported throughout the country, our excellent catalogue attracted purchasers from Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Lancashire and throughout the Midlands and Powys.

Straw was certainly the commodity that attracted the highest prices, although some best quality Hay was equally well sought after and on the back of these exceptional prices even Hay from 2014/2015 seasons was sold to good levels of interest.

Wheat six string Hesston topped at £64.80 per bale and averaged £60 per bale throughout the sale. Mini Hesston wheat topped at £39 and averaged £36, four string bales topped at £32.77 with 90cm x 80cm averaging at £28.53, smaller 80cm x 70cm averaged at £21.36 per bale.

Round bales of wheat topped at £23.33 and averaged £20.24. Small conventional bales to £3.60 per bale and averaged at £2.48 per bale.

Six string oat straw averaged £51 per bale for Hesston, with Mini Hesston barley straw topping at £47.50 to average £43.16 per bale.

Four string Oat and Barley averaged just over £20 per bale. Round bales of barley topped at £23.50 to average £21.28, oat straw to average £20.98.

Oil seed rape provided some customers with a cheaper alternative, although prices for Haulm like straw were exceptionally strong with four string square bales averaging £25 per bale, round bales averaging £15.29 per bale.

A complete clearance throughout on all straw with a much larger quantity required with hay and straw merchants competing with farmers maintaining trade throughout Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.

Hay and silage trading at higher levels than we expected and certainly exceeding vendors expectations throughout the sale. Best quality hay short of requirements. Six string square bales to £37.50, four string bales of average quality averaging £23.50.

Round bales 4ft 6’ topped at £32 per bale to average £23.52. 4ft round bales to £24 to average £21.61, small conventional bales to £3.43 and averaged £3.37 per bale. 

Good quality Haylage well sought after topping at £24.66 and averaging £22.31, round bales of grass silage to £23.50 and average £17.61.

We had several consignments of 2014 – 2016 hay on offer this year sold to customers as far away as Anglesey looking for cheaper options. Ryegrass square bales to £25 per bale, Mini Hesston square bales of 2016 Meadow Hay to £29 per bale, round bales £12 -£15 per bale. Only some very poor quality at £10 per bale. Fodder beet to £24 per tonne but generally to a limited enquiry.

An excellent clearance of well over 90% of fodder, with our next sale on Friday, 2nd March 2018 at Hereford Livestock Market. Entries close Friday, 16th February 2018.

We have a list of fodder for sale by private treaty available:

Almeley, Herefordshire

300 Round Bales of 2017 Meadow Hay

20 Big Square six String Meadow Hay Bales

300 Round Bales of 2017 Silage

Presteigne, Powys

230 Round Bales of 2017 Silage

Newport, South Wales – 2 miles from Junction 23A M4

300 Big Square Quadrant six string 4ft length chopped silage, off high sugar grass leys, six layers of wrap

Malvern, Worcestershire

400 Round Bales of 2016 Meadow Hay

Peterchurch, Herefordshire

400 Round Bales of 2017 Wheat Straw

Stourbridge, Worcestershire

800 Conventional Wheat Straw Bales

 

FODDER AVAILABLE FROM 19TH JANUARY 2018

Glanusk, Crickhowell

100 Big Square Bales of 2017 Meadow Hay – 80cm x 70cm x 8ft

Pandy, Abergavenny

50 Big Square six string 2016 Meadow Hay – 120cm x 70cm x 7ft av.

Goytre, Monmouthshire

100 Round Bales of 2017 Meadow Hay

Nash, Ludlow

100 Round Bales of 2017 Barley Straw

Linton, Ross on Wye

5000 Small Bales of 2017 Seeds Hay

1000 Small Bales of 2017 Ryegrass Hay

All enquiries to Greg Christopher:- 07770 972 815

 

2018 Averages

WHEAT STRAW

Square

120cm x 120cm

From £50

To £64.80

Av £59.86

Square

120cm x 90cm

From £28

To £39

Av £35.33

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £35.40

To £38.40

Av £38

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £22

To £32.77

Av £28.53

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £18

To £23.75

Av £21.36

Round

4ft

From £18.60

To £23.33

Av £20.24

Small Bales

 

From £1.92

To £3.60

Av £2.48

BARLEY STRAW

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £30.80

To £47.50

Av £43.16

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £30

To £34.72

Av £31.25

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £18.33

To £21.66

Av £20

Round

4ft

From £10

To £23.50

Av £21.28

OAT STRAW

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £30.80

To £52

Av £51

Square

90cm x 80cm

 

To £30

Av £30

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £18.33

To £25.40

Av £22.29

Round

4ft

From £20.66

To £21.33

Av £20.98

OIL SEED RAPE HAULM

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £23

To £26

Av £25

Square

80cm x 70cm

 

To £16.50

Av £16.50

Round

4ft

From £15

To £15.66

Av £15.29

2016 STRAW

Round oat straw

 

 

To £19.33

Av £19.33

Square wheat straw

120cm x 90cm

 

To £13.50

Av £13.50

Round wheat 2014

 

 

To £13

Av £13

MEADOW HAY

Square

120cm x 90cm

 

To £37.50

Av £37.50

Square

120cm x 70cm

 

To £23

Av £23

Square

90cm x 70cm

 

To £24

Av £24

Square

80cm x 70cm

 

To £23

Av £23

Round

4ft 6’

From £19.50

To £32

Av £23.52

Round

4ft

From £18.75

To £24

Av £21.61

Small bales

 

From £3

To £3.43

Av £3.37

RYEGRASS

Threshold square

120cm x 70cm

 

To £25

Av £25

Timothy ryegrass

Small bales

 

To £3.30

Av £3.30

Threshold square 2016

120cm x 70cm

 

To £25

Av £25

SILAGE/HAYLAGE

Round Bales silage

 

From £15.60

To £23.50

Av £17.61

4ft round bales haylage

 

From £21

To £23.20

Av £22.57

4ft 6’ round bales haylage

 

 

To £24.66

Av £24.66

Square bales haylage

 

From £20

To £25

Av £22.31

2016 HAY

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £20

To £29.33

Av £26.40

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £24.80

To £25.60

Av £25.20

Round

4ft

From £11

To £16

Av £14.20

FODDER BEET

Fodder Beet

 

To £24 / tonne

 

 

2014/2015 HAY

Round

4ft

From £12

To £14

Av £13.15

WHEAT STRAW

Square

120cm x 120cm

From £50

To £64.80

Av £59.86

Square

120cm x 90cm

From £28

To £39

Av £35.33

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £35.40

To £38.40

Av £38

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £22

To £32.77

Av £28.53

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £18

To £23.75

Av £21.36

Round

4ft

From £18.60

To £23.33

Av £20.24

Small Bales

 

From £1.92

To £3.60

Av £2.48

BARLEY STRAW

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £30.80

To £47.50

Av £43.16

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £30

To £34.72

Av £31.25

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £18.33

To £21.66

Av £20

Round

4ft

From £10

To £23.50

Av £21.28

OAT STRAW

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £30.80

To £52

Av £51

Square

90cm x 80cm

 

To £30

Av £30

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £18.33

To £25.40

Av £22.29

Round

4ft

From £20.66

To £21.33

Av £20.98

OIL SEED RAPE HAULM

Square

90cm x 80cm

From £23

To £26

Av £25

Square

80cm x 70cm

 

To £16.50

Av £16.50

Round

4ft

From £15

To £15.66

Av £15.29

2016 STRAW

Round oat straw

 

 

To £19.33

Av £19.33

Square wheat straw

120cm x 90cm

 

To £13.50

Av £13.50

Round wheat 2014

 

 

To £13

Av £13

MEADOW HAY

Square

120cm x 90cm

 

To £37.50

Av £37.50

Square

120cm x 70cm

 

To £23

Av £23

Square

90cm x 70cm

 

To £24

Av £24

Square

80cm x 70cm

 

To £23

Av £23

Round

4ft 6’

From £19.50

To £32

Av £23.52

Round

4ft

From £18.75

To £24

Av £21.61

Small bales

 

From £3

To £3.43

Av £3.37

RYEGRASS

Threshold square

120cm x 70cm

 

To £25

Av £25

Timothy ryegrass

Small bales

 

To £3.30

Av £3.30

Threshold square 2016

120cm x 70cm

 

To £25

Av £25

SILAGE/HAYLAGE

Round Bales silage

 

From £15.60

To £23.50

Av £17.61

4ft round bales haylage

 

From £21

To £23.20

Av £22.57

4ft 6’ round bales haylage

 

 

To £24.66

Av £24.66

Square bales haylage

 

From £20

To £25

Av £22.31

2016 HAY

Square

120cm x 70cm

From £20

To £29.33

Av £26.40

Square

80cm x 70cm

From £24.80

To £25.60

Av £25.20

Round

4ft

From £11

To £16

Av £14.20

FODDER BEET

Fodder Beet

 

To £24 / tonne

 

 

2014/2015 HAY

Round

4ft

From £12

To £14

Av £13.15


For further information contact:
Greg Christopher 07770 972 815 | greg.christopher@brightwells.com
Mike Evans 07768 601 999 | mike.evans@brightwells.com
Sara Hamer 07768 604 995 | sara.hamer@brightwells.com

 

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