ENTRIES NOW INVITED - Supplementary Sale of Hay, Straw, Silage, Haylage &, Beet
Bidding Closes: Friday 5th March via Online Auction
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SALE REPORT - 55th ANNUAL COLLECTIVE FODDER SALE
Friday 22nd January 2021
Brightwells held their 55th annual sale of hay, straw, silage, haylage, beet and maize silage with entries from the Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire & Powys.
With Covid 19 restrictions, the auction was held by a timed online auction and proved to be a huge success resulting in an exceptional sale with strong prices and clearances achieved. Registered purchasers made 2,095 bids and spanned the Counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Gloucestershire, Gwynedd, Herefordshire, Mid Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Powys, Shropshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, Worcestershire and Wrexham.
As witnessed in other parts of the country, straw was the commodity most in demand with prices exceeding many vendors expectations. The poor weather in the 2019/2020 winter along with difficult harvesting conditions in later summer resulted in a reduced supply of straw.
Barley straw topped at £83.33 per bale for 120cm x 120cm x 8ft bales with wheat bales of the same size selling to £72.87. Round bale wheat straw sold to £31 per bale averaging £27.84 whilst round bale barley straw sold to £35 and averaged £26.85 per bale. OSR straw was in short supply which was reflected in the prices obtained selling to £25 per bale.
Also pleasing was the demand and clearance rate of silage, haylage and hay also being purchased by farmers and trade merchants throughout the UK. Round bale haylage sold to £34.50 per bale with silage selling to £26 and averaging £22.
Round bale meadow hay sold to £36.40 and averaged £30 per bale with 80cm x 70cm x 8ft selling to £42.50 and averaging £36 per bale. Conventional hay bales sold to £4.61 and averaged £3.90 per bale.
Much more fodder and straw could have been sold.