Lordy were are you? I will sell you hay how much do you want
We are doing large bale haylege again this year as its easier to store and doesn't take up shed space..... At the prices quoted above for small bales I am wondering at my choice.
Dont know how much we'll get as waiting for sunshine. If we get an average yeild it works out at around £3.20 each COST. Thats machinery, fertiliser, rent, labour etc so i would think mate rate will be £3.50 off the field, £4-5 per bale from the barn, depending on local prices and thats only if we have excess over what i need for the winter.
Local suppliers are selling between £6.50 to £8 per bale, last years cut.
||We just paid £6.90 per bale.|
||we're not selling any, and and doing everything possible not to buy, as it'll be pricey!|
||actual cost price after everything was £4.41 per bale. Local tack shop is selling last years meadow at £6.99 each|
||paying £6 for last years.... not got a price for this years yet...|
||Just bought 300 bales at can $ 2.25 per bale about £ 1.50 per bale.|
There is plenty of hay around Mid Wales with some in and some still to get.
There are people scare mongering that it will be in short supply again this year, but thats a load of manure.
I didn't bother to cut this year (15 acres) and have already booked mine and it's a very good crop, bought in large square bales, they are commercial, but easier to handle than the big round bales.
The small bales are used more by smallholders than farmers and the costs are about £1 per bale to harvest (local contractor) and I think £3 is average around here.
Any hay still out there has, by now started to thicken in the stem and is not the best quality, so buyer beware.
It's a buyers market, so don't get conned into paying big money.
hay around here is in short supply so costs have gone up this years hay will be £3.00 - £4.50 depending on quality.
our usual supplier has turned people away and the feed merchants are very low on stock already, so its a sellers market in this area .