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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:28:12 pm »
I need some small bales of straw - does anyone know of a local supplier?
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nic99

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 10:25:17 am »
Collessie feeds sell small bales. Not sure if that's local enough for you though?

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 10:42:55 am »
Sorted - thanks.

I knew Collessie would be my fallback but managed to get someone to deliver to the market  :thumbsup:

tobytoby

  • Joined May 2011
  • north ayrshire
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 11:02:55 am »
Rosemary,
I was up your way at the weekend and i have never seen so many big bales of straw lying in the fields - do they manage to sell or use it all? Surely it must be cheap to buy up there - whats the going rates?

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 01:43:42 pm »
I paid £12 a bale last year; don't know how much it will be this year yet. I don't use much straw but will this year as I'm going to house the cattle for a few months to give the grass a rest.


robert waddell

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Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 02:15:31 pm »
tobytoby i can see your thinking   but you are way of the mark      silage is down harvest yields are down     one farmer i have spoken to  has baled 2700 bales of straw and has more to bale     straw is fed along with molasses or pot ale     just to keep them going till next year
 
it has been know for farmers to keep there straw expecting a massive price rise only to be left with it in the spring
 
but to answer your question   no it is not cheaper up there    maybe in the field   then you have costs to load and transport :farmer:

Pebbles

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  • Central Scotland
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Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 02:44:02 pm »
Feel like we've been paying too much.


We get 12 bales delivered every three weeks and throughout the year it varies between £16-20  :(
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tobytoby

  • Joined May 2011
  • north ayrshire
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 12:46:03 pm »
Rosemary,
What size are the bales you bought, i am sure i got quoted £30 in Ayrshire? I would hate to think that my alleged friend is trying to pump me!!

sokel

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  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 11:24:54 am »
We pay between £15-£18 for a big round bale delivered to the door as we need at off a local farmer, we ring and the tractor comes up the drive within a couple of hours  ::)
Graham

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 08:54:34 pm »
Rosemary,
What size are the bales you bought, i am sure i got quoted £30 in Ayrshire? I would hate to think that my alleged friend is trying to pump me!!


We pay £12- £15 for big bales in Central Scotland- Falkirk area. We do collect though- might be more if delivered.


Beth

Polished Arrow

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • Forest of Dean
  • www.cinderhilllfarm.com
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Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 11:47:07 pm »
We paid £1.50 a small bale for our hay this year - the best we have ever seen and £2.25 for a small bale of straw, though we are being limited to 100 bales as the farmer we buy from has had such problems bringing it in this year.


I'd be interested to hear what others are paying for small bales in other parts of the country. 
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lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Small bale straw wanted, Forfar, Angus
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2012, 07:23:11 am »
Crikey £1.50 would only pay for the costs associated with growing and harvesting and bringing in the bale.....

 

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