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GribinIsaf

  • Joined Aug 2015
  • Montgomeryshire
    • Gribin Isaf
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #75 on: June 29, 2022, 11:50:45 am »
9th June - Wynnstay layers pellets - Mid-Wales - 20kg - £10.32

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #76 on: June 30, 2022, 07:04:12 am »
£11.60 Leicester - Haygates layers pellets, 20kg bag (June 2022)
It was £8.90 for the same bag last year. Remember paying £6.70 several years ago 😵‍💫
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Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #77 on: June 30, 2022, 08:15:33 am »
The prices increases atm are just hideous. Luckily I trade eggs for money off with one of our local suppliers, but he only supplies chicken feed, I have to go elsewhere for turkey, pig and sheep stuff.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #78 on: June 30, 2022, 08:57:36 am »
The prices increases atm are just hideous. Luckily I trade eggs for money off with one of our local suppliers, but he only supplies chicken feed, I have to go elsewhere for turkey, pig and sheep stuff.
Donít expect them to come back down to what they were either. Wholesale wheat and barley is easing back but leaving farmers making a loss. A lot wonít grow as much next year so there will be a shortage in 12 months. We are looking at cutting our barley acerage by 40%.

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #79 on: June 30, 2022, 10:29:44 am »
Seems UK prices are a bit lower than here. We have just seen a small increase but they are now Ä18.25 for a 25Kg bag (standard size here) of Sanders layer pellets. Converting that to £ and a 20kg bag works out at  £12.70. A lot depends where you buy them from though. The gardening stores are more expensive and if there are no competitors nearby, as was the case with an independent store in the Dordogne, you can pay double. You can also add Ä5 if you want to buy without chemical colourants, or 'yolk enhancers' as they call them.


When we left the UK we were buying Smallholder layers for under £7 a bag, 500 Kg at a time, but that was 10 years ago. The prices in the Dordogne came as a real shock, doubly so because we couldn't sell eggs without a business licence.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #80 on: June 30, 2022, 10:55:51 am »
OK, I don't want to start or continue a debate, since there are other threads for that. But since this thread has been running for a while now, there's enough data to do something meaningful with it. The attached graph is £/kg for layers pellets, taken just from my posts on this thread. It's going to be interesting to see what happens next!
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 10:58:29 am by Womble »
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #81 on: July 20, 2022, 06:10:05 pm »
20 July, Carrs Billington Stirling. 25kg layers pellets £13.25

(Note, that's the same as I paid for a 20kg sack at McCaskies last month. Something has changed, as they never used to be all that different.)
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chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Poultry feed prices - let's keep track
« Reply #82 on: July 20, 2022, 07:16:57 pm »
I think there maybe and element of 'let's cash in on this' and they are putting prices up because the market expects it. Problem is, can you buy anywhere else cheaper? Price rises here are subject to government checks, so you can't inflate prices unnecessarily. I think the UK's 11% (it will be) inflation is largely due to greed and it could all spiral into chaos unless held down by legislation. So what is your pro-Brexit Government doing about it?


Prices here haven't changed since the minor increases earlier. We all know there are grain shortages and expect a little bit of an increase.

 

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