irish_bob Registered User
#1

was just wondering what bales of silage are making at the moment , i would have thought around 20 euro myself ?????

cormywormy Registered User
#2

depending, on quaility and what cut it was first or second. They are making 15- 35 euro a bale

#3

irish_bob said:
was just wondering what bales of silage are making at the moment , i would have thought around 20 euro myself ?????


Cost almost €20 to make them if you take into account the cost of fertilizer, diesel, silage wrap and net wrap in 2008.

They're making €25 to €30 around there - depending on if they're chopped or not.

irish_bob Registered User
#4

cormywormy said:
depending, on quaility and what cut it was first or second. They are making 15- 35 euro a bale


thats a pretty wide variation , while some may ask for 35 per bale , does anyone actually get it , i doubt it

i had 20 euro cash in mind

you could get bales for 12 euro last spring

adne Registered User
#5

12 euro ... they must have been bales of dung... the guy would not even cover costs at that price

irish_bob Registered User
#6

adne said:
12 euro ... they must have been bales of dung... the guy would not even cover costs at that price


whether its cost price is completley irelevant , the market dictates , thier was a massive surplus of silage on farms last spring , its not like land where you can just hold on to it for as long as you like , anyway i was talking to teagasc this morning , they reckon 20 euro cash is about right

adne Registered User
#7

U could hold the bales for another year.....

cormywormy Registered User
#8

thats a pretty wide variation , while some may ask for 35 per bale , does anyone actually get it , i doubt it

i had 20 euro cash in mind

you could get bales for 12 euro last spring[/quote

Well it was in the paper that a farmer in mayo got 35 a bale and sold 200 that morning

cormywormy Registered User
#9

Quote Cost almost €20 to make them if you take into account the cost of fertilizer, diesel, silage wrap and net wrap in 2008.



It cost the farmer i drew bales for , 13 euro a bale last year, and they were wrapped.

#10

cormywormy said:
Quote Cost almost €20 to make them if you take into account the cost of fertilizer, diesel, silage wrap and net wrap in 2008.



It cost the farmer i drew bales for , 13 euro a bale last year, and they were wrapped.


It cost €6 to make a double chop bale and €3 to wrap it around here last year. The wrap cost another € per bale. It costs about €1.50 per bale to cut with a conditioner. It probably costs another €1 to stack the bales. Fertilizer probably came in at another €2 or €3 per bale. Anyone who sells bales at less than €20 this year is making a loss. There is a huge shortage of fodder in the west and north west this winter. This is why farmers in mayo can command €35 per bale. Other parts of the country never saw a fodder shortage in 50 years because of dry land and short winters. In the west, we have cattle in for 6 months of the year. This year, some farmers had cattle in for 9 months. Its no wonder there's a fodder shortage.

20silkcut Registered User
#11

What is a bale of medium quality silage making right now?

#12

I saw several adverts in the local paper last week for bales at €15.
There was way too much silage made with the last 3 years, lads are finding it hard to sell. It doesnt matter that it cost them more to make it thats just the way it is. If the weather keeps improving and we get an early spring then I think €10 is enough to pay

#13

I calculate the bales this summer will cost €21 minimum.
That said buying concentrates is far better value than buying in bales of unknown / marginal quality. Better buy X amount of nuts, and cut back on silage, assuming the cows have calved of course.

#14

irish_bob said:
whether its cost price is completley irelevant , the market dictates , thier was a massive surplus of silage on farms last spring , its not like land where you can just hold on to it for as long as you like , anyway i was talking to teagasc this morning , they reckon 20 euro cash is about right


+1

I know of 300 bales that need to be sold not even attracting a bid of €10 ,
farm is being let out and the bales have to go

they are off quality land & AFAIK they were all made without rain

#15

I bought bales for Eur12 over the last few weeks. Good quality silage and well made bales. I'll keep my own bales for a second winter. Can't make bales for Eur 12 when you consider the cost of fertilizer, diesel, wrap and time.

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