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First cut silage - What's it worth?

  • 12-05-2022 12:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 47 Barron lad

    I have a Man onto me looking to take a first cut of silage off me. It is fairly new grass, got 3 bags/acre and got slurry. Just wondering whats it worth ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭ smallbeef

    A Dairy neighbour has taken 9 acres from me for a late First cut around June 5th as I'm understocked at the moment and don't need all the silage. I grazed it all in March/April. Closed on April 16th. He put 3000gal slurry on in that week. We agreed 80 per acre on top of the fertilizer cost (which was 140). In your case 3 bags of CAN? is 150 + Slurry (50?) + whatever you think for the ground. I would say if its new grass and wasn't grazed and is ready now 300 isn't a crazy price but others on here might know more. Its the fertilizer that is driving it up and it has to be passed on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,665 ✭✭✭ DBK1

    I’d be thinking somewhere around €120-€150 of a land charge and fertiliser on top. In your case @Barron lad that’d be somewhere in the €300-€350 an acre region. It’s a lot of money for the lad taking it but you’d be no millionaire out of it either so what can you do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 47 Barron lad

    Thank's, It will be ready for cutting at the end of the month which is early for us. It was 3 bags of cutsward it got. I had €350/acre in my head for me to have anything out of it at all for myself.