Straw

Case introduces new top end variable chamber balers

Case introduces new top end variable chamber balers

In May, Case brought to the world’s attention the various upgrades it had made to its basic variable chamber baler...

June 9, 2022

Milk producers commit to home-grown wheat and barley for straw value

Milk producers commit to home-grown wheat and barley for straw value

Increasing numbers of dairy farmers in Northern Ireland seem committed to growing their own acreages of wheat and barley. But...

September 6, 2021

Straw in demand in Canada…price rises by 200%

Straw in demand in Canada…price rises by 200%

Reporting from Ontario, Canada. It seems demand for straw is across the water as well as at home. Straw in...

July 25, 2019

Is this the ultimate way to haul and unload straw?

Is this the ultimate way to haul and unload straw?

An eagle-eyed AgriLand reader came across this video (see below) recently. What caught his eye was the way in which a haulier...

July 3, 2018

Baling straw before the ‘Beast from the East’ in Co. Kildare

Baling straw before the ‘Beast from the East’ in Co. Kildare

Baling straw in February isn’t the norm. However, many tillage farmers were wrapping up the 2017 harvest at the weekend....

February 28, 2018

Video: 4,000ac Murragh Farm hitting yields of 4.5t/ac

Video: 4,000ac Murragh Farm hitting yields of 4.5t/ac

The harvesting of winter barley was coming to an end on Murragh Farm in Oldtown, Co. Dublin earlier this week. The...

July 30, 2017

Video: Winter barley harvest wraps up in north Co. Dublin

Video: Winter barley harvest wraps up in north Co. Dublin

Just 20km north of the capital, Derek Keeling and his father Derek senior farm 350ha in Oldtown, Co. Dublin. Derek...

July 26, 2017

Straw prices continue to average close to €20/bale

Straw prices continue to average close to €20/bale

As we start the New Year straw prices continue to remain strong with 4X4 round bales making close to €20/bale...

January 4, 2017

Straw market hardens as prices average €18-20/bale nationwide

Straw market hardens as prices average €18-20/bale nationwide

The straw market has hardened as prices average between €18-20/bale nationwide, according to a spokesperson for the Irish Grain Growers...

November 22, 2016

Bales of straw costing as much as bales of hay and silage

Bales of straw costing as much as bales of hay and silage

Round bales (4X4) of straw can cost the same as a bale of hay or silage in some parts of...

November 1, 2016

3 alternative options to straw for livestock bedding this winter

3 alternative options to straw for livestock bedding this winter

Farmers have alternative options to straw when it comes to bedding livestock this winter, according to Agricultural Consultant Jimmie Forbes....

October 31, 2016

Straw making up to €25/bale in parts of the country

Straw making up to €25/bale in parts of the country

Straw prices in the west have increased to as high as €25/bale recently, and even higher in some areas. A...

October 14, 2016

High demand drives straw trade – Straw prices vary by €10/bale

High demand drives straw trade – Straw prices vary by €10/bale

High demand for straw has seen the price remain high, with 4×4 round bales selling between €8-18/bale depending on location....

September 26, 2016

Straw price on the increase as ‘high demand’ drives the trade

Straw price on the increase as ‘high demand’ drives the trade

There is a particularly strong demand for straw this year with prices up by €2-3/bale on last year, according to...

August 3, 2016

Now this is an impressive use of tractors and straw bales at the Tour de France!

Now this is an impressive use of tractors and straw bales at the Tour de France!

As the Tour de France rolled along last week some innovative farmers caught the attention of NBC Sports with their...

July 11, 2016

Hay and straw in good demand as farmers house stock – Straw makes €8-15/bale

Hay and straw in good demand as farmers house stock – Straw makes €8-15/bale

Many farmers are housing stock around the country which has increased the demand for both hay and straw. Prices of...

November 27, 2015

Good grass year in 2014 leads to increase in suckler cow caesareans

Good grass year in 2014 leads to increase in suckler cow caesareans

Vets in the west have confirmed a significant increase in the number of caesarean sections they are carrying out on...

March 11, 2015

Need for straw imports into Northern Ireland questioned

Need for straw imports into Northern Ireland questioned

A Co Derry cereal grower has expressed deep dismay at the large tonnages of straw being imported from the Republic...

July 29, 2014