The Adkin Annual Sale of Hay & Straw held at Ardington, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 12th January 2016 saw a good company of buyers from across the country and beyond. The trade varied considerably but in general exceeded expectations and resulted in much better clearance rates than had been reported recently. Our regular buyers once again contributed significantly and together with one or two new faces and realism from vendors with reserves resulted in a very satisfactory conclusion.
What was totally apparent was that the strong demand was for the best quality hay and for wheat and barley straw in big bales. The best hay sold to keen bidding and strong prices whereas the second and third quality hay was a struggle.
The principle prices were:
Big Bales (90% Clearance)
Claas 2100 bales Organic Meadow Hay to £24.50 per bale (Marcham Farms Ltd)
MF2140 bales to £40.00 per bale (Napper Farm Services)
Conventional Bales (66% Clearance)
Meadow Hay to £3.05 per bale (Mrs C Ackrill)
Big Bales (88% Clearance)
Krone 1290 bales to £23.50 per bale (Gale Partnership)
Quadrant bales to £20.50 per bale (Woodhouse Farm Partnership)
Claas 3200 bales to £20.33 per bale (Delafield Brothers)
Krone 1290 bales to £20.00 per bale (Gale Partnership)
Conventional Bales (100% Clearance)
Winter Barley Straw to £1.42 per bale (Bitmead Cholsey Partners)
Winter Wheat Straw to £1.00 per bale (Bitmead Cholsey Partners)
We will be pleased to receive enquiries for any of the few unsold lots. We also have available a quantity of round baled silage and further round baled straw for sale privately. Please contact Philip Pocock or Jenna Wald on 01235 862888.