61st Hay & Straw Sale – January 2022 – Report

The 61st Adkin/Thimbleby & Shorland Annual Sale of Hay & Straw was held live and online this year, enabling buyers to bid remotely if desired, a trend that has fast become the norm due to the Covid pandemic.  Yet again, the trade was in marked contrast to last year, this time with significantly less demand across the board.  The huge crops of hay and haylage made last summer/autumn coupled with an extremely mild autumn and winter thus far, are responsible for this.  Consumption is well below usual levels and whilst this has had an effect on price, the most obvious implication is that clearance is very low.  Clearance of wheat straw was only just over 50%, and for Meadow hay just under 50%.  There was very little haylage sold.

Auctioneer Chris Boreham said: “What a difference a year makes!  The hay and straw trade has more often than not been a case of feast or famine, but I can’t remember two more contrasting years.  It was to be expected under the circumstances.  There just isn’t the demand.  It will take a significant change in the weather to affect things.  The elephant in the room of course is what effect the unprecedented increase in the price of fertiliser is going to have on this year’s crops.  Next year’s trade may be just as exceptional but for quite different reasons!”

Thanks go to all parties for continuing to support the sale.  The year ahead looks even more unpredictable than ever, but we look forward to the 2023 sale with interest. The principal prices achieved were:

HAY

Meadow

Big Bales
Claas 2100 bales Meadow Hay to £19 per bale (approximately £75/tonne) (Marcham Farms Ltd).  45% clearance.

Seeds

Big Bales
NH 1290 bales Seeds Hay £28.75 per bale (approximately £70/tonne) (Mr G Crockford).  22% clearance

STRAW

Barley Straw

Big Bales
Claas 3200 bales £24 per bale (approximately £72/tonne) (Gale Estates).  36% clearance

Wheat Straw

Big Bales
Top price NH BB9050 bales £18 per bale (approximately £90/tonne) (Mr A Hardy).  Average approximately £61/tonne.  54% clearance

You can read the full report here: 61st Hay & Straw Sale Report

Julian Sayers, in his capacity as Chairman of the Worshipful Company of Farmers Charitable Trust met HRH The Countess of Wessex at last week’s Livery Banquet and discussed the Company’s charitable endeavours which include the well respected agricultural and rural leadership courses.

Qualified Surveyor Required to Join the Adkin Team

Due to increasing workload, a great opportunity for a qualified Rural Surveyor is available within our highly respected rural surveying firm. We are looking for those with ideally 2-3 years PQE but are also very interested in those more experienced up to and including Associate/Director level. Good career prospects are available with an opportunity to move towards taking equity in the business. This is a great chance to develop your career and be involved in shaping the future of a dynamic and driven company.

Based in the attractive village of Ardington in Oxfordshire, our dedicated team offer an array of services including agricultural, commercial and residential disciplines, and therefore a wide variety of professional work is attained. The main focus of this position will be professional work and valuations rather than management.

Many of our clients have been with us for generations, something we are very proud of, and a testament to the reputation and expertise of the firm. We are also working for a diverse range of new clients with interesting and demanding requirements. Whilst the majority of our clients are based in central southern England, we increasingly act for landowners nationwide.

Role requirements

Applicants must be;

  • Educated to degree level
  • A Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with Registered Valuer status.
  • Fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers is also preferable but not essential.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. Flexible working considered.

Please send applications with your CV to:

Mrs Emily Ham MRICS FAAV, c/o Adkin, Orpwood House, School Road, Ardington, Wantage OX12 8PQ
or email emily.ham@adkin.co.uk 

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Emily on (01235) 434382 or by the e-mail address above.

All applications and enquiries will be treated in strictest confidence.

61st Annual Hay & Straw Sale – Tuesday 11th January 2022

The 2022 Annual Hay and Straw Auction Sale, in conjunction with Thimbleby & Shorland, will be held via a Live and Online Auction on Tuesday 11th January 2022

Location: The Saleroom, Reading Auction Centre, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HU

Commencing at 2:30pm

CATALOGUE AVAILABLE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD HERE: 61st Hay & Straw Sale Catalogue – Jan 2022

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS BOREHAM 0118 950 8611

Email: info@tsauction.co.uk

Website: www.tsauction.co.uk

Congratulations to Beth Robertson

We are delighted to announce that Beth has been successful in passing the Assessment of Professional Competence with the RICS and is now a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Many congratulations from all at Adkin!

Graduate Rural Surveyor required to join the Adkin Team

We are looking for a graduate surveyor to join our team based in the picturesque village of Ardington in Oxfordshire.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has the ambition and talent to play a key part in the future of our business. You will be offered excellent training for your APC and CAAV assessments and will gain varied on-the-job experience working as part of our team.

 

Further details can be found here: Graduate Surveyor- October 2021

Please send applications by post or email with a covering letter enclosing your CV to:
Mrs Emily Ham
Adkin, Orpwood House, School Road, Ardington, Wantage, Oxon OX12 8PQ
or email emily.ham@adkin.co.uk 

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Emily on (01235) 862 888 or e-mail emily.ham@adkin.co.uk

All applications and enquires will be treated in strictest confidence.  Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24th November 2021

First interviews to be held during the week commencing 29th November 2021.

Second interviews to be held during the week commencing 6th December 2021.

Rural Surveyor Required to Join the Adkin Team

An exciting opportunity for a qualified Rural Surveyor is available within our highly respected rural surveying practice at an Associate/Director level. Good career prospects are available for the right candidates with an opportunity to move towards taking equity in the business. This is a great chance to develop your career and be involved in shaping the future of a dynamic and driven company. Based in the attractive village of Ardington in Oxfordshire, our dedicated team offer an array of services including agricultural, commercial and residential disciplines, and therefore a wide variety of professional work is attained. The main focus of this position will be towards professional work rather than management. Many of our clients have been with us for generations, something we are very proud of, and a testament to the reputation and expertise of the firm. We are also working for a diverse range of new clients with interesting and demanding requirements. Whilst the majority of our clients are based in central southern England, we increasingly act for landowners nationwide. Role requirements You will be educated to degree level and be a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with Registered Valuer status. Fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers is also preferable but not essential. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Please send applications with your CV to: Mrs Emily Ham MRICS FAAV – emily.ham@adkin.co.uk

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Emily on (01235) 434382 or by the e-mail address above.

All applications and enquiries will be treated in strictest confidence.

Simon Alden elected as Senior Vice President of the CAAV

We are pleased to announce the election of Simon Alden as Senior Vice President of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).

 The CAAV is a specialist professional body representing, qualifying and briefing almost 3,000 members practising in a diverse range of agricultural and rural work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  CAAV members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside.  These can cover many topics, such as tenancy matters, sales and purchase of farms and land, planning and development, taxation, compulsory purchase of land and property, auctioneering, conservation issues and farming business advice.