Holstein calves, laying on straw bedding in yard© FLPA/REX/Shutterstock
A shortage of good-quality straw has seen prices reach almost double the level seen a year ago, figures released by the British Hay & Straw Merchants Association show. Barley straw prices – at £80/tonne in most regions – are double those seen at the same time in 2017, according to the organisation’s data published this week. In the West Country, good-quality straw is fetching almost £100/t, while wheat straw prices have risen above £70/t across the UK, peaking at £88/t in […]
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