11 August 1995

Best affordable buys…

The relative prices are calculated by comparing energy value of barley at £100/t and the protein value of soya at £158/t against the nutritional value of straights listed.

The relative price shows how much a producer can afford for alternatives based on the forward prices from the last week of July.

For those looking to buy in bulk, the table also shows what you can afford to pay based on analysis received so far for first-cut grass silage and the typical nutritional values of maize silage and straw.

They relate to soya at £158/t and barley at £100/t.