AROUND THE SALES
STANDING MAIZE: Early auctions have put values between £150 and £180/acre. "Better, well-grown crops with good access in the right location might top £200/acre," says Wright-Manleys Andrew Wallace. There has been interest in private treaty deals at between £180 and £200/acre, he says, as dairy farmers look to top up fodder supplies. Derek Biss of Greenslade Taylor Hunt – whos sold maize for £150/acre – reckons values could move up. "The signs are we could be in for a long winter. Its good housekeeping to get some if you can afford to."