There is a huge variation in straw prices across the country. Prices out of the field are ranging from €13/bale (4X4) to €22/bale. The lowest price reported is from Co Wexford, where cereal area outstrips demand.

As straw travels to the west and northwest, it hits €25-30/bale. In counties Tyrone and Down, straw travelling from the south is landing in yards for £23 (€27)/bale. This is behind where it was last year at £25-26 (€29-31)/bale.