Demand for straw has gained some momentum and prices are edging upwards from deals made back at harvest time.

Farmers report prices for 4x4 round bales of barley straw are generally being delivered on farms around £25 to £28/bale with some deals agreed at £30/bale. Price reports on wheat straw are around the £25/bale mark.

Back in early autumn, round bales of barley straw were trading around £18 direct from the field or £20 delivered.

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