Barbers Auctions held their annual standing straw sale on Thursday 7th July. A packed saleroom at Market Draytion Livestock Market saw highly competitive bidding for 4000 acres of wheat, barley and oat straw to be baled after harvest.
Barley Straw sold from £35 to £95 per acre and averaged £57.25
Wheat Straw sold from £20 to £70 per acre and averaged £47.40.
Oat Straw sold from £20 to £82 per acre and averaged £49.37
There were over 400 at the auction and buyers from all over the country although most sold to local farmers.