>Roger Parry and Partners saw a strong trade for high quality crops earlier this week at the annual straw sale at More Farm, Lydham, Bishops Castle.
>This year’s sale, which took place on 11 July 2017, included 253.37 acres of straw; 50.68 acres of winter wheat; 67.22 acres of winter Barley; 69.68 acres of Spring Barley and 66.19 acres of Oil Seed Rape. Roger Parry & Partners managed the sale on behalf of the More Farm Partnership.
>With a particularly high standard of crops for this season, there was a lot of interest and a high turnout of buyers. Trade was very strong with the following results:
>Winter Wheat: Averaging £71.50 per acre and a top price of £73 per acre
>Spring Barley: Averaging £75.3 per acre and a top price of £78 per acre
>Oilseed Rape: Averaging £47 per acre and a top price of £49 per acre
>Winter Barley: Averaging £82 per acre and a top price of £86 per acre
>Roger Parry FRICS, senior Partner and the auctioneer for the sale said, “There have been varied results this year in the straw trade with results as low as £30 per acre. The More Farm straw auction has shown that for top quality crops there is still a strong trade, and the vendors were delighted with the outcome of the sale. There is still a strong demand for straw, please contact one of our offices should you be looking to buy or sell.”