Straw has many uses, including roughage in feedlot diets, maintenance of dry cows, or as a drought supplement, garden mulch, mushroom production or animal bedding. It has limited nutritional value; on a dry matter basis straw is expensive to transport because legal payloads of straw on a truck of any size are rare.
If I Bale Straw, Can Feed Central Sell It?
Yes, Feed Central can advertise and market your Straw for sale and we often have contracts open.
High-density bales & heavy bale weights are highly desired advantages with Straw, as well as clean bales and the Straw being bright in colour and fresh in smell.
Long or Short Straw Lengths?
The long and short of it is… Feedlots/ration inputs are generally looking for straw with consistent length of 12-15cm, well-made bales with good colour, no dirt and a fresh smell. Long straw is still popular with mushroom industry and some others.
Barley straw traditionally has attracted a slightly higher price than wheat straw, but this has gradually become less so. Price has become a big driving factor, as long as the grade/quality is equivalent.
Author Neville Janke Neville Janke is a qualified agronomist and Horticulturist with over 20 years of experience guiding farmers in the Agricultural and Horticultural industries. With this experience, Neville has been helping long-term users of Hay and grain to experience the Feed Central way of sourcing quality Feed for hungry cattle. View all posts
Authors Tim Ford In 2002, Tim established Feed Central, leveraging over many years of professional hay and agricultural experience domestically and internationally. Tim was born and bred in the Riverina and has travelled extensively within domestically and internationally to learn more about hay and the national and international fodder markets. Tim is a sought-after media…