Monday, August 16, 2010

UK Hay Shortages

Two weather-related factors have resulted in a seriously reduced supply of hay in the UK. A lot of snow over the last winter meant less grazing and farmers having to feed using stored hay supplies. Then the first six months of this year have been abnormally dry, resulting in poor growing conditions. Supplies are down about a fifth, and you can guess what's happened with prices. Up over 40% from around £3 to about £5 per bale.

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