Limerick farmer offers to exchange straw for the all-Ireland final tickets

  • Limerick farmer offers to exchange straw for the all-Ireland final tickets
    FarmIreland.t. E.
    One Limerick farmer announced his desire to make an unusual transaction, to purchase tickets for this month is extremely expected all-Ireland hurling final between Limerick and Galway.
    https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/rural-life/limerick-farmer-offers-to-swap-straw-for-allireland-final-tickets-37200548.html
    https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37200527.ece/394de/AUTOCROP/h342/M%20Straw%20drought%20007.jpg

  • Email

One Limerick farmer announced his desire to make an unusual transaction, to purchase tickets for this month is extremely expected all-Ireland hurling final between Limerick and Galway.

The farmer advertises that he is ready top swap round bales of Barley straw for two tickets for all Ireland hurling final.

He said that the “generous swap available”, and that he will supply the straw.

Trade for straw remains exceptionally strong, according to producers of grain crops, demand driven hard breeders.


July 29, 2018; Manager of Limerick John Kiely speaks to his players after throwing the GAA all-Ireland senior championship semi-final match between Cork and Limerick stadium, “Croke Park” in Dublin. Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

One manufacturer in Laois to characterize the level of competition on the straw, as “savage”, with barley straw, as a rule, sell from €27 and €30 per 4×4 bale. He said that farmers usually pay in advance in order to ensure delivery.

The prices are even higher in the Northern half of the country, farmers from six Counties adding demand.

Up to £ 35-40, was cited for 4×4 bales from the top and 100 euros for a 8x4x4 bales.

“The market for straw is just crazy. It’s like the lottery; you will pay what you ask for,” said one Louth farmer.

See Also


Rags to riches story for the abandoned life of Reilly horse, a converted Racecourse Manager

Six years ago, sue Phelan, Manager of the Waterford and Tramore Racecourse, I received a call that there was an abandoned pony in bad shape on one of the fields belonging to the circuit.

It comes as some farmers were forced to increase security to protect them is now a very valuable commodity.

Wicklow farmer Tom Stevenson uses old farm equipment to block the gates in an attempt to protect the straw and hay from theft.

Mr Stevenson, a drystock and tillage farmer in the Glen of Imaal, told the independent cultures that he stole bales last winter and recently there was a theft of feed at a nearby farm.

“One farmer three or four miles from me-from 130-150 bales of hay stolen, and I had 13 bales stolen last winter.


Tom Stephenson, the farmer put the tanker in the gate way to stop the export of bales of straw from the field. Photo Roger Jones.

“The demand for straw is so big, I decided to lock the gate in a field of winter barley straw, trailers and tanks that people didn’t steal.

“It is quite common that hay and straw have been stolen and there is always someone who will be opportunistic and take a chance.”

Online Business Classes