The NFU Fodder Bank is now OPEN

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The NFU Fodder Bank is a free service that helps our members find cattle feed and animal bedding for their farms - or lets them sell any surplus.

You can either appeal for stocks, or list what you have to sell.

Why is it so useful?

  • Avoid paying for advertising in publications
  • Flexibility on delivery and collections.

How do I use the Fodder Bank?

View our listings below to see what's for sale and wanted. Posts are removed after one month on the page.

How do I add a listing for Wanted or Available?

Complete the form below and we'll post your details on this page.

Forage Aid

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Forage Aid is a charity set up by farmers to relieve the suffering of farm animals by providing emergency feed and/or bedding following an extreme weather event or natural disaster. Forage Aid works on the principle of farmers helping farmers in response to an emergency situation.

Forage Aid’s key operating criteria are:

  • The business affected must possess an agricultural holding number in Great Britain
  • The holding must demonstrate they have been affected by an extreme weather event and there is a ‘clear and present risk of the livestock suffering’
  • Before offering assistance, an assessment of the holding is needed to establish if it is a genuine emergency situation with a clear & present risk of animal suffering if feed or bedding isn’t supplied. A farm visit is normally undertaken by Farming Community Network (FCN) or The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I)
  • In response to an extreme weather event Forage Aid will seek donations from farmers and co-ordinate the haulage of the feed or bedding from the donor to the recipient

Forage Aid is a small charity and is unable to assist with financial hardship cases. Other farming charities (detailed below) are available to help in such cases and they should be referred as appropriate:

  • Farming Community  Network (FCN) Tel 0300 111999
  • The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) Tel  0808 2819490
  • Addington Fund Tel 01926 620135

Forage Aid contact details:

Speaking about the dry weather, Andrew Ward of Forage Aid said:

“The livestock industry continues to have challenging times and again it is weather related. Last winter and spring it was the wet cold weather causing animals needs to outstrip availability of feed and bedding.

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Andrew Ward

"Now it is a heatwave and potential drought which poses fresh challenges. For a while now Forage Aid has been encouraging farmers to place forward orders with their merchants for this coming winter.

"Late drilling of spring crops in the east means straw yields will be low and so availability will be tight.

"The current hot dry weather is limiting grass growth so, as well as straw, forage will be in short supply. We are pleased to be working with the NFU to help promote the Fodder Bank which is a great way of linking farmers with a surplus to farmers with a need.”

NFU Fodder Bank Terms and Conditions

The parties have absolute discretion in relation using the Fodder Bank there is no guarantee that the parties will come to an arrangement and any negotiation is down to the individuals concerned. Any loss or damage suffered as a result of a fault, error or omission in using the Fodder Bank by the parties is down to the parties and not the NFU.

By completing the form with your details on this page, you are agreeing to have the details submitted on this form (name, general location - region / county, telephone number and details of what's wanted / available) appear on this page of the NFU website, which is publicly accessible.

Please take time to read the NFU's Privacy Policy if you require further information.


Region: East Kent / Sandwich
Available: 100 wheat straw 6 string quadrant bales
Contact: Roger Dunn 07710 113154 b2ZmaWNlQGNoYW5kbGVyYW5kZHVubi5jby51aw==
Posted: 15 August 2018

Region: East Kent - Sandwich
Available: 100 wheat straw six-string quadrant bales
Contact: Chandler and Dunn, 07710 113154, b2ZmaWNlQGNoYW5kbGVyYW5kZHVubi5jby51aw==
Posted: 14 August 2018

Region: Lincolnshire
Available: 2018 wheat straw 120 x 90 approx 200 bales available, collection only
Contact: R W Scarborough and Son, 07779 468855, c2pzY2FyYm9yb3VnaEBidGNvbm5lY3QuY29t
Posted: 13 August 2018

Region: Nottinghamshire
Available: Barley straw. 5 foot round bales.
Contact: Hutchinson ltd, 07875 097979
Posted: 10 August 2018

Region: Cornwall/ Truro
Available: 2018, big rounds of haylage good quality no sprays been put on.
Contact: Taylor Woodcock, 07903460805, VGF5bG9yLndvb2Rjb2NrM0BnbWFpbC5jb20=
Posted: 10 August 2018

Region: Eastern Essex
Available: 40 big Hesstons Meadow hay. no rain 10%. smells great. Any offers?
Contact: Dan Squier, 07768 066176, ZGFuQGRvZ2dldHRzZmFybS5jb20=
Posted: 10 August 2018

Region: Lincolnshire
Available: 2018 harvest round bale wheat straw 100 x 5ft bales. Collection only but can load.
Contact: Mark Green, 07970 176329, bWFyd29vZGZhcm1AYnRpbnRlcm5ldC5jb20=
Posted: 9 August 2018

Region: North Wiltshire
Available: 100 plus small bale hay. Year 2016. Smells good. Same batch being fed to small flock of sheep.
Contact: Elizabeth Lewin, 07980 911468, YmFybGV5LmwyQGJ0aW50ZXJuZXQuY29t
Posted: 8 August 2018

Region: Hampshire border
Available: 80 acres of standing maize. Good access and can be clamped on site if required.
Contact: Simon Male, 01722 424515, cy5tYWxlQHctdy5jby51aw==
Posted: 8 August 2018

Region: South East
Available: Up to 100 5ft round bales of 2017 hay, good quality
Contact: Chris Wadman, 07976 441625, cHJpZXN0aGF3ZXNAZ21haWwuY29t
Posted: 8 August 2018

Region: Suffolk (Coastal)
Available: Spring barley straw in hestons or round bales
Contact: Ash Farm Partners, 07774 139376, am9obi5mbGF0dEBidGNsaWNrLmNvbQ==
Posted: 8 August 2018

Region: East Midlands Leicestershire
Available: Wheat Straw Quadrant Bales 8 foot long
Contact: John Massie, 07973 482993, am9obnJtYXNzaWVAZ21haWwuY29t  
Posted: 8 August 2018

Region: North Wiltshire
Available: 100 small bales of 2016 hay. Smells good. Same batch currently being fed to small flock of sheep.
Contact: Elizabeth Lewin, 07980 911468, YmFybGV5LmwyQGJ0aW50ZXJuZXQuY29t
Posted: 8 august 2018

Region: Lincolnshire
Available: 15 tonne 4 year old small hay bales, stored on pallets in Dutch barn. Free to a needy home. A.S.A.P.
Contact: David Theaker, 07913 861131, VGhlYWtlci5oaWxsdG9wQHZpcmdpbi5uZXQ=
Posted: 8 August 2018

Region: South West/Somerset
Available: 50 wrapped grass silage bales. 2017. Good quality
Contact: Dan Britten, 07834 318332, ZGFuYnJpdHRlbjIxQGhvdG1haWwuY29t
Posted: 31 July 2018

Region: Kent
Available: OATS STRAW 400 6 string quadrant bales very bright, 12% moisture for immediate collection.
Contact: GJ.Reynolds, 01580 240479 / 07860 623196, Z2pfcmV5bm9sZHNAaG90bWFpbC5jb20=
Posted: 31 July 2018

Region: South West - Crediton, Devon
Available: Round bale hay
Contact: Barry Dallyn, 07969 429008, YmFycnktanVsaWVAaG90bWFpbC5jb20=
Posted: 27 July 2018

Region: North West
Available: 51.53 acres of Spring Wheat Standing Wholecrop - variety Belepi 
Contact: Tim and Angela Laycock, 01253 737733, bGF3bnNmYXJtMkBob3RtYWlsLmNvLnVr
Posted: 27 July 2018

Region: Kent
Available: Large quantity of maize silage, very good analyses can be supplied, loaded quickly from the clamp.
Contact: G Reynolds 07860 623196 / 01580 240479 Z2pfcmV5bm9sZHNAaG90bWFpbC5jb20=
Posted: 23 July 2018

Region: West Midlands
Available: 36 quality meadow hay round bales. Collection only. Call for prices.
Contact: P Bulcock 07703486936 YmJ1bGNvY2tAYW9sLmNvbQ==
Posted: 22 July 2018

Region: Nottinghamshire
Available: 100 round bales whole crop oats
Contact: D Brody 07813071542 ZGF2aWRib2RkeTVAYnRjb25uZWN0LmNvbQ==
Posted: 20 July 2018

Region: Dorset
Available: 80 quadrant hay bales 2017 ready to feed and approximately 100 quadrant haylage bales
Contact: KAM Farming Ltd 07775 716450 S2FtZmFybWluZ0Bhb2wuY29t
Posted: 17 July 2018

Region: Somerset
Available: Grass silage and red clover silage Class quadrant square bales
Contact: E Green 07966 510552 ZWQuYmFua3NmYXJtQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ==
Posted: 14 July 2018

Region: South East
Available: Up to 40 big bales of barn stored 3 year old hayladge. F.O.C.
Contact: G Chandler 01488 638225 Y2hhbmRsZXJtYW5vckB5YWhvby5jby51aw==
Posted: 13 July 2018


Region: Lancashire / Yorkshire border
Wanted: Haylage / sileage
Contact: Ivan Hartley 07773 228575 aXZhbmhhcnRsZXlAaG90bWFpbC5jb20= 
Posted: 15 August 2018

Region: Bodmin, Cornwall
Wanted: Big bale silage/big bale hay
Contact: Dan Nattle, 07813 018380/01208 831080  
Posted: 13 August 2018

Region: Wales
Wanted: Cattle Fodder Any quality
Contact: David Hardwick, 01597 840234
Posted: 8 August 2018

Region: Cheshire
Wanted: Hay (round or square)
Contact: Geoff Millington, 07904 643192 / 01260 227626
Posted: 3 August 2018

Region: North West/Derbyshire
Wanted: Organic hay, haylage or silage
Contact: Richard Handford, 01663743025, cmlja2hhbmRmb3JkODdAYW9sLmNvLnVr
Posted: 3 August 2018

Region: North Riding/Durham
Wanted: 40 round or square bales of good hay for sheep
Contact: Eleanor Stokeld, 07860 363742, ZWxsaWUuc3Rva2VsZEBidGNvbm5lY3QuY29t
Posted: 31 July 2018

Region: South Wiltshire
Wanted: 25 acres of standing maize
Contact: Simon Martin, 07850 528379, c2ltb24ubnVudG9uZmFybUBidGNvbm5lY3QuY29t
Posted: 31 July 2018

Region: Mid-Wales
Wanted: Sileage bales (Wales if possible)
Contact: Malcolm Wozencraft, 01597 810250, Z2xhbmFsZGVyc0BidGludGVybmV0LmNvbQ==
Posted: 27 July 2018

Region: Somerset
Wanted: Organic haylage or silage
Contact: Rachel Horler, 01278 783524, bWF1bmRyaWxzQGJ0Y29ubmVjdC5jb20=
Posted: 27 July 2018

Region: North Devon
Wanted: Grass or maize silage, haylage bales 
Contact: Rob Squire, 07825 302315, cm9ic2VydmlzQHV3Y2x1Yi5uZXQ=
Posted: 25 July 2018

NFU members: please be mindful of restrictions which could apply to the transportation of fodder, here's some advice.

Last edited: 09:57 on July 05, 2018

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