Custom Rates 2014 - Haying and Silage

 
 
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 Haying | Silage

These are survey results only - not recommended rates.

NOTES: *Indicates one report received.

Haying

OperationLocationMost Common 2012Range 2013Most Common 2013
Cutting & conditioning hay – mower conditionerSouth$18-25/ac$16.50-25/ac$16.50-25/ac
Central$14-24/ac
...-
$17-20/ac
$70/hr
$17-20/ac
$70/hr
North$20/ac*$21/ac*$21/ac*
Peace$10/ac*
**No response to
survey
**No response to
survey
Total reports = 13 Surveyed Fall 2013
Cutting & conditioning hay - mower conditioner plus rakingAlberta$25-42/ac$21.50-42/ac$25-42/ac
Total reports = 8 Surveyed Fall 2013
RakingAlberta$5-7/ac
...-
$4-6/ac
$70/hr
$4-6/ac
$70/hr
Total reports = 9 Surveyed Fall 2013
Baling – small square Alberta$0.55-0.75/bale$0.55-1/bale$0.55-0.75/bale
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Fall 2013
Hay hauling – small square
(1060 bales/load)
0-35 miles $21-22/tonne
...-
$22-23.50/tonne
$100/hr*
$22-23.50/tonne
$100/hr*
36-65 miles$23.50-26/tonne$25-27/tonne
$100/hr*
$25-27/tonne
$100/hr*
Total reports = 22 Surveyed Fall 2013
Stacking & hauling - small squaresAlberta$0.50-0.75/bale$0.55-1/bale$0.55-0.75/bale
Total reports = 8 Surveyed Fall 2013
Baling, stacking & hauling - small squaresAlberta$1.20-1.50/bale$1.20-1.50/bale$1.20-1.50/bale
Total reports = 6 Surveyed Fall 2013
Baling – large squareAlberta$11-15/bale
**No response to
survey
**No response to
survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Fall 2013
Baling – large round South$11-15/bale$10.50-20/bale$11-15/bale
Central$10-12/bale
$70-127/hr
$8-13/bale
...-
$10-12/bale
...-
North$9-15/bale
$127/hr
$9-15/bale
$127/hr
$9-15/bale
$127/hr
Peace$10/bale*
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 30 Surveyed Fall 2013
Stacking & hauling - large round & large squareAlberta$2.40-2.50/bale$2.50 - 3/bale$2.50 - 3/bale
Total reports = 2 Surveyed Fall 2013
Hay hauling - large squareAlberta$450/load
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Fall 2013
Total reports = Surveyed Fall 2013
Hay hauling – large round
(30 or more bales/load)
0-30 miles $8-10/bale
$140-200/hr
$8-9/bale
...-
$8-9/bale
...-
31-60 miles$8-10/bale
$140-200/hr
$10/bale*
...-
$10/bale*
...-
61-90 miles$8-10/bale*
$140-200/hr
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Over 90 miles$22/tonne
$5.50-6/lmi.
$23/tonne*
$6/lmi*$
$23/tonne*
$6/lmi*$
Total reports = 5 Surveyed Fall 201388
Baling & stacking - large rounds$13-14.50/bale
$100/ac
$13-14.50/bale
...-
$13-14.50/bale
...-
Total reports = 2 Surveyed Fall 2013
Baling & hauling - large rounds$16.50/bale
$13.50-14/ac
$16.50/bale
$13-14/ac
$16.50/bale
$13-14/ac
Total reports = 8 Surveyed Fall 2013
Trucking0-30 miles$5.90-9.50/bale
...-
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Over 30 miles$11.30-13.10/bale
...-
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Fall 2013

Silage

OperationLocationMost Common 2012Range 2013Most Common 2013
Cutting silage – swathing
(6-20 ac/hr)
Alberta $2.25-2.50/tonne
$85/hr
$12-15/ac
$2.25/tonne*
$85/hr
$12-17/ac
$2.25/tonne*
$85/hr
$12-17/ac
Total reports = 6 Surveyed Fall 2013
Chopping silage
(20-75 Ton/hr)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta$5.25-6.25/tonne
$225-425/hr
$6.25/tonne
$135-425/hr
$6.25/tonne
$135-425/hr
Total reports = 17 Surveyed Fall 2013
Hauling silage
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta $2.75-3.25/tonne
$55-85/hr
...-
$3.25/tonne
$55-80/hr
$5.50/bale
$3.25/tonne
$55-80/hr
$5.50/bale
Total reports = 14 Surveyed Fall 2013
Packing silage – tractor with dozer loader or packer
(25-60 tons/hr)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta $1.50-1.75/tonne
$1.50/ton
$80-100/hr
$1.75/tonne
...-
$80-100/hr
$1.75/tonne
...-
$80-100/hr
Total reports = 8 Surveyed Fall 2013
Chopping & hauling silage
(1-5 mile haul)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta$8.50-9.50/tonne
$6.50-8.50/ton
$285-505/hr
$9.25-12.60/tonne
$8.50-11.50/ton
$190-505/hr
$9.25-12.60/tonne
$8.50-11.50/ton
$285-505/hr
Total reports = 27 Surveyed Fall 2013
Chopping, hauling & packing
(1-2 mile haul)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta$8-11.25/tonne
$365-605/hr
$11.25/tonne*
$365-605/hr
$11.25/tonne*
$365-605/hr
Total reports = Surveyed Fall 2013
Swathing, chopping & hauling silageAlberta $12/tonne*$12/tonne*$12/tonne*
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2013
Swathing, chopping, hauling & packing Alberta$13.50-13.75/tonne
.
$13.50-13.75/tonne$13.50-13.75/tonne
Total reports = 2 Surveyed Fall 2013
BalingAlberta$10/bale$10/bale*$10/bale*
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2013
Bale wrappingAlberta$4-8/bale$5-8/bale$5-8/bale
Total reports = 5 Surveyed Fall 2013
Baling, hauling & wrappingAlberta$20/bale*$22/bale*$22/bale*
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2013
Silage bagging – includes bag
(customer provides tractor)
Alberta
Bag size 10x200$2200/bag
...-
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Bag size 10x250$2500/bag
...-
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Bag size
10x300
$3000/bag
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Fall 2013
Silage chopping, hauling & bagging –
includes bag
(customer may need to provide tractor)
(1-3 mile haul)
Alberta
Bag size 10x200$4350/bag
...-
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Bag size 10x250$5000/bag
...-
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Bag size
10x300
$6000/bag
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Fall 2013
 
 
 
 

Other Documents in the Series

 
  Custom Rates Survey Summary 2014
Custom Rates 2014 - Seeding
Custom Rates 2014 - Land Leasing
Custom Rates 2014 - Tillage
Custom Rates 2014 - Land Clearing and Breaking
Custom Rates 2014 - Haying and Silage - Current Document
Custom Rates 2014 - Livestock
Custom Rates 2014 - Grain Harvesting and Hauling
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on January 22, 2014.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 13, 2016.