Average Monthly Prices for May 2013

 
 
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All agricultural inputs were reported to be in good supply for the month of May 2013 with the exception of general farm labour in some areas of the province. The prices reported are simple averages for the province in Canadian Dollars ($), and are based on a survey conducted in the first week of each month.
(r) - revised

* Specification changed as of January 2012
** New input as of January 2012
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As of April 1, 2009, this project was sponsored by Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial agreement.
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See Monthly Graphs for detailed changes for each input.


Average Monthly Prices for May 2013
Farm Input Prices - Dollars ($)
May 2012 (r)
April 2013
May 2013
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, M
443.51
524.43
511.38
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, M
581.03
545.78
544.93
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, 4'x8' sheet
13.17
16.55
16.33
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, 7' length
3.76
4.17
4.17
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, cubic metre
215.59
214.56
219.40
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, 50 lb box
81.98
76.85
79.07
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, 100' coil
57.93
55.74
55.59
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, 6 metre length
6.40
6.37
6.36
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, 80 rod spool
66.15
68.06
66.74
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, each *
15,488.23
13,513.00
13,421.59
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), each
317.10
296.03
295.63
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amps, each
95.41
98.75
99.20
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, each
13.50
13.36
13.64
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrosion, 4 litre
14.30
13.26
14.73
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hour
104.93
106.64
108.63
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000' bale
31.43
32.45
31.94
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per month
2,962.81
2,995.63
3,025.33
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 speed transmission, new, each
107,379.90
107,212.60
106,035.62
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 speed transmission, new, each
263,321.51
277,027.16
270,324.92
Combine, self-prop, diesel, Class 7, 323-374 hp, new, each *
336,940.39
332,062.30
328,959.15
Air Drill, 40-42', 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, each *
175,154.27
196,882.63
197,933.42
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, each
46,804.75
56,169.49
56,531.33
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, each
42,986.50
45,495.27
45,174.08
Double Disc, heavy-duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, each
42,219.27
43,923.40
43,730.05
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, each
38,463.09
40,495.05
41,146.05
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
13.07
15.63
15.59
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, 25 kg *
17.68
19.49
19.10
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excl. Ionophore), bagged, 25 kg *
11.88
12.65
13.42
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, 25 kg *
12.68
12.94
14.28
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, 25 kg *
20.19
21.83
21.39
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
11.45
12.09
13.14
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, 20 kg *
26.09
27.03
28.64
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
4.27
5.22
5.23
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
5.40
6.89
6.83
Feed Oats, good quality, farm gate, bushel **
2.77
2.89
2.87
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, ton
64.17
72.95
72.28
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, tonne
830.90
624.14
631.80
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, tonne
806.32
715.00
714.70
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, tonne
1,202.83
1,094.18
1,101.53
Refine SG granular, 486 gram *
277.12
277.26
274.44
Assert 300 SC, liquid, 10.8 litre
251.99
242.46
241.66
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, 10 litre
68.95
65.02
64.32
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, 250 ml
14.14
15.76
16.18
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, 250 ml
26.63
26.83
28.36
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
45.72
55.54
54.46
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
40.31
43.15
42.51
Seed, Roundup Ready HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
382.32
417.98
413.71
Seed, Liberty Link HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
503.78
566.50
582.04
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, 100 litres
102.76
100.81
103.43
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), 100 litres
94.35
102.26
101.78
Propane, liquefied, bulk, 100 litres
53.18
53.76
55.06
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge, prov. rebate deducted where applicable), GJ
1.41
3.40
3.92
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), 100 kwh
6.44
8.16
7.57
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), 5 litre *
20.05
19.32
19.46
 
 
 
 

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