Average Monthly Prices for December 2013

 
 
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Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Economics and Competitiveness Branch, Statistics and Data Development Section, in partnership with the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. For additional information, please phone: 780-644-1308.
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All agricultural inputs were reported to be in good supply for the month of December 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.

Farm Input Prices - Dollars ($)
December
2012
November
2013
December
2013
Average Monthly Prices for December 2013
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, M
474.06
506.63
519.23
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, M
558.28
569.56
562.71
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, 4'x8' sheet
15.28
15.92
15.90
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, 7' length
3.97
4.38
4.38
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, cubic metre
208.44
211.27
211.74
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, 50 lb box
76.61
74.86
77.28
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, 100' coil
55.41
55.00
54.79
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, 6 metre length
6.42
6.32
6.55
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, 80 rod spool
67.64
66.15
66.03
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, each *
13,339.39
14,111.66
14,334.26
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), each
309.81
287.96
293.65
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amps, each
99.21
98.22
98.22
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, each
13.16
12.86
13.01
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrosion, 4 litre
13.05
14.97
14.12
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hour
106.52
108.58
110.84
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000' bale
32.35
31.59
30.94
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per month
2,954.71
3,029.71
2,987.65
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 speed transmission, new, each
108,918.86
111,547.04
110,948.17
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 speed transmission, new, each
272,440.37
280,686.85
276,366.95
Combine, self-prop, diesel, Class 7, 323-374 hp, new, each *
332,384.95
352,624.45
357,063.72
Air Drill, 40-42', 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, each *
191,486.06
197,511.38
199,117.16
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, each
53,088.34
56,612.66
56,999.98
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, each
44,201.78
45,485.68
45,985.44
Double Disc, heavy-duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, each
42,926.05
44,297.28
44,545.30
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, each
39,073.68
39,548.62
39,976.09
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
14.97
14.84
14.73
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, 25 kg *
19.33
19.67
19.97
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excl. Ionophore), bagged, 25 kg *
12.50
13.84
13.87
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, 25 kg *
12.89
13.55
13.02
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, 25 kg *
21.37
21.38
21.26
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
11.95
13.70
13.39
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, 20 kg *
27.14
27.60
27.83
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
5.32
3.86
3.72
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
7.12
5.08
4.79
Feed Oats, good quality, farm gate, bushel **
2.77
2.64
2.55
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, ton
62.41
73.00
73.37
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, tonne
618.51
538.14
542.24
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, tonne
724.48
659.86
676.81
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, tonne
1,095.61
913.76
914.88
Refine SG granular, 486 gram *
270.66
268.47
269.03
Assert 300 SC, liquid, 10.8 litre
241.82
249.16
246.17
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, 10 litre
64.71
64.44
64.19
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, 250 ml
15.31
16.56
16.17
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, 250 ml
26.64
26.52
27.08
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
52.32
54.65
54.28
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
42.05
42.94
42.89
Seed, Roundup Ready HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
406.56
465.40
470.85
Seed, Liberty Link HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
552.18
566.02
565.68
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, 100 litres
96.74
99.23
98.74
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), 100 litres
93.53
106.19
108.02
Propane, liquefied, bulk, 100 litres
51.70
54.58
55.70
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge, prov. rebate deducted where applicable), GJ
3.64
3.64
3.57
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), 100 kwh
8.44
8.30
8.26
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), 5 litre *
20.05
20.45
20.48
 
 
 
 

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