Average Monthly Prices for May 2015

 
 
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Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Economics and Competitiveness Branch, Statistics and Data Development Section, in
partnership with Alberta Federation of Agriculture. For additional information, please phone: 780-644-1308.

Note to Users: The contents of this document may not be used or reproduced without properly accrediting Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Economics and Competitiveness Branch, Statistics and Data Development Section.

All agricultural inputs were reported to be in good supply for the month of May 2015 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.

* Specification changed as of January 2012
** New input as of January 2012

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 2015
Farm Input Prices - Dollars ($)
May 2014
April 2015
May 2015
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, M
538.61
556.02
556.63
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, M
566.10
562.19
571.26
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, 4'x8' sheet
16.40
17.96
17.94
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, 7' length
4.35
5.22
5.29
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, cubic metre
210.38
223.75
220.20
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, 50 lb box
76.89
75.45
73.38
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, 100' coil
55.96
58.88
57.90
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, 6 metre length
6.74
6.08
6.12
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, 80 rod spool
67.09
65.13
65.46
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, each *
14,722.05
16,046.73
15,345.21
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), each
285.29
292.26
293.28
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amps, each
98.40
104.08
104.52
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, each
12.71
13.40
13.73
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrosion, 4 litre
15.15
14.65
15.18
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hour
113.62
118.77
117.05
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000' bale
31.79
32.33
33.04
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per month
3,236.50
3,289.00
3,273.89
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 speed transmission, new, each
114,797.91
123,358.92
125,049.55
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 speed transmission, new, each
289,721.69
330,219.00
333,089.72
Combine, self-prop, diesel, Class 7, 323-374 hp, new, each *
359,329.30
376,458.59
380,861.76
Air Drill, 40-42', 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, each *
222,719.01
252,685.26
260,511.22
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, each
61,693.33
65,799.00
68,288.15
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, each
48,447.38
50,371.35
51,626.42
Double Disc, heavy-duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, each
44,696.11
50,116.73
50,025.23
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, each
40,868.32
41,986.09
42,525.95
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
14.36
14.56
14.60
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, 25 kg *
20.57
19.10
18.59
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excl. Ionophore), bagged, 25 kg *
14.15
15.88
16.56
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, 25 kg *
12.43
15.56
16.36
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, 25 kg *
21.21
19.97
20.04
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
12.59
17.33
18.43
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, 20 kg *
28.15
29.35
29.99
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
3.66
3.86
3.85
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
4.65
4.74
4.70
Feed Oats, good quality, farm gate, bushel **
2.52
2.53
2.61
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, ton
82.42
87.58
89.35
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, tonne
736.33
652.05
658.22
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, tonne
794.67
826.80
842.41
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, tonne
1,136.72
1,023.27
1,030.31
Refine SG granular, 486 gram *
279.69
275.55
275.44
Assert 300 SC, liquid, 10.8 litre
206.52
230.28
234.39
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, 10 litre
72.40
73.33
71.77
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, 250 ml
16.21
20.95
21.60
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, 250 ml
27.34
26.82
26.95
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
46.29
50.16
50.27
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
39.91
39.83
40.05
Seed, Roundup Ready HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
475.92
476.70
452.46
Seed, Liberty Link HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
590.21
594.00
591.26
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, 100 litres
111.26
83.70
85.37
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), 100 litres
117.49
82.05
85.03
Propane, liquefied, bulk, 100 litres
60.87
67.25
69.97
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge, prov. rebate deducted where applicable), GJ
4.35
2.97
2.70
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), 100 kwh
7.54
5.38
4.60
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), 5 litre *
20.50
19.34
20.31
All agricultural inputs were reported to be in good supply for the month of May 2015 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.
* Specification changed as of January 2012 ** New input as of January 2012
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Economics and Competitiveness Branch, Statistics and Data Development Section, in partnership with Alberta Federation of Agriculture. For additional information, please phone: 780-644-1308.
Note to Users: The contents of this document may not be used or reproduced without properly accrediting Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Economics and Competitiveness Branch, Statistics and Data Development Section.
 
 
 
 

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