Average Monthly Prices for April 2016

 
 
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All agricultural inputs were reported to be in good supply for the month of April 2016 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 April 2016
Farm Input Prices - Dollars ($)
April 2015
March 2016
April 2016
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, M
556.02
612.90
611.44
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, M
562.19
719.15
746.66
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, 4'x8' sheet
17.96
18.28
18.17
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, 7' length
5.22
5.82
5.82
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, cubic metre
223.75
232.83
233.78
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, 50 lb box
75.45
81.95
82.35
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, 100' coil
58.88
60.09
60.12
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, 6 metre length
6.08
6.21
6.13
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, 80 rod spool
65.13
70.03
70.28
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, each *
16,046.73
14,656.25
15,441.41
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), each
292.26
301.00
300.02
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amps, each
104.08
100.59
103.06
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, each
13.40
14.46
14.60
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrosion, 4 litre
14.65
14.99
15.02
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hour
118.77
125.21
123.57
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000' bale
32.33
31.85
31.73
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per month
3,289.00
3,308.60
3,388.89
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 speed transmission, new, each
123,358.92
146,406.61
144,246.53
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 speed transmission, new, each
330,219.00
384,012.09
383,026.41
Combine, self-prop, diesel, Class 7, 323-374 hp, new, each *
376,458.59
457,766.61
454,821.46
Air Drill, 40-42', 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, each *
252,685.26
260,417.76
258,540.74
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, each
65,799.00
66,392.12
67,164.78
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, each
50,371.35
58,188.11
57,756.39
Double Disc, heavy-duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, each
50,116.73
55,986.82
56,061.15
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, each
41,986.09
45,985.05
46,064.13
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
14.56
15.74
15.65
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, 25 kg *
19.10
18.63
18.94
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excl. Ionophore), bagged, 25 kg *
15.88
15.71
15.59
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, 25 kg *
15.56
15.35
15.39
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, 25 kg *
19.97
20.98
21.09
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
17.33
16.12
16.15
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, 20 kg *
29.35
32.42
32.65
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
3.86
3.99
4.00
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
4.74
5.20
5.27
Feed Oats, good quality, farm gate, bushel **
2.53
2.57
2.61
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, ton
87.58
130.48
120.53
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, tonne
652.05
549.74
553.39
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, tonne
826.80
800.17
801.35
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, tonne
1,023.27
956.40
968.27
Refine SG granular, 486 gram *
275.55
281.15
277.10
Assert 300 SC, liquid, 10.8 litre
230.28
234.64
234.99
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, 10 litre
73.33
73.36
74.81
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, 250 ml
20.95
19.77
20.03
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, 250 ml
26.82
28.62
28.58
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
50.16
51.23
50.25
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
39.83
40.32
40.98
Seed, Roundup Ready HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
476.70
476.59
473.64
Seed, Liberty Link HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
594.00
602.21
596.11
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, 100 litres
83.70
73.92
76.87
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), 100 litres
82.05
70.80
70.84
Propane, liquefied, bulk, 100 litres
67.25
50.08
54.83
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge, prov. rebate deducted where applicable), GJ
2.97
2.27
1.45
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), 100 kwh
5.38
4.47
3.63
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), 5 litre *
19.34
20.39
20.29
 
 
 
 

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