Average Monthly Prices for April 2017

 
 
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All agricultural inputs were reported to be in good supply for the month of April 2017 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

Average Monthly Prices for April 2017
Farm Input Prices - Dollars ($)
April 2016
March 2017
April 2017
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, M
611.44
708.25
734.87
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, M
746.66
982.91
992.09
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, 4'x8' sheet
18.17
17.58
17.57
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, 7' length
5.82
6.95
7.35
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, cubic metre
233.78
240.42
233.91
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, 50 lb box
82.35
82.22
81.60
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, 100' coil
60.12
62.40
62.64
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, 6 metre length
6.13
6.80
7.12
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, 80 rod spool
70.28
69.32
69.92
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, each *
15,441.41
16,246.27
16,506.11
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), each
300.02
300.53
301.95
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amps, each
103.06
108.85
111.43
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, each
14.60
15.92
15.67
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrosion, 4 litre
15.02
15.61
15.09
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hour
123.57
129.73
129.20
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000' bale
31.73
32.62
32.97
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per month
3,388.89
3,422.22
3,391.18
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 speed transmission, new, each
144,246.53
143,525.67
143,187.73
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 speed transmission, new, each
383,026.41
392,001.82
389,406.56
Combine, self-prop, diesel, Class 7, 323-374 hp, new, each *
454,821.46
490,929.17
491,310.00
Air Drill, 40-42', 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, each *
258,540.74
312,308.78
314,332.91
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, each
67,164.78
66,444.17
67,088.75
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, each
57,756.39
58,239.48
58,596.11
Double Disc, heavy-duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, each
56,061.15
60,999.66
60,308.22
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, each
46,064.13
48,882.73
48,886.66
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
15.65
16.31
16.45
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, 25 kg *
18.94
20.37
20.59
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excl. Ionophore), bagged, 25 kg *
15.59
16.78
16.98
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, 25 kg *
15.39
15.85
15.95
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, 25 kg *
21.09
21.91
21.96
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
16.15
17.19
17.50
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, 20 kg *
32.65
30.82
30.95
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
4.00
3.19
3.01
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel
5.27
4.47
4.46
Feed Oats, good quality, farm gate, bushel **
2.61
2.53
2.45
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, ton
120.53
106.89
108.71
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, tonne
553.39
495.96
500.86
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, tonne
801.35
674.09
676.57
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, tonne
968.27
912.56
918.53
Refine SG granular, 486 gram *
277.10
282.67
283.92
Assert 300 SC, liquid, 10.8 litre
234.99
235.32
237.71
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, 10 litre
74.81
72.81
72.45
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, 250 ml
20.03
18.95
18.93
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, 250 ml
28.58
32.09
31.34
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
50.25
51.84
51.28
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg
40.98
39.79
39.78
Seed, Roundup Ready HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
473.64
466.97
468.14
Seed, Liberty Link HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
596.11
615.23
616.32
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, 100 litres
76.87
85.80
93.21
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), 100 litres
70.84
89.29
91.07
Propane, liquefied, bulk, 100 litres
54.83
63.81
63.10
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge, prov. rebate deducted where applicable), GJ
1.45
2.20
2.63
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), 100 kwh
3.63
3.54
3.17
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), 5 litre *
20.29
21.57
20.97


 
 
 
 

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