Average Monthly Prices for August 2017

 
 
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All agricultural inputs were reported to be in good supply for the month of August 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 August 2017
Farm Input Prices - Dollars ($)
August 2016
July 2017
August 2017
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, M
609.53
775.25
792.78
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, M
767.27
989.93
997.83
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, 4'x8' sheet
17.80
18.60
21.02
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, 7' length
6.38
6.47
6.42
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, cubic metre
233.13
230.23
234.76
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, 50 lb box
82.14
81.27
80.20
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, 100' coil
60.40
63.47
64.73
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, 6 metre length
6.29
7.25
7.10
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, 80 rod spool
70.33
70.62
70.46
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, each *
15,713.74
16,508.19
16,581.94
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), each
302.91
304.10
301.76
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amps, each 
103.78
114.49
113.41
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, each 
15.23
15.59
16.26
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrosion, 4 litre
14.94
15.12
15.94
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hour 
127.33
129.79
128.92
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000' bale
32.75
32.89
33.46
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per month
3,441.67
3,402.78
3,386.11
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 speed transmission, new, each 
136,825.56
150,259.48
148,814.87
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 speed transmission, new, each 
388,129.31
386,657.37
385,528.66
Combine, self-prop, diesel, Class 7, 323-374 hp, new, each *
480,339.22
483,767.60
481,595.49
Air Drill, 40-42', 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, each *
273,383.81
308,001.31
301,515.84
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, each 
70,395.85
66,570.35
65,505.79
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, each 
59,450.42
57,854.49
60,552.83
Double Disc, heavy-duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, each 
56,825.43
59,475.77
59,012.59
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, each 
46,935.04
49,698.77
49,851.36
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
15.67
17.04
16.93
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, 25 kg *
19.10
20.97
20.80
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excl. Ionophore), bagged, 25 kg *
15.95
17.78
17.71
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, 25 kg *
15.70
15.99
16.34
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, 25 kg *
21.25
22.69
21.90
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, 25 kg *
16.07
18.07
18.05
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, 20 kg *
32.89
30.20
29.63
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel 
3.78
3.29
3.62
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, bushel 
4.89
4.69
4.84
Feed Oats, good quality, farm gate, bushel **
2.43
2.43
2.37
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, ton 
109.47
113.43
122.10
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, tonne 
497.23
524.11
495.30
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, tonne 
734.64
708.97
690.46
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, tonne 
885.33
908.56
884.89
Refine SG granular, 486 gram *
281.24
282.30
282.34
Assert 300 SC, liquid, 10.8 litre 
234.00
236.11
235.23
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, 10 litre 
72.63
73.86
75.58
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, 250 ml 
19.68
18.75
18.82
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, 250 ml 
29.00
32.37
32.31
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg 
52.94
53.26
53.64
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, 100 kg 
41.23
41.29
42.43
Seed, Roundup Ready HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
465.67
478.62
481.41
Seed, Liberty Link HT Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, bagged, 22.7 kg **
599.10
612.77
612.86
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, 100 litres 
84.31
84.63
85.56
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), 100 litres 
78.89
82.11
83.69
Propane, liquefied, bulk, 100 litres 
61.72
60.00
61.98
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge, prov. rebate deducted where applicable), GJ 
2.49
2.10
2.50
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), 100 kwh 
4.95
3.58
3.97
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), 5 litre *
20.07
21.22
21.34
 
 
 
 

Other Documents in the Series

 
  2017 Alberta Average Farm Input Prices
Average Monthly Prices for January 2017
Average Monthly Prices for February 2017
Average Monthly Prices for March 2017
Average Monthly Prices for April 2017
Average Monthly Prices for May 2017
Average Monthly Prices for June 2017
Average Monthly Prices for July 2017
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