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2001

RATES PAID BY KANSAS FARMERS

FOR CUSTOM WORK

KANSAS AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE

In Cooperation With

U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service


Kansas Department of Agriculture
Division of Statistics

P.O. Box 3534

632 SW Van Buren, Rm. 200

Topeka, Kansas 66601-3534

Phone (785) 233-2230

Compiled by


Dan Kolterman, Agricultural Statistician
Dona Ratliff, Research Analyst 

Eddie Wells, Deputy State Statistician
Eldon J. Thiessen, State Statistician

Glennis Stock, Statistical Assistant

Candace Thomas and Judy Allison, Editorial Assistants

David Judd and Clyde Seel, Reproduction and Distribution

December 2001


The ranges and averages in this bulletin reflect the rates paid by Kansas farmers during 2001 for various custom operations.

Special thanks are due the almost 1,450 custom operators, farmers, and ranchers who took the time to report the data in this publication. Our appreciation also goes to the Cooperative Extension Service's county agricultural agents who reviewed the survey questionnaire.


Eldon J. Thiessen

State Statistician



KANSAS AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS DISTRICTS

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Districts


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Grain Harvesting

Wheat

Grain Sorghum

Corn

Soybeans

Sunflowers

Seed Cleaning

(Wheat, Soybeans, Alfalfa, and Red Clover)

Historical Averages

Grain Hauling

(Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Corn, Soybeans, and Sunflowers)

Silage Operations

Haying

Mowing, Swathing, Conditioning, and Sideraking

Baling

Hauling

Stacking

Entire Operation

Rotary Mowing

Tree Shearing

Land Tillage

Disking

Harrowing

Chiseling

Plowing and Undercutting

Field Cultivation

Historical Averages

Planting

Regular-Till Planting

Grass and Legume Seeding

Historical Averages

Minimal-Till or No-Till Planting

Historical Averages

Chemical Applications

Row Crop Cultivation

Dry and Liquid Fertilizers

Anhydrous Ammonia

Herbicides

Insecticides

Historical Averages

Feed Preparation

Historical Averages

Feed Delivery

Machinery Rental

Fence Building

Terracing and Dozing

INTRODUCTION

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This publication reports average rates paid by Kansas farmers for custom work in 2001. The figures come from an annual survey of Kansas farmers, custom operators, coops and elevators. Questionnaires were mailed to about 2,100 operations. Almost 1,450 responded by mail or telephone.

The Custom Rates book is intended to be a guide to help custom operators and farmers reach mutual agreements. The prices reported here should not be regarded as official or established rates. The average figures in this book give equal weight to all reports received.

The prices in this book are charges for machines, power, fuel, and operator. Costs of chemicals, seeds, and most other materials are excluded. The one exception is hay baling materials. Exchange work between farmers is not considered custom work.

There are large variations in the rates charged for specific jobs. For many items, the State averages may not be typical of any particular locale. There are many reasons for price differences. Some farmers may charge lower prices to neighbors, relatives, or close friends. Soil conditions and field sizes are also significant factors. Rates are often lower in western Kansas where the larger farms are well suited to extensive operation with heavy equipment.

The average custom rates charged in 2001 are generally similar to those reported in 2000. At the State level, most average prices changed by less than 10 percent, up or down. Of the more than 130 custom work items or machinery rentals in this report, 72 increased in price, 9 were unchanged, and 31 decreased in price. The report contains historical tables and graphs which show the results of previous surveys. Data are missing for 1986 because the funding for this project was temporarily halted.

In the past year we have received many comments about the Custom Rates report from the agricultural community. We appreciate this feedback and encourage readers to continue sharing their ideas and suggestions regarding this survey.

GRAIN HARVESTING

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WHEAT: Rates for custom combining wheat averaged $13.77 per acre with, in most cases, an additional average charge of 13.1 cents per bushel for yields greater than 20 bushels per acre. The per acre rate is up 9 cents from last year. Some respondents reported a flat rate per bushel harvesting charge, but there were too few reports to publish the data.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF WHEAT, 2001

District No. of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre No. of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for High Yield
Range Avg. ¢ per Bu. Above Bushels







NW 99 12.00-18.00 13.32 92 13.2 20
WC 67 12.00-15.00 13.25 65 13.2 20
SW 77 10.00-15.00 13.02 76 12.9 19







NC 78 11.00-16.50 13.37 72 13.1 20
C 95 10.00-20.00 13.31 84 13.0 20
SC 129 12.00-20.00 13.29 121 13.2 21







NE 42 12.00-25.00 15.42 23 12.9 21
EC 39 12.00-25.00 17.06 11 13.0 21
SE 52 11.00-20.00 15.26 18 13.1 21







STATE 678 10.00-25.00 13.77 562 13.1 20

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus, some reports are included in more than one district.



HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR WHEAT HARVESTING
Year Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

1985 13.18 12.3 21
1987 12.43 11.6 21
1988 12.66 11.6 21
1989 12.71 11.6 21
1990 12.83 11.8 21
1991 12.74 11.8 21
1992 12.90 12.1 21
1993 13.05 12.1   20
1994 13.03 12.2 21
1995 13.02 12.2 20
1996 13.32 12.4 20
1997 13.33 12.6 21
1998 13.32 12.6 21
1999 13.29 12.6 21
2000 13.68 12.8 21
2001 13.77 13.1 20


 








GRAIN HARVESTING

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GRAIN SORGHUM: Rates charged for custom harvesting of grain sorghum averaged $14.58 per acre, a decrease of 6 cents from last year. Additional charges averaged 12.9 cents per bushel for yields over 35 bushels per acre. Some respondents reported a flat rate per bushel harvesting charge, but there were too few reports to publish the data.



CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF GRAIN SORGHUM, 2001

District No. of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre No. of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for High Yield
Range Avg. ¢ per Bu. Above Bushels







NW 50 12.00-22.00 13.99 42 13.1 33
WC 46 10.00-19.00 13.34 41 12.8 33
SW 47 11.00-22.00 13.47 41 12.9 33







NC 50 11.00-22.00 13.98 37 13.0 38
C 54 10.00-22.00 13.82 44 12.7 35
SC 67 10.00-25.00 14.07 48 12.9 34







NE 36 12.00-25.00 17.24 10 13.0 41
EC 30 13.00-25.00 17.62 7 12.6 37
SE 37 12.00-22.00 16.11 10 12.6 38







STATE 417 10.00-25.00 14.58 280 12.9 35

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus, some reports are included in more than one district.



HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR GRAIN SORGHUM HARVESTING
Year Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

1984 14.15 12.4 31
1985 13.99 12.1 33
1987 13.22 11.2 33
1988 13.61 11.9 32
1989 13.58 11.3 34
1990 14.23 11.6 36
1991 13.50 11.8 33
1992 14.15 11.8 36
1993 14.62 12.0 34
1994 14.27 12.0 35
1995 14.27 11.9 36
1996 14.21 12.3 36
1997 14.35 12.5 37
1998 14.42 12.4 37
1999 14.45 12.7 36
2000 14.64 12.6 34
2001 14.58 12.9 35










GRAIN HARVESTING

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CORN: The charge to have corn custom harvested in 2001 was $19.43 per acre with some operators adding an average extra charge of 11.9 cents per bushel for yields above 48 bushels per acre. This is an increase of 20 cents per acre from the previous year.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF CORN, BY DISTRICTS, 2001

Dist. No.

of

Rpts. 1/

Cents per Bushel No.

of

Rpts. 1/

Dollars per Acre No.

of

Rpts. 1/

Extra Charge for

High Yields

Range Avg. Range Avg. ¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels











NW 42 15-28 23 21 12.00-26.00 18.67 9 12.1 36
WC 21 15-28 24 11 12.00-25.00 17.77 7 12.0 33
SW 33 13-28 23 7 12.00-22.00 16.36 5 12.4 50










NC 15 13-28 23 21 12.00-25.00 19.48 5 14.0 48
C 24 15-28 22 17 12.00-25.00 20.18 6 10.5 40
SC 38 14-28 22 18 16.00-25.00 20.67 3 12.7 40










NE 8 15-28 23 51 10.00-26.00 20.24 8 12.0 78
EC 3 24-28 26 31 11.00-25.00 19.68 5 9.6 45
SE 3 15-25 21 30 12.00-25.00 18.43 4 11.8 56










STATE 187 13-28 23 207 10.00-26.00 19.43 52 11.9 48

1/ Reports are counted in districts where combining was done; thus, some reports are included in more than one district.

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR CORN HARVESTING


Year    Dollars

per Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

Flat Rate

Charge

¢ per

Bushel

Above Bushels ¢ per

Bushel

1984 18.79 10.7 44 23
1985 16.67 10.9 55 21
1987 17.71 10.5 58 20
1988 17.78 12.2 64 22
1989 18.64 13.0 66 19
1990 18.27 12.1 78 21
1991 18.30 9.5 58 21
1992 18.35 10.7 67 22
1993 18.21 11.8 58 21
1994 18.23 10.1 65 22
1995 17.79 12.4 62 21
1996 18.77 12.6 63 23
1997 18.72 12.3 66 23
1998 18.96 12.7 59 23
1999 19.28 12.0 70 24
2000 19.23 14.7 66 23
2001 19.43 11.9 48 23












GRAIN HARVESTING

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SOYBEANS: The charge to harvest soybeans increased by 33 cents per acre to $19.48. Some operators added an extra charge averaging 12.7 cents per bushel for yields above 24 bushels per acre. Some respondents reported a flat rate per bushel harvesting charge, but there were too few reports to publish the data.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF SOYBEANS, 2001

District No. of

Rpts. 1/

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts. 1/

Extra Charge for High Yield
Range Avg. ¢ per Bu. Above Bushels







NW 37 12.00-25.00 19.72 12 12.1 21
WC 17 12.00-25.00 19.12 6 12.3 25
SW 26 14.00-27.00 21.27 5 12.4 27







NC 47 12.00-25.00 20.05 11 12.5 22
C 52 12.00-26.00 18.90 15 12.3 25
SC 64 12.00-28.00 19.20 19 13.3 24







NE 73 16.00-26.00 20.45 3 13.0 24
EC 44 13.00-25.00 19.17 3 12.7 23
SE 49 14.00-25.00 17.73 6 13.8 23







STATE 409 12.00-28.00 19.48 80 12.7 24

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus, some reports are included in more than one district.

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR SOYBEAN HARVESTING
Year Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

1984 18.05 13.7 24
1985 18.05 12.2 23
1987 17.46 12.4 24
1988 17.31 12.1 24
1989 17.58 12.3 26
1990 17.92 13.0 25
1991 18.07 12.1 22
1992 18.63 12.5 22
1993 17.96 12.5 23
1994 18.15 12.2 25
1995 17.65 12.2 25
1996 18.54 12.7 24
1997 18.68 12.4 26
1998 18.85 12.8 27
1999 18.69 13.0 25
2000 19.15 12.5 25
2001 19.48 12.7 24










GRAIN HARVESTING

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SUNFLOWERS: Custom harvesting of sunflowers averaged $17.93 per acre in 2001. This compares to the average of $16.33 per acre in 2000.



CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF SUNFLOWERS, 2001

Dist. Number

of

Rpts. 1/

Dollars per Acre
Range Avg.


NW 22 13.00-22.00 16.59
WC 10 13.00-25.00 18.00
SW 9 15.00-25.00 18.22




NC 15 12.00-22.00 17.27
C 11 15.00-25.00 18.27
SC 21 14.00-28.00 19.79




NE 2/

EC 2/

SE 2/





ST 94 12.00-28.00 17.93

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR SUNFLOWER HARVESTING
Year Dollars per Acre Extra Charges for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels



1991 $15.50 11.4 38
1992 $16.88 2/ 2/
1993 $16.06 12.0 27
1994 $16.55 11.3 37
1995 $16.52 2/ 2/
1996 $17.10 11.0 30
1997 $17.69 11.6 18
1998 $16.94 11.9 37
1999 $18.35 12.0 34
2000 $16.33 12.7 30
2001 $17.93 13.8 26

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus, some reports are included in more than one district. 2/ Insufficient data to publish; included in State totals.


SEED CLEANING

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Wheat seed cleaning with treatment averaged $1.03 per bushel. Rates for cleaning wheat without treatment averaged 46 cents per bushel. The average cost for cleaning soybeans with treatment was $1.26 per bushel, while the cost excluding treatment averaged 50 cents. Cleaning alfalfa seed without treatment cost 13 cents per pound and the average reported charge for cleaning red clover seed without treatment was 12 cents per pound. There were not enough reports for cleaning red clover or alfalfa seed with treatment to be published.



CUSTOM RATES FOR SEED CLEANING, 2001

Dist. WHEAT SOYBEANS
With Treatment Without Treatment With Treatment Without Treatment
Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.





NW 1/

21 30-65 46 -

-

WC 4 90-100 98 20 25-50 37 -

-

SW 1/

31 30-100 46 -

-














NC 11 40-150 105 36 27-100 52 -

1/

C 13 35-135 100 57 25-90 48 -

5 40-60 47
SC 17 30-175 94 57 25-100 44 1/

1/














NE 4 120-205 154 11 35-100 54 3 120-205 155 7 40-100 60
EC 4 45-140 109 9 35-60 50 1/

1/

SE 6 35-135 97 30 30-100 45 1/

15 30-60 45













ST 61 30-205 103 272 25-100 46 7 40-205 126 30 30-100 50

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



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HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR SEED CLEANING

Crop

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Wheat (Cents/Bushel)





With Treatment 80 96 87 91 94 103
Without Treatment 42 41 43 44 46 46
Soybeans (Cents/Bushel)





With Treatment 87 91 68 109 81 126
Without Treatment 43 46 44 46 46 50
Alfalfa (Cents/Pound)





With Treatment 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/ - 1/
Without Treatment 14 18 22 18 1/ 13
Red Clover (Cents/Pound)





With Treatment 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/ - 1/
Without Treatment 12 17 20 13 1/ 12

1/ Insufficient data to publish; included in State totals.



GRAIN HAULING

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Custom rates for hauling wheat, grain sorghum, corn, soybeans, and sunflowers from the field to farm or to the nearest elevator changed very little from 2000. The overall average charge for these five crops was 12.2 cents per bushel with an extra charge of 1.1 cents per bushel per mile over 13 miles. This compares with 2000 averages of 12.1 cents per bushel plus the 1.0 cent a bushel per mile over 13 miles. Only reports which included both a mileage limit and a per mile charge for additional miles were tabulated in the 'over basic mileage' column.



CUSTOM RATES FOR HAULING GRAIN FROM FIELD TO FARM STORAGE

OR ELEVATOR, 2001

District No. of

Reports

Cents

per Bu.

Miles

Limit

Cents/bu.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage

No. of

Reports

Cents

per Bu.

Miles

Limit

Cents/bu.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage


WHEAT

GRAIN SORGHUM

NW 56 13.0 13 0.9 24 12.6 11 1.1
WC 48 12.9 13 1.2 26 12.7 13 1.1
SW 42 12.6 13 0.8 22 12.7 13 0.8









NC 61 12.8 13 1.2 34 12.7 13 1.3
C 60 12.7 12 1.1 34 12.5 13 1.0
SC 97 12.6 13 1.0 36 12.2 12 0.9









NE 32 13.6 15 1.6 25 13.1 17 1.5
EC 24 11.2 13 1.2 13 10.3 11 1.0
SE 30 11.5 10 0.9 20 11.5 8 1.0









STATE 450 12.6 13 1.1 234 12.4 12 1.1










CORN

SOYBEANS

NW 20 11.3 12 0.9 15 11.9 12 1.2
WC 12 11.3 15 1.3 1/


SW 7 11.1 13 1.0 1/











NC 15 12.3 11 0.8 22 11.9 13 1.3
C 15 10.1 13 1.4 24 11.5 13 1.0
SC 20 9.9 11 0.9 38 11.7 12 1.0









NE 34 12.4 16 1.3 46 12.6 16 1.3
EC 18 11.1 12 1.0 24 11.0 13 1.1
SE 18 11.0 10 1.0 26 11.3 9 0.9









STATE 159 11.3 13 1.1 200 11.8 13 1.1









Region No. of

Reports

Cents per Cwt. Miles Limit Cents/Cwt.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage






Sunflowers





West 13 20.4 13 0.9



Central 12 14.3 10 0.8



Eastern 1/






State 28 17.2 12 0.8



1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



SILAGE OPERATIONS

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Custom rates for silage operations were separated into four categories: 1) chopping, hauling, and filling the silo, 2) chopping and hauling, 3) chopping only, and 4) hauling only. The average rate per ton for the complete silage operation was $5.50 per ton, up from $5.04 in 2000. Operations which included only chopping and hauling averaged $4.87 per ton, up 18 cents from 2000, chopping only averaged $3.09, compared to $3.19 in 2000, and hauling only averaged $2.16, unchanged from last year.



CUSTOM RATES FOR MAKING SILAGE, PER TON, 2001

District Chopping, Hauling, & Filling Silo Chopping & Hauling
No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average







NW 1/

14 4.50-7.50 4.84
WC 6 4.00-7.00 5.53 8 4.50-5.00 4.68
SW 3 5.50-5.75 5.65 6 4.00-5.25 4.67







NC 5 4.50-5.25 4.85 22 4.25-7.50 4.97
C 3 4.60-6.00 5.45 15 4.50-7.00 4.99
SC 8 5.00-8.00 6.01 19 4.00-7.00 4.84







NE 3 4.50-6.00 5.17 6 4.00-6.00 4.75
EC 3 4.85-6.50 5.62 7 4.00-6.00 5.01
SE 1/

1/








STATE 33 4.00-8.00 5.50 99 4.00-7.50 4.87

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

SILAGE CHOPPING, HAULING, 2001


Chopping Only Hauling Only
District No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average







NW 3 2.25-4.50 3.58 4 1.50-2.25 2.06
WC 5 2.25-2.75 2.40 6 2.00-2.37 2.23
SW 4 2.25-4.25 2.84 4 2.00-2.50 2.28







NC 7 2.25-5.00 3.39 6 2.00-2.50 2.33
C 3 3.25-5.00 4.08 1/

SC 9 2.25-3.75 2.76 8 1.00-2.50 2.01







NE 5 2.50-3.75 2.97 3 1.50-2.25 2.00
EC 1/

-

SE -

-








STATE 37 2.25-5.00 3.09 32 1.00-2.50 2.16

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.


HAYING

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Mowing or swathing hay cost an average of $8.20 per acre, 40 cents more than in 2000. Mowing or swathing forage cost $9.29 per acre on average. Mowing or swathing with conditioning was $8.50 per acre, 23 cents higher than the 2000 average. The average charge for sideraking hay in 2001 was $2.88 per acre, down 3 cents from the 2000 figure.



CUSTOM RATES FOR MOWING OR SWATHING, 2001

District Hay Forage
No. of Rpts. Dollars per Acre No. of Rpts. Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 17 6.00-10.00 8.65 12 8.00-12.00 10.42
WC 3 7.50-10.00 8.83 4 8.50-10.00 9.63
SW 13 8.00-12.00 9.12 7 8.00-10.00 9.00







NC 9 6.00-8.50 7.67 6 6.00-12.00 9.17
C 16 6.00-10.00 7.75 4 7.00-8.00 7.63
SC 28 6.00-10.00 8.03 23 7.00-12.00 9.34







NE 14 6.00-12.00 8.96 1/

EC 10 5.50-10.00 7.88 -

SE 18 5.00-10.00 7.55 4 7.00-10.00 8.25







STATE 128 5.00-12.00 8.20 62 6.00-12.00 9.29

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

CUSTOM RATES FOR SWATHING & CONDITIONING AND SIDERAKING, 2001

District Swathing and Conditioning Sideraking
No. of Rpts. Dollars per Acre No. of Rpts. Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 24 4.00-13.00 8.98 6 2.00-4.50 3.25
WC 23 7.50-12.00 9.91 1/

SW 35 7.00-12.00 8.38 12 2.50-4.50 3.58







NC 33 6.00-12.00 8.14 8 2.00-3.00 2.69
C 49 5.00-11.00 8.01 17 1.50-4.00 2.78
SC 69 7.00-12.00 8.64 21 1.75-4.00 2.63







NE 20 4.00-12.00 8.33 7 1.50-5.00 2.71
EC 12 5.00-10.00 7.83 7 2.00-4.00 2.98
SE 27 6.00-10.50 8.48 16 1.00-5.00 2.81







STATE 292 4.00-13.00 8.50 95 1.00-5.00 2.88

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



HAYING

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Custom baling of small square bales with wire cost an average of 58 cents per bale with twine averaged 49 cents per bale in 2001. Large round bales weighing under 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $7.19 per bale, while bales weighing the same but being net wrapped cost an average of $7.73 per bale. Large round bales weighing over 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $7.64 per bale. Bales of the same size but being net wrapped cost an average of $8.65 per bale. The charge for large square bales weighing about one ton averaged $11.70, down 30 cents from 2000.



CUSTOM RATES FOR BALING HAY, 2001

Type of Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale
Range Average




Small: Square w/Wire 60 .35-1.00 .58
Square w/Twine 39 .30-0.75 .49
Large: Round (under 1,500 lbs.) wo/net 194 4.00-10.00 7.19
Round (under 1,500 lbs.) w/net 80 5.00-12.00 7.73
Round (over 1,500 lbs.) wo/net 179 5.00-14.75 7.64
Round (over 1,500 lbs.) w/net 118 6.50-15.00 8.65
Square (approx. 1 ton) 47 6.00-16.00 11.70



CUSTOM RATES FOR BALING, SQUARE BALES, 2001

District Small Square With Wire Small Square With Twine Large Square
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale
Range Average Range Average Range Average










NW 1/

5 35-75 51 1/

WC -

3 50-60 53 4 12.00-14.00 12.80
SW 1/

10 40-60 50 10 10.00-16.00 13.50










NC 6 50-95 71 4 30-50 41 3 8.00-14.00 10.00
C 4 48-60 55 4 45-60 51 12 8.00-15.00 11.30
SC 14 45-65 53 5 30-50 43 9 8.00-16.00 12.70










NE 4 35-100 56 1/

1/

EC 7 40-85 52 5 35-75 52 4 7.00-12.50 9.88
SE 22 36-100 55 1/

3 8.00-10.00 8.67










STATE 60 35-100 58 39 30-75 49 47 6.00-16.00 11.70

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



CUSTOM RATES FOR BALING, LARGE ROUND BALES, 2001


Without Net With Net
Dist. Under 1,500 lbs. Over 1,500 lbs. Under 1,500 lbs. Over 1,500 lbs.
No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.













NW 21 5.00-8.50 6.86 17 5.00-10.00 6.91 7 6.00-9.00 7.43 7 7.00-9.00 8.07
WC 12 4.00-8.00 6.40 11 6.00-10.00 7.32 6 5.00-9.50 6.75 1/

SW 11 7.00-10.00 8.34 13 7.00-12.00 9.31 8 8.00-12.00 8.81 17 7.50-15.00 9.18













NC 24 5.00-8.50 6.70 19 5.50-8.00 7.28 8 6.00-9.00 7.31 14 6.50-9.00 7.89
C 27 6.00-9.00 7.11 32 5.00-9.00 7.10 9 6.00-8.85 7.51 18 7.00-10.00 8.08
SC 32 6.00-9.50 7.35 42 6.00-12.00 7.58 18 6.00-10.00 7.92 31 6.50-13.00 8.35













NE 13 6.00-9.00 7.13 22 6.50-14.75 7.53 9 5.50-8.50 6.89 17 6.50-12.00 8.38
EC 15 6.00-9.50 7.43 9 6.00-12.50 8.39 5 7.50-10.00 8.80 4 9.00-13.00 11.80
SE 39 5.00-10.00 7.40 14 7.50-13.00 8.90 10 7.00-9.50 8.10 8 7.50-15.00 11.00













STATE 194 4.00-10.00 7.19 179 5.00-14.75 7.64 80 5.00-12.00 7.73 118 6.50-15.00 8.65

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



HAYING

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Custom rates for hauling small bales from field to farm storage averaged 42 cents per bale in 2001, up 3 cents from 2000. Rates for hauling large bales average $2.95 per bale or $5.89 per ton. The custom rate for stacking hay in stacks of 4-6 tons averaged $52.00 and compares to $50.00 in 2000.



CUSTOM RATES FOR HAULING SMALL BALES FROM FIELD TO STORAGE, 2001

District No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale
Range Average




NW -

WC -

SW 4 20-40 30




NC 1/

C 1/

SC 6 40-50 45




NE 1/

EC 7 30-50 42
SE 18 35-52 45




STATE 39 20-50 42

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

CUSTOM RATES FOR STACKING HAY, 2001

Stack Size

(Tons)

No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Stack
Range Average




4-6 5 45.00-55.00 52.00
Over 6 1/

1/ Insufficient data to publish.

CUSTOM RATES FOR HAULING LARGE BALES FROM FIELD TO STORAGE, 2001

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average







NW 5 2.00-8.00 3.90 -

WC 7 2.00-4.00 2.86 -

SW 15 2.00-5.00 2.92 1/








NC 4 1.00-4.00 2.06 1/

C 9 1.50-8.00 2.89 1/

SC 19 1.00-5.00 2.59 1/








NE 9 1.50-5.00 2.63 1/

EC 6 1.15-5.00 3.11 1/

SE 15 2.00-5.00 3.59 4 2.00-10.00 5.25







STATE 89 1.00-8.00 2.95 14 2.00-10.00 5.89

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

HAYING

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Rates per bale for the entire haying operation, including cutting, baling, hauling, and stacking, at $1.14 per small bale, were down 1 cent from 2000. Large bales, at $14.15 per bale, were up 48 cents from 2000. Rates reported on a per ton basis averaged $23.21, up from the 2000 figure of $21.44.

CUSTOM RATES FOR ENTIRE HAYING OPERATION, PER BALE, 2001

District Small Bales Large Bales
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale
Range Average Range Average







NW -

1/

WC -

-

SW -

5 12.00-25.00 17.60







NC -

1/

C -

-

SC 1/

1/








NE 1/

1/

EC 4 80-140 110 8 11.00-15.00 12.88
SE 7 95-130 119 14 12.00-20.00 14.07







STATE 13 80-140 114 31 10.50-25.00 14.15

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

CUSTOM RATES FOR ENTIRE HAYING OPERATION, PER TON, 2001

Region No. of

Reports

Dollars per Ton Region No. of

Reports

Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average








WEST 9 14.00-30.00 23.22 EAST 5 14.00-26.00 20.80
CENTRAL 5 20.00-30.00 25.60 STATE 19 14.00-30.00 23.21

ROTARY MOWING AND TREE SHEARING

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The average custom rate for rotary mowing was $7.90 per acre or $38.17 per hour in 2001. The average custom rate for skid loader tree shearing was $46.92 per hour.



CUSTOM RATES FOR ROTARY MOWING, 2001

Dist. No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour
Range Avg. Range Avg.







NW 1/

-

WC -

1/

SW 6 5.00-12.00 8.00 1/








NC -

-

C 1/

1/

SC 5 4.00-7.50 5.70 3 35.00-40.00 38.33







NE 5 5.10-9.00 7.22 1/

EC 1/

4 35.00-55.00 45.00
SE 10 6.00-14.00 9.15 3 30.00-40.00 36.67







STATE 30 4.00-14.00 7.90 15 15.00-57.50 38.17

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



SKID LOADER TREE SHEARING, 2001

Dist. No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour
Range Avg.




NW -

WC -

SW 1/





NC 4 40.00-60.00 47.50
C 1/

SC 4 38.00-70.00 54.50




NE 4 35.00-80.00 50.00
EC 1/

SE 9 30.00-50.00 41.11




STATE 25 30.00-80.00 46.92

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



LAND TILLAGE

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Custom rates for tillage operations vary depending on the area of the State, type of soil tillage practice, size of fields and size of equipment. Average charges for regular disking were $6.48 per acre, up 46 cents per acre from the 2000 rate. The average charge per acre for one-way disking was $6.21, a 15 cent decrease from the 2000 figure of $6.36. The average offset disking charge of $6.54 was down 22 cents an acre from the 2000 rate.

CUSTOM RATES FOR DISKING, 2001

Dist. Disking One-Way Disk Offset Disk
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW 10 4.50-6.50 5.20 1/

12 4.00-8.00 6.04
WC 4 4.50-9.50 6.00 3 4.50-5.50 4.83 1/

SW 4 6.00-7.00 6.38 -

10 5.00-7.00 6.13










NC 3 5.00-6.00 5.67 -

3 7.00-8.50 7.83
C 13 4.75-8.00 6.06 -

7 5.50-9.00 6.43
SC 17 3.50-8.50 6.66 -

9 5.00-8.00 6.61










NE 10 5.50-10.00 7.60 1/

1/

EC 10 5.50-8.00 6.60 -

3 6.50-7.50 7.08
SE 18 5.00-12.50 6.89 -

6 6.00-10.00 7.50










STATE 89 3.50-12.50 6.48 7 4.50-8.00 6.21 54 4.00-10.00 6.54

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

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In 2001, charges for spiketooth harrowing averaged $4.80, an increase of 24 cents per acre. The average for springtooth harrowing increased by 27 cents in 2001 to $5.20 per acre.

CUSTOM RATES FOR HARROWING, 2001

District Spiketooth Harrow Springtooth Harrow
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 6 4.00-6.50 4.92 3 4.50-6.00 5.17
WC -

1/

SW 3 5.00-5.50 5.17 1/








NC -

-

C 3 3.00-5.50 4.17 3 4.50-6.00 5.50
SC 5 3.00-6.00 4.60 -








NE 1/

-

EC -

-

SE 1/

1/








STATE 20 3.00-7.00 4.80 10 3.50-6.00 5.20

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

LAND TILLAGE

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Rates for custom chiseling 4-12 inches deep averaged $7.79 per acre, a 35 cent per acre increase from the 2000 rate. Deep chiseling, over 12 inches deep, averaged $9.54 per acre, an increase of 41 cents from the 2000 average.

CUSTOM RATES FOR CHISELING, 2001

District Chisel (4-12") Deep Chisel (Over 12")
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 5 5.00-10.00 6.50 6 5.00-12.00 8.58
WC -

1/

SW 8 4.50-8.00 6.44 6 8.00-12.00 9.92







NC -

-

C 4 6.00-9.50 7.50 1/

SC 10 5.50-12.00 8.03 10 6.50-12.00 9.75







NE 7 7.50-12.00 9.57 3 10.00-14.00 12.00
EC 1/

1/

SE 4 7.00-10.00 8.13 4 6.75-12.00 8.56







STATE 39 4.50-12.00 7.79 34 5.00-15.00 9.54

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



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The average moldboard plowing rate decreased 2 cents per acre to $8.98, while undercutting operations averaged $5.38 an acre, compared to $5.49 an acre in 2000.

CUSTOM RATES FOR PLOWING AND UNDERCUTTING, 2001

District Moldboard Plow Undercutter (Large "V" Blade)
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 1/

24 3.50-8.00 5.20
WC 1/

23 4.00-7.00 4.67
SW 1/

25 4.00-8.00 5.38







NC 1/

4 5.00-8.00 6.28
C 1/

11 4.50-8.50 5.73
SC 7 8.00-10.00 9.14 7 5.50-8.50 7.07







NE 1/

-

EC -

-

SE 4 7.00-12.00 9.25 1/








STATE 23 4.50-14.00 8.98 95 3.50-8.50 5.38

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

LAND TILLAGE

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The shank cultivator rate was $5.92 and wheel springtooth cultivation averaged $5.36 per acre. The table at the bottom shows historical average custom rate charges for land tillage in Kansas.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FIELD CULTIVATION, 2001





District
Shank Cultivator Wheel Springtooth Cultivator
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 7 4.50-5.00 4.86 1/

WC 3 4.50-5.00 4.83 1/

SW 6 4.25-8.00 6.08 3 4.00-5.00 4.33







NC 1/

1/

C 14 4.00-10.00 5.61 3 6.00-9.50 7.83
SC 11 4.00-8.00 6.02 1/








NE 11 4.00-9.00 7.05 -

EC 9 3.50-7.00 5.69 3 3.50-7.00 5.50
SE 13 3.50-11.00 6.15 4 3.50-6.00 4.88







STATE 76 3.50-11.00 5.92 18 3.50-9.50 5.36

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

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CUSTOM RATES FOR LAND TILLAGE, HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Type of Operation 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Dollars per Acre


Disking 5.36 5.26 5.60 5.46 5.53 5.79 5.70 6.02 6.48
One-Way Disk 5.63 5.07 5.58 5.42 5.05 5.60 5.65 6.36 6.21
Offset Disk 5.81 5.77 5.74 6.02 6.17 6.16 6.29 6.76 6.54
Spiketooth Harrow 4.34 4.04 4.21 4.17 4.65 4.73 4.59 4.56 4.80
Springtooth Harrow 4.53 4.36 4.13 4.34 4.79 4.61 4.50 4.93 5.20
Chisel 4-12" 6.36 6.34 6.76 7.21 6.70 6.96 7.00 7.44 7.79
Deep Chisel Over 12" 7.99 7.72 8.24 8.24 8.76 8.61 8.84 9.13 9.54
Moldboard Plow 8.50 8.78 8.99 8.23 8.95 9.10 9.15 9.00 8.98
Undercutter 4.83 4.93 4.91 4.98 4.86 5.02 5.21 5.49 5.38
Shank Cultivator 5.10 5.12 5.17 5.33 5.33 5.42 5.57 5.66 5.92
Wheel Springtooth

Cultivator



4.69


4.69


4.55


4.70


4.74


5.08


5.36


5.20


5.36


PLANTING (Regular-Till)

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Small grain seeding charges averaged $6.49 per acre, an increase of 39 cents per acre. Grain sorghum charges increased by 74 cents per acre, to $7.72 per acre, in 2001. The average price charged for planting corn was $8.19 per acre, compared to $7.77 per acre in 2000. Soybean seeding charges averaged $8.17 per acre in 2001. This is a decrease of 6 cents per acre from last year. The grass seeding rate increased by 24 cents an acre, to $8.92 per acre, in 2001. The price for seeding alfalfa-legumes averaged $8.59 an acre, an increase of $1.13 per acre.



CUSTOM RATES FOR REGULAR-TILL PLANTING, 2001

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average




SMALL GRAINS

GRAIN SORGHUM

NW 21 4.00-8.00 5.83 11 5.00-8.50 7.05
WC 20 4.50-9.00 5.88 12 5.25-10.00 7.81
SW 27 4.00-9.00 6.20 13 5.00-9.50 7.46







NC 8 6.00-9.00 7.44 14 6.00-8.50 7.27
C 20 3.50-11.00 6.54 20 3.00-13.00 7.93
SC 23 4.50-12.50 7.03 24 5.40-13.00 8.54







NE 8 6.00-10.50 7.56 7 6.00-10.00 7.43
EC 7 5.00-12.00 7.79 6 4.00-12.00 8.17
SE 11 4.00-8.00 6.05 12 5.00-9.00 7.00







STATE 145 3.50-12.50 6.49 119 3.00-13.00 7.72








CORN

SOYBEANS

NW 15 5.00-9.00 7.10 4 5.00-8.50 6.88
WC 8 7.00-10.00 8.50 1/

SW 7 5.00-10.00 8.07 1/








NC 7 6.00-9.00 7.64 9 6.00-9.00 7.58
C 13 4.00-13.00 9.69 19 4.00-13.00 8.51
SC 20 6.00-12.00 8.93 18 6.00-13.00 8.81







NE 18 6.00-12.00 8.22 13 6.00-11.00 8.92
EC 10 4.00-12.00 7.60 10 4.00-12.00 8.05
SE 12 5.00-9.00 7.33 16 5.00-10.00 7.25







STATE 110 4.00-13.00 8.19 93 4.00-13.00 8.17




GRASS SEEDING

ALFALFA-LEGUME SEEDING

NW 3 7.00-9.00 8.00 1/

WC 1/

3 4.00-10.00 7.33
SW 3 6.00-11.00 9.00 4 7.00-12.00 9.25







NC 1/

7 6.00-12.00 8.86
C 3 12.00-13.00 12.33 8 5.50-13.00 9.38
SC 1/

1/








NE 1/

-

EC 1/

1/

SE 6 6.00-12.00 8.50 7 5.00-11.00 8.29







STATE 23 4.25-13.00 8.92 34 4.00-13.00 8.59

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.





PLANTING

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CUSTOM RATES FOR REGULAR-TILL PLANTING, KANSAS HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Crops 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Dollars per Acre
Small Grains 5.22 5.37 5.34 5.52 5.71 5.94 6.07 6.22 6.10 6.49
Grain Sorghum 5.95 6.13 6.10 6.40 6.65 6.82 7.08 7.13 6.98 7.72
Corn 6.21 6.41 6.33 6.81 7.19 7.28 7.36 7.53 7.77 8.19
Soybeans 6.09 6.23 6.27 6.69 6.97 7.06 7.38 7.46 8.23 8.17
Grass 7.38 7.37 7.19 7.93 8.50 8.27 7.82 8.37 8.68 8.92
Alfalfa-Legume 6.96 6.42 6.41 7.24 7.29 7.42 7.41 7.76 7.46 8.59


REGULAR-TILL PLANTING



 

 

 



 

 

 







 

 

PLANTING (Minimum-Till)

 

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Rates for minimum-till planting of small grains averaged $9.89 per acre, up from $9.77 in 2000. Minimum-till grain sorghum planting averaged $9.56, up 40 cents from last year's rate. Corn planting averaged $10.00 per acre, a 60 cent increase. Soybean planting averaged $10.50, compared to last year's average of $9.96 per acre.

CUSTOM RATES FOR MINIMUM-TILL OR NO-TILL PLANTING, 2001

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average

SMALL GRAINS

GRAIN SORGHUM

NW 15 6.00-10.00 8.60 11 7.00-10.00 8.77
WC 14 5.00-11.50 8.04 22 6.50-10.00 8.63
SW 9 6.00-12.00 9.67 17 6.00-12.50 8.44







NC 14 6.50-14.00 10.75 20 6.00-13.50 8.60
C 29 5.00-14.00 10.97 31 5.00-16.00 10.75
SC 14 5.50-14.00 9.46 22 6.25-14.00 10.17







NE 9 8.00-15.00 10.83 5 10.00-12.00 10.80
EC 11 7.50-13.00 10.55 6 10.00-13.00 10.83
SE 15 5.00-12.00 9.53 12 6.00-12.00 9.90







STATE 130 5.00-15.00 9.89 146 5.00-16.00 9.56

CORN

SOYBEANS

NW 16 6.00-12.00 8.84 5 6.00-10.00 8.50
WC 14 7.00-10.00 8.93 5 8.00-12.00 9.20
SW 11 7.50-12.50 9.43 3 6.00-14.50 10.17







NC 10 7.00-13.50 9.63 11 6.50-13.50 9.68
C 19 5.00-15.00 10.93 26 8.00-16.00 11.73
SC 18 6.50-14.00 10.81 17 6.50-15.00 10.54







NE 18 8.00-15.00 10.64 16 9.00-14.00 10.97
EC 9 10.00-13.00 11.00 14 6.00-13.00 10.18
SE 8 6.00-11.75 8.91 17 6.00-12.50 9.93







STATE 123 5.00-15.00 10.00 114 6.00-16.00 10.50

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CUSTOM RATES FOR MINIMUM-TILL OR NO-TILL PLANTINGS,

HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Crops 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Dollars per Acre











Small Grains 7.28 7.41 8.31 9.26 8.88 8.91 9.76 9.77 9.89
Grain Sorghum 7.08 6.96 7.70 8.06 8.12 8.70 8.85 9.16 9.56
Corn 7.35 7.47 8.39 8.44 8.46 8.65 8.96 9.40 10.00
Soybeans 7.51 7.53 8.61 8.87 8.88 9.29 9.61 9.96 10.50

CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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The custom rates for chemical applications presented here include the cost of machine, power, and operator, but the cost of the chemicals is excluded. Rates charged for crop cultivation with fertilizer application averaged $6.77 per acre, while cultivation without fertilizer application averaged $6.25. This compares with $6.48 and $5.75 per acre, respectively, in 2000.

CUSTOM RATES FOR ROW CROP CULTIVATION, 2001

Region With Fertilizer Without Fertilizer
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







WEST 8 5.50-10.50 7.16 14 4.00-9.00 6.12
CENTRAL 12 3.25-10.00 6.18 8 3.75-10.00 6.34
EAST 1/

3 6.00-7.50 6.60
STATE 22 3.25-10.50 6.77 25 3.75-10.00 6.25

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

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Dry fertilizer applications averaged $3.53 per acre, 13 cents more than in 2000. Liquid fertilizer was applied for an average charge of $3.57 per acre, up 7 cents from last year.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FERTILIZER APPLICATION, 2001

District Dry Fertilizer Liquid Fertilizer
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 27 2.50-4.50 3.60 33 3.00-4.50 3.59
WC 15 3.00-4.00 3.38 22 3.00-4.50 3.48
SW 22 3.00-4.50 3.51 25 3.00-6.00 3.62







NC 45 1.00-4.50 3.69 47 2.70-4.50 3.56
C 47 1.00-4.50 3.34 60 2.50-4.75 3.27
SC 73 2.25-5.00 3.36 82 2.00-5.00 3.37







NE 45 3.00-6.00 4.02 55 3.00-5.00 4.06
EC 32 2.00-5.00 3.66 29 2.75-5.50 3.88
SE 50 2.50-4.50 3.28 44 2.50-4.50 3.53







STATE 356 1.00-6.00 3.53 397 2.00-6.00 3.57



CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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Custom chemical applicators charged an average of $5.61 per acre to apply anhydrous ammonia, 6 cents less than the 2000 average.

CUSTOM RATES FOR APPLICATION OF

ANHYDROUS AMMONIA, 2001

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average




NW 6 3.50-7.65 5.19
WC 6 3.00-5.00 3.83
SW 10 4.50-7.00 5.93




NC 9 3.25-8.00 5.03
C 7 3.25-8.00 5.72
SC 6 3.50-7.00 4.71




NE 16 3.50-8.50 6.82
EC 9 4.00-8.00 6.22
SE 4 3.25-7.00 4.31




STATE 73 3.00-8.50 5.61



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The average cost for aerial application of herbicide was $4.39 per acre, up 19 cents from 2000. When herbicides were applied with a ground rig, the average cost was $3.72, 13 cents above 2000.

CUSTOM RATES FOR HERBICIDE APPLICATION, 2001

District Aerial Ground Rig
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 12 3.50-5.10 4.38 31 3.25-4.50 3.72
WC 5 3.00-7.00 4.35 32 3.00-4.50 3.47
SW 17 3.50-7.00 4.18 33 2.00-4.25 3.56







NC 17 3.50-5.00 4.13 54 2.50-5.00 3.67
C 8 3.25-6.00 4.16 65 2.50-4.50 3.34
SC 11 3.00-6.50 4.62 69 2.25-4.75 3.58







NE 1/

72 3.50-5.00 4.21
EC 1/

35 2.45-6.00 4.09
SE 3 6.00-6.00 6.00 50 2.50-5.00 3.73







STATE 77 3.00-7.00 4.39 441 2.00-6.00 3.72

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State total.



CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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The average cost for aerial application of insecticide was $4.42 per acre, up 23 cents from last year. When insecticides were applied with a ground rig, the average cost was $3.77 per acre, up 11 cents from the 2000 rate.

CUSTOM RATES FOR INSECTICIDE APPLICATION, 2001

District Aerial Ground Rig
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 13 3.50-5.10 4.28 20 3.00-4.50 3.78
WC 4 3.00-4.25 3.69 18 3.00-4.00 3.43
SW 15 3.50-7.00 4.31 18 3.00-4.25 3.64







NC 9 4.00-5.00 4.47 27 3.00-5.00 3.80
C 6 3.50-5.00 4.25 47 2.75-4.50 3.45
SC 13 3.00-5.50 4.53 49 2.50-4.50 3.65







NE 1/

36 3.50-5.00 4.29
EC 1/

25 3.25-5.50 4.19
SE 3 5.00-6.00 5.67 35 2.55-5.00 3.76







STATE 65 3.00-7.00 4.42 275 2.50-5.50 3.77

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State total.

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CUSTOM RATES FOR CHEMICAL APPLICATION,

HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Type of Operation

or Application

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Dollars per Acre










Cultivation with Fertilizer 5.39 5.69 6.08 5.78 5.91 6.43 5.61 6.48 6.77










Cultivation without Fertilizer 4.76 5.16 5.31 5.74 5.96 6.11 5.88 5.75 6.25










Dry Fertilizer 2.88 2.91 2.93 3.02 3.06 3.12 3.23 3.40 3.53










Liquid Fertilizer 3.02 3.09 3.09 3.14 3.19 3.29 3.33 3.50 3.57










Anhydrous Ammonia 4.71 4.87 5.09 5.56 5.24 5.59 5.28 5.67 5.61










Herbicide








Aerial 4.30 4.46 3.89 4.20 3.30 4.11 4.15 4.20 4.39
Ground Rig 3.11 3.18 3.25 3.32 3.28 3.39 3.48 3.59 3.72










Insecticide








Aerial 4.25 4.53 3.81 4.20 3.91 4.11 4.16 4.19 4.42
Ground Rig 3.12 3.24 3.22 3.34 3.30 3.41 3.54 3.66 3.77


FEED PREPARATION

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Rates for custom feed preparations are those generally charged by grain elevators and feed mills. Rates charged in 2001 are very close to those reported in 2000. Reports averaged 34 cents per cwt. for grinding grain, 31 cents per cwt. for rolling grain, 66 cents per cwt. for grinding hay, 23 cents per cwt. for mixing, 49 cents per cwt. for rolling and mixing, and 53 cents per cwt. for grinding and mixing.


CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED PREPARATION, 2001

District Grinding Grain Rolling Grain Grinding Hay
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt.
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW 1/

6 25-50 29 -

WC 5 30-50 34 10 20-40 31 -

SW 4 20-40 30 4 30-40 33 3 40-75 52










NC 12 25-50 33 17 20-50 31 1/

C 10 20-40 32 17 20-50 31 1/

SC 16 20-50 33 24 25-40 30 4 45-150 73










NE 12 15-45 28 10 20-45 26 1/

EC 9 30-50 41 6 20-50 32 -

SE 15 25-50 39 17 21-50 35 -











STATE 85 15-50 34 111 20-50 31 12 30-150 66

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.


District Mixing Rolling and Mixing Grinding and Mixing
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt.
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW 3 15-15 15 1/

3 35-40 37
WC 7 10-30 18 9 40-75 53 5 40-50 42
SW 4 20-30 28 3 50-70 60 3 50-70 60










NC 9 10-50 26 13 20-70 47 10 25-80 51
C 16 10-35 20 18 25-70 46 6 30-75 57
SC 21 15-30 22 20 30-70 51 12 40-70 56










NE 12 10-40 18 10 25-50 34 11 30-80 45
EC 8 20-40 29 6 25-75 50 7 50-80 63
SE 17 10-50 28 14 50-75 60 13 30-75 55










STATE 97 10-50 23 95 20-75 49 70 25-80 53

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



FEED PREPARATION

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Pelleting feed operations averaged 70 cents per cwt., 12 cents less than in 2000. The charge for grinding, mixing, and pelleting operations combined was an average of 118 cents per cwt., 8 cents lower than in 2000. Sacking operations, excluding the cost of sacks, averaged 91 cents per cwt., 2 cents lower than last year.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED PREPARATION, 2001

District Pelleting Only Grinding, Mixing

and Pelleting

Sacking
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt.
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW -

-

1/

WC -

-

3 75-150 117
SW -

-

3 50-130 80










NC -

-

10 45-150 103
C 1/

1/

12 50-150 98
SC 5 60-75 66 6 75-125 110 17 40-150 88










NE -

-

11 50-150 102
EC -

-

10 40-140 92
SE 5 60-100 79 1/

18 40-120 70










STATE 11 50-100 70 9 75-150 118 85 40-150 91

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

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CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED PREPARATION,

HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Type of Preparation 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Cents per Cwt.


Grinding Grain 29 29 30 29 29 33 31 35 34
Rolling Grain 26 27 28 28 28 30 29 30 31
Grinding Hay 58 56 49 75 - 56 - - 66
Mixing 20 21 20 21 22 22 22 23 23
Rolling and Mixing 40 43 40 44 42 44 45 42 49
Grinding and Mixing 42 43 45 46 44 49 46 51 53
Pelleting 71 72 69 72 67 77 73 82 70
Grinding, Mixing,








and Pelleting 115 107 108 118 95 99 122 126 118
Sacking








(excluding sacks) 64 76 69 72 73 76 88 93 91



FEED DELIVERY

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There are many different methods of charging for bulk feed deliveries. Rates for four of the most commonly reported methods are presented below. Method 1 has a charge per load plus a charge per mile. Method 2 is a straight charge per mile while Method 3 is a straight charge per ton. Method 4, the most commonly reported, is a flat rate per load. Five reports included charge per load plus charge per ton. This averaged $19.50 per load plus $2.05 per ton with loads averaging 8.8 tons. Other types of charges were reported but could not be summarized for this report. Many operators also charge extra for miles beyond a specified limit. For all methods, the average extra charge was $1.06 per mile after 12.0 miles.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED DELIVERY, 2001

District Method 1

(Charge per Load plus Mileage)

Method 2

(Charge per Mile)

Method 3

(Charge per Ton)

Method 4

(Charge per Load)

Extra Charge

(All Methods)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Load

+ Dollars

per

Mile

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Mile

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Ton

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Load

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of Reports Maxim.

Miles

Extra

Charge

$ per

Mile



















NW 1/



-

-

5 16.00 6.8 1/

WC 3 15.00
1.33 8.0 5 1.97 7.0 -

1/

1/

SW 1/



-

-

1/

1/



















NC 6 14.17
1.18 7.3 1/

3 5.67 6.3 8 18.00 6.0 5 12.0 0.94
C 10 14.60
.94 8.2 1/

1/

6 15.50 6.7 1/

SC 9 14.17
1.31 7.8 3 1.67 9.3 1/

6 20.17 7.7 3 11.7 1.08


















NE 8 16.50
1.04 6.6 1/

1/

12 18.88 6.6 4 8.8 1.00
EC 6 19.50
1.18 8.0 1/

-

7 25.71 4.4 3 13.3 1.17
SE 6 16.92
1.27 6.0 7 2.35 7.1 4 6.50 10.6 6 17.54 7.3 1/



















STATE 50 15.58
1.14 7.4 20 1.91 7.3 11 5.45 8.2 54 19.25 6.5 21 12.0 1.06

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



MACHINERY RENTAL

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Rental costs listed below do not include the cost of fuel or labor for self-propelled equipment and tractors. Fertilizer applicators were the most commonly reported rental items, followed by tractors, combines, and tillage equipment. Many items, such as row crop head, chisel, and mower/conditioners were reported but had too few reports to summarize.

Rental charges are similar to those reported in recent years. Average rental costs for most items show only small increases or decreases. Some of the variation may be due to the small numbers of reports for some rental items.

MACHINE RENTAL RATES, 2001

Machine or Tool Method of Charge Number of

Reports

Range Average





Combine $/Hour 37 60.00-160.00 94.66





Corn Head $/Acre 10 6.00-8.00 7.15
Row Crop Head $/Acre 4 4.00-8.00 7.00
Flex Head $/Acre 3 7.00-9.00 8.00





Chisel $/Acre 4 1.00-5.00 2.13
Field Cultivator $/Acre 4 1.00-3.00 1.88
V-Blade $/Acre 4 2.00-3.50 2.38





No-Till Drill $/Acre 17 4.00-14.00 8.00
Drill-Seeder $/Acre 3 7.75-12.00 9.25
Grass/Alfalfa Drill $/Acre 3 3.50-4.50 4.00





Fertilizer Applicators



Dry $/Ton 43 1.00-27.00 9.48
Dry $/Acre 25 .50-2.75 1.33
Liquid $/Acre 9 1.50-2.50 2.17
Anhydrous $/Ton 15 5.00-20.00 8.43
Anhydrous $/Acre 29 .50-5.25 1.82
Dual $/Acre 22 1.00-7.00 2.77





Hay Equipment



Baler, Large Bales $/Bale 4 4.00-7.00 5.25
Mower, Conditioner $/Hour 3 5.00-10.00 7.33





Tractor



50-100 HP $/Hour 6 6.00-35.00 17.86
101-150 HP $/Hour 8 12.00-26.50 18.54
151-200 HP $/Hour 12 20.00-40.00 25.25
201+ HP $/Hour 7 23.50-40.00 34.24
Size Not Specified $/Hour 11 15.00-50.00 28.45

¢/HP/Hour 8 .10-0.17 0.13



FENCE BUILDING

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Rates for fence building listed below were reported on the Bluestem Pasture Survey completed in April of 2001. Producers in the 14 Flint Hills counties were surveyed and asked to provide current fence building costs. The reported rates varied considerably due to the difference in equipment and terrain. The rate charged for building a five-wire, all-steel post fence, including materials, averaged $13.69 per rod. The rate excluding materials averaged $7.00 per rod. Average hourly rates charged for fence building are $12.21 per hour without equipment, and $28.84 per hour with equipment.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FENCE BUILDING, PER ROD 1/, 2001

Fence

Type

Steel Posts Only
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Rod
Range Average

Excluding Materials

Four Wire 8 4.00-18.00 6.88
Five Wire 34 4.95-12.50 7.00

Including Materials




Four Wire 2/

Five Wire 22 10.00-22.50 13.69

1/ Additional charges for rough and rocky terrain ranged from $1.00-$2.50 per rod and averaged $1.67 per rod. 2/ Insufficient reports.



Custom

Fence Builders

No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour Average Number

of Persons

Range Average





With Equipment 19 10.00-70.00 28.84 1.8
Without Equipment 7 8.00-20.00 12.21 1.8



TERRACING AND DOZING

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Building terraces averaged 52 cents per foot, an increase of 3 cents from 2000. The average cost for general dozer work was $77.20 per hour, compared to $72.77 last year.



CUSTOM RATES FOR TERRACING AND DOZING, 2001

District No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Foot No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour
Range Average Range Average

Terracing

Dozing








NW 1/

3 40.00-90.00 60.00
WC 1/

1/

SW 5 35-70 48 1/








NC 1/

5 50.00-85.00 73.00
C 3 48-55 51 3 60.00-110.00 78.33
SC 1/

5 45.00-100.00 70.00







NE 1/

16 60.00-90.00 77.25
EC 3 49-69 61 6 60.00-90.00 79.17
SE 1/

13 60.00-120.00 81.77







STATE 21 30-80 52 54 40.00-120.00 77.20

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.