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2005

RATES PAID BY KANSAS FARMERS

FOR CUSTOM WORK

 

USDA/NASS Kansas Field Office

 

In Cooperation With

 

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

 

David Ranek, Agricultural Statistician                                                                       Eldon J. Thiessen, Director

Stephen Habets, Agricultural Statistician                                                        Eddie Wells, Deputy Director

 

 

 

Glennis Stock & Patty Dwight, Statistical Assistants

Judy Allison, Editorial Assistant

 

 

January 2006

                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

KANSAS DISTRICTS

     

     


NW


NC


NE


WC


C


EC


SW


SC


SE

 

 


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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 Small Bales

 

Hauling Large Bales

 

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

 

Grinding, Rolling, Mixing

 

Pelleting, Sacking

 

Historical Averages

 

Feed Delivery

 

Machinery Rental

 

Terracing and Dozing

 


INTRODUCTION

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This publication reports the average rates paid by Kansas farmers and ranchers for custom work performed on their operation in 2005. A special thanks to the 1,380 farmers and ranchers, custom operators, co-ops, and elevators for their response to this survey. Our appreciation also goes to the Cooperative Extension Service’s county agricultural agents who reviewed the questionnaire.

 

The data in this book provide additional information to custom operators, farmers, and ranchers for making decisions about rate charges. 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 include charges for machines, power, fuel, and the operator. These prices do not include the costs of chemicals, seeds, and other materials. 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 2005 are generally similar to those reported in 2004. Of the almost 130 custom work items or machinery rentals in this report, 102 increased in price, 5 were unchanged, and 12 decreased in price. The report contains historical tables and graphs which show the results of previous surveys.

 

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: Custom rates for harvesting wheat averaged $15.24 per acre with, in most cases, an additional average charge of 14.4 cents per bushel for yields greater than 21 bushels per acre. The per acre rate is up 76 cents from 2004. Some respondents reported a flat rate per bushel harvesting charge, but there were too few reports to publish the data.

 

Custom Rates for Wheat Harvest, 2005, by District

District

Number

of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre

Number

of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for

High Yield

Range

Avg.

¢ per Bushel

Above Bushels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

55

13.00-17.00

14.62

51

14.4

20

WC

57

12.00-17.00

14.46

53

14.3

21

SW

60

12.00-17.00

14.30

56

14.4

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

55

12.00-20.00

14.73

48

14.3

22

C

65

12.00-25.00

14.89

60

14.6

21

SC

101

12.00-17.00

14.75

94

14.6

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

39

12.00-27.00

18.31

12

13.9

23

EC

30

13.00-25.00

18.37

3

13.7

27

SE

16

14.00-20.00

16.50

5

12.8

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

478

12.00-27.00

15.24

382

14.4

21

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

Custom Wheat Harvest

Historical Rates

Year

Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

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

2002

13.80

13.1

22

2003

14.04

13.6

23

2004

14.48

13.6

21

2005

15.24

14.4

21

 


 

GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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GRAIN SORGHUM: Custom rates charged for harvesting of grain sorghum averaged $16.51 per acre, an increase of $1.24 per acre from last year. Additional charges averaged 14.6 cents per bushel for yields over 37 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 Grain Sorghum Harvest, 2005, by District

District

Number

of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre

Number

of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for

High Yield

Range

Avg.

¢ per Bu.

Above Bushels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

26

14.00-25.00

16.38

20

14.5

34

WC

26

14.00-21.00

16.08

17

14.2

36

SW

19

13.00-18.00

14.74

17

15.0

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

28

12.00-25.00

15.68

25

15.0

37

C

42

13.00-25.00

15.67

34

14.5

35

SC

45

13.00-28.00

15.73

35

14.8

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

21

15.00-27.00

20.67

2/

 

 

EC

13

18.00-25.00

20.00

2/

 

 

SE

9

15.00-20.00

17.56

3

12.0

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

229

12.00-28.00

16.51

153

14.6

37

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus some reports are included in more than one district. 2/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State total.

 

Custom Grain Sorghum Harvest

Historical Rates

Year

Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

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

2002

14.68

13.0

35

2003

15.19

13.7

35

2004

15.27

13.5

36

2005

16.51

14.6

37

 


GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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CORN: Custom harvesters charged a flat rate of 26 cents per bushel in 2005, up 2 cents from 2004. The per acre charge to have corn custom harvested was $21.68, up $1.59 from last year, with some operators adding an average extra charge of 14.2 cents per bushel for yields above 76 bushels per acre.

 

Custom Rates for Corn Harvest, 2005, by District

 

Flat Rate Charge

Per Acre Charge

Dist.

Number

of

Reports 1/

Cents per Bushel

Number

of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre

Number

of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for

High Yield

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

22

19-35

28

18

12.00-36.00

22.22

7

14.1

55

WC

16

14-36

27

12

15.00-25.00

19.58

6

16.0

79

SW

22

15-32

26

8

15.00-28.00

20.75

5

15.6

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

10

14-37

26

17

14.00-27.00

20.82

6

17.2

73

C

20

16-37

26

19

18.00-36.00

23.21

8

14.5

70

SC

38

14-37

25

19

14.00-32.00

20.58

5

12.2

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

2/

 

 

48

15.00-33.00

23.31

5

10.6

95

EC

2/

 

 

35

15.00-25.00

21.09

3

7.7

84

SE

2/

 

 

16

17.00-25.00

19.94

4

16.8

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

133

14-37

26

192

12.00-36.00

21.68

49

14.2

76

1/ Reports are counted in districts where combining was done; thus some reports are included in more than one district. 2/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

Custom Corn Harvest

Historical Rates

Year   

Dollars

per Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

Flat Rate

Charge

¢ per

Bushel

Above Bushels

¢ per

Bushel

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

2002

19.15

14.8

87

24

2003

19.50

14.3

69

24

2004

20.09

14.3

76

24

2005

21.68

14.2

76

26

 


 

 

 


 


GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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SOYBEANS: The charge to custom harvest soybeans increased by $1.42 per acre for an average per acre cost of $21.48. Some operators added an extra charge averaging 14.3 cents per bushel for yields over 26 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 Soybean Harvest, 2005, by District

District

Number of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre

Number

of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for High Yield

Range

Avg.

¢ per Bushel

Above Bushels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

22

15.00-30.00

21.68

12

14.2

24

WC

9

15.00-26.00

21.78

6

14.5

35

SW

18

15.00-30.00

23.67

6

14.7

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

31

16.00-28.00

22.84

7

14.0

29

C

41

14.00-30.00

20.83

18

14.0

24

SC

49

14.00-30.00

21.27

21

15.3

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

52

16.00-32.00

22.56

3

11.7

33

EC

40

16.00-25.00

20.53

2/

 

 

SE

24

14.00-25.00

18.54

3

12.0

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

286

14.00-32.00

21.48

77

14.3

26

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

 

Custom Soybean Harvest

Historical Rates

Year

Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

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

2002

19.29

13.4

28

2003

19.35

13.3

26

2004

20.06

13.5

26

2005

21.48

14.3

26

 


 


 


GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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SUNFLOWERS: Custom harvesting of sunflowers averaged $20.24 per acre in 2005. This compares to $19.95 per acre in 2004. Some operators charged an extra charge for high yield of 19.7 cents per hundredweight for yields above 7.2 hundredweight per acre.

 

Custom Rates for Sunflower Harvest, 2005, by District

Dist.

Number

of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre

Range

Avg.

 

 

NW

13

15.00-25.00

18.85

WC

6

14.00-25.00

18.67

SW

10

15.00-28.00

19.20

 

 

 

 

NC

8

15.00-29.00

21.88

C

11

15.00-29.00

22.55

SC

9

16.00-28.00

20.67

 

 

 

 

NE

-

 

 

EC

2/

 

 

SE

2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

59

14.00-29.00

20.24

 


 

Custom Sunflower Harvest

Historical Rates

Year

Dollars per Acre

Extra Charges for

High Yield

¢ per

Cwt.

Above

Cwt.

1994

16.55

11.3

11.8

1995

16.52

3/

3/

1996

17.10

11.0

9.6

1997

17.69

11.6

5.8

1998

16.94

11.9

11.8

1999

18.35

12.0

10.8

2000

16.33

12.7

9.6

2001

17.93

13.8

8.3

2002

17.80

13.1

6.7

2003

18.90

13.7

6.4

2004

19.95

20.3

7.4

2005

20.24

19.7

7.2

 


1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus, some reports are included in more than one district. 2/ Insufficient number of reports to publish; included in State totals. 3/ Insufficient data to publish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SEED CLEANING

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Wheat seed cleaning with treatment averaged 98 cents per bushel, up from 82 cents last year. Rates for cleaning wheat without treatment averaged 48 cents per bushel, compared to 47 cents in 2004. The average cost for cleaning soybeans with treatment was $1.13 per bushel, an increase of 17 cents over last year. The average cost of cleaning soybeans without any treatment was 55 cents, up 6 cents from the 2004 average.

 

Custom Rates for Seed Cleaning, 2005, by District

Dist.

WHEAT

SOYBEANS

With Treatment

Without Treatment

With Treatment

Without Treatment

Number

of

Reports

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Reports

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Reports

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Reports

Cents per

Bushel

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.

 

 

 

 

 

NW

3

35-125

67

13

30-70

44

-

 

 

-

 

 

WC

3

40-140

77

17

25-50

43

-

 

 

-

 

 

SW

6

35-175

70

19

35-55

43

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

12

50-190

123

22

25-125

57

-

 

 

1/

 

 

C

9

40-215

117

28

10-75

49

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

SC

12

35-115

61

42

30-65

44

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

4

100-175

138

8

40-100

56

3

100-175

125

3

50-70

58

EC

1/

 

 

5

45-120

77

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

SE

6

40-185

132

14

25-50

42

1/

 

 

7

25-100

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST

56

35-215

98

168

10-125

48

6

40-175

113

15

25-120

55

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

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Historical Custom Rates for Seed Cleaning

Crop

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Wheat (Cents/Bushel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

94

103

86

90

82

98

Without Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . 

46

46

46

48

47

48

Soybeans (Cents/Bushel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

81

126

137

110

96

113

Without Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . 

46

50

47

50

49

55

Alfalfa (Cents/Pound)

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-

1/

1/

1/

-

1/

Without Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . 

1/

13

25

33

-

18

Red Clover (Cents/Pound)

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-

1/

1/

1/

-

-

Without Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . 

1/

12

27

1/

1/

22

All Other Seed Cleaned (Cents/Pound)

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

-

Without Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . 

 

 

 

 

 

47

1/ Insufficient data to publish.

 


GRAIN HAULING

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The average custom rate charged for hauling wheat, grain sorghum, corn, and soybeans from the field to the farm or to the nearest elevator was 13.8 cents per bushel with an extra charge of 1.2 cent per bushel per mile over 15 miles. This compares with 2004 averages 13.0 cents per bushel plus 1.1 cent per bushel per mile over 16 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, 2005, by District

District

Number

of

Reports

Cents

per Bu.

Miles

Limit

Cents/bu.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage

Number

of

Reports

Cents

per Bu.

Miles

Limit

Cents/bu.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage

 

Wheat

Grain Sorghum

NW

34

14.4

13

1.1

14

14.7

12

0.9

WC

47

14.3

15

1.1

19

14.1

16

0.9

SW

43

14.2

14

1.2

12

14.9

15

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

44

14.2

14

1.4

21

14.1

14

1.5

C

46

14.5

11

1.4

26

14.1

12

1.4

SC

77

14.5

15

1.1

25

14.2

13

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

33

13.9

24

1.4

18

13.8

26

1.6

EC

24

12.7

11

1.2

11

12.5

13

0.9

SE

20

12.5

11

1.0

10

11.9

11

1.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

368

14.1

14

1.2

156

14.0

15

1.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn

Soybeans

NW

13

12.8

11

1.1

10

13.8

10

0.9

WC

13

14.4

14

1.1

6

14.5

13

1.0

SW

5

13.0

25

-

4

14.3

20

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

14

14.1

12

1.5

19

13.8

20

1.5

C

11

12.3

11

1.6

20

12.8

13

1.5

SC

16

11.6

10

1.0

27

14.3

13

1.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

37

13.7

24

1.8

36

14.3

27

1.4

EC

27

13.1

12

1.3

28

13.9

13

1.1

SE

11

12.1

14

1.1

17

12.6

12

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

147

13.1

15

1.4

167

13.8

17

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Region

Number

of

Reports

Cents per Cwt.

Miles Limit

Cents/Cwt.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage

 

 

 

 

 

Sunflowers

 

 

 

 

West

12

31.2

25

1.1

 

 

 

 

Central

7

22.7

14

0.9

 

 

 

 

Eastern

4

13.0

10

0.6

 

 

 

 

State

23

25.4

22

1.1

 

 

 

 

1/ Insufficient number of 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 $6.71 per ton, up from $5.32 from last year. Operations which included only chopping and hauling averaged $5.59, up 57 cents from 2004. Chopping only averaged $3.76, compared to $3.55 from last year and hauling only averaged $2.12 per ton, down 6 cents from previous year.

 

Custom Rates for Silage Operations, per Ton, 2005, by District

District

Chopping, Hauling, & Filling Silo

Chopping & Hauling

Number of Reports

Dollars per Ton

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

4

4.75-12.00

6.81

7

4.00-9.50

5.69

WC

3

5.25-6.50

6.00

6

4.75-6.00

5.17

SW

4

5.40-7.00

6.33

3

4.75-5.75

5.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

4

5.50-10.00

7.19

11

4.50-7.00

5.55

C

1/

 

 

8

4.75-6.50

5.51

SC

7

5.50-10.00

6.78

10

4.75-8.00

5.81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

5

5.25-8.00

6.35

3

5.50-6.50

6.08

EC

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

SE

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

31

4.75-12.00

6.71

51

4.00-9.50

5.59

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

 

 

 

Chopping Only

Hauling Only

District

Number of Reports

Dollars per Ton

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

1/

 

 

3

0.15-2.25

0.93

WC

5

2.75-5.00

3.75

6

1.50-3.00

2.19

SW

4

2.40-5.00

3.25

5

0.20-2.75

2.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

C

4

3.00-4.00

3.75

1/

 

 

SC

9

2.65-5.50

3.79

7

2.00-3.15

2.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

EC

-

 

 

-

 

 

SE

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

28

2.40-5.50

3.76

26

0.15-3.15

2.12

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 


HAYING

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Mowing or swathing hay cost an average of $9.22 per acre, 61 cents more than in 2004. Mowing or swathing forage cost an average of $11.03 per acre, compared to $9.85 last year. Mowing or swathing with conditioning was $9.46 per acre, up 56 cents from previous year, and the charge for side raking averaged $3.22 per acre, up 21 cents from 2004.

 

Custom Rates for Mowing or Swathing, 2005, by District

District

Hay

Forage

Number of Reports

Dollars per Acre

Number of Reports

Dollars per Acre

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

12

7.00-12.00

9.54

9

9.00-15.00

12.06

WC

10

9.00-12.00

10.60

6

9.00-14.00

10.83

SW

13

7.00-12.00

8.79

5

10.00-12.00

11.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

10

7.50-10.50

9.10

6

10.00-15.00

11.67

C

17

7.00-11.50

8.99

7

8.50-12.00

10.07

SC

39

6.00-12.00

8.94

16

8.75-14.00

10.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

17

4.75-14.00

9.71

4

8.00-18.00

12.75

EC

10

7.00-11.00

8.95

3

8.00-11.00

9.17

SE

20

5.00-16.00

9.14

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

148

4.75-16.00

9.22

58

8.00-18.00

11.03

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

 

Custom Rates for Swathing & Conditioning and Sideraking, 2005, by District

District

Swathing and Conditioning

Sideraking

Number of Reports

Dollars per Acre

Number of

 Reports

Dollars per Acre

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

11

8.50-13.00

10.59

5

3.00-5.00

3.95

WC

10

9.00-13.00

10.95

1/

 

 

SW

19

8.00-14.00

10.12

5

2.00-4.50

2.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

19

5.00-12.00

8.74

5

1.00-3.00

2.20

C

29

7.00-12.00

9.04

15

1.50-5.00

3.25

SC

57

6.00-15.00

9.32

22

1.00-4.00

2.83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

25

6.00-15.00

9.52

12

2.00-7.00

3.67

EC

17

6.00-12.50

9.15

5

1.00-9.00

4.00

SE

21

5.00-14.00

9.33

12

1.00-6.00

3.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

208

5.00-15.00

9.46

82

1.00-9.00

3.22

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

 


HAYING (Continued)

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Custom baling of small square bales with wire cost an average of 68 cents per bale, while baling with twine averaged 66 cents per bale in 2005. Large round bales weighing less than 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $8.12 per bale, while bales with net wrapping cost an average of $9.00 per bale. Large round bales weighing over 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $8.24 per bale. Bales of the same size but being net wrapped cost an average of $9.21 per bale. The charge for large square bales weighing about one ton averaged $12.80 per bale, up $1.30 from 2004.

 

Custom Rates for Baling Hay, 2005

Type of Bale

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

Small:   Square w/Wire

54

0.25-1.50

0.68

Square w/Twine

39

0.25-1.50

0.66

Large:  Round (under 1,500 lbs.) wo/net

136

5.50-15.00

8.12

Round (under 1,500 lbs.) w/net

93

5.50-17.50

9.00

Round (over 1,500 lbs.) wo/net

104

5.00-12.00

8.24

Round (over 1,500 lbs.) w/net

99

5.50-19.00

9.21

Square (approx. 1 ton)

53

6.00-25.00

12.80

 

Custom Rates for Baling, Square Bales, 2005, by District

District

Small Square With Wire

Small Square With Twine

Large Square

Number

of

Reports

Cents per Bale

Number

of

Reports

Cents per Bale

Number

of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Range

Average

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

-

 

 

1/

 

 

3

7.00-15.00

10.70

WC

1/

 

 

4

30-65

49

1/

 

 

SW

1/

 

 

7

50-100

76

6

13.25-25.00

17.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

1/

 

 

3

40-50

47

4

8.00-11.00

8.88

C

6

25-70

47

4

25-125

70

10

9.50-16.00

13.30

SC

10

45-80

60

3

50-60

55

16

6.50-20.00

12.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

7

30-100

77

8

40-150

68

4

6.00-15.00

8.88

EC

13

45-135

75

7

50-125

70

5

6.50-20.00

14.50

SE

13

40-120

64

1/

 

 

3

8.00-18.00

13.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

54

25-150

68

39

25-150

66

53

6.00-25.00

12.80

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

Custom Rates for Baling, Large Round Bales, 2005, by District

 

Without Net

With Net

Dist.

Under 1,500 lbs.

Over 1,500 lbs.

Under 1,500 lbs.

Over 1,500 lbs.

No.

of

Rpts

Dollars per Bale

No.

of

Rpts

Dollars per Bale

No.

of

Rpts

Dollars per Bale

No.

of

Rpts

Dollars per Bale

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  NW

6

5.50-9.00

7.33

9

6.00-10.00

7.61

10

6.00-9.50

7.50

5

7.00-10.00

8.35

  WC

7

6.50-10.00

7.93

10

5.00-12.00

7.70

1/

 

 

4

5.50-9.00

7.13

  SW

3

9.00-12.00

10.70

1/

 

 

9

6.50-12.50

8.94

9

8.00-12.00

9.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  NC

19

6.00-9.00

7.53

10

6.00-10.00

7.95

8

7.50-10.00

8.66

7

8.00-10.00

8.86

  C

15

6.00-10.00

8.10

19

6.00-11.50

7.96

9

7.00-11.00

9.22

13

7.00-12.00

9.06

  SC

23

6.00-10.00

7.97

23

7.00-10.00

8.24

21

5.50-12.00

8.33

31

7.00-13.00

9.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  NE

25

6.00-10.00

7.61

14

7.50-12.00

8.59

11

7.00-11.50

8.70

21

7.00-13.50

9.21

  EC

19

6.00-15.00

8.37

7

5.00-11.00

8.68

9

7.00-15.50

9.67

4

10.00-11.00

10.30

  SE

19

7.00-14.00

9.29

10

7.00-10.25

9.03

14

7.00-17.50

10.70

5

8.50-19.00

11.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  STATE

136

5.50-15.00

8.12

104

5.00-12.00

8.24

93

5.50-17.50

9.00

99

5.50-19.00

9.21

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 


HAYING (Continued)

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Custom rates for hauling small bales from field to farm storage averaged 50 cents per bale in 2005, up 5 cents from last year. Rates for hauling large bales averaged $3.49 per bale or $5.57 per ton. Custom rates for hay stacking averaged $50.00 per stack for stacks up to 4 tons, and $59.00 per stack for stacks 4 to 6 tons.

 

 

Custom Rates for Hauling Small Bales from Field to Storage, 2005

District

No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

NW

-

 

 

WC

1/

 

 

SW

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

1/

 

 

C

1/

 

 

SC

3

0.50-0.55

0.52

 

 

 

 

NE

1/

 

 

EC

8

0.25-0.65

0.51

SE

11

0.25-0.75

0.51

 

 

 

 

STATE

29

0.25-0.80

0.50

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.


 

 

 

 

Custom Rates for Stacking Hay, 2005

Stack Size

(Tons)

No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Stack

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

Up to 4

3

20.00-70.00

50.00

4-6

5

40.00-80.00

59.00

Over 6

1/

 

 

1/ Insufficient number of reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Custom Rates for Hauling Large Bales from Field to Storage, 2005, by District

District

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

7

2.00-6.00

3.58

1/

 

 

WC

1/

 

 

-

 

 

SW

7

2.00-3.25

2.36

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

-

 

 

-

 

 

C

6

2.00-9.00

3.46

-

 

 

SC

10

2.00-8.00

4.45

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

8

1.00-7.00

3.44

1/

 

 

EC

9

1.00-8.50

3.89

1/

 

 

SE

10

1.00-6.00

3.03

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

59

1.00-9.00

3.49

7

1.00-10.00

5.57

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HAYING (Continued)

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The custom rates for the entire haying operation include cutting, baling, hauling, and stacking. The average rate for small bales was $1.41, up 20 cents from 2004. The large bale rate, at $15.55 per bale was up 59 cents from last year. Rates reported on a per ton basis averaged $26.23, up from the average of $24.00 in 2004.

 

Custom Rates for Entire Haying Operation, per Bale, 2005, by District

District

Small Bales

Large Bales

Number of

Reports

Cents per Bale

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

-

 

 

1/

 

 

WC

-

 

 

-

 

 

SW

1/

 

 

4

10.00-23.00

18.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

-

 

 

1/

 

 

C

-

 

 

-

 

 

SC

1/

 

 

5

8.00-25.00

19.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

1/

 

 

8

13.00-23.00

16.75

EC

6

0.70-1.85

1.38

14

11.00-22.00

15.00

SE

3

0.80-1.60

1.13

18

5.00-17.00

13.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

13

0.70-2.00

1.41

51

5.00-25.00

15.55

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

Custom Rates for Entire Haying Operation, per Ton, 2005, by Region

Region

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Region

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST

4

20.00-24.00

22.75

EAST

7

15.00-45.00

25.43

CENTRAL

1/

 

 

STATE

13

15.00-45.00

26.23

1/ Insufficient number of reports; included in State totals.

 

ROTARY MOWING AND TREE SHEARING

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The average custom rate for rotary mowing was $9.58 per acre or $55.28 per hour in 2005. In 2004, charges were $8.17 per acre or $53.62 per hour. The average custom rate for tree shearing was $58.33 per acre or $52.20 per hour for 2005.

 

Custom Rates for Rotary Mowing, 2005,

by District

Dist.

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Acre

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Hour

Range

Avg.

Range

Avg.