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2006

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, Statistical Assistant

Judy Allison, Editorial Assistant

 

 

January 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

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

 

Manure Removal and Spreading


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 2006. A special thanks to the 1,239 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 2006 are generally similar to those reported in 2005. Of the over 130 custom work items or machinery rentals in this report, 88 increased in price, 8 were unchanged, and 36 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 $15.78 per acre with, in most cases, an additional average charge of 14.9 cents per bushel for yields greater than 21 bushels per acre. The per acre rate is up 54 cents from 2005. 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, 2006, 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

54

12.00-18.00

14.94

50

14.8

21

WC

55

12.00-18.00

15.04

53

15.0

22

SW

57

10.00-18.00

14.56

49

14.7

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

66

12.00-21.00

15.30

53

14.9

22

C

74

12.00-22.00

15.14

69

14.9

21

SC

110

13.00-20.00

15.16

100

14.9

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

37

14.00-25.00

18.84

11

15.9

22

EC

33

15.00-30.00

19.42

8

15.1

24

SE

37

14.00-24.00

17.65

15

14.7

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

523

10.00-30.00

15.78

408

14.9

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

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

2006

15.78

14.9

21

 


 

GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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GRAIN SORGHUM: Custom rates charged for harvesting of grain sorghum averaged $16.64 per acre, an increase of $0.13 per acre from last year. Additional charges averaged 14.8 cents per bushel for yields over 36 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, 2006, 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

22

14.00-22.00

15.68

20

15.1

36

WC

26

12.00-25.00

15.62

22

15.2

34

SW

18

13.00-20.00

16.17

14

15.5

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

32

13.00-33.00

16.38

23

14.5

36

C

34

12.00-24.00

15.29

29

14.6

34

SC

34

13.00-33.00

16.91

25

14.8

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

15

14.00-26.00

19.87

2/

 

 

EC

10

15.00-22.00

19.80

2/

 

 

SE

14

15.00-21.00

18.21

5

13.0

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

205

12.00-33.00

16.64

141

14.8

36

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

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

2006

16.64

14.8

36

 


GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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CORN: Custom harvesters charged a flat rate of 27 cents per bushel in 2006, up 1 cent from 2005. The per acre charge to have corn custom harvested was $21.75, up $0.07 from last year, with some operators adding an average extra charge of 15.0 cents per bushel for yields above 74 bushels per acre.

 

Custom Rates for Corn Harvest, 2006, 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

15

15-35

27

15

15.00-26.00

19.60

8

14.9

65

WC

12

18-37

28

12

14.00-31.00

20.50

5

16.0

75

SW

22

16-33

27

12

12.00-29.00

20.58

4

16.3

81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

8

19-33

25

14

14.00-31.00

21.43

6

16.7

73

C

22

18-36

26

14

17.00-30.00

21.93

4

16.0

64

SC

28

18-35

27

20

15.00-35.00

21.45

7

15.0

74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

5

22-33

28

39

17.00-32.00

23.13

5

16.4

90

EC

2/

 

 

27

20.00-30.00

22.89

5

10.4

78

SE

4

22-33

28

26

15.00-26.00

21.15

7

13.7

69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

117

15-37

27

179

12.00-35.00

21.75

51

15.0

74

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

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

2006

21.75

15.0

74

27

 


 


 

 

 


 


GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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SOYBEANS: The charge to custom harvest soybeans increased by $0.40 per acre from 2005 for an average per acre cost of $21.88 for 2006. Some operators added an extra charge averaging 17.2 cents per bushel for yields over 27 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, 2006, 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

21

14.00-30.00

20.90

9

17.2

26

WC

12

14.00-32.00

22.50

5

19.4

29

SW

18

16.00-30.00

22.17

8

18.5

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

34

15.00-32.00

22.68

11

19.1

28

C

40

14.00-27.00

21.20

18

16.5

25

SC

52

14.00-30.00

22.29

19

16.6

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

55

18.00-27.00

22.71

5

17.8

34

EC

38

18.00-30.00

21.89

4

18.0

26

SE

34

16.00-26.00

20.09

12

15.3

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

304

14.00-32.00

21.88

91

17.2

27

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

 

Custom Soybean Harvest

Historical Rates

Year

Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

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

2006

21.88

17.2

27

 


 


 


GRAIN HARVESTING (Continued)

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SUNFLOWERS: Custom harvesting of sunflowers averaged $19.55 per acre in 2006. This compares to $20.24 per acre in 2005. Some operators charged an extra charge for high yield of 21.3 cents per hundredweight for yields above 12.0 hundredweight per acre.

 

Custom Rates for Sunflower Harvest, 2006, by District

Dist.

Number

of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre

Range

Avg.

 

 

NW

8

16.00-22.00

18.00

WC

3

17.00-25.00

20.67

SW

5

15.00-20.00

17.60

 

 

 

 

NC

8

15.00-22.00

19.25

C

5

17.00-25.00

20.80

SC

9

17.00-25.00

21.22

 

 

 

 

NE

2/

 

 

EC

3

17.00-22.00

19.67

SE

2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

44

15.00-25.00

19.55

 


 

Custom Sunflower Harvest

Historical Rates

Year

Dollars per Acre

Extra Charges for

High Yield

¢ per

Cwt.

Above

Cwt.

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

2006

19.55

21.3

12.0

 


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 114 cents per bushel, up from 98 cents the previous year. Rates for cleaning wheat without treatment averaged 51 cents per bushel, compared to 48 cents in 2005. The average cost for cleaning soybeans with treatment was $1.07 per bushel, a decrease of 6 cents from the year earlier. The average cost of cleaning soybeans without any treatment was 47 cents, down 8 cents from the 2005 average.

 

Custom Rates for Seed Cleaning, 2006, 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

1/

 

 

11

40-75

58

-

 

 

-

 

 

WC

1/

 

 

14

30-75

46

-

 

 

-

 

 

SW

1/

 

 

11

35-70

52

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

10

60-200

134

30

10-100

52

-

 

 

-

 

 

C

16

20-215

118

35

30-75

52

-

 

 

-

 

 

SC

12

40-210

97

46

30-90

48

-

 

 

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

6

55-400

172

6

40-60

53

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

EC

1/

 

 

8

45-100

62

-

 

 

-

 

 

SE

7

45-190

111

14

35-125

52

1/

 

 

7

25-75

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST

58

20-400

114

175

10-125

51

3

50-215

107

9

25-75

47

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

 

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Historical Custom Rates for Seed Cleaning

Crop

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Wheat (Cents/Bushel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

103

86

90

82

98

114

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

46

46

48

47

48

51

Soybeans (Cents/Bushel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

126

137

110

96

113

107

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

50

47

50

49

55

47

Alfalfa (Cents/Pound)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1/

1/

1/

-

1/

1/

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

13

25

33

-

18

1/

Red Clover (Cents/Pound)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1/

1/

1/

-

-

1/

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

12

27

1/

1/

22

1/

All Other Seed Cleaned (Cents/Pound)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

2/

2/

2/

2/

-

35

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

2/

2/

2/

2/

47

43

1/ Insufficient data to publish. 2/ Data not collected.

 


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 14.1 cents per bushel with an extra charge of 0.9 cent per bushel per mile over 15 miles. This compares with the 2005 average of 13.8 cents per bushel plus 1.2 cent per bushel per mile over 15 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, 2006, 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

14.5

18

0.5

14

14.6

21

0.4

WC

41

14.6

11

0.7

17

14.5

13

0.6

SW

32

13.9

12

0.7

5

14.0

14

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

50

15.2

15

0.8

24

14.2

14

0.7

C

46

14.6

12

1.0

20

14.9

17

0.6

SC

78

14.7

14

2.2

22

14.8

13

0.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

28

14.4

15

0.9

13

14.5

15

1.2

EC

20

13.4

11

0.9

7

11.9

9

1.0

SE

23

13.6

16

0.9

11

13.5

19

0.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

352

14.5

14

1.0

133

14.3

15

0.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn

Soybeans

NW

8

13.9

21

0.3

14

13.9

24

0.4

WC

7

16.0

16

0.8

4

14.5

14

0.8

SW

6

14.8

13

0.5

4

15.5

16

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

11

14.5

16

0.5

21

15.0

16

0.9

C

5

13.6

10

0.7

13

13.8

12

0.8

SC

17

13.5

10

1.0

28

14.4

14

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

26

13.0

17

1.0

32

12.8

15

0.8

EC

21

12.2

12

0.8

27

13.0

15

0.8

SE

18

15.3

24

0.8

20

13.9

18

0.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

119

13.8

15

0.8

163

13.8

16

0.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Region

Number

of

Reports

Cents per Cwt.

Miles Limit

Cents/Cwt.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage

 

 

 

 

 

Sunflowers

 

 

 

 

West

10

31.3

18

0.9

 

 

 

 

Central

11

27.3

15

1.0

 

 

 

 

Eastern

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State

23

30.9

16

1.0

 

 

 

 

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 $6.93 per ton, up from $6.71 from the 2005 average. Operations which included only chopping and hauling averaged $5.79, which was up 20 cents from 2005. Chopping averaged $4.03, compared to $3.76 the previous year, and hauling only averaged $2.22 per ton, up 10 cents from the year earlier.

 

Custom Rates for Silage Operations, per Ton, 2006, 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

3

5.50-7.85

6.38

7

4.50-6.00

5.25

WC

5

5.00-7.50

5.95

7

5.25-8.00

6.18

SW

4

5.90-7.25

6.70

6

4.90-7.00

5.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

3

2.75-12.00

7.08

11

2.75-10.00

6.08

C

5

5.50-13.00

7.35

7

4.75-6.50

5.68

SC

5

6.00-7.25

6.70

7

5.00-6.50

5.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

4

6.00-10.50

8.00

10

4.50-10.00

6.01

EC

1/

 

 

3

5.00-6.50

5.83

SE

1/

 

 

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

31

2.75-13.00

6.93

60

2.75-10.00

5.79

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

 

 

 

District

Chopping Only

Hauling Only

Number of Reports

Dollars per Ton

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

7

2.50-6.00

3.74

7

0.20-3.00

2.12

WC

3

2.55-3.50

2.93

3

2.45-4.00

2.98

SW

6

2.45-5.25

3.30

8

0.20-3.00

2.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

9

2.00-7.00

4.47

3

1.00-2.75

2.00

C

7

3.50-6.50

4.86

3

2.25-2.60

2.45

SC

6

2.65-6.50

4.26

6

1.35-2.75

2.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

3

3.00-4.50

3.58

3

0.20-2.30

1.37

EC

-

 

 

-

 

 

SE

-

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

41

2.00-7.00

4.03

33

0.20-4.00

2.22

 


HAYING

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Mowing or swathing hay cost an average of $9.65 per acre, 43 cents more than in 2005. Mowing or swathing forage cost an average of $11.05 per acre, compared to $11.03 the previous year. Mowing or swathing with conditioning was $10.03 per acre, up 57 cents from the preceding year, and the charge for side raking averaged $3.40 per acre, up 18 cents from 2005.

 

Custom Rates for Mowing or Swathing, 2006, by District

District

Hay

Forage

Number of Reports

Dollars per Acre

Number of Reports

Dollars per Acre

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

11

8.00-13.00

10.32

7

12.00-14.00

12.43

WC

7

10.00-13.00

11.57

6

7.50-16.00

11.42

SW

21

7.00-13.00

10.13

6

6.00-14.00

11.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

15

6.00-12.00

8.77

12

8.00-13.00

10.46

C

24

3.00-12.00

9.10

6

8.50-12.00

11.00

SC

45

3.75-16.00

10.09

22

8.00-15.50

11.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

13

7.00-15.00

10.40

1/

 

 

EC

14

7.00-14.00

9.30

1/

 

 

SE

34

4.00-15.00

8.76

4

8.00-14.00

10.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

184

3.00-16.00

9.65

67

5.50-16.00

11.05

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

 

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Custom Rates for Swathing & Conditioning and Sideraking, 2006, by District

District

Swathing and Conditioning

Sideraking

Number of Reports

Dollars per Acre

Number of

 Reports

Dollars per Acre

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

13

8.00-14.00

11.27

4

3.00-5.00

3.94

WC

11

10.00-12.00

11.18

1/

 

 

SW

20

8.00-13.00

10.60

10

2.00-5.00

3.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

23

6.00-13.00

9.26

11

1.00-4.00

2.91

C

26

7.00-17.00

9.88

13

1.00-5.00

3.50

SC

60

7.50-17.00

9.96

26

1.00-7.00

3.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

21

3.00-17.00

9.56

4

2.00-4.00

3.00

EC

14

7.50-15.00

9.86

6

2.50-5.00

3.50

SE

16

3.00-15.00

9.84

16

2.00-6.00

3.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

204

3.00-17.00

10.03

91

1.00-7.00

3.40

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 71 cents per bale, while baling with twine averaged 67 cents per bale in 2006. Large round bales weighing less than 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $8.59 per bale, while bales of the same size with net wrapping cost an average of $9.08 per bale. Large round bales weighing over 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $8.85 per bale. Bales of the same size but being net wrapped cost an average of $9.58 per bale. The charge for large square bales weighing about one ton averaged $12.90 per bale, up $0.10 from 2005.

 

Custom Rates for Baling Hay, 2006

Type of Bale

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

Small:   Square w/Wire

46

0.20-2.05

0.71

Square w/Twine

35

0.20-2.10

0.67

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

140

5.00-15.00

8.59

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

101

6.00-15.00

9.08

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

90

5.00-17.00

8.85

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

147

7.00-15.00

9.58

Square (approx. 1 ton)

45

7.00-20.00

12.90

 

Custom Rates for Baling, Square Bales, 2006, 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/

 

 

-

 

 

WC

1/

 

 

5

20-65

50

-

 

 

SW

1/

 

 

6

36-100

61

11

12.00-20.00

15.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

7

50-125

77

1/

 

 

4

8.25-17.00

10.69

C

4

60-100

74

3

30-135

88

8

9.50-16.00

11.63

SC

10

50-100

68

6

32-80

51

11

8.00-19.20

14.65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

4

25-65

48

3

36-210

107

1/

 

 

EC

6

50-205

86

7

50-125

77

4

7.00-9.00

7.78

SE

11

50-110

74

1/

 

 

6

8.35-20.00

12.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

46

20-205

71

35

20-210

67

45

7.00-20.00

12.90

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

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Custom Rates for Baling, Large Round Bales, 2006, 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

9

6.00-9.00

7.83

4

7.00-9.50

8.44

7

8.00-11.00

9.43

16

7.00-15.00

8.70

  WC

9

5.00-12.00

8.61

8

5.00-8.00

7.00

1/

 

 

5

7.00-12.75

9.95

  SW

11

8.00-15.00

10.02

6

10.00-15.00

11.33

8

7.50-15.00

10.06

16

8.00-15.00

10.09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  NC

16

6.00-9.00

7.56

7

6.00-9.00

8.14

9

7.00-9.00

7.94

7

8.00-12.00

9.43

  C

16

6.00-12.00

8.47

22

6.50-11.00

8.28

11

7.00-11.00

8.95

23

7.50-12.00

9.25

  SC

29

6.00-10.00

8.36

20

8.00-10.00

8.63

26

6.00-12.00

9.09

52

8.00-12.00

9.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  NE

12

5.50-12.00

7.98

16

7.00-11.00

8.84

11

6.50-10.00

8.27

13

8.00-13.50

10.17

  EC

13

5.50-15.00

8.62

3

12.00-17.00

14.00

9

6.00-14.00

8.97

4

7.00-14.50

10.13

  SE

25

6.50-15.00

9.50

4

9.50-14.00

10.88

19

7.00-15.00

9.53

11

7.50-13.00

10.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  STATE

140

5.00-15.00

8.59

90

5.00-17.00

8.85

101

6.00-15.00

9.08

147

7.00-15.00

9.58

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

 


HAYING (Continued)

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Custom rates for hauling small bales from the field to farm storage averaged 58 cents per bale in 2006, up 8 cents from the previous year. Rates for hauling large bales averaged $3.63 per bale or $6.96 per ton. Custom rates for hay stacking averaged $55.00 per stack for stacks 4 tons and more.

 

 

Custom Rates for Hauling Small Bales from Field to Storage, 2006

District

No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

NW

-

 

 

WC

-

 

 

SW

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

3

30-50

40

C

1/

 

 

SC

6

25-150

68

 

 

 

 

NE

-

 

 

EC

5

50-65

54

SE

4

45-75

64

 

 

 

 

STATE

21

25-150

58

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


 

 

 

 

Custom Rates for Stacking Hay, 2006

Stack Size

(Tons)

No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Stack

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

4 or

 

 

 

More

3

35.00-65.00

55.00

Tons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Custom Rates for Hauling Large Bales from Field to Storage, 2006, by District

District

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

6

2.00-7.50

3.92

1/

 

 

WC

-

 

 

1/

 

 

SW

11

2.00-5.00

3.09

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

4

2.00-11.50

4.63

-

 

 

C

5

2.00-5.00

3.00

1/

 

 

SC

19

1.00-7.50

3.46

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

3

2.00-5.00

3.33

-

 

 

EC

4

2.50-5.00

3.60

1/

 

 

SE

13

1.00-7.00

4.19

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

65

1.00-11.50

3.63

8

2.00-14.00

6.96

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

 

 

 


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 $1.35 per bale, down 6 cents from 2005. The large bale rate, at $16.51 per bale was up 96 cents from a year earlier. Rates reported on a per ton basis averaged $27.79, up from the average of $26.23 the prior year.

 

Custom Rates for Entire Haying Operation, per Bale, 2006, by District

District

Small Bales

Large Bales

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Bale

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NW

-

 

 

1/

 

 

WC

-

 

 

-

 

 

SW

3

0.75-2.00

1.25

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

-

 

 

1/

 

 

C

-

 

 

1/

 

 

SC

-

 

 

1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

-

 

 

1/

 

 

EC

5

1.00-2.25

1.49

12

13.00-25.00

15.96

SE

1/

 

 

16

13.00-21.00

16.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

10

0.58-2.25

1.35

37

5.00-28.00

16.51

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

 

Custom Rates for Entire Haying Operation, per Ton, 2006, by Region

Region

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Region

Number of

Reports

Dollars per Ton

Range

Average

Range

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST

7

24.00-28.00

26.14

EAST

4

13.00-45.00

28.25

CENTRAL

3

27.00-39.00

31.00

STATE

14

13.00-45.00

27.79

 

ROTARY MOWING AND TREE SHEARING

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The average custom rate for rotary mowing was $10.35 per acre or $63.16 per hour in 2006. In 2005, charges were $9.58 per acre or $55.28 per hour. The average custom rate for tree shearing was $60.71 per hour for 2006.

 

Custom Rates for Rotary