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aje53
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Hay Prices

I'm buying a field of hay from a neighbor. Doing all the work (mowing , raking, baling). Am making 50-55 lb. little square bales.What's a fair price/bale to pay?

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tmax5
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Re: Hay Priceswhat is it?


@aje53 wrote:

I'm buying a field of hay from a neighbor. Doing all the work (mowing , raking, baling). Am making 50-55 lb. little square bales.What's a fair price/bale to pay?

 


 

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idalivered
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Re: Hay Prices

If you want to be fair, buy it by the ton. Look at local hay auction prices and subtract the cutting and baling value from the total.

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Hobbyfarmer
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Re: Hay Prices

What are compareable bales bringing where you are? You might then take the total, divide by half and sent him a check.

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Nebrfarmr
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Re: Hay Prices

Around here, they split big round bales 50-50 with the landowner, for doing the hay as you described, but for little squares, if you are doing all the handling of them, the guy doing the baling usually gets a little more, because small squares are more labor intensive.  It used to be 50 cents a bale extra for the guys doing the work, but that was when a bale was only $3-$4

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