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Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:46 pm
by Grandpa
Moooooo wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:48 pm
He says he'll mend the fences and do all the work.
If he comes through on that, he'll be a keeper. Both renters I had before deciding to raise my own made those same promises but never followed through. Each of them wound up costing me more in fence and property repairs (and I did the work) than they paid in rent, which was $8 an acre (on 190 acres) at the time. Twice burned was enough for me.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:52 am
by Brute 23
Grandpa wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:46 pm
Moooooo wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:48 pm
He says he'll mend the fences and do all the work.
If he comes through on that, he'll be a keeper. Both renters I had before deciding to raise my own made those same promises but never followed through. Each of them wound up costing me more in fence and property repairs (and I did the work) than they paid in rent, which was $8 an acre (on 190 acres) at the time. Twice burned was enough for me.
That's what happens here. Land owners go with the highest rent then 5 years later they look up and their place has gone to be nice.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:59 pm
by Stocker Steve
Caustic Burno wrote: Hay is rapidly becoming what to raise here.
What has changed?

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:07 pm
by Caustic Burno
Stocker Steve wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 4:59 pm
[quote="Caustic Burno"
Hay is rapidly becoming what to raise here.
What has changed?
[/quote]


Age!
My hay man is 72, I know of only two men under 60 that bale.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
by Brute 23
Places are dividing up and getting smaller every day. It's hard to justify the cost of the equipment. Plus, the age of the people who own those tracts does not lend well to fighting hay equipment in 110 deg weather.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 pm
by True Grit Farms
Brute 23 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Places are dividing up and getting smaller every day. It's hard to justify the cost of the equipment. Plus, the age of the people who own those tracts does not lend well to fighting hay equipment in 110 deg weather.
Fighting the heat haying isn't a problem. I never run the AC wide open.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:06 pm
by Brute 23
True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Brute 23 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Places are dividing up and getting smaller every day. It's hard to justify the cost of the equipment. Plus, the age of the people who own those tracts does not lend well to fighting hay equipment in 110 deg weather.
Fighting the heat haying isn't a problem. I never run the AC wide open.
Until you raise the back end up to let a bail out and the whole back end falls off. :lol: Ask me how I know.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 11:28 am
by Moooooo
I wrote up a lease, and we are in business. The area open to cattle is around 30 acres, but I figure about 15 are pasture. The rest are woods. On advice from locals, I am charging $200/year. So far, no problems.

I was surprised to see the cattle eating Spanish moss. That's a bonus. I hate that stuff.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:01 pm
by 5S Cattle
If y’all can run a pair to two acres I’m in the wrong state

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:12 pm
by Moooooo
I have no idea how many cattle the place can hold. I assume the tenant will remove a few if they start to drop from starvation.

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:43 am
by spartacus
https://www.onpasture.com/wp-content/up ... unty2a.pdf

This link gives a average price per acre by county nationwide. Just look up your county in a Florida and it should give you a typical. Of course it varies but it gives you a starting point.

Hope this helps

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:20 pm
by Stocker Steve
spartacus wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:43 am
https://www.onpasture.com/wp-content/up ... unty2a.pdf

This link gives a average price per acre by county nationwide. Just look up your county in a Florida and it should give you a typical. Of course it varies but it gives you a starting point.

Hope this helps
Is 2016 the most recent?

Re: What to Charge for Lease?

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:46 pm
by pricefarm
5S Cattle wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:01 pm
If y’all can run a pair to two acres I’m in the wrong state
Need to come to VA then. Iam running a pair per 1.5 acres. Rotation grazing from around April till usually first of Dec.