Price for cutting and baling hay

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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by chevytaHOE5674 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:48 am

I charged 17.50 to cut/rake/bale a 4x5 net wrapped 913lbs average weight bale this season.



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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:19 pm

If there is a lot of hay, then YOU make more money charging by the bale. If it is skimpy 2nd cutting, then you make LESS money. My guy charges me by the acres for mowing & raking, and hourly pay for his worker. Then he charges a flat fee for the bales. So, bales are more expensive to me if the field is
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Mow - $16/ac
rake - $6/ac
bale - $11/bale net wrap hauled to my storage area
So, if I have low yield fields, bales costs me more.
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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by Brute 23 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 pm

$25 plus or minus a few bucks
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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by okiek » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:44 am

I see you too are from OK. In south central OK I'm paying $26 if I get my preferred guy, $30 if I don't.

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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by Texas Gal » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:24 am

My guy charges $23/bale for net wrapped 4x5.5 bales.

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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by Texas Gal » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:26 am

Forgot to mention, he's a neighbor too - about a 1 mile down the road

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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by Allenw » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:53 pm

I been charging $16 an acre to cut and $16 a bale to bale, some charge more a few less.

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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by kilroy60 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:49 pm

I cut and rake. I have one farmer who charges $6.25 per roll and another farmer who charges $10 per roll. Both are 5 X 5 rolls. Depends on which farm I'm at on which farmer I use.

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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by snoopdog » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:17 pm

20-25, Personally , I would sweeten it some , for a share , but as you said he's not willing so I would gravitate higher .
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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by AZAggie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:21 pm

This poor guy has been kicked in the teeth, plus I'm his boss in our regular 9-5, errrrr...0630 to whenever, jobs. This week his wife had a miscarriage and on the same day, his father passed away. It's been a rough year for him and his family. Plus, he's helped me out of a jam a time or two with my cows, so I'm going to cut him a little bit of a break. I'll still make a little $$$.
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Re: Price for cutting and baling hay

Post by AZAggie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:02 pm

I started and finished this job this weekend. Now I've got to get on my stuff this week. I've got about 160 acres that I need to get cut, raked and baled in the next 2-3 weeks. My full time job is cutting into my ability to get all of this done!!
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