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Re: Hay Baled

Post by 5S Cattle » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 am

Bfields30 wrote:
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5S Cattle wrote:
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Round here it’s 35/bale for 5x5 net wrapped
35 dollars a bale to get baled or that’s what there selling for I’m in Winnsboro Tx east Tx I’m trying to see what’s good prices people charge to rake and bale the hay
$35 to cut,rake, and bale it



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Re: Hay Baled

Post by bird dog » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:04 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
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I was gonna sell whatever the first cutting gave me and keep whatever the second cutting brought.
I wouldn't. You may not get a second. I have learned to never sell anything until you have what you need. You can always sell it later in the year.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by 1982vett » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:45 pm

bird dog wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:20 am
I was gonna sell whatever the first cutting gave me and keep whatever the second cutting brought.
I wouldn't. You may not get a second. I have learned to never sell anything until you have what you need. You can always sell it later in the year.
I was thinking the same. Roll of the dice for sure, but helps with cash flow for some.
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Re: Hay Baled

Post by snoopdog » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:30 pm

It is a roll of the dice, what about this business isn't? I lost a hay crop waiting on a custom baler, been a custom baler. Sold hay when I should have kept it , kept hay when I should have sold it. No rest for the wicked and the righteous don't need any, just not sure which category I"m in.
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Re: Hay Baled

Post by tandrfarms » Fri May 03, 2019 6:45 pm

So you shouldn't expect to pay over 1/2 cost of what bales normally sell for to get it cut and wrapped, if you are providing the field, right? I have someone who has offered to bale my fields and give me every 3rd bale, which sounds to me like a really great deal for him, but a clock-cleaning for me.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by kenny thomas » Fri May 03, 2019 9:09 pm

tandrfarms wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:45 pm
So you shouldn't expect to pay over 1/2 cost of what bales normally sell for to get it cut and wrapped, if you are providing the field, right? I have someone who has offered to bale my fields and give me every 3rd bale, which sounds to me like a really great deal for him, but a clock-cleaning for me.
If you were here I would do it 6 for me, 4 for you.
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Re: Hay Baled

Post by ValleyView » Fri May 03, 2019 9:48 pm

Around here (NE OK) typically can find someone to bale on “shares”. They bale it for no money but take 2/3rds of what you make. This is our rule of thumb for unimproved pasture.

If you were to plant something and fertilize 50/50 is usually the arrangement.

Alternatively, you can also pay some folks to come bale it at $13 per bale but that price is contingent on your place making 2 bales per acre.
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Re: Hay Baled

Post by Bfields30 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:49 pm

ValleyView wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Around here (NE OK) typically can find someone to bale on “shares”. They bale it for no money but take 2/3rds of what you make. This is our rule of thumb for unimproved pasture.

If you were to plant something and fertilize 50/50 is usually the arrangement.

Alternatively, you can also pay some folks to come bale it at $13 per bale but that price is contingent on your place making 2 bales per acre.
Yeah I’m about to get it fertilized sprayed and lime put on it this month.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by Bfields30 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:50 pm

tandrfarms wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:45 pm
So you shouldn't expect to pay over 1/2 cost of what bales normally sell for to get it cut and wrapped, if you are providing the field, right? I have someone who has offered to bale my fields and give me every 3rd bale, which sounds to me like a really great deal for him, but a clock-cleaning for me.
Yeah It’s my field and my neighbor is like 5 mins from my place if that so he doesn’t have to go far .

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by tandrfarms » Sat May 04, 2019 11:10 am

Ours is a pasture field in excellent condition. We do soil samples every year and fertilize accordingly. The guy wanting to cut lives next door. Otherwise, I believe he would have to haul equipment elsewhere to do his cutting for his cattle. For the quality of hay he would be getting (a lot better than most fields I have seen in that area), the fact that he wouldn't be having to lease the land or put out fertilize for improvement, I think 1/2 and 1/2 sounds fair, but I am still on the learning end of things.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by Bfields30 » Sat May 04, 2019 4:28 pm

tandrfarms wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 11:10 am
Ours is a pasture field in excellent condition. We do soil samples every year and fertilize accordingly. The guy wanting to cut lives next door. Otherwise, I believe he would have to haul equipment elsewhere to do his cutting for his cattle. For the quality of hay he would be getting (a lot better than most fields I have seen in that area), the fact that he wouldn't be having to lease the land or put out fertilize for improvement, I think 1/2 and 1/2 sounds fair, but I am still on the learning end of things.
was hoping for two cuttings half and half

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by Silver » Mon May 06, 2019 8:23 pm

tandrfarms wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:45 pm
So you shouldn't expect to pay over 1/2 cost of what bales normally sell for to get it cut and wrapped, if you are providing the field, right? I have someone who has offered to bale my fields and give me every 3rd bale, which sounds to me like a really great deal for him, but a clock-cleaning for me.
I think 2/3 - 1/3 is quite a fair deal. Standard in these parts, unless the crops are light. Then it may go to 3/4 - 1/4.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by chevytaHOE5674 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:58 pm

On shares I do a 2/3 1/3 split. If the land owner thinks that's unfair I tell them to go buy a tractor/mower/rake/baler and keep them in tip top shape and get back to me with what's fair. I stay busy all summer and fall.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by tandrfarms » Wed May 08, 2019 7:42 pm

chevytaHOE5674 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:58 pm
On shares I do a 2/3 1/3 split. If the land owner thinks that's unfair I tell them to go buy a tractor/mower/rake/baler and keep them in tip top shape and get back to me with what's fair. I stay busy all summer and fall.
Thanks for keeping me in check there. Lost site of that part of the equation. The 2/3 1/3 does sound good.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by jschoolcraft86 » Thu May 09, 2019 8:28 am

I have a guy who does it for $30 from standing grass to net wrap for round bales. This is in Seguin, TX.

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