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Price of lime

Post by SPRINGER FARMS MURRAY GRE » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:24 pm

What is everyone paying for lime these days in your area? I have priced it and it is $30.00 ton here! I just got my soil sample back and I need 2 - 21/2 tons per acre! ouch!! :shock:


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price of lime

Post by bigbull338 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:20 pm

now thats a big ouch.the last time i heard lime was $20 ton spread.i really figured it was up to $30 a ton spread now.scott

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Re: Price of lime

Post by jt » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:07 pm

SPRINGER FARMS MURRAY GRE wrote:What is everyone paying for lime these days in your area? I have priced it and it is $30.00 ton here! I just got my soil sample back and I need 2 - 21/2 tons per acre! ouch!! :shock:


last fall it was about $30 spread.

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Post by Bama » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:59 pm

Whatever the price its much cheaper than fertlizer. Its also the cheapest thing with the most benefits you can do.
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Post by Angus Guy » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:06 pm

Hope I don't have to charge those kind of prices. I would be out of business. We charge about $15-18 dollars a ton spread. This al depends on milage from quarry.

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Post by MikeC » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:20 pm

I priced it last week. $8.00 dumped on the ground. Buggy rent $25 a day. 45 ton minimum.

Basic slag a little higher. $14 a ton.
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Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:45 am

N2 price is high and will stay high as long as oil does. The natural gas producers price their product (which is used to make urea) off the the price of crude oil.

Have you tried at poultry litter to replace urea?
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Post by Angus Guy » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:36 am

Steve

This is dumb question but what is N2? I know NH2 is anhydrous ammonia. Just haven't heard the term N2.

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Post by Dave » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:47 am

I wish I could get lime for $30 spread. Up here it is $80. When land is renting for $10 to $40 an acre with lots of it available it just doesn't pay to spread lime it is cheaper to just rent more land. And I really understand the benefit of lime but here it is just too expensive. What the heck and soil pH of 5.4 isn't too bad, right.
I calcuated the price of chicken litter spread as opposed to urea. In my area teh urea cost three times what chicken litter did and that is just figuring the N. There is a lot of P,K, Ca, and organic matter in the litter that i am getting for free.
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Cost of lime

Post by Sugar Creek » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:06 am

One thing Kentucky has plenty of is limestone. The last lime I had lime spread was $11 a ton. I expect it has gone to $14 or $15 with the increase in the cost of fuel.

High nitrogen use in tobacco production made liming extremely important here. Most of my pasture land runs a pH of about 5.8 to 6.0 without liming but could easily drop in the low 5 range after being in tobacco a few years.

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Post by milesvb » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:15 pm

$25 per ton spread as per last month. We just put out 2 tons per acre on what used to be an old oat patch, now pasture.
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Post by BC » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:11 pm

Here in East Texas it was $30 to $32.50 per ton spread. I recently had a custom operator tll me that it was going to cost him $25 per ton just in freight to get the lime from Georgetown to here in northeast Texas. You have to add the cost of the lime and spreading on top of that.

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Post by Crowderfarms » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:19 pm

18.00 a ton delivered and spread.
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Re: Cost of lime

Post by riquezada » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:50 pm

Sugar Creek wrote:One thing Kentucky has plenty of is limestone. The last lime I had lime spread was $11 a ton. I expect it has gone to $14 or $15 with the increase in the cost of fuel.

High nitrogen use in tobacco production made liming extremely important here. Most of my pasture land runs a pH of about 5.8 to 6.0 without liming but could easily drop in the low 5 range after being in tobacco a few years.


My farm drive is fifty feet across the road from a rock quarry. $9 per ton spread last spring (2005).
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Post by gertman » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:31 pm

The cheapest I found was $37/ton and the highest was $45/ton.

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