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Buying standing hay

talltimber

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Is there anyone that buys standing hay, particularly in my area? What is the price range you see regularly per acre of rye, orchard grass, timothy mix or fescue/clover mixes. Let's say there is SOME weeds but mostly pretty decent hay pasture, and rough ground vs smooth ground, if that would make a lot of difference to you.
 

Turkeybird

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If it doesn't yield at least 1 1/2 bales an acre it isnt worth paying for (imo). If it's decent half the value of an avg bale of hay is fair( bale on halves).
 

Cucumber35

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We bale some I guess is like that, pay by the bale. Horse pasture but only a few horses on a little over 80 acres. Decent orchard grass and fescue, a few patches of clover. Mostly weed free. Wide open and fairly flat except a few acres. We usually leave the few real steep spots and weed patches, average at least 200 bales most years, 4x4s. Probably pay 1/3 what the going price per bale is, maybe even less. Works out well for both parties for quite a few years now. No risk for low yield that way either.
 

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we have 60 acres we bale that they take sealed bids every 3 years, yields 2-3 bales per acre, pay about 15 per acre and we take care of fertilizer
 
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