Traded for some hay ground

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Seems high, but it joins a place I’m already cutting hay on. $25 an acre. The previous hay man had been cutting it at 60% 40%. I need hay , and 1/3 2/3 is my best deal. Won’t go no lower. I made 8.5 4’x5’ rolls on an adjoining place. This place has been in hay production for 7 or 8 years. Been fertilized all along, but never limed. I’m happy. I guess at the end of the day that’s what counts. This will allow me to convert my “home” hay fields back to pasture.
 

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How are you dividing those percentages up? 60 to who and 40 to who? (maybe should be whom, but I never really knew the difference :) )
 
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How are you dividing those percentages up? 60 to who and 40 to who? (maybe should be whom, but I never really knew the difference :) )60 to me, 40 to them. I need hay, so I went $25 an acre, and I get all the hay
 

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Gotcha. Who pays the cost of fertilizer? I have a deal that we split 50-50. But he also does a lot of other things for me so I am more than happy.
 

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I would think he pays for fertilizer if he’s leasing the entire field for all the hay But i could be wrong. As a owner of land i would not be paying for fertilizer and getting 1/3 of the hay either.
 

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I would think he pays for fertilizer if he’s leasing the entire field for all the hay But i could be wrong. As a owner of land i would not be paying for fertilizer and getting 1/3 of the hay either.
Maybe I am misunderstanding. I thought the split was with the person cutting and rolling. But I could be wrong, it is the 1/3 2/3. I may have misunderstood. If he is leasing to cut all of the hay, then I would also assume he pays the fertilize bill.
 

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Bigfoot if its decent hay land and joins what your already doing get a few years lease and go for it. I think its reasonable enough considering your soil and your area. It will grow grass.
 
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Bigfoot if its decent hay land and joins what your already doing get a few years lease and go for it. I think its reasonable enough considering your soil and your area. It will grow grass.
Glad you said that.

I worded the original post confusingly:

I will be giving him cash up front, fertilizing, and leaving with 100% of the hay. “Shouldn’t” have to get on the road to go make or move the hay. I pretty good hay man has had the deal for several years. It’s not like I’m converting crp ground to hay. First cutting should be pretty nice.
 

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If it is close to you like that then it is worth every penny and $25 is cheaper than the % of hay crop. I have a nice field about 1/2 mi from my house I have offered $50 an acre on but they won’t bite. Old family deal. Would be worth that to me to save the hauling I do now from all over the county. Having been fertilized and not mined out is worth a good bit also.
 

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No hay ground for rent here all got burned down years ago for grain goes 140-180. Alot should of been left in grass. Think how much cheaper that rent is than owning it.
 

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