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Jun 24, 2019 | 16:56 1 I was approached to cut and bale some hay land this summer.. what's a fair price for the field on a per pound basis as that would be the fairest to booth parties involved. We take 100% of the crop and cut and bale the hay.. its a 2 year old stand of alfalfa/broam/Timothy. Its like everyone else crops... short of rain and not very tall.. but we have had a good shot of rain so it should grow somewhat.

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makar's Avatar Jun 24, 2019 | 19:16 2 However you do it no one will be happy, I disked mine under once because it was cheaper. Reply With Quote
Jun 24, 2019 | 20:30 3 Depends whether you need the hay yourself or if it's to sell, depends on area and demand and how far from home it is. If I was buying it for my own use I'd like to be paying 2c/lb for it standing. Probably cost you 5c/lb that way by the time you're done and you're still taking the weather risk. I know some guys pay 8 or 10c/lb for hay and you may be in an area to get that kind of price but it's not economic to feed cows with and I can always find cheaper alternatives. Reply With Quote
Jun 25, 2019 | 12:06 4 Common around here to do the 1/3 , 2/3 share value. 1/3 of the hay value goes to landowner, 2/3 of the value goes to the guy doing the work. Value = local market price, determined when it is sold. Reply With Quote
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Jun 25, 2019 | 19:37 5
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Common around here to do the 1/3 , 2/3 share value. 1/3 of the hay value goes to landowner, 2/3 of the value goes to the guy doing the work. Value = local market price, determined when it is sold.
Hay share deals have been more 50/50 around here traditionally. Last few years it's been 60/40 or 1/3 to 2/3. With the larger share to the landowner as guys needing hay and value higher.
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