These are survey results only - not recommended rates.

NOTES: *Indicates one report received.

Haying

OperationLocationMost Common 2015Range 2016Most Common 2016
Cutting & conditioning hay – mower conditionerSouth$17.50-28/ac$12-28/ac$17.50-28/ac
Central$17.50-28/ac$15-28/ac$17-28/ac
North$15/ac
$100/hr*
$15/ac
$100/hr*
$15/ac
$100/hr*
Total reports = 41 Surveyed Fall 2016
Cutting & conditioning hay - mower conditioner plus rakingAlberta$24.50-42/ac$22-42/ac$24.50-42/ac
Total reports = 14 Surveyed Fall 2016
RakingAlberta$3-14/ac
$110/hr
$3-14/ac
$110/hr
$7-14/ac
$110/hr
Total reports = 24 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling – small square Alberta$0.55-1/bale$0.55-1/bale$0.55-1/bale
Total reports = 5 Surveyed Fall 2016
Hay hauling – small square
(1060 bales/load)
Alberta $24-31/tonne
$90/hr*
$24-31/tonne
$90/hr*
$24-31/tonne
$90/hr*
Total reports = 6 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling & stacking – small squareAlberta$1.20/bale*$1.20/bale*$1.20/bale*
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2016
Stacking & hauling - small squareAlberta$0.55-1/bale$0.55-1/bale$0.55-1/bale
Total reports = 4 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling, stacking & hauling - small squareAlberta$1.10-1.50/bale$1.10-1.50/bale$1.10-1.50/bale
Total reports = 3 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling – large squareAlberta$11-18/bale$11-18/bale$11-18/bale
Total reports = 19 Surveyed Fall 2016
Stacking – large squareAlberta$3/bale$2.50-3/bale$3/bale
Total reports = 6 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling & stacking – large square$20/bale$20/bale$20/bale
Total reports = 5 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling – large round South$12-15/bale$9.50-15/bale$12-15/bale
Central$11-16/bale$10-16/bale$11-16/bale
North$10-12/bale$9-13/bale$10-13/bale
Peace$13/bale*$13/bale*$13/bale*
Total reports = 59 Surveyed Fall 2016
Hay hauling – large round15 bales $4/bale$4/bale$4/bale
17 bales$6-13.20/bale$2.50-13.20/bale$6-13.20/bale
34 - 38 bales$8-10/bale
$125-200/hr
$23/tonne*
$8-10/bale
$150-200/hr
$23/tonne*
$8-10/bale
$150-200/hr
$23/tonne*
Total reports = 13 Surveyed Fall 2016
Stacking – large roundAlberta$2.50-3/bale
$80/hr*
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-
-
-
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Fall 2016
Stacking & hauling - large round & large squareAlberta$2.50-5/bale$2.50-5/bale$2.50-5/bale
Total reports = 17 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling & stacking - large round**No response to survey$14.50/bale*$14.50/bale*
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2016
Baling & hauling - large round$13.50-16.50/bale$13.50-16.50/bale$13.50-16.50/bale
Total reports = 10 Surveyed Fall 2016
Front end loaderAlberta$4.50/bale$4.50/bale$4.50/bale
Total reports = 5 Surveyed Fall 2016

Silage

OperationLocationMost Common 2015Range 2016Most Common 2016
Cutting silage – swathing
(6-20 ac/hr)
Alberta $1-2.50/tonne
$1-1.50/ton
$70-90/hr
$13-16/ac
$2.25-2.50/tonne
$1-1.50/ton
$70-85/hr
$10-16/ac
$2.25-2.50/tonne
$1-1.50/ton
$70-85/hr
$13-16/ac
Total reports = 40 Surveyed Fall 2016
Chopping silage
(20-75 Ton/hr)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta$5.25-7/tonne
$4.50-5.50/ton
$135-400/hr
$5.25-7/tonne
$4.50-5.50/ton
$135-400/hr
$5.25-7/tonne
$4.50-5.50/ton
$135-400/hr
Total reports = 24 Surveyed Fall 2016
Hauling silage
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta $2.75-3.25/tonne
$50-110/hr
$5-5.50/bale
$2.75-3.25/tonne
$50-100/hr
$2.50-5.50/bale
$2.75/tonne
$50-90/hr
$5-5.50/bale
Total reports = 49 Surveyed Fall 2016
Packing silage – tractor with dozer loader or packer
(25-60 tons/hr)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta $1.25-2/tonne
$1.40-2/ton
$85-135/hr
$1.50-2/tonne
$1.40-2/ton
$60-135/hr
$1.50-2/tonne
$1.40-2/ton
$85-135/hr
Total reports = 36 Surveyed Fall 2016
Chopping & hauling silage
(1-5 mile haul)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta$8-12.60/tonne
$7.50-11.50/ton
$190-500/hr
$8-12.60/tonne
$7.50-11.50/ton
$190-500/hr
$8-12.60/tonne
$7.50-11.50/ton
$190-500/hr
Total reports = 39 Surveyed Fall 2016
Chopping, hauling & packing
(1-2 mile haul)
**may be additional cost for fuel
Alberta$9.50-12.50/tonne
$305-365/hr
$9.50-12.50/tonne
$305-365/hr
$9.50-12.50/tonne
$305-365/hr
Total reports = 22 Surveyed Fall 2016
Swathing, chopping & hauling silageAlberta $12/tonne*$12/tonne*$12/tonne*
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2016
Swathing, chopping, hauling & packing Alberta$12-18/tonne
$375-390/hr
$12-13.75/tonne
$375-390/hr
$12-13.75/tonne
$375-390/hr
Total reports = 5 Surveyed Fall 2016
BalingAlberta$15/bale*$15/bale*$15/bale*
Total reports = 1 Surveyed Fall 2016
Bale wrappingAlberta$5-10/bale$5-10/bale$5-10/bale
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Fall 2016
Silage bagging – includes bag
(customer provides tractor)
Alberta
Bag size 10x150-
$6.75/tonne
-
$6.75/tonne
-
$6.75/tonne
Bag size 10x2002325/bag*
$6.75/tonne
2325/bag*
$6.75/tonne
2325/bag*
$6.75/tonne
Bag size 10x250$2850/bag*
$6.75/tonne
$2850/bag*
$6.75/tonne
$2850/bag*
$6.75/tonne
Bag size
10x300
$3920/bag*
$6.75/tonne
$3920/bag*
$6.75/tonne
$3920/bag*
$6.75/tonne
Total reports = 10 Surveyed Fall 2016
Silage chopping, hauling & bagging –
includes bag
(customer may need to provide tractor)
(1-3 mile haul)
Alberta
Bag size 10x15016.50/tonne16.50/tonne16.50/tonne
Bag size 10x20016.50/tonne16.50/tonne16.50/tonne
Bag size 10x25016.50/tonne16.50/tonne16.50/tonne
Bag size
12x200 or
14x200
$17/tonne$17/tonne$17/tonne
Bag size
12x250 or
14x250
$17/tonne$17/tonne$17/tonne
Bag size
12x300 or
14x300
$17/tonne$17/tonne$17/tonne
Bag size
12x500 or
14x500
$17/tonne$17/tonne$17/tonne
Total reports = 25 Surveyed Fall 2016