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#1 downtownjr



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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:20 PM

In Northern Indiana, I am leaning toward $5.00 for a small square bale of alfalfa, $4.50 for grass/alfalfa mix out of the field. Figure it costs about $3.27 minimum per 50 lb bale to put it on the wagon. I am curious about what the market will withstand. Please share your thoughts. :confused:

#2 JD4755



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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:33 PM

Just for custom baling of straw or alfalfa, straw is 13$/bale behind the combine, if we have to swath it then theres the per acre cost on top of that. Alfalfa is at 15.50 per bale, raked, 4.50/bale stacked, and these are 4x4x8 bales

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:11 AM

I have heard a couple of prices in the Mid-North Indiana area. One hay producer is quoting $6.00 (50# approx)for small squares and another $5.00 for small squares first cut and they are still reserving a delivery form them.

It will be an interesting summer. Twine prices for the short term seem to have stabalized but fertilizer and diesel will still be climbing all season I believe.
The problem now as always is the weather. Still no dry window in the 7 day forecast.:( So in order to get top price we need some great weather.

Talk to Later,

Edited by Hoosier Hay Man, 18 May 2008 - 08:13 AM.
left small squares out as well as 50#

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:01 PM

Getting 4.oo 1st, delivery extra, havn`t set 2nd yet. Did 1800 smalls of orchard last fri.. Wet now on 20 acres cut sat.

#5 slfactivitybarn


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Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:36 PM

We are selling for $5.50 a bale currently after our 1st cutting. We are cutting 92 acres for the horse market. Lost some to the high moisture in our area with the rain and trying to adjust the size of the bales.



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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:44 AM

It would be nice to be able to purchase hay for the listed prices! Last years prices here were $13.00 for 70# bales of Brome hay, Alfalfa was $25.00 for 70# bales when you can get it, round bales of brome/Timothy 800-1000# were $100 - $125 range and round haylage bales were $85-$120.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:49 AM

Ft. Worth area, Texas.

We are currently charging:
$4/bale (#45 small squares) Rye only (1st cutting)
$6/bale (#50 smal squares) Coastal Bermuda/Rye mix (2nd cutting)

At those prices, the bales are moving very fast. I expect I'll be at $8-9/bale for the pure Coastal, assuming I can get some rain and a good 3rd cutting. Just based off the price of fertilizer and fuel, I think everyone's prices are going to be going up soon. Maybe that is why the sales are so brisk on the cheaper "early in the season" stuff. Customers know that too!


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