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8. Sample Cost Sheet for Hay Operation

Cash Hay: Assumptions are based on small square bales, utilizing a pull type stack wagon for up to 200 acres. For smaller operations, eliminate stack wagon and increase hay wagons. Smaller operations (1-75 acres) may also consider eliminating one tractor, drill and boom sprayer. Equipment cost estimates based on new or near new condition.

 

Description

Average new
or near new condition

Field Equipment

Tractor 60-80HP

2 or 4wd, Diesel, Cab

$38,000.00

Tractor 40-50HP

2 wd, diesel, no cab

$30,000.00

Mower Conditioner

Disc type, 10-12 ft. model

$18,000.00

Rake

Wheel type, 12-15 ft. model

$8,000.00

Tedder

9-12 ft.

$6,500.00

Baler; Small Square

Mid-size, 540 PTO, Preservative Applicator

$23,000.00

Hay Drill(used)

No-till, 10 ft.

$8,000.00

Stack Wagon

Pull-type

$35,000.00

Boom Sprayer, 3-500 gal.

45-60 ft. boom

$10,000.00

 

Transportation/Storage

Pick Up (used)

¾ Ton

$20,000.00

2 Hay Wagons

 

$10,000.00

 

Buildings

 2 Pole Buildings

High clearance for stack wagon

$40,000.00

 

Total

 

$246,500.00

                                                                                                                                 

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