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    Default Mowing hay

    What is the cost per acre to have a hay field mowed with a hay mower

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    Super Member Robert_in_NY's Avatar
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    Default Re: Mowing hay

    I charge $75 an hour to mow with a 9' discbine. I charge from when I leave my farm to when the job is finished.


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    Default Re: Mowing hay

    You will find considerable variation across and within states.

    A Purdue survey showed an average custom rate of $15/acre with a range of $9.7 to $20.3/acre for mowing/conditioning (http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extm...C/EC-130-W.pdf), while in Iowa the average custom rate was $12.65 with a range of $7 to $18/acre (http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pub...ons/FM1698.pdf

    Steve

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    I charge $25/ac to cut, $12/roll to rake and round bale.
    Family farming since 1792...

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    Default Re: Mowing hay

    around here they charge $7 a round bale to cut hay.

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