Hay storage charges

Asked June 26, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

We run a horse boarding facility in Marion Twp., Beaver Co. Our neighbor has purchased 300 bales of hay from us and asked if we could store his hay in our barn. We have no idea what to charge him. Any thoughts?

Beaver County Pennsylvania pastures and forages hay

1 Response

If you take a look at the Iowa State Farm Building Rental Rate Survey (http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c2-17.html) they suggested $0.19 a square foot a year for storage (on average). That will average about $0.85 a square bale on the ground (if they are 18"x36" small squares).