HAY CROP ESTABLISHMENT COSTS:

Asked August 31, 2018, 10:25 AM EDT

LOOKING FOR ESTIMATED COST FOR ESTABLISHNG A HAY FIELD CROP. PER ACRE COSTS FOR THE FOLLOWING IN JACKSON COUNTY, MI. 1. CHISEL PLOWING 2. DISKING 3. FIELD CULTIVATING 4. LAND ROLLING 5. DRILL SEEDING

Jackson County Michigan

1 Response

There are no "official" costs for planting a hay field however, you can expect some ranges in cost. I use the MSU Extension Custom Machine and Work Rate Estimates for this type of estimation. Here are some ranges:

1. Chisel plowing - average $/acre $ ~16.00 (range $6.00 - $35.00)

2. Disking - average $/acre ~$13.35 (range $7.25 - $21.35)

3. Field cultivator - average $/acre ~$12.65 (range $6.00 - $30.00)

4. Land rolling - average $/acre ~$7.25 (range $3.88 - $11.65)

5. Drilling - average $/acre ~$15.75 (range $5.00 - $36.00)

You can look over the complete document at this website:

https://www.canr.msu.edu/field_crops/uploads/files/2018%20Custom%20Machine%20Work%20Rates.pdf

If you need any other information, feel free to contact me.

Thanks,

Phil