Baling And Wrapping charges

Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by RastaBoy, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    I am £3 per bale to bale, customer diesel, £2 a bale wrap and stack, or field wrap, customer diesel and plastic.
     
  2. welger rp 220

    welger rp 220 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    I do my own baling and wrapping but theres 2 contractors around this way that charge £5 baled and wrapped their diesel which I think is a tad expensive
     
  3. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    4 foot round? Chopped?
     
  4. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    If they want chopped yes.
     
  5. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Wow £3 seems a lot but not bad if you can get it (y)
     
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  6. kill

    kill Member

    Location:
    South West
    It is 2017!!!
     
  7. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Not that good really, average weather round here means you cant plan, then its 5am finishes to beat weather moving in sooner than forecast etc etc. If the job was not all fire brigade stuff it could be cheaper. But I am average for price round here.
     
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  8. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    As I said earlier I've been doing my own bailing for a long time now so I'm out of touch...he did say customer puts the diesel in though...
     
  9. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    £3 is probably a very reasonable price to pay when you take into account the price of the tractor and baler
     
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  10. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Time cost
    Tractor cost
    Baler cost
    4 turns of net or bale explodes cost.(Unless you want to feed bales that look like bags of pus, then 2 turns is plenty)
    Well?
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017
  11. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Thank you.
     
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  12. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    I totally agree just hadn't realised how much it had gone up
     
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  13. Bossfarmer

    Bossfarmer Member

    Location:
    central Scotland
    do they supply diesel or stack it?
     
  14. welger rp 220

    welger rp 220 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Yes it is contractors diesel using fusion baler..Then again £5 isn't far out if you look at the ridiculous purchase price of these balers and tractors and their running costs..Its extra to stack around £1 a bale I think
     
  15. welger rp 220

    welger rp 220 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    You still get the odd "Hero" going around charging cheap prices but funnily they only seem to last a season:rolleyes:
     
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  16. Bossfarmer

    Bossfarmer Member

    Location:
    central Scotland
    Who pays the plastic? Farmer? You can buy a decent 2nd hand fusion for 20k and it wont depreciate much
     
  17. beefandsleep

    beefandsleep Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    £7 per bale for 6 layers my diesel. +50p if chopped. Mowing and raking for £17 an acre which I get someone else to do.
    I think that's cheap, and definitely cheaper than chopping your average second cut. Over 2 cuts pit is not much less and clamp wastage is far higher. Also, you can cut a field when it's ready instead of waiting for 100 acres and the contractor to finish elsewhere first.
     
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  18. Bossfarmer

    Bossfarmer Member

    Location:
    central Scotland
    so were talking about 5-7 a bale to bale/wrap the question is does this include wrap or is the wrap on top which would make it 7-9 per bale
     
  19. beefandsleep

    beefandsleep Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Mine includes wrap. 2 layers costs me 70 p so if someone wants extra or just 4 the price is clear.
     
  20. Dave6170

    Dave6170 Member

    Location:
    Wick, caithness
    I hate wrapped bales. They are handy for the sheep but we just dont have the time to spend days at it. Just get the chopper in and get it done in a couple of days! Job done
     
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