I'm only asking as I've got 4 acres and previously had 5 horses on the plot so I've not needed cut the grass but am now down to 2 and have got a lot of long grassIs it one acre to do, or say 20 acres and you want a price per acre?
Hay/ straw is normally charged by the bale, not by the acre
How many bales, he probably just asked for a token amountI got 4 acres cut this week 2 for hay, 2 for dry silage. So it was cut, 2 acres raked and bales wrapped the other 2 baled for hay. Asked what he had to get and the reply was £100+vat (don't know how you would do the sums there)
Iv just had 35 acres done in 4 fields and not sure if that was worth the hassle for contractors, but they did for me more as a favor (charged at naac rates and paid as the baler left the field) because they had 500 acres to do around me. Very lucky to have such a settled period because if you have a small amount yours is going to be the one that gets wet!It’s because it’s not worth the work for an acre so they will charge a very expensive rate you still have to make the trip to mow them ted then ted again then row then bale then haul more money in the travel than what’s the jobs worth but it definitely isn’t worth buying you own kit to do as said above get someone to top it and buy bales if you need them be cheaper than you can make them for