Going rate for contract drilling

I’ve been asked by a neighbour to drill 50 acres of beans for them as it’s too wet for their Vaderstad now. 6metre tine drill, 220hp tractor, all Labour and diesel supplied by ourselves. They will supply seed and loader. Medium to heavy land. Needs to be done to make a profit, not just to cover costs. I have a figure in mind, which I’ll not put up here yet, just want to gage what others think.
 

mf7480

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Seeing as you already have the drill I would guess the cost to you will be much, much less than £10/acre.

Let’s say it costs you £50/hr to run it and you do 8 acres/ hour? It’s under £7
 

Bob lincs

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Arable Farmer
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Robt

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Location
Suffolk
Seeing as you already have the drill I would guess the cost to you will be much, much less than £10/acre.

Let’s say it costs you £50/hr to run it and you do 8 acres/ hour? It’s under £7
He said he wants to make a profit. Neighbour isn’t dying just to wet to use his one drill. If a favour will surfice then crack on. But as a business choice , I’d charge by the hour. £40 per hour
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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