Thinking of getting into cereal crops. Anyone got a breakdown including contractor costs

T Hectares

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Location
Berkshire
WW Yields could vary from 0 to 16t/ha ( theoretically )
Prices have varied from £100/t to £180/t in the last 4 years
Variable costs could be anywhere from £300/ha to £600/ha depending on many factors from your location, soil type, attitude to risk and purchasing decisions
Fixed costs depend on whether you have machinery or are using a contractor

Easy really !!

Nix is a good start for costings
 

Seth470

Member
Livestock Farmer
WW Yields could vary from 0 to 16t/ha ( theoretically )
Prices have varied from £100/t to £180/t in the last 4 years
Variable costs could be anywhere from £300/ha to £600/ha depending on many factors from your location, soil type, attitude to risk and purchasing decisions
Fixed costs depend on whether you have machinery or are using a contractor

Easy really !!

Nix is a good start for costings
We have the tractors. But would be willing to invest in some cheap tack.
Big Jobs will be contracted but might invest
 

T Hectares

Member
Location
Berkshire
Loamy soil.
roughly 10 acres.
planning on putting some bales up in our workshop to make some sort of silo to hold the crop.
Case 844XLN and John Deere 2030 but do have access to a John Deere 6930
Do you have any implements to go behind the 3 tractors ??

*edit*

I’ve seen your above response...

Winter Feed Barley could yield from 7 - 10t/ha, work on somewhere in the middle
It’s worth around £130/t at the moment but usually it’s £10/t less than wheat
Variable costs could be between £400 - 500/ha
The straw maybe of good value to you ?
Think of assurance and selling the grain or are you using it yourself ?
You’ll need some fans to cool the grain or you’ll soon have a steaming pile of mush
Work on £300/ha for stubble to stubble contractor costs or £80/ha for combining, £12/ha for each spray pass, £45/ha for drilling

Anyhow that’s a start
 
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Zippy768

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Dorset/Wilts
£18/20 per acre to get the crop direct drilled.
£5/acre everytime you get it sprayed. Roundup, Autumn herb, 2x fung - so four passes for WB.
I guess u have a fert spinner.
£30-£35 per acre to get it harvested - you haul.


Sitting back and watch the money roll in - free
 

Seth470

Member
Livestock Farmer
£18/20 per acre to get the crop direct drilled.
£5/acre everytime you get it sprayed. Roundup, Autumn herb, 2x fung - so four passes for WB.
I guess u have a fert spinner.
£30-£35 per acre to get it harvested - you haul.
Yep got a fert spinner got a clue for stuff like seed cost chemical cost fert cost. ?
 

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