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Leased fields
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Jeff    Posted 04-27-2001 at 02:04:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a neighbor who wants me to lease his fields. He has about 30 acers,3 pasture and the rest hay fields.the fields are organic and grow real well. I am figureing I can bale about 3000 bale in two cuttings.What i need to know is how much is this lease worth . He said make him an offer?????? I don't have alot of extra money at this time and I don't want to insult him. Any ideas on $$$$$ Help Thanks Jeff


Burrhead    Posted 04-27-2001 at 09:07:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prices vary by location and bartering all over, but here's what I pay in SE Texas per year.

$5 per acre on grazing land and I do all the fence work and up keep to include fertilizers and herbicide/bushhog to keep brush out

$10 per acre on hay ground and I furnish fertilizer.

On share hay ground I get 2 out of 3 bales and the owner picks his up in the fields.

As high as the fuel price is getting this year I may have to go to 3 out of 4 bales.

I pay my lumpers 10 cent per-bale per man and keep 5 men to the crew. 3 pitching-1 stacking, 1 driver.

The lumpers rotate anyway they want to on the back but my drivers are 2 old grumpy coots like myself, that way the equipment and hay both stay in good shape.


E R R    Posted 04-30-2001 at 18:58:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We get $7 per acre on most cattle grass, or if
it is real good, maybe $10 per acre. You have to
keep up all fence and barn and mow at least once A year. All pasture has at least one hay field in it.
If you offer him $5 per acre, that would not
make him feel bad. Most pasture here in East Tx.
has some timber on it. Maybe 80/20 grass/timber.
But price is for total acres.
Other places are difference. I am not sure,where
you live it may be worth more.

Good Luck : E R R


Funky Chicken    Posted 05-08-2001 at 13:02:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I rent-out 200 acres in SE Kansas for $3300 from April 15th to Nov. 15th. It is good bluestem grass with about 80 acres of fescue. Some trees for shade but is cross fenced with good water on both pastures. He pays me $1100 when he puts cattle on $1100 during mid season and $1100 when he takes them off.


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