How much money can you make off an acre of hay?
He says it costs about $297 per acre to seed and prepare hay ground. “You are going to get more than three years out of that, but if we use three years, that’s about $100 per acre per year,” Brown says. “If you are getting $125 per ton for quality hay, you are going to see a profit of $51 per ton, or $204 per acre.
How much money do hay farmers make?
The average pay for a Hay Farmer is $54,106 a year and $26 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Hay Farmer is between $39,631 and $66,217.
How many bales is too many for a round baler?
Most round balers can easily get 6 or 7000 bales before breaking even one belt, and most round balers can put through at least 30,000 bales before needing complete belt replacement.
How long will a hay baler last?
most balers can last 10 to 12yrs.an that is with routine maintence. the custom balers put 10,000 to 12.0000 through them in 1 or 2yrs.
When should I replace my round baler belt?
If your baler uses belts, it is a good practice to pull out the belts and replace them every 10,000 bales or so. After belts stretch, they can’t apply the same pressure as when they were new and set at the correct factory measurements.
What should I look for in a round baler?
Choosing the right round baler begins with an evaluation of your operation; looking at annual production, productivity expectations, equipment available, type of crop, storage options and end usage. Careful comparisons of features and specifications between balers can help you make the best choice for your operation.
At what temperature does hay mold?
“Hay bale temperatures of 120°F to 130°F will likely result in mold growth and will make the protein in the hay less available to animals,” Hartschuh says. While these temperatures will not cause fires, continued mold growth can raise temperatures to dangerous levels.