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    04-20-2012, 01:39 PM
barn labor

We own a 20 stall barn in Ohio. I believe my labor costs have gotten out of control. We need daily mucking, feeding, turn out, dragging of the arena's, and general barn maintenance. We have a home on the property that is part of the compensation package. What should the barn help be paid on a weekly basis, and from an hourly standpoint, how long each day should this person or persons being working ?
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    04-20-2012, 03:11 PM
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    04-20-2012, 03:17 PM
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In addition to the laws that influence employment that mls linked, there's a ton of variables which equate to none of us who have not seen the property being able to give you a reasonable answer.

The variables are things such as 20 stalls but how many are actually occupied? Do horses "live" in their stalls or are they turned out during the day and stalled at night? Do you bed deeply or lightly? How many arenas? How large are said arenas? Is the general facility in good repair or do things need to be repaired daily?

Tons of things will vary the quantity of time needed to do an acceptable job. Lets face it, 20 stall pigs who poop everywhere and then trample it into the bedding will take a heckuva lot more time than 20 neat freaks who leave a single poo pile.
    04-21-2012, 01:25 AM
Here in north texas the average I'm seeing is housing plus $1000-1200 a month. That gets you 6-10 hours 6 days a week. Hourly help I pay $8.50 - $9.50.. Hope that helps!

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