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post #11 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 05:41 PM
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Woah I never realized hay would be that expensive elsewhere....we really are lucky here then!
My friend guesstimates its about $250 per horse per month. She keeps her horses in the backyard.
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post #12 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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My friend guesstimates its about $250 per horse per month. She keeps her horses in the backyard.
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Woah. It cost us a couple dollars in gas to run the tractor and a lot of manual labor but that's it. Still I doubt it'd be near that much a month if we did have to buy all of our hay. I obviously need to get out more cause I had no idea it was that high in other areas...

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post #13 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 06:01 PM
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$25 -28 for alfalfa and $12 -16 for grass. We should be on 3rd cut and with the never ending rain no one has cut and we're trucking it in.
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post #14 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 06:05 PM
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For 5 horses, an 1100 pound round bale is $140, and lasts about a week, so that is $560 a month. Not including the equine senior, mare and foal, omolene 200, joint supplement, protein block, mineral licks... since we are dry here. I ensure all my horses (ages 19 months to 23 years) get their proper nutrition. We just forego luxeries like going out to the movies and dinner, lol (I would rather rent anyways).
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Woah. It cost us a couple dollars in gas to run the tractor and a lot of manual labor but that's it. Still I doubt it'd be near that much a month if we did have to buy all of our hay. I obviously need to get out more cause I had no idea it was that high in other areas...
Long Island horse/farm property is small. A place where your actually able to use to grow hay and keep horses would cost you $1,000,000, easily. I can't wait to move and learn to grow my own. If anyone is looking for a good business opportunity
growing quality hay, locally and at a good price would probably rake in the big bucks.
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post #16 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 06:35 PM
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$5.00/bale delivered- $3.50/bale in good crop years.
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post #17 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 06:43 PM
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It really fluctuates for us depending on if we're in drought or not (and we're usually in drought this time of year)

In really bad years I've seen 900 lb brown, nasty hay going for $150 a bale, and alfalfa pretty much impossible to find and weedy if you could find it...8-900 lb bales for $230-250.

This year we just barely hit drought and it hasn't been too terrible. I'm paying $5.75 per two string ~40 lb bale of jigs costal hay. Not the best quality I've seen, but its passable. Green, there just isn't a whole lot of leaf and I find that some of them have quite a few stalks on the outside but are much nicer once you crack them open.

My BO buys 'whatever' hay and gets her round bales for $75 per bale, 900 lbs. Its worthless quality though, and I wouldn't even feed it to a cow to be honest...
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post #18 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 06:47 PM
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We pay $4 a bale picked up, $5 delivered. thats for good quality Timothy/ orchard grass mix. Bales are 50lbs give or take some.
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post #19 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 07:37 PM
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Around here it's 3.50 - 5.00 for square bales. 35-65 for round bales, depending on the type of hay.
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post #20 of 41 Old 07-22-2013, 07:45 PM
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Good orchard/fescue mix is $5-6 a 50 lb square, $60 a 800-900 lb round.
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