Table 8. Survey of Custom Farmwork Rates Charged in 2015

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Tillage
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Moldboard Plow ac
67
$29
$24
$33
$25
31
$29
hr
50
$130
$89
$159
$118
28
$130
Chisel Plow/Soil Saver ac
63
$24
$20
$26
$22
25
$22
hr
43
$190
$115
$270
$164
19
$194
Disc - Primary Tillage ac
45
$19
$15
$25
$17
17
$18
hr
27
$213
$99
$304
$199
14
$198
Disc - Secondary Tillage ac
38
$17
$13
$20
$15
18
$16
hr
27
$212
$100
$300
$185
15
$198
Vertical Tillage ac
63
$20
$15
$25
$17
20
$19
hr
43
$282
$146
$400
$282
15
$247
Zone Tillage

with fertilizer

 
ac
6
$23
$21
4
$20
hr
5
$426
$319
4
$336
Field Cultivate ac
106
$14
$11
$18
$13
40
$12
hr
79
$241
$120
$331
$246
34
$189
Harrowing ac
11
$7
$5
$8
$10
6
$7
hr
9
$141
$71
$234
$113
3
$178
Deep Tillage/Subsoiling ac
19
$29
$24
$34
$28
4
$27
hr
15
$215
$141
$277
$191
6
$185
Packer/Rolling ac
57
$7
$5
$10
$7
23
$7
hr
31
$148
$90
$203
$145
16
$116
Stalk Chopping ac
9
$14
$12
$16
$11
hr
4
$167
$95

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Soybeans
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Convential Row Planter ac
46
$21
$18
$25
$21
16
$20
hr
28
$302
$127
$450
$270
10
$242
Minimum/No-Till Planter ac
42
$25
$22
$28
$23
13
$24
hr
26
$346
$158
$525
$322
9
$392
Conventional Drill ac
20
$20
$18
$23
$22
13
$20
hr
11
$183
$84
$288
$142
9
$172
No-Till Drill ac
80
$24
$20
$26
$23
27
$22
hr
58
$246
$149
$367
$209
17
$265
Air Seeder without fertilizer ac
26
$24
$22
$27
$23
11
$24
hr
17
$422
$312
$545
$449
10
$399
Air Seeder with fertilizer ac
31
$25
$22
$28
$24
17
$24
hr
23
$405
$246
$566
$497
14
$406

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Corn
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Conventional Row Planter width 23 in. or less
with Starter Fertilizer ac
23
$21
$16
$25
$22
11
$21
hr
13
$282
$136
$405
$341
6
$288
without Starter Fertilizer ac
4
$22
$19
hr
3
$297
Row width 24 in. or more
with Starter Fertilizer ac
77
$22
$18
$25
$22
34
$21
hr
49
$315
$140
$440
$284
23
$312
without Starter Fertilizer ac
7
$20
$18
5
$20
hr
5
$299
 
 
$160
4
$289
Minimum/No-tillRow width 23 in. or less
with Starter Fertilizer ac
8
$25
$20
$30
$24
3
$23
hr
6
$214
$293
Row width 24 in. or more
with Starter Fertilizer ac
41
$26
$22
$30
$23
12
$25
hr
30
$273
$138
$457
$277
7
$314
without Starter Fertilizer ac
4
$26

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Cereals (Oats,Barley,Wheat)
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Coventional Drill
with Starter Fertilizer ac
16
$19
$15
$24
$20
10
$18
hr
12
$168
$64
$284
$177
9
$177
without Starter Fertilizer ac
12
$18
$15
$21
$17
8
$19
hr
6
$153
$136
No-till drill
with Starter Fertilizer ac
44
$24
$21
$27
$23
14
$23
hr
27
$247
$157
$337
$202
9
$324
without Starter Fertilizer ac
20
$24
$20
$28
$22
7
$22
hr
13
$268
$160
$368
$173
3
$267
Air Seeder without Fertilizer ac
14
$24
$20
$28
$22
8
$24
hr
11
$438
$300
$600
$475
7
$372
Air Seeder with Fertilizer ac
26
$24
$22
$25
$24
13
$24
hr
19
$425
$289
$528
$463
11
$413

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Forages
Unit
#

2015

2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Drill ac
25
$24
$19
$28
$21
13
$22
hr
15
$237
$104
$308
$255
6
$183
Broadcast/ATV Spreading ac
22
$5
$4
$7
$4
8
$5
hr
12
$94
$59
$134
$87
4
$109

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Weed Control
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Herbicide (excluding herbicide cost)
Pull-type Sprayer ac 48
$9
$8
$11
$9 
17
$8
hr 33
$358
$196
$554
$310
12
$299
Self-propelled High Clearance Sprayer ac 68
$10
$8
$10
$9
24
$9
hr 37
$511
$282
$712
$501
12
$447

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Mechanical
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Inter-row Cultivation ac
5
$14
 
 
$11
hr
4
$109
 
 
$114
 
 
Rotary Hoe ac
6
$8
 
 
$8

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Fertilizer Application
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Spread-dry Fertilizer ac
46
$9
$8
$10
$8
16
$8
hr
25
$282
$126
$425
$232
8
$205
Rental of Dry Bulk Applicator ac
5
$12
$12
4
$12
hr
4
$15
$12
Anhydrous ac
10
$15
$13
$18
$14
hr
7
$212
$184
Liquid-ground ac
18
$10
$9
$11
$9
6
$10
hr
6
$376
$361
3
$409
Liquid Side-dress ac
21
$13
$10
$15
$10
3
$11
hr
13
$261
$139
$375
$164

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3
Insecticide/Fungicide
Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Early Season Application ac
11
$10
$8
$11
$10
5
$8
hr
5
$426
 
 
$323
Late Season Application ac
8
$11
$9
$13
$10
hr
4
$445
$321

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Combining

Corn

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy ac
136
$44
$40
$48
$42
48
$44
hr
80
$375
$240
$500
$355
27
$361
without grain buggy ac
12
$44
$40
$50
$41
5
$46
hr
5
$182
$273
3
$197

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Combining

Soybeans

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy ac
140
$43
$40
$46
$41
49
$43
hr
80
$504
$313
$720
$467
26
$486
without grain buggy ac
13
$42
$40
$48
$41
5
$45
hr
6
$217
$386
3
$217

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Combining

Cereals

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy ac
127
$42
$40
$45
$40
51
$41
hr
73
$449
$222
$645
$401
27
$428
without grain buggy ac
11
$40
$32
$49
$39
4
$45
hr
5
$120
$265

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

 

Canola

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy ac
11
$45
$43
$45
$39
8
$45
hr
8
$462
$187
$674
$417

5

$622 

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Grain Buggy Alone

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
  ac
18
$5
$3
$8
$5
 9
$5 
hr
10
$143
$84
$248
$80
3
$109 

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Other Crop Harvesting

 

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Grain Swathing ac
7
$16
$14
4
$16
hr
10
$83
$57
$95
$98
5
$78

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Other Crop Harvesting

High Moisture Corn

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Combined and hauled to silo ac
5
$48
$49
hr
3
$333
$312
 
 

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Other Crop Harvesting

Edible Beans

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Bean pulling + windrowing ac
7
$35
$38
hr
3
$392
Combing - Conventional grain type ac
14
$44
$42
$46
$42
10
$44
hr
5
$449
$389
4
$449
Combing - Specialty - Bob/Lillston ac
7
$51
$58
hr
4
$456

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Trucking

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Grains and Oilseeds bu
6
$0.16
$0.17
mt
66
$9
$6
$11
$8
27
$8

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Forage Harvesting

Hay

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Swathing/conditioning ac
43
$18
$15
$20
$17
21
$17
hr
40
$154
$80
$205
$124
18
$151
Raking ac
33
$9
$6
$13
$8
17
$8
hr
28
$109
$48
$150
$77
13
$96
Tedding ac
10
$10
$6
$14
$8
3
$13
hr
13
$107
$48
$163
$98
5
$131
Bale - sm. square (ground) bale
6
$0.91
$0.94
3
$0.80
Bale - sm. square (loaded) bale
20
$0.80
$0.50
$1.00
$0.87
11
$0.70
Bale - lg. square ft.
24
$1.27
$1.14
$1.40
$1.23
11
$1.25
Bale - lg. round under 1,000 lb bale
29
$8
$7
$9
$8
15
$7
Bale - lg. round over 1,000 lb bale
14
$8
$6
$9
$8
7
$7
Entire operation (mowing to bailing lg. bale)  
3
$14
$17
 

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Forage Harvesting

Bale Wrapping

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Individual - with plastic bale
4
$9
$9
Tube bale
10
$5
$3
$7
$6
5
$5

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Forage Harvesting

Straw

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Bale - lg. square per ft  
4
$1.30
$1.28
Bale - lg. round bale
4
$8
$8
3
$7

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Haylage

PTO Harvester

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only hr
3
$163
$309
  
Chop, haul, pack, blow hr
6
$222
$207
3
$205

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Haylage

Self-propelled harvester

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only hr
7
$395
$395
4
 $439
Chop, haul, pack, blow hr
8
$639
$526
$748
$404
5
$660 

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Corn Silage

PTO Harvester

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only hr
7
$198
$226
3
$175
Chop, haul, pack, blow hr
8
$314
$203
$349
$221
4
$314 

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Corn Silage

Self-propelled harvester with kernel processor

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only hr
5
$433
$418
3
$418
Chop, haul, pack, blow ac
3
$110
$86
  
hr
8
$696
$531
$891
$493
4
$828

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Manure Handling

Solid

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Loader only hr
17
$74
$52
$98
$71
7
$64
Spreader only hr
13
$111
$79
$152
$93
6
$131
Loader and spreader hr
15
$136
$75
$175
$144
6
$158 

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Manure Handling

Liquid

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Drag hose boom applicator per 1,000 gal  
12
$11
$10
$12
$12
6
$11
Tanker - surface applied only per 1,000 gal  
3
$9
$20
Tanker - surface applied only per hour  
14
$165
$90
$193
$141
10
$164
Truck Transfer hr
4
$153

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Miscellaneous

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Snow removal - blade hr
16
$93
$71
$120
$93
6
$93
Snow blowing hr
54
$100
$68
$150
$97
30
$105

 

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 3

Tractor Rentals

Unit
#
2015
2015 Percentile
2012
#

2015

ave.

ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Custom operator hr
6
$46
$54
3
$55
hp.hr
7
$0.49
$0.45
4
$0.34

Iron Solutions1

Eastern Canada Winter Guide Suggested Rates

  Unit 2015 2012
Utility under 100 Hp without cab
hp/hr
$0.27
$0.24
Utility with cab and 2WD
hp/hr
$0.29
$0.26
Utility with cab and MFWD
hp/hr
$0.31
$0.29
Rowcrop with cab and 2WD
hp/hr
$0.29
$0.29
Rowcrop with cab and MFWD
hp/hr
$0.31
$0.31
4-wheel drive with duals
hp/hr
$0.31
$0.31

Tractor Option Charges

  Unit 2015 2012
Loader
hp/hr
$0.05
$0.06

 


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: John Molenhuis, Business Analysis and Cost of Production Program Lead/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 22 February 2016
Last Reviewed: 22 February 2016