Table 8. Survey of Custom Farmwork Rates Charged in 2018

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Tillage
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Moldboard Plow ac
44
$33
$25
$39
$29
15
$32
hr
36
$133
$96
$173
$130
13
$156
Chisel Plow/Soil Saver ac
55
$26
$20
$30
$24
18
$27
hr
38
$221
$150
$304
$190
11
$242
Disc - Primary Tillage ac
36
$21
$16
$25
$19
11
$21
hr
24
$249
$120
$300
$213
6
$294
Disc - Secondary Tillage ac
33
$18
$15
$25
$17
10
$18
hr
23
$249
$153
$354
$212
7
$281
Offset Disc ac
13
$25
$15
$30
-
4
$23
hr
7
$191
-
-
-
-
-
Vertical Tillage ac
56
$22
$17
$26
$20
17
$22
hr
44
$342
$177
$500
$282
12
$419
Zone Tillage with fertilizer ac
5
$26
-
-
$23
-
-
hr
3
$377
-
-
$426
-
-
Strip Tillage ac
14
$28
$22
$35
5
$30
hr
6
$354
-
-
-
-
V Ripping ac
3
$30
-
-
-
3
$30
Field Cultivate ac
91
$16
$12
$20
$14
25
$17
hr
63
$337
$152
$525
$241
17
$337
Harrowing ac
4
$15
-
$7
-
-
-
Deep Tillage/Subsoiling ac
12
$32
$23
$40
$29
6
$32
hr
8
$211
$169
$244
$215
3
$253
Soil Finisher ac
5
$15
-
-
-
-
hr
5
$221
-
-
-
-
-
Packer/Rolling ac
46
$8
$5
$10
$7
7
$9
hr
26
$190
$95
$300
$148
-
-
Stalk Chopping ac
12
$17
$11
$24
$14
8
$20
hr
7
$160
-
-
$167
4
$203

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Soybeans
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Convential Row Planter ac
43
$24
$20
$29
$21
13
$22
hr
24
$394
$151
$544
$302
7
$446
Minimum/No-Till Planter ac
56
$26
$22
$30
$25
21
$24
hr
34
$309
$175
$475
$346
15
$302
Strip Tillage Planter ac
8
$26
$24
$30
-
-
-
hr
4
$388
-
-
-
-
-
Conventional Drill ac
10
$24
$19
$29
$20
4
$21
hr
4
$337
-
-
$183
-
-
No-Till Drill ac
57
$26
$20
$30
$24
14
$24
hr
43
$286
$136
$500
$246
9
$309
Air Seeder without fertilizer ac
24
$25
$22
$28
$24
5
$25
hr
15
$485
$341
$537
$422
3
$319
Air Seeder with fertilizer ac
33
$26
$24
$30
$25
6
$26
hr
23
$441
$292
$536
$405
4
$467

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Corn
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Conventional Row Planter width 29 in. or less with Starter Fertilizer ac
14
$26
$21
$30
$21
8
$25
hr
5
$324
-
-
$270
-
-
Conventional Row Planter width 29 in. or less without Starter Fertilizer ac
3
$23
-
-
$22
-
-
Row width 30 in. or more with Starter Fertilizer ac
68
$25
$20
$30
$22
17
$25
hr
46
$331
$194
$485
$314
15
$314
Row width 30 in. or more without Starter Fertilizer ac
12
$23
$19
$27
$20
-
-
hr
6
$430
-
-
$299
-
-
Minimum/No-till Row width 29 in. or less with Starter Fertilizer ac
7
$28
-
-
$25
-
-
hr
3
$409
-
-
-
-
-
Minimum/No-till Row width 29 in. or less without Starter Fertilizer ac
4
$29
-
-
-
-
-
Row width 30 in. or more with Starter Fertilizer ac
28
$29
$24
$34
$26
8
$25
hr
17
$299
$157
$390
$273
5
$198
Row width 30 in. or more without Starter Fertilizer ac
4
$28
-
-
$26
-
Strip Tillage Planter Row width 29in. or less with Starter Fertilizer ac
3
$27
-
-
-
-
-
Row width 30 in, or more with Starter Fertilizer ac
6
$29
-
-
-
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Cereals (Oats, Barley, Wheat)
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Coventional Drill with Starter Fertilizer ac
12
$22
$16
$30
$19
4
$21
hr
8
$194
$81
$350
$168
-
-
Coventional Drill without Starter Fertilizer ac
11
$22
$18
$26
$18
-
-
hr
6
$171
-
-
$153
-
-
No-till drill with Starter Fertilizer ac
34
$27
$22
$30
$24
9
$26
hr
20
$270
$153
$458
$247
6
$251
No-till drill without Starter Fertilizer ac
22
$24
$20
$30
$24
3
$24
hr
14
$259
$168
$311
$268
3
$246
Air Seeder without Fertilizer ac
15
$26
$24
$30
$24
-
-
hr
8
$402
$341
$497
$438
-
-
Air Seeder with Fertilizer ac
31
$26
$24
$30
$24
5
$24
hr
23
$431
$308
$536
$425
5
$429

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Forages
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Drill ac
28
$25
$20
$30
$24
7
$21
hr
17
$242
$155
$274
$237
3
$214
Brillion Type ac
5
$21
-
-
-
-
-
Broadcast/ATV Spreading ac
12
$6
$4
$7
$5
7
$5
hr
7
$120
-
-
$94
3
$107

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Weed Control
Herbicide (excluding herbicide cost)
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Pull-type Sprayer ac
32
$10
$9
$12
$9
13
$10
hr
26
$351
$190
$510
$358
11
$395
Self-propelled High Clearance Sprayer ac
79
$10
$9
$11
$10
18
$10
hr
35
$462
$300
$637
$511
6
$374

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Mechanical
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Inter-row Cultivation ac
6
$18
-
-
$14
-
-
hr
4
$156
-
-
$109
-
-
Rotary Hoe ac
6
$11
-
-
-
5
$11

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Fertilizer Application
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Spread-dry Fertilizer ac
40
$10
$8
$11
$9
10
$10
hr
24
$377
$250
$514
$282
7
$380
Rental of Dry Bulk Applicator ac
3
$10
-
-
$12
-
-
hr
4
$124
-
-
$15
-
-
Anhydrous ac
5
$20
-
-
$15
4
$21
hr
3
$247
-
-
$212
-
-
Liquid-ground ac
11
$14
$10
$17
$10
4
$12
hr
6
$533
-
-
$376
-
-
Liquid Side-dress ac
22
$14
$10
$18
$13
12
$14
hr
15
$279
$133
$392
$261
8
$256
Prescription Map Service ac
4
$2
-
-
-
-
Site Specific Soil Sampling ac
4
$12
-
-
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Insecticide/Fungicide
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Early Season Application ac
7
$10
-
-
$10
-
-
hr
5
$359
-
-
$426
-
-
Late Season Application ac
11
$11
$10
$14
$11
-
-
hr
8
$498
$303
$743
-
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Combining
Corn
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy ac
113
$48
$43
$54
$44
32
$45
hr
73
$382
$237
$500
$375
22
$370
without grain buggy ac
21
$43
$40
$46
$44
4
$40
hr
9
$324
$178
$452
$182
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Combining
Soybeans
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy ac
118
$46
$42
$50
$43
33
$44
hr
70
$519
$350
$750
$504
22
$522
without grain buggy ac
24
$43
$40
$46
$42
5
$40
hr
9
$430
$260
$706
$217
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Combining
Cereals
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy
ac
98
$45
$40
$50
$42
21
$44
hr
60
$412
$215
$632
$449
15
$421
without grain buggy
ac
21
$42
$40
$45
$40
3
$43
hr
10
$361
$186
$586
$120
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Canola
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
with grain buggy ac
6
$42
-
-
$45
-
-
hr
3
$479
-
-
$462
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Grain Buggy Alone
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Grain Buggy Alone ac
11
$7
$5
$9
$5
4
$6
hr
10
$125
$82
$150
$143
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Other Crop Harvesting
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Grain Swathing ac
11
$17
$15
$21
$16
-
-
hr
11
$153
$80
$188
$83
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Other Crop Harvesting
High Moisture Corn
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Combined and hauled to silo ac
4
$55
-
-
$48
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Other Crop Harvesting
Edible Beans
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Bean pulling + windrowing ac
5
$41
-
-
$35
-
-
hr
4
$453
-
-
$392
-
-
Combining - Conventional grain type ac
17
$50
$42
$55
$44
4
$49
hr
9
$462
$264
$670
$449
-
-
Combining - Specialty - Bob/Lillston ac
9
$62
$48
$75
$51
4
$66
hr
6
$526
-
-
-
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Trucking
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Grains and Oilseeds bu
4
$0.18
-
-
$0.16
4
$0.18
mt
71
$9
$7
$12
$9
15
$7

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Forage Harvesting
Hay
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Swathing/conditioning ac
41
$18
$15
$22
$18
6
$21
hr
31
$186
$111
$300
$154
4
$244
Raking ac
29
$11
$6
$15
$9
4
$16
hr
20
$165
$80
$249
$109
-
-
Tedding ac
16
$13
$10
$16
$10
4
$13
hr
12
$175
$70
$308
$107
-
-
Windrow Merging ac
10
$15
$12
$19
-
-
-
hr
9
$236
$116
$384
-
-
-
Bale - sm. square (ground) bale
5
$2.25
-
-
$0.91
4
$2.47
Bale - sm. square (loaded) bale
17
$1.46
$0.71
$1.56
$0.80
5
$2.45
Bale - lg. square ft.
19
$1.44
$1.15
$1.73
$1.27
-
-
Bale - lg. round under 1,000 lb bale
32
$9
$7
$10
$8
5
$9
Bale - lg. round over 1,000 lb bale
15
$10
$8
$12
$8
-
-
Entire operation (mowing to bailing lg. bale bale
5
$16
-
-
$14
-
-
Bailing corn stalks bale
6
$12
-
-
-
3
$13

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Forage Harvesting
Bale Wrapping
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Individual - with plastic bale
4
$11
-
-
$9
-
-
Tube bale
11
$6
$4
$9
$5
-
-
Hauling hay bales bale
3
$6
-
-
-
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Forage Harvesting
Straw
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Bale - lg. round bale
6
$9
-
-
$8
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Haylage
PTO Harvester
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only hr
3
$168
-
-
$163
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Haylage
Self-propelled harvester
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only ac
3
$47
-
-
-
-
-
hr
7
$456
-
-
$395
-
-
Chop, haul, pack, blow hr
6
$770
-
-
$639
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Corn Silage
PTO Harvester
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only ac
3
$104
-
-
-
-
-
hr
3
$148
-
-
$198
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Self prop harvester
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only hr 3 $577
-
-
-
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Corn Silage
Self-propelled harvester with kernel processor
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Field chopping only hr
7
$506
-
-
$433
-
-
Chop, haul, pack, blow hr
6
$657
-
-
$696
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Manure Handling
Solid
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Loader only hr
13
$95
$79
$113
$74
4
$89
Spreader only hr
11
$116
$83
$153
$111
3
$115
Loader and spreader hr
8
$153
$101
$200
$136
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Manure Handling
Liquid
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Drag hose boom applicator per 1,000 gal -
8
$11
$10
$13
$11
3
$11
Drag hose injection per 1000 gal -
3
$14
-
-
-
-
-
Tanker - surface applied only per 1,000 gal -
5
$14
-
-
$9
-
-
Tanker - surface applied only per hour hr
10
$222
$134
$258
$165
-
-

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Miscellaneous
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Snow removal - blade hr
19
$96
$75
$122
$93
5
$82
Snow blowing hr
33
$120
$80
$161
$100
7
$131

Custom Operation
Provincial
Area 1
Tractor Rentals
Unit
#
2018
2018 Percentile
2015
#
2018 ave.
ave.
15th
85th
ave.
Custom operator hr
11
$56
$28
$88
$46
3
$68
-
hp.hr
3
$0.31
-
-
$0.49
-
-

 


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Author: John Molenhuis, Business Analysis and Cost of Production Program Lead/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 21 March 2019
Last Reviewed: 22 March 2019