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Contractor Charges
Get a quick rough estimate on what you can expect to pay for the various services listed below

Baling and Bale Handling

Baling and Bale Handling Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Bale and wrap (excl. plastic) 7-8/bale
Baling silage (4 x 4) 4-5 / bale
Mow, bale and wrap (excl. plastic) 8.50-11.50/bale
Wrap (4x4) (excl. plastic) 2-3/bale
Stacking 0.60-1/bale
Large square bales of silage (6x4x3) 6-7.50/bale
Large 5x3x2 silage bales wrapped 11.50/bale
Hay - small square bales 0.50/bale
Hay - round bales (4x4) 3-4 / bale
Mowing Grass 20-25/acre
Tedding / Raking 10-12/acre
Straw - small square bales 0.50/bale
Straw - round bales (4x4) 3-4/bale
Straw - (8x4x3) 7-8 / bale
Straw - (6x3x3) 5-6 / bale
Straw - (8x3x3) 5-6/bale


Cultivations Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Min till cultivation (per pass) 32-35/ac
Levelling harrow 15-25/ac
Disc harrowing 10-15/ac
Ploughing - lea 35-45 / ac
Ploughing - stubble 30-40/ac
Power harrowing/run 30-50/ac
Rolling 10-12/ac
Sub-soiling / Mole daining / hr 40-60/hr
Gravel Mole Drainage 120/ac

Drilling/Sowing Operations

Drilling/Sowing Operations Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Conventional grain/fertiliser 24.00-35.00/ac
Conventional seed only 18-22/ac
Direct drill 35.00/ac
Maize seeding (inc. laying plastic and spraying, but excl plastic cost) 55.00-70.00/ac
One pass - seed only 35-40/ac
Min-till drill 30-40/ac
One pass - grass reseeding 40-50/ac
Plough, till and sow maize 150-160/ac

Seed Cleaning

Seed Cleaning Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Cleaned and dressed 150/tonne

Complete Cultivation Work

Complete Cultivation Work Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Plough and one pass 60-75/ac
Plough, till and sow grain 75-85/ac
Plough, till and sow grass 75-100/ac
Complete grass reseeding 100.00-160.00/ac

Fertilizer Applications

Fertilizer Applications Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Broadcasting - 2 bags per acre 5-8/ac or 25/tonne or 40/hour
Broadcasting - general 5-8/ac or 25/tonne or 40/hour
Bulk spreading 32.00-40.00/tonne
Lime spreading 5.00-8.00/tonne


Spraying Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Low volume - 83 l/ac 10.00-15.00/ac


Combining & Beet Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Cereals 50.00-60.00/ac
Grain haulage (up to 10 miles) 3.50-5.00/tonne
Oilseed rape 50-55/ac
Beet harvesting


Hedgecutting Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Hedgecutter - flail 40.00-50.00/hr
Hedgecutter - sawhead 55.00-65.00/hr

Silage and Willow Harvesting

Silage and Willow Harvesting Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Mowing - conditioner 20-25/ac
Raking/Tedding 8-10/ac
Precision chop (in pit) 100-130/ac
Maize silage (in pit) 118-140/ac
Wagon silage (into the pit) 80-100/ac
Whole crop silage (into the pit) 115-130/ac
Willow harvesting 180/ac

Slurry and Muck Spreading

Slurry and Muck Spreading Charges (€ incl. VAT)
Muck loading 45-55/hr
Muck spreading - flail 35-45/hr
Muck spreading - 10 tonne 50-60/hr
Muck spreading - 14 tonne 70-80/hr
Loading and spreading - 10t spreader 65-75/hr
Dual/rear discharge spreader and loader 100-120/hr
Slurry agitation 50-60/hr
Slurry spreading - 1500 gal tanker 35-40/hr
Slurry spreading - 2000+ gal tanker 50-60/hr
Umbilical spreading 120-150/hr
Trailing Shoe/Dribble Bar 60-75/hr


Plant Charges (€ incl. VAT)
13t excavator 45-50/hr
Digger hire (3CX) 25-35/hr
Tractor and dumper - 14 tonne 40-50/hr
Loader - 10 tonne 50-60/hr
Teleporter 40-55/hr
Mini - digger 30-35/hr
Road sweeper 30-35/hr