There are other ways to divide hay without the common sharing agreement, which could also offer more protection. Renting through the fields, custom harvesting, market prices of numbers, etc., are all safer options. Whichever method you choose, make sure you have a written agreement. Farmers generally buy sustainable food for second tenants. It is in the interest of the seller and buyer to obtain written documents on the agreements. If the fields are not being exploited aggressively and the yield is less than 2 tonnes per hectare, I would think closer to a 50-50 division of the hay crop. A similar model can work for coiled balls or straw. It is to have a market for hay, bale or straw before making a deal. It is not possible to balance it and stack it at the edge of the field to manage it later. When I look at the reports on the regional hay sale in Pennsylvania in mid-December 2013, I see the common prices of Timothy grass and hay between $150 and $200 a tonne with a maximum of $330. Also consider the costs of creating this hayfield, which is at least $200 per hectare, including lime, fertilizers, seeds, soil preparation and planting.

On average, 3 tonnes per hectare per year for 4 years — that`s 12 tons, which is $200 usd / $12 -17 per tonne. Annual maintenance is approximately $40 per hectare or $13 per tonne – fertilizer dispersal, herbicide spraying and miticides. The cost of the land or the rental value – $25, $50 or $100 (take your choice – I say $50 per hectare per year, or $17 per tonne). If we add up all the costs that are not related to cutting and balls, you invested about $110 per tonne before you started cutting. Add the cost of equipment of $39 per tonne to $110; They are up to about $150 a tonne and you haven`t even pulled or stored it. So how do you get a fair deal by sharing the hay with the person who did it for you? Given that about two-thirds of the cost of hay is in advance and one-third of the costs come from the production of heheteil, I would start the discussion at one-third of the price of the customs operator and two-thirds of the farmer who buys the fields. Note: This example does not contain value for additional rental costs, such as the annual cost of fertilizers or the cost of nutrients exported from the country in the form of hay (for an estimate of the value of nutrient input exported by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Hay Share Calculator).