New NAAC contracting prices 2018

News Posted 11/06/18
The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) has published the contracting guide prices for 2018-19.

Using a national average of prices across the UK, the guide intends to give contractors and land managers an overview, although businesses are warned not to get complacent and simply rely on these national averages.

Inevitably every operation has a variation in the types of land and customer size, machinery and scale of the business and it is vital that contractors really get to grips with what each job costs to them, before working out their charges.

Costs are changing continuously and the guide is based on 50ppl for red diesel, but already the price has rocketed, standing closer to 60ppl. This needs to be taken into account.

With an estimated 91% of farmers using a contractor, the NAAC guide prices should not be seen as a tool to beat contractor prices down but as a national average to assist the industry in making sound, business decisions for both contractors and farmers.

The industry needs to work together to ensure the contracting sector can run professional, safe and efficient operations, providing skilled labour, often high capital cost, specialised machinery and professional services to land owners in a post-Brexit era.

The NAAC would like to thank all members who assisted in the compilation of this year’s guide. The full guide can be found on the NAAC website: www.naac.co.uk

NAAC CONTRACTING CHARGES GUIDE 2018

These are the average prices surveyed from NAAC members, the actual price may vary considerably between regions, soil types, distance travelled, size of contract undertaken, size and type of equipment used, amount of product applied etc. The NAAC is also aware that many contractors are now making individual arrangements with their customers regarding diesel (eg. separate fuel surcharge, fuel used on-farm etc). The prices below do not reflect this market trend and such agreements may make a significant difference to contracting charges.

PRICES ARE BASED ON RED DIESEL AT 50ppl

Prices are as guide ONLY and per area unless otherwise stated

Contractor charges 2018

Per hectare

Per acre

     

Soil preparation /ha

   

Ploughing - light land

61.36

24.84

Ploughing - heavy land

63.85

25.85

Furrow press - extra

6.88

2.79

Ploughing - 30cm +

76.46

30.96

Rotovating

75.10

30.40

Subsoiling

58.73

23.78

Mole draining

70.75

28.64

Stubble raking

18.91

7.66

Disc harrowing

59.00

23.89

Power harrowing - seedbed

51.73

20.94

Spring-tine cultivating

33.28

13.47

One pass tillage train

63.86

25.85

Rolling - flat

29.89

12.10

Rolling - ring

21.41

8.67

 

 

 

Drilling /ha

   

Cereal drilling - conventional

50.12

20.29

Cereal - Combi-drill

61.61

24.94

Cereals - direct drill

58.68

23.76

Rape drilling - with subsoiler

67.75

27.43

Grass seeding - harrow

30.53

12.36

Grass seeding - broadcast

29.29

11.86

Grass seeding - cross-slot

69.46

28.12

Sugar beet drilling

50.83

20.58

Maize drilling

46.54

18.84

Maize drilling - under plastic

123.83

50.13

 

 

 

Application /ha

   

Fertiliser - granular

12.09

4.89

Extra for variable rate

2.78

1.13

Fertiliser - liquid

14.25

5.77

Spraying - up to 200lt/ha

12.63

5.11

Slug pellet application

7.67

3.11

Avadex application - 12m

19.84

8.03

Avadex application -24m

18.29

7.40

ATV spraying /hour

38.33

 

 

 

 

Farm Yard Manure /hr

   

Rear discharge

48.61

 

Side discharge

42.44

 

 

 

 

Harvesting /ha

   

Combining - cereals

89.09

36.07

Chopper extra

6.34

2.57

Swathing - OSR

42.31

17.13

Combining - OSR windrow

86.25

34.92

Combining - OSR direct

89.55

36.26

Combing - peas/beans

93.12

37.70

Combining - maize

106.40

43.08

Grass - mowing

29.17

11.81

Grass - topping

32.26

13.06

Grass - tedding

16.58

6.71

Grass - raking

19.93

8.07

Silage - 1st cut Harvester only

64.75

26.21

Silage - full service

147.08

59.55

Maize harvesting - full service

167.49

67.81

Whole crop - full service

158.53

64.18

Forage wagon /hour

106.67

43.19

Potato harvesting inc carting

1000.00

404.86

Sugar beet - harvester only

242.14

98.03

 

 

 

Square baling /bale

   

Small conventional

0.73

 

80cm x 90cm

3.97

 

120cm x 70cm

4.66

 

120cm x 90cm

5.53

 

120cm x 130cm

7.25

 

Round baling /bale

   

120cm

2.98

 

150cm

3.48

 

Wrapping /bale

   

120cm (6 layers)

5.49

 

120cm (4 layers)

4.80

 

120cm (without plastic)

2.53

 

120cm x 70cm (6 layers)

6.83

 

120cm x 70cm (4 layers)

5.66

 

120cm x 70cm (without plastic)

2.89

 

Slurry spreading /m³

   

Tanker

2.85

 

Umbilical

1.85

 

Extra pump /hour

39.17

 

Hedge cutting /hour

   

Flail

38.74

 

Saw blade

49.56

 

Tractor Hire inc driver /hour

   

100 - 150hp

37.29

 

150 - 220hp

39.10

 

220 - 300hp

44.63

 

300hp plus

69.00

 

Telehandler

38.54

 

Ditching 360° digger

36.74

 

Tractor, post knocker + labour

40.25

 

Tractor, trailer 12/14t + driver

42.05

 

Fence Erection inc materials /metre

   

Hedge laying

16.25

 

Post & 4 barb wire

7.18

 

Post, stock & 2 barb wire

8.74

 

Post, 3 rail

16.25

 

Sheep shearing /head

   

Ewes

1.65

 

Rams

3.10

 

Crutching

0.68

 

Livestock husbandry /hour

   

Sheep

16.00

 

Cattle

20.00

 

Feed /tonne

   

Mobile feed milling/mixing

19.00

 

Crimping

10.00

 

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