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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 10:53 PM
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I'm new to custom arvesting. What do you me when you talk about 3 18s 3 12s
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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 11:28 PM
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what do you guys mean by 3 18's??
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$12.00 per acre, $ .12 per bu. over 20, $ .12 per bu. hauling charge. Same with higher rates, but with those numbers replacing the 12's. These charges are for wheat. Corn, beans and milo may have higher per bu. threshold level before charging a per bu. over a certain yield.
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Due to the horrible drought last year most people didn't raise rates even though fuel was considerably higher than the 2010 harvest. I spent a little time doing some price comparisons using current fuel, labor, and parts prices vs. the 2010 records I kept. It basically came down to charging about $2 per acre more to insure the same profit as 2010. I was charging 3 19's in 2010.
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Agreed, rates didnt change in 2011, but if you were charging 19s in 2010, you were $2-3 less then the rest of us, but then again your costs may not be what everyone elses' are and that may be your rate in one particular area. With the current pricing of fuel and they way oil futures are going, increased rates are inevitable. Its not just fuel increases, all other costs have increased since 2010.
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Right! I can't see cutting for any cheaper than 3 21's this year. Will 24's be the ceiling? A few of my customers have been asking. I certainly can't name the price yet... We do know what doesn't work. But what will folks be willing to pay? Wait and see what the weather and markets do I guess...???
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How is the wheat in Texas anyway? As dry as it was last year never really herd if you guys got any planted .
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Yeah, last year was awful! Things are better overall. The panhandle is still behind on moisture. The eastern half of the state is decently wet. I would say that wheat acres are down again due to skepticism during planting time. ( it had just started getting wet in late October early November) so some folks thought it best to wait for a spring crop. I have heard that the area around Dallas has more wheat than normal and they are extremely wet and warm.
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When we were cutting for 3 12's combines were $100,000 and fuel was a $1.00 per gallon. Combines are now $300,000 and fuel is at least $3.50 a gallon. I would think that 3 36's should be a good place to start this year.
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3 24's is what we are contracting for in 2012 with a fuel surcharge if prices rise.
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