Average Farm Input Prices for Alberta

Buildings and building supplies  Mar 2022  Feb 2022 Mar 2021
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, per 80 rod spoolChart ... $105.56 $107.04$80.70
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, per M Chart ... $1,918.02 $1,719.99$1,545.48
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, per 7' lengthChart ... $8.67 $9.17$8.20
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, per binChart ... $20,736.05 $20,734.36$19,581.59
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, per 50 lb boxChart ... $128.46 $126.59$108.89
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, per 100' coilChart ... $82.18 $76.48$68.46
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, per cubic metreChart ... $256.56 $251.37$263.60
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, per 6 metre lengthChart ... $10.45 $9.98$8.35
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, per M Chart ... $1,467.90 $1,432.47$1,375.28
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, per 4'x8' sheetChart ... $49.34 $42.84$37.69

Machinery parts and repairs  Mar 2022  Feb 2022 Mar 2021
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrision, per 4 litresChart ... $18.31 $17.32$19.09
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000 ft, per baleChart ... $44.29 $40.35$38.67
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per monthChart ... $4,337.50 $4,096.88$3,964.42
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hourChart ... $149.74 $144.83$143.76
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amp, per batteryChart ... $138.76 $130.73$127.23
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), per tire (env. tax included)Chart ... $331.16 $314.90$315.50
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, per beltChart ... $19.46 $18.68$17.58

Farm Machinery  Mar 2022  Feb 2022 Mar 2021
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, per new truckChart ... $66,824.84 $67,477.44$55,917.16
Air Drill, 40-42', with packer wheels, 325 bushel, 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, per new air drillChart ... $385,070.91 $382,057.00$350,478.53
Combine, Class 7, self propelled, diesel, 323-374 hp, twin, cross or axial rotary, new, per new combineChart ... $573,817.93 $568,846.95$545,655.63
Double Disc, heavy duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, per new discChart ... $72,606.61 $69,966.70$73,210.44
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, per new balerChart ... $71,911.00 $70,335.09$68,957.32
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, per new sprayerChart ... $106,373.33 $108,493.33$91,998.38
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 spd trans., new, per new tractorChart ... $469,815.90 $449,983.67$428,357.44
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 spd trans., new, per new tractorChart ... $170,167.74 $161,205.89$170,923.70

Feed  Mar 2022  Feb 2022 Mar 2021
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)Chart ... $22.22 $20.92$20.62
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)Chart ... $20.71 $20.49$19.75
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, per 20 kgChart ... $48.00 $48.06$38.59
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)Chart ... $25.42 $24.83$24.36
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, per bushelChart ... $7.79 $7.67$5.52
Feed Oats, good quality, non-board, farm gate, per bushelChart ... $5.72 $5.69$3.59
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, per bushelChart ... $9.80 $9.57$6.22
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excluding Ionophore), bagged, per 25 kg (bagged) Chart ... $19.70 $19.56$19.33
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, per tonChart ... $268.36 $248.56$147.51
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)Chart ... $20.27 $21.25$18.91
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)Chart ... $24.77 $27.09$24.81

Fertilizer, Chemical and Drugs  Mar 2022  Feb 2022 Mar 2021
Assert 300 SC, liquid, per 10.8 litresChart ... $259.33 $246.00$250.42
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, per tonne (bulk)Chart ... $1,320.67 $1,269.00$894.42
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, per tonne (bulk)Chart ... $1,316.93 $1,149.40$591.15
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, per tonne (bulk)Chart ... $1,818.78 $1,658.20$907.00
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, per 250 mlChart ... $43.94 $44.79$33.64
Refine SG, granular, per 486 gramsChart ... $332.45 $310.52$299.57
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, per 10 litresChart ... $128.72 $125.75$86.08
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, per 250 mlChart ... $47.50 $45.21$46.23

Seed and Energy  Mar 2022  Feb 2022 Mar 2021
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), per 100 litresChart ... $156.42 $132.19$101.66
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), per 100 kwhChart ... $10.70 $16.12$6.96
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge), per GJ (prov. allowance deducted)Chart ... $4.69 $4.66$3.13
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), per 5 litresChart ... $29.57 $29.53$24.60
Propane, liquefied, bulk, per 100 litresChart ... $91.55 $82.94$72.37
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, per 100 litresChart ... $146.79 $128.36$98.34
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, per 100 kg (bulk)Chart ... $55.18 $55.54$47.25
Seed, Liberty Link Herbicide Tolerant Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, not including TUA, bagged, per 22.7 kg (bagged)Chart ... $765.48 $756.68$710.48
Seed, Roundup Ready Herbicide Tolerant Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, not including TUA, bagged, per 22.7 kg (bagged)Chart ... $684.27 $680.93$621.81
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, per 100 kg (bulk)Chart ... $64.19 $62.73$55.40


Data is current as of Mar 31, 2022.
All data presented is the best estimate as of today and is subject to change at any time.

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As of April 1, 2018, this project was sponsored by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial agreement.