Average Farm Input Prices for Alberta

Buildings and building supplies  Nov 2017  Oct 2017 Nov 2016
Barbed Wire, 12 gauge, double strand, 40 kg, per 80 rod spoolChart ... $70.35 $70.33$67.12
Construction Grade Lumber, 2x6, spruce, per M Chart ... $837.77 $812.50$625.56
Fence Posts, standard grade, treated, 3-4" diameter, per 7' lengthChart ... $6.41 $6.36$6.36
Grain Bin, hopper bottom included, 4,000 bushel capacity, per bin  1Chart ... $17,062.02 $16,792.19$15,898.02
Nails, standard grade, 4" spiral, per 50 lb boxChart ... $84.64 $83.62$82.74
Pipe, plastic, 1" diameter, 75 psi, per 100' coilChart ... $62.73 $62.46$60.22
Ready-Mix Concrete, 20 mpa strength, per cubic metreChart ... $240.95 $236.70$241.35
Rods, steel reinforcing, 10 mm, per 6 metre lengthChart ... $7.17 $7.13$6.25
Rough Grade Lumber, 2x8, spruce, per M Chart ... $1,002.77 $993.25$852.83
Sheathing, plywood, spruce, unsanded, 9.6 mm, per 4'x8' sheetChart ... $22.19 $21.31$17.57

1  Changed from 3,500 bu to 4,000 bu capacity January 2012
Machinery parts and repairs  Nov 2017  Oct 2017 Nov 2016
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, anti-corrision, per 4 litresChart ... $15.98 $15.73$14.42
Baler Twine, plastic, for round baler, 28,000 ft, per baleChart ... $34.14 $34.41$31.11
General Farm Labour, full-time, without board, per monthChart ... $3,491.11 $3,560.56$3,341.61
Mechanical Repairs, for farm machinery, shop & labour, per hourChart ... $129.25 $129.25$128.50
Storage Battery, 12 volt, 24 series, 525 cranking amp, per batteryChart ... $114.46 $113.81$104.09
Truck Tires, 1st line, blackwall, LT285-70R-17 Radial (environmental tax included), per tire (env. tax included)Chart ... $307.32 $310.02$299.03
V-Belt - Implement, 1/2" x 70", fibre, per beltChart ... $15.78 $15.96$14.99

Farm Machinery  Nov 2017  Oct 2017 Nov 2016
3/4 Ton Truck, V-8, 5.4L or 5.9L engine, 4X4, 4 speed automatic transmission, new, per new truckChart ... $49,126.45 $49,080.45$47,532.09
Air Drill, 40-42', with packer wheels, 325 bushel, 3 compartment tank, no variable rate, new, per new air drill  1Chart ... $303,597.41 $305,399.61$292,608.85
Combine, Class 7, self propelled, diesel, 323-374 hp, twin, cross or axial rotary, new, per new combine  2Chart ... $472,937.68 $480,906.92$489,019.64
Double Disc, heavy duty tandem, 19-21', 22" blades, new, per new discChart ... $62,091.70 $61,535.45$60,179.90
Round Baler, pull-type, P.T.O. driven, 5'x6' hard core bale, new, per new balerChart ... $60,081.02 $59,634.74$58,921.04
Sprayer, pull-type, 800-900 gallon tank, 90-100' boom, new, per new sprayerChart ... $70,003.26 $69,468.88$71,615.29
Tractor, 4WD, 325-375 hp, 6-8 cylinder diesel, 12-18 spd trans., new, per new tractorChart ... $384,275.98 $391,150.67$387,218.69
Tractor, FWD, 105-130 hp, 6 cylinder diesel, 12-24 spd trans., new, per new tractorChart ... $146,732.38 $149,650.73$139,476.68

1  Changed from 2 compartment tank to 3 compartment tank January 2012
2  Changed from Class 6 combine 250-310 hp to Class 7 combine 323-374 hp January 2012
Feed  Nov 2017  Oct 2017 Nov 2016
Broiler Grower Complete Feed, 18-20%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)  1Chart ... $17.65 $17.76$16.42
Calf-starter Ration, pellets, 13-20%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)  1Chart ... $16.21 $16.27$14.94
Cattle Mineral, salt-free, 18% Phosphorus & 18% Calcium, per 20 kg  2Chart ... $29.65 $29.65$33.07
Dairy Supplement, pellets, 32%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)  1Chart ... $20.40 $20.33$18.99
Feed Barley, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, per bushelChart ... $3.96 $3.86$3.44
Feed Oats, good quality, non-board, farm gate, per bushelChart ... $2.56 $2.63$2.45
Feed Wheat, No. 1, non-board, farm gate, per bushelChart ... $4.96 $4.83$4.57
Feedlot Supplement, pellets, 32%, (excluding Ionophore), bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)   1Chart ... $16.72 $16.75$15.76
Hay, good quality, over 50% Alfalfa, farm gate, per tonChart ... $127.69 $123.28$99.25
Hog Grower Ration, pellets, 15-17%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)  1Chart ... $16.07 $15.81$15.24
Swine Supplement, pellets, 35-40%, bagged, per 25 kg (bagged)  1Chart ... $21.97 $22.17$21.44

1  Changed from bulk tonne to 25 kg bag January 2012
2  Changed from 25 kg bag to 20 kg bag January 2012
Fertilizer, Chemical and Drugs  Nov 2017  Oct 2017 Nov 2016
Assert 300 SC, liquid, per 10.8 litresChart ... $235.45 $236.43$234.59
Fertilizer, 11-51-0, bulk, per tonne (bulk)Chart ... $703.01 $694.05$664.10
Fertilizer, 46-0-0, Urea, bulk, per tonne (bulk)Chart ... $490.81 $467.64$470.74
Fertilizer, 82-0-0, Anhydrous Ammonia, full service with applicator, bulk, per tonne (bulk)Chart ... $826.55 $809.24$881.87
Penicillin, Procaine Penicillin G, injectable, short-acting, 300 mg/ml, per 250 mlChart ... $19.23 $19.13$19.06
Refine SG, granular, per 486 grams  1Chart ... $284.41 $280.38$286.66
Roundup WeatherMAX, liquid, per 10 litresChart ... $79.29 $77.38$71.50
Vitamin AD with E, injectable, IU/cc: A:500,000 D:75,000 E:50, per 250 mlChart ... $32.37 $32.38$30.17

1  Changed from Refine Extra 320 g to Refine SG 486 g January 2012
Seed and Energy  Nov 2017  Oct 2017 Nov 2016
Diesel Fuel, marked farm fuel, (provincial allowance deducted), per 100 litresChart ... $98.38 $87.45$82.80
Electricity, farm use, (excluding service or delivery charge), per 100 kwhChart ... $3.53 $3.66$3.94
Natural Gas, (excluding service or delivery charge), per GJ (prov. allowance deducted)Chart ... $2.06 $1.96$3.17
Oil, for diesel engines, 15W-40, (environmental tax included), per 5 litres  1Chart ... $21.52 $20.16$19.87
Propane, liquefied, bulk, per 100 litresChart ... $67.20 $64.58$63.27
Purple Gasoline, regular unleaded, marked farm fuel, per 100 litresChart ... $96.92 $88.61$82.35
Seed, Barley, Certified No. 1, bulk, per 100 kg (bulk)Chart ... $39.71 $40.80$41.61
Seed, Liberty Link Herbicide Tolerant Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, not including TUA, bagged, per 22.7 kg (bagged)Chart ... $613.06 $612.40$611.80
Seed, Roundup Ready Herbicide Tolerant Canola, Certified No. 1, treated, not including TUA, bagged, per 22.7 kg (bagged)Chart ... $481.65 $481.52$469.09
Seed, Wheat, Certified No. 1, bulk, per 100 kg (bulk)Chart ... $54.19 $54.78$52.97

1  Changed from CD-30W to 15W-40 January 2012

Data is current as of Nov 30, 2017.
All data presented is the best estimate as of today and is subject to change at any time.

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