OPTION 43: SUPPLEMENT WHERE CEREAL CROP HARVESTED BY BINDER & STOOKS GATHERED INTO STACKS
Supplement where crop harvested by traditional reaping method.
Contractor's charge for cutting, baling and wrapping arable silage (conventional method):
Estimated cost of cutting, stooking and stacking crop (traditional method - using a binder):
Additional cost (Supplement):
Recommended rate will be £400. Where this is combined with option 31; introduction or retention of extensive cropping (biodivisty cropping) with a payment rate of £70.94 per hector. The payment rate will be £470.94 per hector per year.
Ref: Contractor's charge and estimated costs quoted above were obtained from the Uists (by K Wilson, SEERAD Benbecula)
Reek (gather into ricks of 20-40 sheaves
Contractors' rates - Preparation
Contractors Rates as per SACFMH 2005-06
Supporting Calculation for Reduced Harvesting Cost
Contractors' Rates - SAC Handbook
2 rows to 1
20 bales @ £4.50
Harvesting by traditional methods based on SAC Benbecula survey of 3 prominent North Uist crofters who employ these methods when conditions allow The crofters are Macdonald, Dunskellar; Macdonald, Clachan Sands and Macdonald, Kyles Paible. The last of these is also a contractor who, if there was a demand, would charge £600 - £650/ha for contract work. There are no other contractors who do this work but one crofter harvests for his neighbours only at the uncommercial rate of £420/ha.