12168 Clyde Young Rd.

Woodsboro, MD 21798

ph: 240-674-3626

aarondee

**Price Conversion**

There are 2 ways to look at pricing hay.....by the bale and by the ton. When comparing the examples below, it would seem that the lower priced hay would be the bargain but after converting over to a ton price and putting everything on a "level playing field" the lower priced hay is actually higher priced. This is the reason we price our hay by the ton. There is just more product in every bale and we hear this regularly from our customers about how far a bale of hay went. Pricing by the ton is the standard in many parts of the U.S. and is the fairest way to buy hay.

**Bale price to ton price **

**2000lbs = 1 ton**

**Step 1: ** Take 2000 divided by the average bale weight. This will give you the number of bales per ton.

**Step 2: **Take the number you calculated from step one and multiply that by the price per bale and that will give you the price per ton.

**Example: **

Price per bale: $4.50

Average weight: 42lbs

**Step 1:** 2000 divided by 42 equals **47.61 **bales per ton.

**Step 2:** 47.61 times 4.50 equals **$214 **dollars per ton

**Ton price to bale price**

**2000lbs = 1 ton **

**Step 1: ** Take 2000 divided by the average bale weight. This will give you the number of bales per ton.

Step 2: Take the ton price and divide that by the number of bales per ton you calculated in step one.

**Example: **

Price per ton **$200**

Average weight 60lbs

**Step 1:** 2000 divided by 60 equals **33.33 **bales per ton.

Step 2: 200 divided by 33.33 equals **$6.00** per bale.

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12168 Clyde Young Rd.

Woodsboro, MD 21798

ph: 240-674-3626

aarondee