Recommended Harvesting Rates
Disclaimer: the rates provided below are a guide only. Growers and contractors should negotiate rates based on individual circumstances.
The RGA has established a recommended rate for contract rice harvesting for the 2016-17 harvest.
The recommended rate is $25.00 per tonne (excl GST)/$27.50 per tonne (incl GST), depending on individual circumstances.
This rate is recommended for average crops in good standing conditions in straight bays and with fuel and bins supplied by the grower. Growers and contractors should be prepared to negotiate variations to rateswhere individual circumstances warrant, eg wet or lodged conditions or non-landformed fields.
This recommended rate assumes contractors providing GPS yield mapping services with grower or advisor providing YM mapping setup information.
The RGA’s recommended harvest rate is based on the recommendation of the Australian Custom Harvesters Association.
The recommended rate for a tractor, 20 tonne chaser bin and operator is $220 (excl GST)/$165 (incl GST) per engine hour, with fuel supplied by the grower.
Recommended Carting Rates
|Distance – one way||Rate|
|up to 10 km||$13.00 per tonne (excl GST)/$14.30 (incl GST)|
For each additional kilometre after 10 kilometres, add $0.10 (excl GST) /$0.11 (incl GST) per tonne.
These rates include demurrage.
These rates are a guide only. Growers and contractors should negotiate rates based on individual circumstances.