How much is a bale of tobacco worth?

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by CanisMajor, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Was driving westbound on the BG Parkway this morning and came across a full bale of tobacco lying in the middle of the right lane. I didn't stop, but got to wondering about the value. Anybody know?
  2. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    10 years ago, depending on grade, about $175, now, about $75 if you have inside connections...:(
  3. JonDunn

    JonDunn 10 pointer

    Dec 26, 2005
    Up the holler
    Sad thing is eventually he will have to sale it for that, or go hungry.

  4. ky_horsetrainer

    ky_horsetrainer 6 pointer

    Nov 11, 2004
    Jackson County
    depends on the weight. we sold a load the other day and it brought $1.62 - $1.88 a pound. our bales ranged for 70-95 lbs
  5. finelydeerhunting

    finelydeerhunting 8 pointer

    Nov 7, 2006
    Finley, KY
    My tobacco this year averaged $1.78 / lb. I had the small bales. Only people getting $.75/lb that I know of were ones that had off-color (getting harder to please the grader) or sunburn or dirty, etc. Now, I can't speak for the free market as we were on contract with PM. I still have roughly 800# of tobacco to sell on the free market as soon as I can, but not sure when that will be.
  6. TedB

    TedB 10 pointer

    Jan 16, 2005
    It wasn't a bale of tobacco but I was going out Cleveland road in Fayette county one day on my way to work and there were half a dozen mexicans in a truck in front of me with 4 or 5 100 lb hogs in the back of the truck. Who says that hogs can't jump cuz one tried to sprout wings going about 55. The mexicans chased a 2 legged hog around for about 5 minutes and then took off. I waited until they left and helped myself to some pork. Apparently a broke legged hog can out run mexicans but not a 22.
  7. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    You should have picked the bale up and held on to it. The way things are going with smoking, not much longer and it would've been worth a lot more sold in quarter ounce baggies.

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