Those in composting circles often hear the cry that the cost of compost is high from those on the growing end. One compost producer has a handy-reckoner for growers thus inclined to moan about the compost price. Look at the price of two forty-gallon barrels of hydraulic oil and two and a half barrels of engine oil. There's the price of a load of compost for you. Comparative pricing – illuminates and elucidates!