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FATTEN OR SELL GROSS MARGIN CALCULATOR
The calculator allows you to calculate from current prices and basic assumptions the gross margin from feeding sheep to get them to a sale weight. Make sure all input cells are filled out (light grey cells).
Cost of feed
% of ration
Feed Conversion ratio (kg feed/kg lwt)
kgs feed per 1 kg lwt gain
Feed consumption (kg/hd/day)
Time to start weight gain (days)
Feed expenses ($/tonne)
Average daily gain (kg lwt/hd/day)
If this weight gain does not reflect what you think is a realistic figure adjust the feed consumption to reflect your expected weight gain.
Feed expenses ($/hd)
Days on Feed
Current value of sheep ($/head)
Current Value ($/hd)
Total number fed
Starting weight (kg lwt/hd)
Non finishers (% total)
Deaths (% total)
Total Current Value of Sheep
Target finished weight (kg lwt/hd)
Wool production while feeding
Drench/vacc costs ($/hd)
Weight (greasy kg/head)
Labour & fuel (total)
Wool value ($/greasy kg)
Finished value ($/head)
Infrastructure costs (total if reqd)
Operating and interest expenses
Total costs ($/head)
Total income ($/head)
GROSS MARGIN PER HEAD
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