PROFIT CALCULATOR FOR SHEEP FEEDLOTS
Value of animals before feedlotting
Initial weight (kg) Weight of animal at start of feedlot period
Buying price (R/kg live weight before feedlotting) If it is your own animals, enter the price which you can obtain for the animal before feedlotting.
Value of animals after feedlotting
Slaughter weight (kg) Enter the target weight at which the animal will be sold from the feedlot.
Meat price (/kg)

* If this price is per kg carcass weight then the appropriate dressing % should be filled in.
* If the carcass price also include the value of the skin, head and trotters, the value of the latter should be changed to 0.

* If the price is per kg live weight, then the dressing % should be 100% and the value of the skin, head and trotters should be zero.

Dressing % (%) Enter the dressing % of the carcass after the feedlot period.
Note: Dressing % is normally used in conjunction with the carcass price. However, if the meat price is expressed per kg live weight, then a dressing % of 100 is used.
Skin, head & trotters (per head) Enter the value of the skin, head and trotters if not already included in the meat price. Wool income from feedlot animals can also be added here.
Note: If their value is already included in the meat price, enter zero.
Nutrition
Feed conversion ratio (kg feed/kg weight gain) Enter the feed conversion ration that can be expected for the specific animals. It is entered in kg feed required per kg gain in live body weight.
Feed price (/ton) Enter the price of the feed in Rand per ton.
Other cost factors
Transport (per head) Enter the cost associated with transport of animals to the feedlot and to the market.
Labour (per head) Enter the labour cost. This cost is entered in Rand per head.
Marketing cost (% of gross income) Enter the marketing cost. This cost factor is usually the cost that is deducted by marketing agents and/or the abbatoir and is calculated as a percentage of the gross income.
Note: If the meat price is the net price, then enter zero.
Other costs (per head) Enter all other cost factors that can be expressed per head of animal such as dipping, dosing, shearing, etc.
Interest rate (% per year) * If you are buying the animals and your bank balance is positive - enter the interest rate that you would have received on the money that you are using to buy the animals.
* If you are buying the animals and your bank balance is negative - enter the interest rate that you would pay on the money that you are borrowing to buy the animals.
* If it is your own animals and your bank balance is positive - enter the interest rate that you would have received on the investment.
* If it is your own animals and your bank balance is negative - enter the interest rate that you would pay.

 

For more information about this calculation, contact Tino Herselman