Feed or Agist Calculations

NSW DPI

Type: Excel
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Simple and easy to use calculator to assist with agistment decision.

This excel based calculator allows you to help make a decision whether to feed or agist stock. Based on some simple input data, it calculates the break-even period whereby:

Breakeven period = 
Equals transport cost to and from agistment per head divided by the cost of hand feeding/week
minus cost of agistment/head/week+Inspection cost/head/week

Example:

Feed or Agist Calculations
FEED
Supplementary Feed/Ration 7 $/head/week
Labour Cost 8 $/head/week
Fuel Cost 0.05 $/head/week
Total 15.05 $/head/week
AGIST
Transport to and from 10 $/head
Agistment Fees 6 $/head/week
Inspection Costs 1.152 $/head
CALCULATING THE BREAK EVEN PERIOD
Equals transport cost to and from agistment per head divided by the cost of hand feeding/week minus cost of agistment/head/week+Inspection cost/head/week 1.266143 weeks
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