Gross Margin Guide 2017 – Livestock

South Australian Grains Industry Trust, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation

Type: Excel
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Just choose your enterprise to get started and then change assumptions as per your situation. Super handy spreadsheet to use in your own Gross Margin analysis, whether in South Australia or not.

This is a spreadsheet produced by South Australian Grains Industry Trust, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

The resource provides expected Gross Margins for broad acre cropping and livestock enterprises in South Australia in order to assist with enterprise decision making.

Livestock enterprises covered are:

  • Prime Lambs (First Cross Ewe mated to a terminal sire)
  • Self-replacing Merino
  • Wethers
  • Cleanskin Sheep
  • Beef

A summary of the 2017 Gross margins ($/DSE) are:

  • Prime Lambs – High Rainfall:  39
  • Self Replacing Merino Flock – High Rainfall: 50
  • Merino Wethers – High Rainfall: 33
  • Prime Lambs – Cereal Zone: 45
  • Self Replacing Merino Flock – Cereal Zone: 49
  • Merino Wethers – Cereal Zone: 32
  • Prime Lambs – Pastoral Zone: 26
  • Self Replacing Merino Flock – Pastoral Zone: 39
  • Merino Wethers – Pastoral Zone: 22
  • Cleanskin Sheep – Cereal Zone: 36
  • Beef Cattle – High Rainfall: 39
  • Beef Cattle – Medium Rainfall: 36
  • Beef Cattle – Low Rainfall: 32
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