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Table 37: Costs and Returns for Independent Table Egg Layers

(108,864 Birds, Cage System, 4-Deck, 6 Rows, 9 Birds/Cage).
Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts      < /b>  
Jumbo doz $ 0.59 59,835 $ 35,302.65
Extra Large doz $ 0.52 493,055 $ 256,388.60
Large doz $ 0.50 980,036 $ 490,018.00
Medium doz $ 0.44 429,170 $ 188,834.80
Small doz $ 0.30 58,112 $ 17,433.60
Undergrades doz $ 0.20 114,809 $ 22,961.80
Foul Sold -74,400 #4 birds lbs $ 0.10 404,974 $ 40,497.00
Total Receipts       $ 1,051,436.45
         
Variable Costsa        
Pullets birds $ 2.25 108,864 $ 244,944.00
Feed Costs cwt $ 8.25 62,800 $ 518,100.00
Electricity   $ 15,000.00   $ 15,000.00
Labor        
Regular Hired hr $ 10 .13 1,642 $ 16,633.46
Repair & Maintenance        
Auto and Truck   $ 6,500 .00   $ 6,500.00
Buildings and equipment   $ 5,500.00   $ 5,500.00
Sub-Total       $ 806,677.46
Interest on Operating Capitalb       $ 6,453.42
Total Variable Costs       $ 813,130.88
Returns Above Var. Costs       $ 238,305.57
Fixed Costs        
Insurance & Taxes   $ 6,000.00   $ 6,000.00
Outside grounds & well &n bsp; $ 4,658.00   $ 4,658.00
Egg and cooling room   $ 8,452.00   $ 8,452.00
Generator   < /td> $ 3,571.00   $ 3,571.00
Buildings   $ 36,490.00   $ 36,490.00
Equipment   $ 54,347.00   $ 54,347.00
Land Charge acre $ 50.00 5 $ 250.00
Total Fixed Costs   &nb sp;   $ 113,768.00
Total Fixed & Variable Costs       $ 926,898.88
Management Feesb   7%   $ 64,865.42
Total Costs       $ 991,764.30
Net Returns       $ 59,672.15

aAssume birds are housed at 18 weeks of age, sold at 70 weeks of age (52 weeks of prod uction).
bSee text for calculation assumptions.

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