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Table 61: Costs and Returns for Dairy Goat, 100 Doe Herd

Sustainable Livestock Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

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ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts     &nbs p;  
Milk sales cwt $ 21.00 20 $ 420.00
Does culled (5% dead, 40% culled) lb $ 1.20 120 $ 57.60
Male kids sold (8% dead) lb $ 1.50 30 $ 41.40
Replacements sold head $ 130.00   $ 67.60
Total Receipts       $ 586.60
         
Variable Costs        
Feed Costs        
cwt $ 10.00 13.1 $ 131.00
Kids for meat sold at 30 lbs.a cwt $ 12.00   $ 4.75
Hay ton $ 95.00 0.8 $ 76.00
Milk fed to replacements gallon $ 2.41 9.24 $ 22.30
Total Feed Costs       $ 234.05
Other        
Building and equipment repairs   $ 6.00   $ 6.00
Bedding (straw) ton $ 50.00 0.15 $ 7.50
Misc. livestock supplies   $ 8.00   $ 8.00
Breeding fees   $ 15.00   $ 15.00
Health program   $ 10.00   $ 10.00
Milk testing (DHIA)   $ 15.00   $ 15.00
Utilities, gasoline, fuel, oil   $ 15.00   $ 15.00
Milk hauling, freight cwt $ 2.50 20 $ 50.00
Marketing, advertising, coop dues cwt $ 0.05 20 $ 1.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 1 4.48 11 $ 159.28
Regular Hired hour $ 10.13 $ 111.43
Sub-Total      
Interest on Operating Capitalb   10%   $ 31.61
Total Variable Costs       $ 663.87
Returns Above Variable Costs       $ (77.27)
Fixed Costsc      
Milking equipment   $ 13.20   $ 13.20
Building and equipment   $ 10.00   $ 10.00
Land acre $ 50.00 0.1 $ 5 .00
Total Fixed Costs       $ 28.20
Total Fixed & Variable Costs       $ 692.07
Management Feesb       $ 48.10
Total Costs       $ 740.17
Net Returns       $ (153.57)

a Does average two kids.
b< /sup> See text for calculation assumptions.
c Fixed costs based on a 100 doe facility (artificial insemination).

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