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Table 62: Costs and Returns for Spring Lamb, Per Ewe

Sustainable Livestock Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

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ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receiptsa        
Lambs lb $ 0.50 153 $ 76.50
Wool and Hides   $ 10.00   $ 10.00
Cull ewe and ram lb $ 0.30 25 $ 7.50
Total Receipts       $ 94.00
         
Variable Costs        
Feed        
Lambb   $ 27.20   $ 27.20
Ewe   $ 35.21 &nb sp; $ 35.21
Other        
Health Program   $ 11.08   $ 11.08
Marketing, supplies, misc. expenses   $ 8.80   $ 8.80
Building and Equipment Repairs   $ 6.00   $ 6.00
Bedding (straw) ton $ 50.00 0.15 $ 7.50
Ram replacement   $ 3.00   $ 3.00
Labor        
Operator hr $ 14.48 6 $ 86.88
Sub-Total       $ 185.67
Interest on Operating Capitalc   10%   $ 9.28
Total Variable Costs       $ 194.95
Returns Above Variable Costs   &nb sp;   $ (100.95)
Fixed Costs        
Building and Equipment $ 5.58   $ 5.80
Land acre $ 50.00 0.1 $ 5.00
Total Fixed Costs       $ 10.80
Total Fixed & Variable Costs       $ 205.75
Management Feesc       $ 14.05
Total Costs       $ 219.81
Net Returns       $ (125.81)

a 1.65 lambs marketed per ewe.
b Includes lambs and replacements fed to 110 lbs.
c See text for calculati on assumptions.

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