Table 80: Costs and Returns for Dairy Goat, 1800 lbs Milk/Doe, 100 Doe Herd

Organic Production Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

 
ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts  &nbs p;    
Milk Sales cwt $ 31.00 18 $ 558.00
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 0.5 $ 67. 60
Miscellaneous Income  $ 56.00   $ 56.00
Total Receipts       $ 780.60
       
Variable Costs       
Feed Costs    &nbs p;  
Concentrates for doe & replacement cwt $ 10.00 11.5 $ 115.00
Kids for meat sold at 30 lbs. cwt $ 12.00 0.4 $ 4.80
Hay ton $ 95.00 0.71 $ 67.45
Milk Fed to Replacements gallon $ 2.41 9.24 $ 22.30
Total Feed Costs      $ 209.55
Other       
Building and Equipment Repairs  $ 6.00   $ 6.00
Bedding (straw) ton $ 50.00 0.15 $ 7.50
Misc. Livestock Supplies  $ 55.00   $ 55.00
Breeding Fees  $ 10.00   < /td> $ 10.00
Veterinary Fees  $ 4.00   $ 4.00
Marketing  $ 57.00   $ 57.00
Labor       
Operator hr $ 14.48 13.6 $ 196.93
Repairs, Maintenance and Fuel       
Machinery and Equipment  $ 32.00   $ 32.00
Fuel and oil  $ 5.00   $ 5.00
Sub-Total      $ 582.98
Interest on Operating Capitala   10%  $ 16.91
Total Variable Costs      $ 599.89
Returns Above Var. Costs      $ 180.71
Fixed Costs       
Insurance and Taxes  $ 3.00   $ 3.00
Building and Equipment  $ 10.00   $ 10.00
Land acre $ 50.00 0.1 $ 5.00
Total Fixed Costs      $ 18.00
Tot al Fixed & Variable Costs      $ 617.89
Management Feesa       $ 43.25
Total Costs      $ 661.1 4
Net Returns      $ 119.46

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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