Table 81: Costs and Returns for Dairy Goat, 2100 lbs Milk/Doe, 100 Doe Herd

Organic Production Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

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ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts    & nbsp;  
Milk Sales cwt $ 31.00 21 $ 651.00
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
      $ 873.60
         
Variable Costs       
Feed Costs      & nbsp;
Concentrates for doe & replacement cwt $ 10.00 13.1 $ 131.00
Kids for meat sold at 30 lbs. cwt $ 12.00 0.4 $ 4. 80
Hay ton $ 95.00 0.82 $ 77.90
Milk Fed to Replacements gallon $ 2.41 9.24 $ 22.30
Total Feed Costs      $ 236.00
Building and Equipment Reairs  $ 6.00   $ 6.00
Bedding (straw) ton $ 50.00 0.15 $ 7.50
Misc. Livestock Supplies  $ 58.00   $ 58.00
Breeding Fees  $ 10.00   $ 10.00
Veterinary Fees  $ 4.00   $ 4.00
Marketing  $ 61.00   $ 61.00
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      $ 616.43
Interest on Operating Capitala   10%  $ 17.88
Total Variable Costs      $ 634.31
Returns Above Variable Costs      $ 239.29
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
Total Fixed & Variable Costs      $ 652.31
Management Feesa       $ 45.66
Total Costs      $ 697.97
Net Returns      $ 175.63

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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