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Table 82: Costs and Returns for Spring Lamb, Per Ewe - 100 Ewe Flock

Organic Production Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
Receipts
Lambsa lb $ 0.55 160 $ 88.00
Miscellaneous Income  $ 127.00   $ 127.00
Cull ewe and ram lb $ 0.30 25 $ 7.50
Total Receipts      $ 222.50
         
Variable Costs
Feed       
Lambb   $ 26.00   $ 26.00
Ewe  $ 35.21   $ 35.21
Other       
Veterinary  $ 2.00   $ 2.00
Marketing, supplies, misc. expenses  $ 15.00   $ 15.00
Building and Equipment Repairs  $ 20.00   $ 20.00
Bedding (straw) ton $ 50.0 0 0.15 $ 7.50
Ram replacement  $ 3.00   $ 3.00
Labor       
Operator hr $ 14.48 6 $ 86.88
Sub-Total      $ 195.59
Interest on Operating Capitalc   10%  $ 9.78
Total Variable Costs      $ 205.37
Returns Above Variable Costs      $ 17.13
Fixed Costs
Building and Equipment  $ 5.58   $ 5.58
Land acre $ 50.00 0.1 $ 5.00
Total Fixed Costs      $ 10.58
Total Fixed & Variable Costs      $ 215.95
Management Feesc       $ 15.12
Total Costs      $ 231.07
Net Returns      $ (8.57)

a 1.65 lambs marketed per ewe.
b Includes lambs and replacements fed to 100 pounds.
c See text for calculation assumptions.

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