I was recently calculating expenses for a poultry farm project,
and got STUCK…
Here’s what did it:
“How do I accurately calculate the cost of deep litter?”
When writing a project report or proposal, so much of what comes out at the ‘business end’ of things relies on SOLID inputs.
‘For reliable results, you have to get granular on detail.’
(That’s right, every single grain of matter…really does matter.)
In some limited cases, a ballpark figure will do.
Take office consumables, for example printer cartridges, paper, pencils etc.
Even, larger one-off capital purchases are concerned: a van, for example, can be estimated loosely without MAJOR accounting risk.
But where the cost implication is:
- operationally significant
- large scale
- highly variable
- has production model dependencies
- quite a technical calculation
…(as in the case of deep litter), you need to be SURE you are getting things right.
So rather than just plug in some ‘back of an envelope’ long-shot,
I decided to work it out by LONG hand.
But to save you the hassle, I just published my findings in this neat post.
Here’s a step-by-step summary of how it all works.
*I highly recommend the read, it will no doubt help you save time and error whilst calculating your deep litter costs.
(Also included in this detailed tutorial is an example calculation, plus a spreadsheet and online calculator.)
And now over to you…
Are you currently working out the deep litter costs for your project plan?
Are you already farming and want to compare the costs of alternative litter material?
Either way, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.
I read every comment.
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