Full-Size Standard System Cost Analysis

Growing fodder is one of the most cost-effective methods of feeding livestock today and can result in major savings for your farm. Feeding fresh, green fodder will result in healthier and more productive animals. Use the figures on this chart to quickly compare the costs of producing fodder to your current feed costs and determine how quickly you will recoup the cost of a Full-Size Standard FodderPro 2.0 Feed System. For more information or an analysis based on your specific application, please contact one of our fodder specialists.

Input Costs Per Pound of Fodder Produced
Cost of Seed $0.016
Cost of Water $0.001
Cost of Electricity $0.006
Cost of Propane $0.014
Cost of Labor $0.026
TOTAL COST PER LB. $0.063 per lb.

Cost to Purchase Inputs*
System $4,695.00 lbs. daily output
Seed $245.29** per metric ton
Water $2.00 per 1,000 gallons
Electricity $0.1135 per kWh
Propane Gas $2.41 per gallon
Labor $10.00 per hour

Usage Rates*
Average Monthly Seed Usage 1,080 lbs. @ $0.111/lb. $120.42
Average Monthly Water Usage 2,940 gallons @ $0.002/gallon $5.88
Average Monthly Electricity Usage 391.860 kWh @ $0.1135/kWh $44.48
Average Daily Propane Usage (365 day average) 1.417 gallons @ $2.41/gallon $3.42
Average Daily Labor Required 0.666 hours @ $10.00/hour $6.66

Statistics Bank
Fodder Production 250 lbs./day
Trays Harvested per Day 4
Feed to Seed Ratio 7:1
Pounds/Tray per Day 62.5 lbs.
Average Gallons/Tray per Day 3.5 gallons
Average Labor/Tray per Day 10 minutes
Maximum Growing Temperature 75°F
Minimum Growing Temperature 60°F
Outdoor Design Temperature 15°F
Average Heating Days 56.13 days/year
Average Cooling Days 182.92 days/year

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