Full-Size Expanded System Cost Analysis

Fodder is a healthy and controllable feed source that will enable your animals to perform their best while saving you money. Feeding fresh, hydroponically grown fodder will result in healthier and more productive livestock and provide drastic feed cost savings to your farm. To determine how much you could save on feed costs by growing fodder in a Full-Size Expanded FodderPro 2.0 Feed System, use the figures on the chart below to compare to your current expenditures on feed. 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 $0.024
Cost of Water $0.001
Cost of Electricity $0.006
Cost of Propane $0.014
Cost of Labor $0.026
TOTAL COST PER LB. $0.071 per lb.

Cost to Purchase Inputs*
System $6,795 375 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 1,620 lbs. @ $0.111/lb. $179.82
Average Monthly Water Usage 4,410 gallons @ $0.002/gallon $8.82
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 1 hour @ $10.00/hour $10.00

Statistics Bank
Fodder Production 375 lbs./day
Trays Harvested per Day 6
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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