Micro System Cost Analysis

Feeding fresh, hydroponically grown fodder will result in healthier and more productive livestock and significant feed cost savings for your farm. A Micro FodderPro 2.0 Feed System is ideal for a small farm or a producer of small livestock, like chickens or rabbits. To calculate the savings of growing fodder for your farm, use the figures on this chart to compare the costs of growing fodder with a Micro FodderPro 2.0 Feed System to your current feed costs. 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 $0.028
TOTAL COST PER LB. $0.065 per lb.

Cost to Purchase Inputs*
System $1,595 60 lbs. daily output
Seed $245.29** per metric ton
Water $2.00 per 1000 gallons
Electricity $0.1135 per kWh
Propane Gas $2.41 per gallon
Labor $10.00 per hour

Usage Rates*
Average Monthly Seed Usage 255 lbs. @ $0.111/lb. $28.31
Average Monthly Water Usage 105 gallons @ $0.002/gallon $0.21
Average Monthly Electricity Usage 188.700 kWh @ $0.1135/kWh $21.42
Average Daily Propane Usage (365 day average) 0.709 gallons @ $2.41/gallon $1.71
Average Daily Labor Required 0.167 hours @ $10.00/hour $1.67

Statistics Bank
Fodder Production 60 lbs./day
Trays Harvested per Day 2
Feed to Seed Ratio 7:1
Pounds/Tray per Day 30 lbs.
Average Gallons/Tray per Day 1.75 gallons
Average Labor/Tray per Day 5 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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