Standard Mini System Cost Analysis

Hydroponically grown fodder is a fresh and healthy feed supplement that is one of the most cost-effective feed sources for livestock today. By feeding fodder, you are ensuring that your livestock get the nutrition they need to perform their best and save money on feed costs. To determine how much you could save on feed costs by growing fodder in a Standard Mini 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 $0.016
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 $2,995.00 125 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 540 lbs. @ $0.111/lb. $59.94
Average Monthly Water Usage 1,680 gallons @ $0.002/gallon $3.36
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 0.334 hours @ $10.00/hour $3.34

Statistics Bank
Fodder Production 125 lbs./day
Trays Harvested per Day 2
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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