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PATON SAVINGS CALCULATOR

Add your own variables to the fields in light green to calculate your feeding costs.
 

FEEDING VARIABLES

MANUAL FEEDING



Dangerous, time consuming, hard work and questionable OH&S

TRAIL FEEDING


COST OF TRAIL FEEDER $3,000



Feed from the comfort of your ute and manage your stock at the same time

PATON LICK FEEDERS


COST OF 1 TON LICK FEEDERS $1,600 | x4 = $6,400



The easiest and most time efficient way to feed your stock. Use your time for more productive things.

Number of sheep 100010001000
DAILY FEED REQUIREMENTS800kg800kg800kg
WEEKLY FEED REQUIREMENTS5600kg4000kg5600kg
Hours spent feeding PER DAY(5DAYS) 0.630.6
Hourly rate$30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Daily ration (kg at 2 to 3% body weight) 0.080.080.08
Cost of grain per ton$250.00$250.00$250.00
Wastage %2152
Days per week feeding757
Grain used per week (kilos) 560040005600
Wastage KG per week112600112
Wastage Value per week$28.00$150.00$28.00
Cost of labour per week $126.00$450.00$126.00
Weeks fed per year 121212
First year cost of Labour$1,512.00 $5,400.00 $1,512.00
First year cost of wasted feed$336.00$1,800.00$336.00
5 year cost of wasted feed and labour$9,240.00 $36,000.00$9,240.00
COST DIFFERENTIAL TO TRAIL FEED.$26,760.00
LESS CAPITAL $3,400.00
NET ADDED COST TO TRAIL FEED$23,360.00

ASSUMPTIONS AND POINTS
– Lick feeder is available 7 days, Trail feeding is a 5 day activity
– Lick feeder avoids mismothering
– Added significant Fuel cost of Trail Feeding 5 DAYS per week