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ENERGY IS LIFE  by Dr. Kenneth W. Youngblood, PhD

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PRODUCER COSTS EXAMPLE


May 3, 2017

Using 400 lb. Dairy Heifers currently on the program.

Corn is currently $325.00 ton  or $.1625 lb.

1 lb of Alcomp will replace the energy of 4 lb. Corn AND the protein of 3/4 lb. of SBM (Soy Bean Meal).

CURRENT COSTS:

4 lbs. Corn x .1625      =    $ 0.65

3/4 lb. SBM Protein     =    $ 0.1575

Cost/Head/Day            =    $0.8075

COST USING ALCOMP:

 1 lb. Alcomp                                          =   $ 0.26

3 lb. Roughage ($0.05-0.10)            =   $ 0.15 – 0.30

Cost/Head/Day                                  =   $0.41 – 0.56

SAVINGS PER HEAD/DAY               =  $0.2475 – 0.3975

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