Salvaging crops for fodder, grain or grazing - costs and income calculator

Last updated: 01 Sep 2009  Authors: Ken Motley, Jan Edwards

'Salvaging crops for fodder, grain or grazing - costs and income calculator' was developed by NSW DPI district agronomists to help producers make decisions on salvaging crops during drought. The spreadsheet calculates the cost of baling crops for hay or silage and of taking crops through to harvest.

Users input data for their own situation to assess the cost of each option. By knowing costs and having an idea of the product’s potential value, the best economic outcomes can be worked through more clearly.

It is important that producers check chemical withholding periods before either cutting crops for hay, or grazing the crops.