Catch crops gross margin calculator
A deep dive into catch crops gross margin and its significance in dairy farming.
This is a financial tool. It estimates the relative profitability of different catch crop options.
The gross margins (revenue minus costs) and cents per kg dry matter of catch crops can be used to compare different crops.
The numbers will vary depending on the yield and how the crop fits into an individual farm system, which is influenced by the catch crop sowing date, the timing of feed requirements, and the sowing date of the following crop or pasture.
Gross margin is the difference between estimated income and variable costs. Fixed overheads are not included as they will be incurred regardless of the crop.