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. Winter Wheat Full Crop Costs              
             
  Crop Life (years)   1          
  Crop Area   100        
  % Establishment Cost       100      
             
  Establishment   /ac   Total   /Annum  
  Seed   Genghis 250 seeds /m2 16   1,600      
  Fertiliser 0N       0      
    40P Slurry***   0   0      
    70K   0   0      
    Sand after Maize, no need for P 0   0      
  Sprays   6   600      
  Labour & Machinery            
  Plough & Working Up   20   2,000      
  Drill   10   1,000      
  Fertilising / Slurry   5.0   500      
  Spraying   3.5   350      
               
  Total Establishment Cost   61   6,050   6,050  
             
  Production   /ac   Total   /Annum  
  Fertiliser type 150N 4 x 34%***   20   2,000      
              0      
  Sprays   30   3,000      
  Additive       0      
  Sundries   6   600      
  Labour & Machinery            
  Fertilising   2.5   250      
  Spraying   10.0   1,000      
  Harvesting / Baling   45   4,500      
  Preserving / Drying / Rolling / Crimping   16   1,600      
                 
  Total Production Cost   114   11,350   11,350  
               
  Rent / Opportunity cost of land   90       9,000  
  AAAid incl currency compensation   110     11,000  
    With Aid Nil Aid   With Aid Nil Aid  
  Total Forage Cost   154 /ac 264   15,400 26,400  
  Tonnes DM produced Grain 3.00t 13.6MJ 3.9 tDM   387t    
      Straw 1.50t 5.0MJ          
  Cost per tonne DM           40 68  
  Dry Matter %   86 %   With Aid Nil Aid  
  Cost per tonne fresh, Grain & Straw         34 79  
  Cost per unit ME   10.7 MJ   0.37 0.74  
             
             
  Notes            
             
  Genghis W.Wheat (TWYFORD) is the highest yielding non fungicide treated at 3.6t/ac in 4 years NIAB trials  
  Versus 3.1t untreated Shamrock and Claire. Treated yields ( with Strobilins) are 10-15% higher with a 1 / 2 spray program  
  Genghis Shamrock & Claire are all available at similar prices ~300/t - but place orders early.  
             
 
 
        Disease Resistance against  
          S.Tritici is most important  
          Genghis, Shamrock & Claire  
          Have a rating of 7  
          equates to an 8% Yield loss    
          If not sprayed  
          Genghis S.Tritici & Eyespot    
          resistance plus straw strength  
          make it ideally suited to the  
          feed grower  
             
             
             
  Cost Effective Storage & processing: in order of cost & effectiveness    
  One pass dry at 8-12.50 to rmove 5% moisture to a safe 14-16% Moisture for year round storage  
  On Floor Low Volume Ventilation: 18% Moisture or less blown by perforated "Drainage Pipe" + roll 2.50  
  Urea Treatment 7 + rolling - adds protein - roller placed on the high steel frame - approx 2.50 incl dust  
  Propcorn is to expensive versus urea treatment, but is a feedstuff, but poor application can feed spoilage moulds  
  Harvest Caustic 8/t - 25-50kg water and 30kg Caustic - only suitable for 6kg level of wheat ie 4 rolled 2 caustic  
  Crimping and chemical - 12-23/t - plenty of opportunity to get ripped of on chemical cost