This calculation tool helps reconcile the purchases of basic feedstuffs (ingredients) and the volumes of on-farm manufactured mix (feed). It also makes it easier to trace the source of any gaps and make the necessary corrections.
If there is one expenditure item that should be tracked closely in a swine operation, it is surely feed. It can represent 60% of the cost of production, hence the importance of knowing the exact figure. The "Reconciliation tool for purchased feedstuffs and on-farm manufactured feed" provides the connection between inputs and outputs.
This free Excel spreadsheet was developed by Yvon Allard, economist and Benoit Turgeon, agricultural economist.
User guide (French only)
Example of completed file (French only)