ROI CALCULATOR FOR SHEEP

This ROI calculator is designed to provide insight into the benefits of an individual management strategy for commercial sheep producers. This is also a great tool for determining how quickly you could see a return on an investment in a Racewell Sheep Handler.

1. Your Flock

As a starting point, adjust the following base-level information to reflect your flock and the current market.

2. Setup costs

Switching to an individual management strategy for your flock is made easy by investing in the right sheep handling technology. If you don't use EID tags currently, enter the individual cost per tag. Next, select a Racewell Sheep Handler or Auto Drafter to calculate how soon you will see a return from your investment on these products.

3. DSE RATING

These default settings can be used as a guide, or adjusted as required.

Calculator supplied courtesy of Mark Morton at Practical Systems

Base Values

How many ewes on hand at the start of the season?
How many lambs do you wean?
Percentage of lambs weaned?
What are lambs worth?
What are ewes worth?
What are your operating costs per ewe?
Cost of a single EID tag
Racewell Sheep Handler or Auto Drafter:
Adult equivalent rating - lambs
Adult equivalent rating - ewes - twinners
Adult equivalent rating - ewes - mixed

WEANING PERCENTAGE

Benchmark You
How many lambs are weaned per ewe
How many ewes are required if my weaning rate is aligned to the benchmark / (lambs weaned divided by weaning %)
How many additional ewes are you carrying?
What is surplus value of the additional ewes I am carrying

DSE RATING

Benchmark You
Lambs
Ewes
Total DSE

WHAT IF SCENARIOS

What would it look like if you substituted all the under-performing ewes for half as many fecundant ewes.

Total Ewes
Less the under-performing
Plus half as many better performing
The number of performing ewes is now
Lambs weaned (using the benchmark weaning percentage)

POTENTIAL REVISED DSE RATING

Lambs
Ewes
Total DSE

Return On Investment

Value of Increased Productivity (increased number of lambs)
Reduced operating costs (reduced number of ewes)
Additional cost of EID tags
Total Potential Increased Profit (Per Year)
Effective ROI on your selected Sheep Handler
Model: