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2013 SARE IPM Study

Cost Analysis Back to Study Page

Sept 1, 2013 The study is primarily complete the estimated cost for a parallel program on your farm are itemized below. These cost are estimates for materials only, Our test revealed several modifications which are reflected in the cost savings. Prices do not include tax or shipping. In general terms The second chicken tractor took approximately 18 hours to complete. The chicken tractor PDF drawing and photos and details

Item & Description Cost
Pearl Millet 50# - sow @ 40 to 50# / acre. 1# will sow a row 2' by 450' 86.00
Buckwheat 50# - sow @ 50# / acre. 1# will sow a row 2' by 435' 56.00
Blue Hubbard seed - 1/4 #, shipping was an additional 6.75 12.00
Lumber - 14 2x3x8, 10 2x4x8, 4 2x4x12, 2 sheets siding 145.00
Poultry netting - 25' of 48", 25' of 24" 35.00
Pneumatic wheel barrel tires - 4 ea 76.00
Hardware - 2 sets door hinges, 2 sets uitility hinges, 2 latches, velcro straps, 2 handles, 8' metal drip edge 45.00
Bolts for 4 axles, 4 for wheel pivots, 4 for height adjustment 24.00
Deck screws, nails, staples for chicken wire, spray paint for siding edges 35.00
Grand Total all materials, no labor, taxes or shipping. 152.00 for the seed, 360.00 for one chicken tractor 412.00



This project and all associated reports and support materials were supported by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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