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ROI Calculator

The variables in pig production are many, which means the variables required to analyze the cost impact of PRRS and the investment of filtration are many.

The following tool is provided to help you understand and estimate the impact PRRS may have on your system as well as the return on investment you could expect based on your information.  The calculator is designed as simply as possible to gain perspective of the decision you will be making.

After entering a value into a variable please tab to the next variable. This will enable the worksheet to recalculate using your specific data.

  F2W F2F
Sow Base help
Use default scenario or enter your sow base.

Analysis of Fixed Costs

PRRS Inactive

PSY - Sold help
Use default scenario or enter your PSY (pig per sow per year) on an “as sold basis” expected based on PRRS status. For purposes of this calculater, PSY should include wean-to-finish mortality for Farrow-to-Finish producers.
# Pigs Weaned (F2W) / Sold (F2F) help
Calculation: Confirm that pigs sold are consistent with your F2W or F2F operation based on information you have entered and PRRS status.
75,000 70,500
Fixed Costs per Pig Sold help
Use default scenario or enter a new fixed costs assumption. For purposes of this calculator, fixed costs are defined as costs incurred that will not change regardless of wean-to-finish mortality (i.e. weaned pig production costs and wean-to-finish facility/yardage costs).
Variable Costs per Pig Sold help
Use default scenario or enter a new variable costs assumption. For purposes of this calculator, variable costs should include only those costs that will be incurred if the pig is placed on feed (i.e. meds/vaccines and feed costs).
Total Break Even per Pig Sold help
Calculation: the total of the fixed and variable costs. Review to make sure the total is consistent with your operation. If it is not, make appropriate changes to the fixed or variable costs to achieve the desired result.
$33.00 $135.00

PRRS Active

PSY - Sold help
Use default scenario or enter your PSY (pig per sow per year) on an “as sold basis” expected based on PRRS status. For purposes of this calculator, PSY should include wean-to-finish mortality for Farrow-to-Finish producers.
# Pigs Weaned (F2W) / Sold (F2F) help
Calculation: Confirm that pigs sold are consistent with your F2W or F2F operation based on information you have entered and PRRS status.
64,500 58,500
Fixed Costs per pig Sold help
Calculation: calculates fixed costs over pigs sold in PRRS Active environment based on expected fixed costs per pig sold during PRRS Inactive production.
$37.21 $66.28
Economic Exposure – Fixed Costhelp
Calculation: estimated economic impact on system due to elevated mortality during PRRS Active production.
$336,045.00 $659,880.00
Economic Exposure – Fixed Cost per Pighelp
Calculation: variance between fixed costs on a per pig basis during PRRS Active production vs. PRRS Inactive production.
$5.21 $11.28
Economic Exposure – Fixed Cost per Sowhelp
Calculation: variance between fixed costs on a per sow basis during PRRS Active production vs. PRRS Inactive production.
$112.02 $219.96

Analysis of Pig Marketing

PRRS Inactive

Average Weaned Pig Selling Pricehelp
Use default scenario or enter your average weaned pig selling price.
 
Average Selling Weighthelp
Use default scenario or enter the average selling weight of your market hogs.
 

PRRS Active

Average Weaned Pig Selling Price help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption for the average weaned pig selling price with discount, if any, due to PRRS Active status.
 
Average Selling Weighthelp
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption for the average selling weight of your market hogs as reduced, if any, due to PRRS Active status. Do NOT assume an increase in days on feed to achieve market weight.
 
Lost Market Weight Pounds (Live)   292,500
Price per LB (Live) help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption for price per LB (live).
 
Economic Exposure – Pig Marketing $129,000.00 $160,875.00
Economic Exposure – Pig Marketing Per Pig $2.00 $2.75
Economic Exposure – Pig Marketing Per Sow $43.00 $53.63

Analysis of Variable Costs

PRRS Inactive

Wean Weight help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption for the average wean weight based on PRRS status.
 
Pounds of Gain help
Calculation: difference between entered wean weight and average selling weight entered above.
  255
Feed Conversion help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption the feed conversion assumption to be used based on PRRS status.
 
Average Feed Cost / Ton help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption the feed conversion assumption to be used based on PRRS status.
 
Med / Vaccine Expense per Pig help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption for med / vaccine costs based on PRRS status.

PRRS Active

Wean Weight help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption for the average wean weight based on PRRS status.
 
Pounds of Gain help
Calculation: difference between entered wean weight and average selling weight entered above.
  251
Feed Conversion help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption the feed conversion assumption to be used based on PRRS status.
 
Med / Vaccine Expense per Pig help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption for med / vaccine costs based on PRRS status.
Variable Cost Economic Exposures:
Feed Cost   132,151.50
Med / Vaccines $32,250.00 $29,250.00
Economic Exposure – Variable Costs $32,250.00 $161,401.50
Economic Exposure – Variable Costs per Pig $0.50 $2.76
Economic Exposure – Variable Costs per Sow $10.75 $53.80

Summary

Economic Exposures
Fixed Costs $336,045.00 $659,880.00
Pig Marketing $129,000.00 $160,875.00
Variable Costs $32,250.00 $161,401.50
TOTAL $497,295.00 $982,156.50
TOTAL per Pig $7.71 $16.79
TOTAL per Sow $165.77 $327.39
Estimated Filter Cost / Sow help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption covering the investment of filtering on a per sow basis.
PRRSv Introduction Frequency
(1 time every x years) help
Use default scenario or enter a new assumption representing the rate of PRRS introductions per 12 month period.
ROI % help
Calculation: Economic Exposure / Filter Cost / Frequency
76% 150%
ROI (in years) 1.65 0.84

What the experts are saying…

Our farm was breaking with a new PRRS strain more than 1 time per year.  In many cases, the virus could be traced to local area finishing sites.  In the summer of 2008 we filtered our farm.  Our working lives have changed completely since.  We can focus our time on husbandry instead of mortality hauling.  The air quality for all of us is better also.  We are no longer living in fear each day of the health status of our neighboring producers.

Nona Rassmussen , Farrowing Department Manager

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