Profitability of Organic Farming Systems Mr. James McDonnell, Teagasc Teagasc National Organic Conference 2009

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  • Profitability of Organic Farming Systems Mr. James McDonnell, Teagasc Teagasc National Organic Conference 2009
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  • Outline Conventional v Organic Sources of financial information NFS EPM Teagasc Budgets Beef production Rearing systems Non breeding/ other systems Dairy production Tillage production
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  • Conventional v Organic Why? Government 5% target Source of new organic participants Organic farming systems Are they difficult to manage? Do they have lower cost of production? Are they more profitable? How profitable are conventional systems?
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  • Why is Profit important? The business needs profit to Pay the manager/ investor ( i.e. YOU) Reinvest in new business assets so that the business will grow and generate more profit (building up cash is also reinvesting) Pay back lenders the principal that was borrowed to get the business to its current state
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  • Cattle Systems in Ireland Cattle rearing systems Non Breeding / other systems
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  • 420 / ha difference
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  • 501 / ha difference
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  • 100 / ha difference Beef Systems
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  • TargetRangeNFS 2007 Physical Farm Size ha19.7 - 8434.6 Stocking Rate LU/ha1.3 1.40.77-1.360.5 Financial /ha Gross Output Value1000346-1061156 Variable Costs465112-582101 Gross Margin350233-47955 Fixed Costs200162-415139 Net Profit excl. Premia15071-131-84 Total Premia*>325324-553517 Organic EPM Results v NFS 2007
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  • Organic Dairy Farming Comparison with Conventional Winter Milk E profit monitor results 2008
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  • Winter Milk EPM V Organic EPM (Net Margin / Ha)
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  • Winter Milk EPM v Organic EPM (Net Margin / Cow)
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  • Organic Tillage Suits mixed farms 2 operations on most farms Good margins Crop rotation critical
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  • Organic Tillage DescriptionProduction Levels Yield - tonnes/hectare (t/ac)4.0(1.6)5(2) Output at 350 per tonne14001750 Material Inputs /ha Seed (220kg @ 930/tonne)205 Lime20 Machinery hire /ha total390.5393 Organic Scheme payment up to 55 ha *106 Gross Margin per ha (excl SFP)900.51238
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  • Conventional Tillage - 2008 Preliminary results Gross margin over materials (seed, spray, fertiliser etc) Winter Barley G.M/Ha686 Winter Wheat G.M/Ha710 Machinery costs average 300 - 400
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  • Take Home Messages Beef Huge variations in performance Organics more profitable Milk attractive up to 1.7L.U. per ha Tillage Excellent margins
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  • Thank you for your attention