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PROFITABILITY CALCULATORS

It all comes down to the bottom line: how using BMR corn silage seed improves profitability. These calculators give you an idea of the potential benefits for your operation.

QUICK CALCULATOR

Uses three basic production inputs and industry standard expenses to calculate ROI.

Estimated completion time: 1 to 3 min.

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ADVANCED CALCULATOR

Enter herd, feed, acreage and crop expense data for your operation for customized profitability projections.

Estimated completion time: 5 to 15 min.

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CALCULATOR

ADVANCED PROFITABILITY
CALCULATOR

HERD DETAILS (Step 1 of 4)
HERD DETAILS
Number of Cows
Please enter a number minimum 1 (without decimals)
Milk Price
Please enter a number between 1.00 and 100.00 (with maximum two decimal places)
Expected Energy-corrected Milk (ECM) Increase

University and independent lactation research trials published since 1999. Average milk response is 5.2 pounds more energy-corrected milk (ECM) when Mycogen® brand BMR hybrids are compared with other silage corn hybrids.

Please enter a number above 0 (with maximum one decimal place)
 
BMR
Non-BMR
RATION DETAILS (Step 2 of 4)
Corn Silage Fed (lbs. as fed pre cow/day)
Corn Silage Fed (lb./cow/day)

Mycogen® brand BMR has up to 40 percent less lignin, leading to a fiber digestibility advantage of eight to 15 percentage points on average when compared with hybrids without BMR. (Source: Cumberland Valley Analytical Services)

Non-BMR
Please enter a number minimum 1 (with maximum one decimal place)
Tons per Day
12.5
Tons per Year
4562.5
Corn Silage Fed (lb./cow/day)

Mycogen® brand BMR has up to 40 percent less lignin, leading to a fiber digestibility advantage of eight to 15 percentage points on average when compared with hybrids without BMR (Source: Cumberland Valley Analytical Services)

BMR

Mycogen® brand BMR has up to 40 percent less lignin, leading to a fiber digestibility advantage of eight to 15 percentage points on average when compared with hybrids without BMR (Source: Cumberland Valley Analytical Services)

Please enter a number minimum 1 (with maximum one decimal place)
Tons per Day
15.0
Tons per Year
5475.0
Grain Corn Fed (lbs. as fed pre cow/day)
Grain Corn Fed (lb./cow/day)

Diets with high fiber digestibility allow for greater dry matter intake (DMI) and higher milk production.

Non-BMR
Please enter a number minimum 1 (with maximum one decimal place)
Bushels per Day
107.1
Bushels per Year
39107.1
Tons per Year
1095.0
Grain Corn Fed (lb./cow/day)

Diets with high fiber digestibility allow for greater dry matter intake (DMI) and higher milk production.

BMR

Diets with high fiber digestibility allow for greater dry matter intake (DMI) and higher milk production.

Please enter a number minimum 1 (with maximum one decimal place)
Bushels per Day
84.8
Bushels per Year
30959.8
Tons per Year
866.9
 
BMR
Non-BMR
SEED COSTS (Step 3 of 4)
Corn Silage Yield (tons per acre)
Corn Silage Yield (tons per acre) Non-BMR
Please enter a number minimum 1 (without decimals)
Corn Silage Feed Requirements (tons per year)

Calculation from Step 2 based on feed requirements

4562.5
Corn Silage Acres Needed
152.1
Corn Silage Yield (tons per acre) BMR
Please enter a number minimum 1 (without decimals)
Corn Silage Feed Requirements (tons per year)

Calculation from Step 2 based on feed requirements

5475.0
Corn Silage Acres Needed
195.5
Corn Silage Seed Cost (per bag)
Corn Silage Seed Cost (per bag) Non-BMR
Please enter a number between 1.00 and 1000.00 (with maximum two decimal places)
Plant Population
Please enter a number between 1 to 100,000 (without decimals)
Corn Silage Acres (per bag)
2.2
Total Corn Silage Seed Cost
$19,162.50
Corn Silage Seed Cost (per bag) BMR
Please enter a number between 1.00 and 1000.00 (with maximum two decimal places)
Plant Population
Please enter a number between 1 to 100,000 (without decimals)
Corn Silage Acres (per bag)
2.5
Total Corn Silage Seed Cost
$29,721.43
Corn Silage Crop Expenses
BMR
Non-BMR
EXPENSES (Step 4 of 4)
Corn Silage Crop Expenses
Non-BMR
 
Other Fixed and Variable Costs (per acre)

Other fixed and variable costs to grow, harvest, ensile and store corn silage, including insecticide and chemical applications (not including seed costs)

Please enter a number minimum 0 (with maximum two decimal places)
Corn Silage Acres Needed

Calculation from Step 3 based on feed requirements

152.1
Total Corn Silage Crop Expenses (per year)
$136,875.00
BMR
 
Other Fixed and Variable Costs (per acre)

Other fixed and variable costs to grow, harvest, ensile and store corn silage, including insecticide and chemical applications (not including seed costs)

Please enter a number minimum 0 (with maximum two decimal places)
Corn Silage Acres Needed

Calculation from Step 3 based on feed requirements

195.5
Total Corn Silage Crop Expenses (per year)
$175,982.14
Purchased Grain Expenses
Purchased Grain Expenses Non-BMR
 
Corn Price (per bushel)
Please enter a number between 1.00 and 100.00 (with maximum two decimal places)
Purchased Grain Cost (per ton)
$160.00
Tons Needed (per year)

Tons needed was calculated from Step 2 based on feed requirements

1,095.0
Total Purchased Grain Expenses (per year)
$175,200.00
Total Expenses (per year)
$331,237.50
Purchased Grain Expenses BMR
 
Corn Price (per bushel)
Please enter a number between 1.00 and 100.00 (with maximum two decimal places)
Purchased Grain Cost (per ton)
$160.00
Tons Needed (per year)

Tons needed was calculated from Step 2 based on feed requirements

866.9
Total Purchased Grain Expenses (per year)
$138,700.00
Total Expenses (per year)
$344,403.57
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EXPECTED RESULTS WHEN USING MYCOGEN® BMR HYBRIDS
Additional Daily Income (per cow)
$0.78
Additional Yearly Income
$142,350.00
Seed Cost Difference
-$10,558.93
Additional Expenses
(-$13,166.07)
Advanced Return on Investment
EXPECTED ADDITIONAL ENERGY-CORRECTED MILK (lbs. per year)
949,000
NET INCOME
$131,791.07
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QUICK CALCULATOR SUMMARY
FOR
SUMMARY
Number of Cows
Please enter a number minimum 1 (without decimals)
Milk Price
Please enter a number between 1.00 and 100.00 (with maximum two decimal places)
Grain Corn Price
Please enter a number between 1.00 and 100.00 (with maximum two decimal places)
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EXPECTED RESULTS WHEN USING MYCOGEN® BMR HYBRIDS
Additional Daily Income (per cow)
$0.78
Additional Yearly Income
$142,350.00
Expected Additional Energy-corrected Milk (lbs. per year)

University and independent lactation research trials published since 1999. Average milk response is 5.2 pounds more energy-corrected milk (ECM) when Mycogen® brand BMR hybrids are a primary component of the ration.

949,000
NET INCOME
$143,901.25
Return on Investment
10.8:1
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SUMMARY AND EXPECTED RESULTS
FOR

SUMMARY

HERD DETAILS Change
Number of Cows 500
Milk Price (per cwt) $15.00
Expected Energy-corrected Milk Increase (per cow per day) 5.2
ADDITIONAL DAILY INCOME (per cow) $0.78
ADDITIONAL YEARLY INCOME $142,350.00
RATION DETAILS | Non-BMR Change BMR Non-BMR
Corn Silage Fed (lbs. per cow per day) 60
50
Tons per Day 15.0 12.5 Corn Silage Tons per Year 5,475.0 4,562.5
 
Grain Corn Fed (lbs. per cow per day) 9.5. 12 Bushels per Day 84.8 107.1 Bushels per Year 30,959.8 39,107.1
Grain Corn Tons per Year 866.9 1095.0
RATION DETAILS | BMR Change BMR
Corn Silage Fed (lbs. per cow per day) 60 Tons per Day 15.0 Corn Silage Tons per Year 5,475.0 Grain Corn Fed (lbs. per cow per day) 9.5. Bushels per Day 84.8 Bushels per Year 30,959.8 Grain Corn Tons per Year 866.9
SEED COSTS | Non-BMR Change BMR Non-BMR
Corn Silage Yield (tons per acre) 28 30 Corn Silage Acres Needed 195.5 152.1 Corn Silage Seed Cost (per bag) $380.00 $280.00 Plant Population (per acre) 32,000 36,000 Acres per Bag 2.5 2.2 Total Corn Silage Seed Cost $29,721.43 $19,162.50 SEED COST DIFFERENCE -$10,558.93
SEED COSTS | BMR Change BMR
Corn Silage Yield (tons per acre) 28 Corn Silage Acres Needed 195.5 Corn Silage Seed Cost (per bag) $380.00 Plant Population (per acre) 32,000 Acres per Bag 2.5 Total Corn Silage Seed Cost $29,721.43 SEED COST DIFFERENCE -$10,558.93
EXPENSES | Non-BMR Change BMR Non-BMR
 
Crop Expenses (per acre)
Other Fixed and Variable Costs $900 $900
Total Silage Crop Expenses $175,982.14 $136,875.00
 
Purchased Grain Expenses Grain Corn (per bushel) $4.48 $4.48 Purchased Grain Cost (per ton) $160.00 $160.00 Total Purchased Grain Expenses (per year) $138,700.00 $175,200.00 Total Expenses (per year) $344,403.57 $331,237.50 PURCHASED GRAIN SAVINGS $28,516.00 ADDITIONAL EXPENSES (-14,600.00)
EXPENSES | BMR Change BMR
Crop Expenses (per acre) Insecticide $0.00 Chemical Application $20.00 Other Fixed and Variable Costs $900 Total Silage Crop Expenses (per acre) $320.00 Total Silage Crop Expenses $175,982.14 Purchased Grain Expenses Grain Corn (per bushel) $3.50 Purchased Grain Cost (per ton) $160.00 Total Purchased Grain Expenses (per year) $138,700.00 Total Expenses (per year) $344,403.57 PURCHASED GRAIN SAVINGS $28,516.00 ADDITIONAL EXPENSES (-14,600.00)

EXPECTED RESULTS

 
EXPECTED ADDITIONAL ENERGY-CORRECTED MILK(lbs. per year) 949,000 RETURN ON INVESTMENT 10.8:1
NET ADDITIONAL INCOME
$142,989.00
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