Afimilk Value Calculator

The Afimilk Value Calculator is a simple tool allowing a quick business case calculation online.

With a few simple input parameters, you will be able to address the value provided to you by Afimilk.

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Choose your region to allow for the right measurement units and currency calculation
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Enter the current wholesale price of milk in your region.
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Enter cost of milking system only as per quote provided. i

Sort system will not get paid for by the cows. Sorting is strictly a labor issue.

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Enter the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for your calculations.
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Enter the number of milking cows in your herd.
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Enter the total number of milking points/stalls in your parlor. i

For example, the total number of stalls for 2x12 is 24.

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Enter the Rolling Herd Average (RHA) - the cow yearly average yield.
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Enter the present calving/lactation interval in your herd.
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Enter the cost of bred heifer in your region.
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Enter the price of a beef cow in your region.
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Enter the present cull rate in your herd.

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Net income by disease detection, yearly: i

Additional milk gained, less extra feed cost.

100,000 $
fertility icon Total value of improved fertility & saved days open, yearly: 100,000 $
culling icon Total value of improved culling, yearly: 10,000 $
dollar icon Total estimated value of extra income and savings, yearly: 100,000 $
dollar icon Total cost of system: 100,000 $
dollar icon Total cost of system (investment, interest and maintenance) after 5 years: 100,000 $
roi icon Expected ROI: 1.5 years
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Net profit at the end of 5 years: i

Net profit with installing Afimilk systems in the farm, considering the total estimated value of extra income and savings in 5 year, with the deduction of the NPV of the investment.

100,000 $

Parameters & Definitions   

Health

Additional milk gained by disease detection, per cow, yearly: i

0 liter

Expected RHA % increase in milk production achieved by disease detection.

Farm gate price:

10 $/liter

Centum weight (CWT) price:

10 $

Additional income for milk gained by disease detection, yearly:

10 $

Extra feed cost associated with the expected increase in milk production:

10 $

Net income by disease detection, yearly: i

10 $

Additional milk gained, less extra feed cost.

Fertility

Savings via Afimilk heat detection, yearly: i

0 liter

Afimilk heat detection eliminates the need for observation cost, which is calculated at $observ_cost per cow per day.

Current days open: i

10 $

Average days from calving to effective breeding. The calculated average of current open days considering the present calving interval of calv_int months.

Expected improvement in days open: i

10 $

5% improvement is expected with Afimilk.

Value of a day open:

10 $

Total value of saved days open, yearly:

10 $

Improved Culling

Cost of bred heifer:

1,000 $

Income from beef cow:

760 $

Present cull rate:

32 %

Improved culling rate:

45 %

Total value of improved culling, yearly:

10,000 $

Financial Calculations

Total estimated value of extra income and savings, yearly:

0 $

Total cost of system:

0 $

Single stall maintenance cost, yearly: i

0 $

1st year maintenance cost is under full warranty. Starting from 2nd year and on, maintenance cost is associated with rubber replacement & occasional spare part.

Total maintenance cost, yearly:

0 $

APR financing:

0 $

Total cost of system (investment, interest and maintenance) after 5 years: i

0 $

Net Present Value (NPV).

Additional daily milk per cow needed to pay for system:

0 liter

Expected ROI:

0 $

Net profit at the end of 5 years: i

0 $

Net profit with installing Afimilk systems in the farm, considering the total estimated value of extra income and savings in 5 year, with the deduction of the NPV of the investment.

Afimilk Value vs. Cost - 5 Years

  Afimilk Value
Estimated value of extra income and savings
  Cost P&I
Total cost of system (investment, interest and maintenance) after 5 years

Parameters & Definitions

Expected increase in milk production achieved by disease detection: i

0 %

A 3% increase is expected. This is BELOW what has been shown on a research project performed at a 620 cow dairy with a 24,000 lbs RHA.

Additional feed cost associated with the expected increase in milk production: i

0 %

The expected cost of feed out of farm gate price is estimated at 25%.

Heat detection effective observation cost per cow per day: i

0 $

Heat detection effective observation cost is calculated at $0.20 per cow per day. This lowest cost viable calculation is reasonably estimated at $20 for each 200 cows group, watched for 30 min. 4 times a day, with a labor cost of $10/hour.

Average pregnancy length: i

0 Days

The length of cow pregnancy.

Days open threshold for basic improvement: i

0 Days

If present days open are less than this number, no improvement is expected. Above that - basic improvement is achievable.

Days open basic improvement rate: i

0 %

Days open improvement rate for between days_open_tr1 and days_open_tr2 days.

Days open threshold for high improvement: i

0 days

If present days open are above this number - high improvement is achievable.

Days open high improvement rate: i

0 %

Days open improvement rate for over days_open_tr2 days.

Value of a day open: i

0 $

Cost value of saving one day open.

Improved Culling rate: i

0 %

The value here is calculated out of the present culling rate. With mastitis & heat detection, there will be less forced culls - exceeding this rate.

Single parlor maintenance cost, yearly: i

0 $

1st year maintenance cost is under full warranty. Starting from 2nd year and on, maintenance cost is associated with rubber replacement & occasional spare part.

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