Deer Farming Gross Margin Budgets

Below are deer farming budgets prepared for a RIRDC funded project aimed at having some gross margin budgets for the deer industry. Such budgets enable current and intending deer farmers to make comparisons between the deer industry and other farming enterprises.

The Excel files below can be downloaded so that you can interact and explore various options by changing inputs in the spreadsheet. You will not be able to alter the website versions of these sheets. (NB:Microsoft Excel required to open these documents). *

Red Deer Budget spreadsheet plus comments – May 10th, 2010

Fallow Deer Budget spreadsheet plus comments – May 10th, 2010

The two PDF files below cannot be altered but can be printed for use in making comparisons with other enterprises. A full range of comparative sheep and cattle budgets is available on the NSW Department of Industry and Investment website (click here) and possible other sites. *

Appendix 1 – Red Deer budget – May 10th, 2010

Appendix 2 – Fallow Deer budget – May 10th, 2010

* The figures and tables supplied courtesy of Bruce Mackay, in consultation with Andrew Hansen as part of an RIRDC funded project. Please be aware that the budgets are only a guide that can be directly compared with other budgets on the NSW DPI website and that, as fixed costs are not included, they are a planning tool and not a measure of profitability.