Income and Cost Budgets for Winter Crops
The Protein Research Foundation (PRF) strives to make a significant contribution to the promotion of local production of protein on a sustainable basis, in order to satisfy the growing demand for protein for animal production purposes as well as the optimal utilisation thereof, which will lead to an increase in the standard of living of all people in the Republic of South Africa. The main objectives of the Protein Research Foundation (PRF) are to replace imported protein used in animal feed with locally produced protein and to encourage the better utilisation of this protein. The objectives are promoted through research funding and technology transfer.
The collaboration between the Protein Research Foundation (PRF), Grain South Africa, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) and many agribusinesses across South Africa's key producing regions creates the benefit to leverage upon each organisation's ground-level expertise, as well as valuable resources in the field of production systems and commodity enterprise budgets. The purpose of this report is to present regional commodity enterprise budgets for the 2020 winter crop season.
It is acknowledged that regional variation will occur and that enterprise budgets will differ from farm to farm. Whilst every care has been taken in preparing this report, it is advised to adjust the estimates according to the farm's respective location, yield potential, cultivation system and/or strategies.