Partial Budget Formby P.H. Gutierrez and N.L. Dalsted1 (10/08)
Many changes do not require a complete farm or ranch reorganization. Given a fixed set of resources, the manager can use resources in more than one way to respond to changes in product prices, cropping patterns or carrying capacity. Partial budgets are useful in evaluating projected changes such as:
- Expanding an enterprise
- Alternative enterprises
- Different production practices
- Buying a new machine to replace hand labor or an older machine
- Hiring a custom operation rather than purchasing equipment
- Making a capital improvement
- The change will eliminate or reduce some costs.
- The change will eliminate or reduce some returns.
- The change will cause additional costs to be incurred.
- The change will cause additional returns to be received.
- The net effect is the sum of the positive economic effects minus the sum of the negative economic effects.
The following pages will help evaluate decisions on individual farms and ranches.
|Outline of proposed change:|
|Sources of price, yield, gain or cost information (specify item, source and page):
|Extra capital needed: |
|Extra labor to hire:|
|Degree of risk:|
|Time until income starts:|
|Partial budget form|
|Additional costs:||Amount:||Additional returns:||Amount:|
|Reduced returns:||Reduced costs:|
|A. Total annual additional costs and reduced returns:||$||B. Total annual additional returns and reduced costs:||$|
|Net change in income (B minus A):||$|
1P.H. Gutierrez, former Colorado State University Cooperative Extension farm/ranch management economist and associate professor; and N.L. Dalsted, Extension farm/ranch management specialist and professor; agricultural and resource economics. 9/92. Reviewed 10/08.
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Updated Tuesday, March 26, 2013