Virbac New Zealand

SMARTSHOT Calculator - Potential ROI for Lambs to Slaughter All values are given in New Zealand dollars

Please fill in all input cells with red borders

INPUTS AND WORKINGS

Number of lambs
Enter number of lambs
Vitamin B12 Level*
Enter sample type
Enter to nearest range
Not sure of the Liver B12 or Serum B12 level in your lambs?
Select the most marginally deficient range to represent the minimum return; Liver B12 250-280(nmol/L) OR Serum B12 300-350 (pmol/L)
Potential Carcass Weight Gain1
Estimated Sale Price
Price paid for SMARTSHOT
Intended Dose Rate
Cost per Head

RESULTS

Potential Flock Weight Gain
Estimated Value at Sale^
Results per flock OR per lamb
^Expected carcass weight average 2019/2020 (18.8kg)2
Value with SMARTSHOT
Value without SMARTSHOT
Estimated Return on Investment
Return
Investment in SMARTSHOT
References
  1. N.D. Grace & G.R. Sinclair (1999). Growth response in lambs injected with a long-acting microencapsulated Vitamin B12, 47:6, 213 214, DOI:10.1080/0048169.199.36148.
  2. Beef & Lamb New Zealand New Season Outlook 2019/2020
  • Liver levels between 200-375 and serum levels between 250-450 are considered marginal therefore gains are likely to be less consistent and obvious.
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