Time and cost analysis of on-farm portable feed manufacturing Academic Article uri icon


  • The time-motion study and cost analysis of on-farm feed manufacturing was conducted in Clay County, Kansas, during winter 1994. Data were collected from 17 swine producers using portable grinder-mixers. Grinding required an average of 17.3 min; batching (proportioning ingredients), 9.4 min; and delivery, 13.7 min. Forty-two minutes were required for manufacturing one batch of feed. Average feed cost for on-farm feed manufacturing was $8.06 per 907 kg ($8.06/ton).

published proceedings

  • Applied Engineering in Agriculture

author list (cited authors)

  • Herrman, T. J., Harner, J. P., Baker, S., & Langemeier, M. R.

complete list of authors

  • Herrman, TJ||Harner, JP||Baker, S||Langemeier, MR

publication date

  • May 1997