GROWING SYSTEM

ROOM SIZE

10,000 M LONG X 8.000M WIDE X 7.5 M HIGH Total area 80 Square Metres x 5 Rooms = 400 Square Metres

Trough Growing Area Equals 626.4 Square Metres

ESTIMATE ONLY AS AT 18TH MARCH, 2009

1 Unit RGS of 2 sections: 18 galvanised troughs per section: x 2 sections = 36 troughs Each trough 6 metres long x 580 wide: 16 blocks per trough: x 36 troughs: 576 blocks: 7 crops = 4,032 blocks per annum: x 9 kilos of mushroom per block = 36,288 kilos of mushroom per annum x 5 rooms with 2 sections each room Total harvest from 5 rooms= 181,440 Kgs (1 Block = 20Kgs - Size of block 580mm x 370mm)

497 kilos of mushrooms day

4 kilos per box

45,360 boxes per year

$2.50 per kilo

$10.00 per box

PRODUCTION COST

AUD Labour

Heating the room for 1 hour x 7 = 7 hours after each crop

7 hours @ $3.00 per hour x 5 rooms

$105.00 Pack mushroom compost on the trough: 1 man pack 120

blocks per 1 hour by conveyor belt = 168 hours @ $3 per hour x5 rooms $2,520.00 Men harvest mushrooms 24 kilos per hour = 7,560 hours

7560 total hours per annum @ $3 per hour

$22,680.00 Off loading the RGS with mushroom compost block by tipper - to the conveyor belt & the compost is transferred to the outside By one man in 4 hours = 4 hours @ $3 per hour x 7 crops =$84x5 rooms $420.00 Washing RGS troughs for 7 x 4 hours = 28 hours @ $3 per hour x 5 rooms $420.00

$26,145.00 Material

Automatic pH controller

Automatic timing system for water

Humidity controlled by computer

45,360 boxes per year @ $ 0.20 each

$9,072.00 Electricity cost $12 per day x 365 days x 5 rooms

$21,900.00 Total required mushroom compost per annum

403,200Kgs. @ .07c per Kilo

$28,224.00 Delivery 20,160 blocks of mushroom compost @ 0.015c each

$302.40 Total required peat 2 kilos per block x 20,160 blocks = 40,320 Kilos of peat @$0.05 c per block

$1,008.00

$60,506.40

Total Labour $26,145.00

Total Material $60,506.40

Total Running Costs $86,651.40 Income

Income 45,360 boxes @ $ 10.00 per box

Total Income $453,600.00 Cost to produce per kilo = $0.48

Total Running Costs $86,651.40

Total Profit $366,948.60