The 2024 Gross Margin Guide is out now!

The 2024 Gross Margin Guide is out now!

Ag Excellence Alliance, with the support of the South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT) and the Sheep Industry Fund (SIF), is pleased to be able to continue to bring you this highly valued publication on expected gross margins for broadacre cropping and livestock enterprises in South Australia. It incorporates latest information on input and output pricing to give estimates of the relative profitability of different farm enterprises, as an aid to decision making in enterprise selection.

Each year farmers are confronted with an array of challenges brought on by the vagaries of weather, production and marketing.

Tightening margins are driving the need for a more robust examination of the risks and rewards of the enterprise alternatives. A healthy examination of gross margins of alternative enterprises is an effective tool in assisting with the decision-making process.


The Excel-based version of the Farm Gross Margin Guide has all the normal practices for enterprises pre-loaded into an editable version which can be quickly and easily adjusted to represent individual farmer circumstance. This allows the incorporation of individuals own beliefs and judgements in producing their relevant numbers to aid decision making.

This is a unique guide that provide gross margin analysis for both crops and livestock enterprises across the range of South Australian rainfall zones.

The Ag Excellence Alliance is thankful to have the support of the South Australian Grain Industry Trust and

the Sheep Industry Fund to produce and distribute the guide as a valuable aid in farm enterprise decision-making. Special thanks to Michael Wurst who had the enthusiasm and drive to ensure that the GM Guide was produced.

Go to the project page for more information.