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Image 13 of Annual report. 1925

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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Kcmucky Jl.Q}`Z·CZlZl(lll`(tZ EJ;perimcnl· Station 7 i 'l'able 1. Factors in the Cost of Production of an Acre of Burley and l of Dark Fired Tobacco. l From a study of 287 farms in Central Kentucky, and 264 farms in 9 Western Kentucky. _ BURLEY DARK 1 Total acres of tobacco .................................,........ 2,214.2 2,469.4 “ . Total pounds of tobacco .................................... 2,355,930. 1,961,508. l Acres tobacco per farm ............................,,.......... 7.7 9.4 , [ Pounds per acre .................................................... 1.064. 794. Hours man labor per acre .................................. 330.4 252.0 - Hours horse labor per acre ...........c.................... 97.6 84.3 } _ Per cent of Per cent of 1 I Cost items Total Cost Total Cost , Man labor ..............................................................,. 38.27 49.21 ‘ B Horse work ............................................................ 7.14 13.02 P ` Barn and sticks .. .................................................. 11.87 8.49 Machinery ................................................................ 1.06 1.97 l' Manure and fertilizer ............................................ .50 3.79 r- insurance ................................................................ 2.76 3.65 p . Other costs .............................................................. 1.74 3.99 Total "operating cost" (excluding rent) ........ 63.34 84.12 C Use of land ............................................................ 36.66 15.88 Total cost per acre .............................................. 100.00 100.00 ‘B The largest factor affecting unit; costs was yield. The K SC lowest yields per acre were associated with highest. costs per ’€ pound {llltl the highest yields per acre with the lowest costs per l 16 pound. » 00 The tobacco crop. except. in years when too large an acreage as resulted in overpiroduction, was shown to be the most; profitable DE money crop for farms having conditions favorable for its pro- gl JB duction and 1na.rl