Case Study 2016

The actual names of any farms or farm owners have been redacted for the purposes of this study. All other statements and numbers are factual. In this case study the client exceeded state averages and past results are not directly indicative of your ranch. However, we can provide a similar budget and projection for your land upon request.

2016 2015 2014
Revenue Assumptions:
State Yield Per Acre 5,729 2,315 3,662
State Avg. Grower Price Per Pound $1.90 $2.99 $2.66
Revenue Per Acre $10,883 $6,913 (1) $9.730
Growing Expenses:
General and Irrigation Labor $468 (2) $131 $145
Fertilizer $452 (3) $266 $345
Fungicides/Herbicides/Insecticides/PCA-Irrigation Services $182 $225 $167
Water $401 (4) $631 $404
Pruning & Hedging $182 $135 $224
Custom Equipment $314 (5) $316 (5) $296 (5)
Harvesting $437 (6) $225 $425 (6)
Trucking $172 $22 $120
Property Taxes $196 (7) $64 $67
Management Fee $141 $142 $132
Total Growing Expenses $2,944 $2,157 $2,326
Gross Profit $6,574 $4,066 $3,261
General & Administrative:
Voluntary Industry Assessments $256 $6 $119
Office Services $42 $42 $42
All Other $187 $213 $151
Total General & Administrative $494 $171 $312
Net Income Per Acre $7,445 $4,584 $7,092

Note: Actual Growing Expenses taken from a 450 acre ranch near Coalinga California.

  1. Industry wide off year, insurance claim provides guaranteed protection
  2. Includes tree tying at $241 p/a caused by the large crop
  3. More fertilizer was needed caused by the large crop
  4. Lower PG&E cost because Solar Panels were installed
  5. Includes all spray applications, discing & mummy removal
  6. Includes 2nd shake for entire ranch
  7. Reassessment

If you’d like to discuss the possibility of West Hills managing your tree crops, feel free to contact us.

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