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Profitability is the key to successful commercial goat enterprises. This eLearning module provides important information for all commercial goat producers through explaining the importance of understanding profitability and the role profit plays in determining the long-term economic sustainability of commercial goat enterprises. Central to this is consideration of cost of production as one of the key drivers of profitability that can be influenced by a producer.

Key points

  • Profit underpins good commercial businesses.
  • Operating profit is a result of the management and marketing decisions made across the production year and is directly influenced by enterprise gross
  • Understanding enterprise gross margins allows management decisions to be made that will influence the profitability of the business.
  • Cost of production is one of the most critical drivers of profitability that can be directly influenced by producers.
  • Good record keeping is critical to a meaningful analysis of cost of production.

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