# HOW TO COMPARE AG-LIMES AND PRICES

As the analysis of Ag-limes differ, it is not possible to simply compare the nominal price of a tonne of lime.

A simple way of comparing the prices of Ag-limes is to calculate the cost incents per kg of Calcium, cents per unit of NV and cents per kg of fine material.

EXAMPLEâ€”To compare the cost of Marule Lime Aag-Lime to the competitors, you need to calculate the cost of 1kg of calcium, 1 unit of NV and 1 kg of fines for each of the ag-limes Prices quoted unless otherwise stated are for the supply of 1 tonne of Ag-lime (discount and gst excl) and do not include the spreading costs.

Lime Analysis | Cost per Tonne | Cost per kg of Ca | Cost of per Unit NV | Cost per kg of fines |

A) Marule Lime31% Ca 80 NV 60% fine 1) Supply of Lime only. 2)Include Spreading cost around Childers at 2t/a |
41.00 61.00 |
12.9c 19.67c |
50c 76c |
6.6c 10.1c |

B) Competitors 35% Ca 90 NV 70% fines | 85.00 | 24.28c | 94.4c | 12.14c |

**Alternatively, calculate what the price needs to be based on the analysis to be competitive**

If Marule Lime Ag-lime costs $40.00 per tonne (or 12.9c per kg of Calcium), then the competitors Ag-lime with an analysis of 35% Ca or 350 kg/tonne Calcium, needs to cost $45.15 (12.9c x 350 kg ) or less to be competitive with Marule Ag-Lime. I.e. You do not want to pay anything more than 12.9c per kg of calcium.

__PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICES USED FOR MARULE AG LIME ABOVE DO NOT INCLUDE THE 10% DISCOUNT THE WE WILL GIVE YOU FOR EARLY PAYMENT OF YOUR ACCOUNT. THIS DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE IRRESPECTIVE OF THE SIZE OF THE ORDER.__