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.

EXAMPLE—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 Lime
31% 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.