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Milk tracker calculated milk payments explained
Milk tracker calculated milk payments explained

Breaking down the calculated milk payments in your milk tracker

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Written by Alexandra Henley
Updated over a week ago

Figured's standard Milk Tracker has multiple columns that automatically calculates values for the forecast

NOTE: Any actual payment values are pulled directly from your preferred accounting software.

Below is the breakdown of how those payments have been calculated.


Standard payment

The Standard Payment column is calculated by Production kgMS x (Milk Price + Capacity adjustment)

NOTE: this will always come from the Your Milk Price column unless left blank, in which case it will default to the Company Milk Price.

This season payment

Also in the milk tracker is This Season Payment, which is Standard Advance Payment + Further Payments.


Further payments

To calculate the Further Payments you first need to calculate the the milk price increase. This is calculating the adjusted payment you will receive for the milk prices increasing as the year progresses.

Milk price increase is calculated from difference between this months milk price and last months milk price as shown above in blue.

The Further Payments is then calculated by taking the Milk price increase x Total historical milk production for the year.

  • Milk price increase: $5.20 less $5.05 = $0.15 cents

  • Total historical milk production: (Total YTD production excluding current month) = 371,665 kgMS

  • 371,6665 kgMS x $0.15 cents = $55,749.75 (Rounded to $55,750)

This is then displayed in the Further Payments column.

Retrospective payments

To calculate the Retrospective Payments you will first need to work out the milk price increase in the same way you would when calculating further payments, as shown in blue above.

The Retrospective Payments are then calculated by taking the Total milk production x Milk price increase.

NOTE: this is displayed in the retrospective payments section of the current season as well as the deferred income column of the next season.

Total payment

The final column of your milk tracker, Total Payment, is then the sum of This Season Payment (Standard Advance Payment + Further Payments) + Deferred Income.

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