Inoculant profit calculator

Maize Inoculant Profit Calculator

Return on investment from inoculating with Pioneer® brand 1174 and 11321

Crop grown on-farm?
Milksolids price ($/kg)
Crop grown on-farm        
Area of maize silage to harvest (ha)
Estimated maize silage yield (tDM/ha)
Estimated harvest drymatter %
Total wet tonnes to harvest (tonnes)
  Crop purchased
Amount of maize silage purchased (tDM)
Estimated harvest drymatter %
Total wet tonnes to harvest (tonnes)
Inoculant options Untreated 1174 1132 11C33
Estimated inoculant cost per tonne ($)

11C33 improves fermentation and reduces heating at feed-out time. Actual return on investment will vary depending on the rate of feed-out, stack management and other factors. Call the Pioneer Technical Advice Line on 0800 PIONEER for farm specific advice.

Drymatter recovery2 (%)
Feedable maize silage (tonnes)
Total milk produced3 (litres)
Gross milksolids income ($)
Total inoculant cost ($)
Net return ($)
Increased return from inoculating ($)
Return per $ invested in Pioneer® brand inoculant ($)

1Compared with an untreated control.
2Average drymatter recovery improvement based on Pioneer trials.
3Average milk production improvement based on Washington State University dairy trial results.


tDM/ha = tonnes of drymatter per hectare

The information in this calculator is general in nature only. Although the information generated by this calculator is believed to be accurate, no liability (whether as a result of negligence or otherwise) is accepted for any loss of any kind that may arise from actions based on the contents of this calculator.