AAEC-276NP Idaho is the leading trout-producing state in the U.S. In 2018, Idaho produced 56% of the national production of foodsized trout (27.6 million pounds) (USDA-NASS 2019). This fact sheet focuses on costs of producing trout for foodfish. An enterprise budget can be useful to provide a general estimate of average costs, returns, profitability, and breakeven prices (costs per lb of production) of a farm. It should be viewed as a guide in terms of what types of expenses are likely to occur and, for an average year, whether the trout business would be expected to be profitable or not.
8.5 x 11, BW, color page 1 and 6, DS, single staple upper left, 24#
Photo credit Gary Fornshell.