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Table 3 Average costs and returns of processing 20kg of camel meat into koche product

From: Status and process analysis of koche, a traditional pastoral meat product in Kenya

Category Quantity (Kg) Unit price (per kg) Value (Kshs) Value (USD) Percentage (%) of the total cost
Returns 18 1200 21600 216  
Koche produced
 Variable costs
 Meat 20 400 8000 80 71.17
 Ingredients
  Salt 0.05   10 0.1 0.088
  Cardamom (spice) 0.09   30 0.3 0.266
 Cooking oil 10   1500 15 13.34
 Transport    200 2 1.77
 Firewood    300 3 2.66
 Labour    850 8.5 7.56
 Packaging material    350 3.5 0.03
 Total Variable costs    11240 112.4 100
 Gross Margin    10360 103.6  
  Marketing margin %      20.8
  Return to variable costs    0.92 0.0092  
  Return to labour    12.1 0.121