Enter the total cost of the corn and the weight of the corn into the calculator to determine the cost per bushel of corn.

Cost Per Bushel of Corn Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Bushel of Corn.

CBC = TC / (W/56)

  • Where CBC is the cost per bushel of corn ($)
  • TC is the total cost of the corn lot ($)
  • W is the weight of the corn purchased (lbs)

To calculate the cost per bushel of corn, divide the weight in pounds by 56 to get bushels, then divide the cost by the number of bushels.

What is the Cost Per Bushel of Corn?

Definition:

A bushel of shelled corn is known to be equal to 56 pounds according to the standards for agricultural commodities. The cost per bushel is simply the cost per 56 pounds of corn.

On average a bushel of corn runs around $4.50 per bushel.

How to Calculate Cost Per Bushel of Corn?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Cost Per Bushel of Corn.

First, determine the total cost of the lot of corn. In this example problem, the cost of corn is $4,000.00.

Next, determine the total corn weight. In this case, the corn weight is found to be 400 pounds.

Finally, calculate the cost per bushel of corn using the formula above:

CBC = TC / (W/56)

CBC = 4,000 / (400/56)

CBC = $560.00