Farmville: Animal/Tree Profitability

This is a post on the profitability of animals and trees on Facebook’s Farmville by Zynga.

A lot of you have used my Seed Profitability chart and my Experience Cost chart for Zynga’s Farmville, so I’d like to introduce the chart below.  This chart will help you measure the profitability of animals and trees.  Why are they categorized together?  The answer to that question is they each have a cost, but some we can not measure.  Some of them are paid by coins, some by FV, and some are gifted.

So if I’m not measuring the cost, what’s the point in the chart?  The chart is used to evaluate which is worth the space on your farm.  Some suggestions might be that you should have a Olive Tree farm, but you’d have to receive a lot of gifts.  Or maybe you thought about making a cow farm?  Well, if you’re going for money, you may want to steer clear of that idea.

Formulae:
Plot Profit/Hour = (Sell Value/Production Time) * Items Per Plot
Plot Profit/Day = (Plot Profit/Hour) * 24

If you have any questions or feel that I’ve made an error, feel free to comment below. 

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  1. Posted September 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I have updated the chart according to the updates made recently.

  2. CH
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Hi. thanks for the info! Can you add elephants?

  3. Posted October 10, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Why are your charts wrong? Or am I missing something?

  4. Derek
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Great chart.. very helpful.. any plans to keep updating the chart showing the payback on the Swans or adding the pink cows?
    Thx

  5. JazzyJeff
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Any plans to update this chart? This is like my farmville bible.

  6. jim
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    im kinda confused on this chart

  7. Posted November 17, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    WHAT THE F*@$* ARE U TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE?The pictures black!!

  8. Posted December 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    hey i like ur info

  9. Ian
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Is this the profitability of selling the animal, or \”harvesting\” it? Because the reindeer can give you 150 coins in 2 days, with 4 reindeer to one plot of land that\’s 300 coins per day, not 166.96. And also why is everything going by every 23 hours? There are 24 hours in one day.

  10. crakka
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 2:38 am

    What about the orange tabby? 60 dollar harvest every 3 days.. Equals… 500….

  11. peder
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Could u add the bulls (1 day, 80 coins) and the calves and the black cats too?? that would be great.

  12. peder
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    and also how do I get 1 coin per hour with a cow? they only give me 6 coins per day!?

  13. Emily
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    hey could you add the new starfruit tree? thankyou :)

  14. gary krogh
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    what about the percentage rate for how long an it will take an animal to reach a specific percentage?

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