Farm Economic Analysis Tool (FEAT)

FEAT Online

FEAT Online supersedes the Excel version and has additional features for greater usability and accessibility. FEAT Online is a free tool developed to assist Australian sugarcane growers with measuring farm profitability and planning. Users can identify the profitability of existing farming systems and determine economic impacts from proposed practice changes. The tool streamlines data entry, makes it easier to assess multiple scenarios, and is accessible through tablets or computers. Other features include assessing options and potential risks to guide decision-making and monitoring the impact of changes.

Visit FEAT Online

FEAT Excel

This version is now superseded by FEAT Online and will receive no further updates beyond 2020.

Download the FEAT Excel spreadsheet below.

Farm Economic Analysis Tool (XLS, 4.7MB) (XLS, 4.7MB)

Please note: this is a large file and may take some time to download. If you have trouble downloading this file, please contact the Customer Service Centre.

FEAT User Guide and Regional Scenarios

To support the use of FEAT, the department has developed a FEAT User Guide and five Regional Scenario examples, which have been prepared and prepopulated with regional data.

FEAT regional scenario examples

FEAT User Guide (PDF, 2.0MB) (PDF, 2.0MB)


Group courses are run on demand to assist growers to become familiar with the tools. To find out about training opportunities in your area, please contact the Customer Service Centre.

Please note, FEAT is not a cashbook program like MYOB or Quicken. It will not prepare figures for taxation purposes.

Licencing information

The use of the FEAT spreadsheet package and documentation is subject to certain terms and conditions. Please see the FEAT software licence for further details.


Once you have downloaded FEAT, you will need to register before you can use it. Please follow the instructions when you first open the downloaded file.

Free for all Australian sugarcane growers (after registering)
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Release/publish date
December 2019
Excel spreadsheet (.XLS)
System and software requirements
PC; Microsoft Excel 97 onward