# Acct434 Advanced Cost Management: P16-17 Quality Chicken is computing the ending inventory values

Problem 16-17 Joint products and byproducts (continuation of 16-16)
Quality Chicken is computing the ending inventory values for its July 31, 2009, balance sheet. Ending inventory amounts on July 31 are 15 pounds of breasts, 4 pounds of wings, 6 pounds of thighs, 5 pounds of bones, and 2 pounds of feathers.
Quality Chicken's management wants to use the sales value at splitoff method. However, they want you to explore the effect on ending inventory values of classifying one or more products as a byproduct rather than a joint product.

Parts Pounds of Product Final Wholesale SP/Pound
Breasts 100 0.55
Wings 20 0.20
Thighs 40 0.35
Bones 80 0.10
Feathers 10 0.05

Joint cost of production in July 2012 was \$50.

Required
1. Assume Quality Chicken classifies all five products as joint products. What are the ending inventory values of each product on July 31, 2009?
2. Assume Quality Chicken uses the production method of accounting for byproducts. What are the ending inventory values for each joint product on July 31, 2009, assuming breasts and thighs are the joint products and wings, bones, and feathers are byproducts?
3. Comment on differences in the results in requirements 1 and 2.