Nebraska Cow-calf Budgets: System Budgets for Cow Herds
The System Budgets for a Cow Herd is an Excel template to analyze the costs and returns for a cow-calf producer. In addition to the breeding herd enterprise, it contains budget sheets to analyze calves that are retained past weaning. These include the enterprises of wintering calves, grazing stockers, and feedlot placement. It also has a budget that analyzes feeding cull cows prior to their sale.
The downloads below offer representative budgets for different regions of the state. Additionally, a blank template allows users to customize their budget.
Each budget is available in two formats. The PDF version includes background information on how the budget was compiled, as well other considerations. The Excel file is a tool that allows users to enter their own information into the formulas.
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