Livestock -- Decision Tools

Cost & Return
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Livestock Enterprise Budgets (12 Decision Tools)
Use these decision tools to project the profitability of
pdf file B1-21  
    
Organic Dairy Budget
Use this decision tool to project the profitability of organic dairy production.
pdf file B1-24    
Livestock Revenue Protection (LRP) Analyzer
Use this decision tool to compare the price risk protection available with Livestock Revenue Protection to using futures contracts, put options or no price protection.
pdf file B1-50    
Managed Hay and Grazing of CRP Acres

Use this calculator to analyze costs for managed haying or grazing of CRP acres.

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Manure Calculator
Use this decision tool to analyze the value of manure nutrient components.
pdf file B1-65    
Buying heifers for beef cow replacement (one replacement unit)

This decision tool is for a producer that typically develops their own heifers and is considering purchasing replacement females in a given year.

pdf file B1-73    
Raising heifers for beef cow replacement (one replacement unit)
This decision tool is for a producer that typically purchases replacement females and is considering developing heifers in a given year.
pdf file B1-73    
Net Present Value of Beef Replacement Females
Use this decision tool to find the net present value of beef replacement females.
pdf file B1-74    

 

Markets
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Cow Sell Calculator
Use this spreadsheet to compares opportunities for marketing cows now or incurring additional costs to target other (later) markets.
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Cow Repurchase Calculator
Use this spreadsheet to estimate the costs saved and interest earned on sale proceeds between sale and repurchase date.
pdf file B2-35    
Simple Hog Market Calculator
Use this decision tool to evaluate the added return per head from marketing hogs a few days later and at a heavier weight.
pdf file B2-53    
Swine Marketing Decision Calculator
Use this decision tool for help in evaluating optimal marketing weight.
pdf file B2-53    
Simple Hog Market Calculator
Use this decision tool to evaluate the added return per head from marketing hogs a few days later and at a heavier weight.
pdf file B2-55    
Swine Marketing Decision Calculator
Use this decision tool for help in evaluating optimal marketing weight.
pdf file B2-55    
Iowa Livestock and Poultry Corn Use Calculator
This tool combines Iowa livestock and poultry population statistics with livestock production budgets to calculate feed use under several pre-determined scenarios.
pdf file B2-55    

 

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