Updated version of feedlot enterprise budget now available

A new version of the feedlot enterprise budget has been added to the WBIC website. The new version cleans up some formatting and fixes a few formula bugs that were discovered in the feed costs section for adjusting for moisture. It can be downloaded at the Decision Tools and Software page.

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Is Your Wisconsin Beef Operation Profitable?

Profitability is in the eye of the beholder. Raising beef may be about many things, and for some, profit is not chief among them. Be honest with yourself. Is the beef operation contributing to your family’s finances? How much do you want your family income to subsidize the beef operation? Turning a profit in a […]

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New Closeout Spreadsheet Available from UW Extension

Once you sell the last of a group of cattle you fed out, do you wonder how they did, or do you take the time to calculate how they did and what the profits or losses were on that group? UW Extension has developed a new spreadsheet tool that provides cattle feeders a tool for […]

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New Stocker Calf Enterprise Budget and Updated Cow-Calf Budget Now Available

A new stocker calf enterprise budget spreadsheet is now available for for use where pasture is a component of the stocker calf program. The new spreadsheet can be downloaded from the WBIC Decision Tools and Software Page or directly here: UW Extension Stocker Budget (xls) For stocker/backgrounding where the calves are backgrunded in dry lot […]

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New UW Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2016 is just around the corner.  In 2015, nearly a quarter of all four million acres of corn planted in WI were harvested as silage with an estimated market value between a quarter and a half billion dollars.  However, like hay, there’s no established commodity market for corn […]

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Beef pricing worksheet for producers considering direct marketing

A new tool is available to beef producers when pricing beef carcasses for consumers. Have you ever been asked by one of your customers how much a freezer full of beef will cost? Do you struggle to convert the live animal value to a carcass based price? Michigan State University Extension and the University of […]

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High Moisture Shell Corn Pricing App for Android now Available.

It’s that time of the year when some cattle feeders and or cow calf producers may be looking to buy or sell some high moisture shell corn from or to other farmers.   Pricing Wet (HMSC) Corn is a new free app for Android “smart” phones/tablets that can be helpful for determining a reasonable sale […]

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New Stocker Enterprise Budget Spreadsheet

The Wisconsin Beef Information Center has added another economic decision making tool for beef producers. The feedlot enterprise spreadsheet has been adapted for use by farmers backgrounding or grazing stocker cattle.

The worksheet will allow a farmer to calculate projections based one animal and performs a breakeven analysis. The worksheet includes options for cattle grazing, drylot or a combination of both during the growing period. This spreadsheet as well as other tools can be found on our Decision Tools and Software page.

For those who have additional questions regarding use of the tool, please contact your local UW Extension County agent.

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