a calf and its motherThe 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.

Five 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.

For more information, contact Glennis McClure, extension educator, at 402-472-0661 or gmcclure3@unl.edu.

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Representative Cow Herd (2019) PDF Format Excel Format
Northeast Nebraska (50 Cow Herd) pdf logo excel logo
Northeast Nebraska (200 Cow Herd) pdf logo excel logo
Nebraska Panhandle - South (75 Cow Herd) pdf logo excel logo
Nebraska Panhandle - North (400 Cow Herd) pdf logo excel logo
Southeast Nebraska (50 Cow Herd) pdf logo excel logo
Blank Template excel logo