Northern Missouri Beef Cow-Calf Planning Budget
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County Engagement Specialist, Agricultural Business and Policy
Field Specialist, Livestock
State Specialist, Agricultural Business and Policy Extension
This budget presents information useful to beef farmers. Table 1 provides estimates for the 2021 year for a cow-calf operation (50-cow herd size and purchased replacements) in Northern Missouri for a fall and spring calving season. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of October 2020. Detailed assumptions and feed requirements are summarized in Tables 2, 3 and 4. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for beef farms in Missouri. Farmers are encouraged to modify this budget to fit their operation.
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