Dairy Heifer Planning Budget
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Joe Horner and Ryan Milhollin
Agricultural Business State Specialists
Using this planning budget, farmers raising dairy heifers may estimate their costs and returns for 2022. Table 1 presents estimates for dairy calves purchased at birth, bred and sold at 24 months in Missouri. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of October 2021. Detailed inputs, feed requirements and investments are summarized in Tables 2, 3 and 4. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common in Missouri. Use the “Your estimate” column to plan your operation’s costs and returns for 2022.
- Dairy heifer
- Farm budget