New tool to calculate cattle investment

AARD release – Alberta Agriculture has a new tool for calculating long-term returns to a beef cow or heifer investment.

The Excel spreadsheet calculates production costs, cash flow and return to equity given various bred stock prices and future calf selling prices. “Producers now looking to expand their herd are encouraged to take a hard look at past and future opportunities and assess them using a new calculator currently in the producer validation stage,” said Viney.

A free test version can be obtained by emailing Bruce Viney, risk management specialist.

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