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2011 Virginia Farm Business Management Livestock Budgets

ID

446-048

Authors as Published

Eric Eberly, Retired Farm Business Management Agent; Gordon Groover, Extension Economist, Farm Management; and the Farm Business Management Staff

The budgets in this publication have been developed by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management staff (see table below)* for the major livestock enterprises in Virginia. These budgets show the projected costs and returns for the production of these enterprises in a given situation.

Input data for the budgets are based on information from a number of sources such as farm records, personal contact with individual farmers, farm supply businesses, Virginia Tech research, Extension educators, and practical experience.

While every attempt is made to make the budgets realistic, the users should realize that they are “typical” or “average” in nature rather than fitting any given farm situation. Thus, users of these budgets would be expected to modify them to better fit their particular operation.

The prices for inputs were obtained from farm suppliers throughout Virginia. Therefore, prices for any given input may not be accurate for any particular area.

The purpose of these budgets is to provide a guideline for helping producers determine their projected costs and returns of a given enterprise. They are intended to serve as a reminder of the variety of costs incurred in the production of crops and livestock in Virginia. These budgets also attempt to show the importance of budgeting for individual enterprises and projected returns on a range of yields, input costs, and product prices.

These budgets were developed using the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel® and adaptation of BUDSYS (Ferreira, W. 2001) to Virginia. (http://cherokee.agecon.clemson.edu/budgets/Budsys.htm, Clemson University, Clemson, SC). For further information or to get assistance with budgeting and farm financial management, contact your area Farm Business Management Agent or local Extension Agent.

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Farm Business Management Staff
Peter Callan (N)
101 S. West Street
Culpeper, VA   22701-3088
Phone:  540-727-3435
Fax:  (540) 540-727-3451 c
E‑mail:  peterc@vt.edu
Gordon Groover (VT)
Dept. Ag & Applied Economics
Mail Code 0401
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061
Phone:  (540) 231‑5850   
Fax:  (540) 231‑7417
E‑mail:  xgrover@vt.edu
Dan Kauffman (S)
Virginia Seafood AREC
102 South King Street
Hampton, VA  23669
Phone:  (757) 727-4861
Fax:  (757) 727-4871
E‑mail:  dkauffma@vt.edu
Matthew Miller (SW)
225 South 4th Street
Suite 301
Wytheville, VA 24382
Phone: (276) 223-6040
Fax: (276) 223-6046
E-mail: mamille6@vt.edu
Jim Pease (VT)
Dept. of Ag & Applied Economics
Mail Code 0401
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061
Phone:  (540) 231‑4178
Fax:  (540) 231‑7417
E‑mail:  peasej@vt.edu
Alex White (VT)
Dept. of Ag & Applied Economics
Mail Code 0401
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061
Phone:  (540) 231-3132
Fax:  (540) 231-7417
E-mail:  axwhite@vt.edu
Theresa Nartea (VSU)
Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA 23806
Phone:  (804) 524-5491
E‑mail:  tnartea@vsu.edu
Tom Stanley (NW)
150 South Main Street
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 463-4734
Fax: (540) 463-5981
E-mail:  stanleyt@vt.edu
C = Central        
N = Northern  
NE = Northeast  
NW = Northwest   
S = Seafood AREC     
SE = Southeast
SW = Southwest   
VSU = VA State 
VT = VA Tech
2011 Livestock Budget Files   (All downloads are in Excel and PDF formats)
 Excel SpreadsheetsPDF File
 X= No file
Beef  
Cow-Calf Budgets  
Fall Calving - Corn Silage RationExcelPDF
Fall Calving - Hay RationExcelPDF
Fall Calving - Stockpiled Fescue PastureExcelPDF
Spring Calving - Corn Silage RationExcelPDF
Spring Calving - Hay RationExcelPDF
Spring Calving - Stockpiled Fescue PastureExcelPDF
Pre-Conditioning Budgets  
Weaned SteersExcelPDF
Finishing Budgets  
Beef HeifersExcelPDF
Beef SteersExcelPDF
Pasture Finished BeefExcelPDF
Stocker Steer Budgets  
Early March to FallExcelPDF
Fall to Fall - Hay RationExcelPDF
Fall to Fall - Silage RationExcelPDF
Fall to Spring - Corn Silage RationExcelPDF
Fall to Spring - Hay RationExcelPDF
Spring to FallExcelPDF
Stocker Heifers Budgets  
Stocker Heifers - Spring to FallExcelPDF
Beef Budget Tools  
Beef ChartExcelX
Ration Calculator for BudgetsExcelX
Horse Budgets  
Breeding Stallion Live Foal GuaranteeExcelPDF
Brood Mare Marketing YearlingsExcelPDF
Horse Boarding Operation Full ServiceExcel 
Horse Boarding Operation Self ServiceExcelPDF
Pleasure Horse Boarded at Full Service BarnExcelPDF
Pleasure Horse Boarded at Self Service BarnExcelPDF
Pleasure Horse on Owned LandExcelPDF
Pleasure Horse Pastured on Owned LandExcelPDF
Dairy Budgets  
18000 Lb Production Corn Silage Alfalfa HaylageExcelPDF
18000 Lb Production Corn Silage Barley SilageExcelPDF
21000 Lb Production Corn Silage Alfalfa HaylageExcelPDF
21000 Lb Production Corn Silage Barley SilageExcelPDF
24000 Lb Production Corn Silage Alfalfa HaylageExcelPDF
24000 Lb Production Corn Silage Barley SilageExcelPDF
27000 Lb Production Corn Silage Alfalfa HaylageExcelPDF
27000 Lb Production Corn Silage Barley SilageExcelPDF
30000 Lb Production Corn Silage Alfalfa HaylageExcelPDF
30000 Lb Production Corn Silage Barley SilageExcelPDF
Dairy Heifers Birth to CalvingExcelPDF
Grazing Dairy Cow 16000 Lb ProductionExcelPDF
Fence Budgets  
Barbed WireXPDF
ElectricXPDF
Fixed KnotXPDF
Material Cost SurveyXPDF
Non ElectricXPDF
NRCS ElectricXPDF
NRCS Non ElectricXPDF
Woven WireXPDF
Fence Budgets (Excel file with all fence budgets)ExcelX
Sheep and Feeder Lamb Budgets  
Feeder Lambs - Spring to FallExcelPDF
Hair Sheep - Spring LambingExcelPDF
Sheep - Spring Lambing Feeder LambsExcelPDF
Sheep - Spring LambingExcelPDF
Sheep - Winter LambingExcelPDF
Goat Budgets  
Meat GoatsExcelPDF
Swine Budgets  
Niche Pork ProductionExcelPDF
Disclaimer: Trade and brand names are used only for the purpose of information and Virginia Cooperative Extension does not guarantee nor warrant the standard of the product, nor does it imply approval of the product to the exclusion of others which may also be suitable.

Rights


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, re-print, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.

Date

May 1, 2011


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