Decision Making Tools
These tools and aids were created to help you make informed decisions.
Decision Making Programs from Purdue University
Hay Cost Calculator - downloads as Excel file
Pasture Cost Per day - downloads as Excel file
Decision Making Programs from South Dakota State University
Feed Cost Calculator
This tool helps producers evaluate the relative
costs of two different feedstuffs.
Natural Feeding Comparison
This tool helps producers compare natural and
conventional feeding systems.
Share Lease Calculator
Cow –Calf share leases are a tool for two
parties to pool resources and share the revenue. Typically one party provides
the cattle and/or other fixed assets, while the other party provides labor,
feed, and management. These arrangements can be beneficial to both parties, but
that will require careful planning before the start of the lease.
Creep Feed Comparison
This tool helps producers determine the
economics of creep feeding beef calves.
Decision Making Programs from The University of Wyoming
Cow Herd Economics Calculator
Note: These three Excel Files Must be kept
together in the same folder and their files names cannot be changed in order to
operate correctly. These files are compressed into one zip