Small Scale Livestock Enterprise


Small Scale Livestock Enterprise

Purdue University Extension has developed this online resource to assist you with making an entry decision into a small scale livestock enterprise. The Comparative Decision Support (CDS) toolkit provides realistic expectations across multiple livestock enterprises by using your input and returning individualized results. After completion of this mini-module, users will have evaluated across multiple objectives to make a small scale livestock enterprise entry decision.



Small-Scale Livestock Enterprises: Tools for Choosing the Right Enterprise for You (Link to download)

Comparative Decision Support Toolkit (Excel File)

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This tool package and website were made possible through a North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) grant.

This product was developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  aicc link New Ventures link Purdue Extension link