Beef Heifer Planning Budget
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Field Specialist, Agricultural Business
Field Specialist, Livestock
Extension Specialist, Agricultural Business and Policy
This budget presents information useful to beef farmers. Table 1 presents estimates for the 2020 year for buying heifer calves and selling as bred replacement heifers in Missouri. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of October 2019. Detailed assumptions are summarized in Tables 2–4. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for beef farms in Missouri. Farmers are encouraged to customize this budget to fit their operation.
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