Northern Missouri Beef Cow-Calf Planning Budget for 2019

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Joe Koenen
County Engagement Specialist, Agricultural Business and Policy
Zachary Erwin
Field Specialist, Livestock
Joe Horner
Extension Specialist, Agricultural Business and Policy


This budget presents information useful to beef farmers. Table 1 provides estimates for the 2019 year for a cow-calf operation (50-cow herd size and purchased replacements) in Northern Missouri for a fall and spring calving season. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of October 2018. Detailed assumptions and feed requirements are summarized in Tables 2, 3 and 4. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for beef farms in Missouri. Farmers are encouraged to modify this budget to fit their operation.


  • Beef cow-calf
  • Farm budget


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