|Date of Arrival|
The date the cattle are to arrive at the feedyard.
|Cost of Calf|
The per-pound cost of the cattle (we recommend using a delivered cost for best results).
|In Weight of Calf|
The average weight of the animals to enter the feed yard.
The weight the animal is to be finished to.
|Average Daily Gain|
The number of pounds the animal would be expected to gain each day, on average.
|Cost of Feed|
The cost of the ration the animals will consume on a dry matter basis, in dollars-per-ton.
The ratio at which the animal will convert pounds of ration consumed (still on a dry-matter basis) into pounds of gain.
|Veterinary and Medical Expenses|
The average cost each animal will be expected to incur while at the feedyard, on a per-head basis.
The percentage of animals expected to be lost while on feed at the feedyard.
The percentage of interest charged (only applicable if the cattle are being financed).
|Freight to Packer|
The cost (per-head) to ship the animal to the packing plant for processing.
The adjustment (if any) the animal may receive versus a native animal, per-pound.
|Age/Source Verification Premium|
The premium (if any) the animal will receive for being age and source verified by a third party.
With years of cattle feeding data that spans the geography of the United States and breeds from Black Angus to Holsteins, we consider our breakeven projections to be perhaps some of the most accurate available.
Cattle feeding is pretty straightforward - doing it profitably isn't.