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Cattle grazing in a pasture.

Livestock budgets enterprise budgets are updated by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production in Alabama.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and higher than average management practices are assumed in estimating the associated cost for that level of production. Producers should review these budgets and use the values that best reflect the cost on their operation.  Find below budgets most commonly requested for beef cattle.

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Enterprise Budgets for Alabama Livestock Operations

CropDownload PDFDownload Excel File
Stocker Budget - Winter AnnualsPDFXLS
Stocker Grazing – FescuePDFXLS
Stockers – DrylotPDFXLS
Stocker Value of Gain CalculatorPDFXLS


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