Decision Making Programs from Purdue University

Hay Cost Calculator

Pasture Cost Per day

When Should I Consider Creep Feeding?

Decision Making Programs from

The Oklahoma State University

This tool calculates average mineral intake for a mineral that is fed to your cattle. It includes average intake over time and graphs average intake between times you place mineral in your pasture. It can account for mineral remaining in the feeder and changes in number of cattle in the pasture.


OSU Mineral Consumption Record

OSU Mineral Calculator


Decision Making Programs from

South Dakota State University

Feed Cost Calculator

This tool helps producers evaluate the relative costs of two different feedstuffs.


Natural Feeding Comparison

This tool helps producers compare natural and conventional feeding systems.


Share Lease Calculator

Cow –Calf share leases are a tool for two parties to pool resources and share the revenue. Typically one party provides the cattle and/or other fixed assets, while the other party provides labor, feed, and management. These arrangements can be beneficial to both parties, but that will require careful planning before the start of the lease.


Creep Feed Comparison

This tool helps producers determine the economics of creep feeding beef calves.

Decision Making Programs from

The University of Wyoming

Cow Herd Economics Calculator

Note:  These three Excel Files Must be kept together in the same folder and their files names cannot be changed in order to operate correctly. These files are compressed into one zip file.

Decision Making Programs from

the University of Kentucky

Custom Machinery Rates Applicable to Kentucky