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Cash Flow Projection for Operating Loan Determination [Excel spreadsheet]


Beef Cattle Decision Aids

  1. Cow-Calf Bid Price and Budgets
    1. Cow Bid Price [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Cow-Calf Costs and Necessary Calf Price for Target ROA [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
  2. Replacement Heifer Budgets (replacement heifer, AI heifers, bred heifers and pairs, SPA reproduction)
    1. Replacement Heifer Budget [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Artificial Insemination (AI) Replacement Heifer [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    3. Bred Replacement Heifers and Pairs Budget [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    4. Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) Reproduction [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet] [Excel spreadsheet with sample data]
  3. Cow-Calf Budgeting
    1. Cow-Calf Budget [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Herd Bull Investment and Cost Analysis [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
  4. Retained Ownership (cull cows, stocker/feeder and custom finish)
    1. Sell or Keep to Upgrade Cull Cows [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Stocker/Feeder Retained Ownership [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    3. Stocker Closeout [Excel spreadsheet]
    4. Fed Cattle Custom Finished [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    5. Fed Cattle Custom Finish Closeout [Excel Spreadsheet]
  5. Cattle Inventories
    1. Monthly Cattle Inventory, Head Day and AUM [PDF description][Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Registered and Commercial Cattle and Horse Inventory for Balance Sheet Report [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    3. Cattle and Horse Inventory for Balance Sheet Report [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
  6. Feed Fed & Purchases
    1. Monthly Feed Fed Record – September to August [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Hay Value Based on Chemical Analysis – Protein Cost [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    3. Monthly Purchased Feed Record [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    4. Annual Reconciled Feed Inventory [Excel spreadsheet]
  7. Hay and Grazing
    1. Hay Produce or Purchase and Hay Loss Calculator [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Grazing and Hay Budget [Excel spreadsheet]
    3. Fencing Cost Estimator [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    4. Animal Unit Calculator [Excel spreadsheet]
  8. Ranch Land Use and Carrying Capacity
    1. Owned and Leased Grazing and Raised Feed Land Use Production, Cost and Value [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Owned and Leased Grazing and Raised Feed Land Use and AU Carrying Capacity [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
  9. Labor and Management
    1. Labor and Management Resources and Annual Compensation [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Projected Salary and Benefits Calculator [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    3. Job Description Outline [PDF description]
  10. Vehicle and Freight Cost
    1. Vehicle or Pickup Cost Calculator [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    2. Pickup, Trailer and Freight Cost Calculator [PDF description] [Excel spreadsheet]
    3. Loan Repayment Calculator [PDF description] [Loan Payment Schedule Calculator]

Disclaimer: These spreadsheets are provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for educational use and solely on an “AS IS” basis. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension assumes no liability for the use of these programs.

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