Beef and Forage Decision Tools (Computer Spreadsheets)

Hay Produce or Purchase Calculator: Livestock producers must choose whether to produce their own hay or purchase hay.  This spreadsheet helps organize data so an informed decision can be made whether to purchase or produce hay. (Source; Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M)

Instructions      Program (Excel Spreadsheet)

OSU Cow-Culator: OSU Cow-Culator is a Windows based Computer software program designed to assist cattlemen in making informed decisions associated with beef cow nutrition. Animal criteria (such as cow weight, body condition, stage of production and breed), as well as the feed and forage library can be customized to each operation or to specific scenarios within an operation. Animal requirements and performance predictions are based on years of research data,including the 1996 and previous versions of the National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle.

Instructions     Program (Excel Spreadsheet)

2016 Crop & Livestock Budgets – East District 5 – (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)