Livestock Projection

Livestock Projection Calculator

Start Date
Number of Head
Purchase Price ($/CWT)
Sale Price ($/CWT)
Corn Price ($/bushel)
Start Weight (lbs.)
In Shrink (%)
Out Shrink (%)
Average DOF at Death
Death Loss (%)
Proc/Marketing Chg ($/head)
Interest (%)
Yardage ($/Head/Day)
Sex (Steer, Heifer, Bull, Cow)
Intake Adjustment (%)
Days on Feed
Finish Date
Breakeven Purchase Price ($/CWT)
Breakeven Sale Price ($/CWT)
Profit/Loss per Head ($/Head)
Ending Weight (lbs.)
Pay Weight (lbs.)
Feed/Head/Day (DM lb.)
Average Daily Gain (lb./Head/Day)
Feed/Pound of Gain (DM lb.)
Value added to corn ($/bushel)
Death Loss Cost ($/Hd)
Feeding Program
Ingredient $/ton % DM Tons % As-Fed
Starter Grower 1 Grower 2 Finisher 1 Finisher 2
Corn, Dry/HM 0 0
Total Percent 0 0 0 0 0
Days Fed
Average Daily Gain (lbs.)
Starting Weight (lbs.) 0 0 0 0 0
Ending Weight (lbs.) 0 0 0 0 0
Feed Intake (lbs as fed) 0 0 0 0 0
Feed Intake (lbs dry matter) 0 0 0 0 0
Diet Dry Matter (%) 0 0 0 0 0
Diet Dry Matter Cost ($/ton) 0 0 0 0 0
Diet As-Fed Cost ($/ton) 0 0 0 0 0
Feed Cost per Head per Day 0 0 0 0 0
Cost of Gain
Description $/CWT $/Head $/Head due to Death Loss Total $
Processing Costs
Animal Interest
Feed Interest
Processing Interest
Total Cost
Profit or loss per head at differing purchase and sale prices
Profit or loss per head at differing purchase, sale, and corn prices
No warranty of results is made. Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. (GPLC) makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information and projections. Projections provided by GPLC are based on good management, average weather conditions, quality genetics, the information and labeling from the feed/suppliers or results from industry testing, current market conditions, and many other variables and sources. Our estimates and projections are subject to all the variable factors that impact livestock markets and weight gain, which may be different for your circumstances. Nothing on our website is intended as advice or guidance as to any specific industry issue or circumstance and should not be relied upon or considered as advice or guidance. The exclusive method for obtaining professional advice and guidance from GPLC is through a customized service agreement designed to meet the needs of our individual customers.
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