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Help for Figuring Feed Costs, Cow-Calf Share Lease Rates And More

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From November of 2018, here’s some info we can always use!

One of the reasons some of us don’t track our costs well, or we find out too late that something we’re doing is more expensive than we anticipated, is that math is hard!

The folks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center guessed that was a problem, so they’ve provided us all with a really great resource. It’s this series of spreadsheets or “Cow-Q-Lators” to make it easier to figure out your costs! Just click on the table below to head over to the page and then download the Cow-Q-Lator that best suits your needs.

Thanks, UNL!

What other kinds of Cow-Q-Lators do you need? Or Goat- Pig- Sheep-Q-Lators too? Do you have something that you use that you could share with the On Pasture Community? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.


  1. Alexis Robertson says:

    I’d love to see a sheep calculator!

  2. Matt Goble says:

    I have a form that I use for sheep. It can be used as a budget, or to track production of the operation. I adapted it from Minnesota’s program.

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