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Production Economics - Cost Of Production Budgets

These estimates can be used as the starting point for farm budgets. You can adapt them to your operation using your own farm records.

Crops

Forage

Beef

Bison

Dairy

Pork

Organic

Agri-energy

Other

 

These cost estimates can be viewed as PDFs or Excel workbooks. The production costs listed are the most current costs available.


 

Crops

  • Crop Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 284 KB or PDF 683 KB) (canola, wheat, winter wheat, soybeans, barley, oats, corn, navy beans, flax, sunflowers, peas, fall rye, canary seed, lentils, buckwheat, hempseed) 
  • MyFarm Crop Production Cost Calculator enables farmers to estimate the annual cash cost of producing field crops on their land. Knowing the cost of production is essential to management, marketing strategy and risk management planning and to giving a farm the best opportunity for overall profitability.
  • Forage Seed Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 340 KB or PDF 624 KB)
  • Organic Crop Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 270 KB or PDF 916 KB)
  • Irrigated Potato Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 215 KB or PDF 56 KB)
  • Saskatoon Production Costs - 2012 (XLS 267 KB or PDF 889 KB)
  • Strawberry Production Costs - 2012 (XLS 304 KB or PDF 733 KB)

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Forage

  • Alfalfa Hay Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 259 KB or PDF 910 KB)
  • Silage Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 278 KB or PDF 986 KB)
  • Leafcutter Bee Production Costs - 2012 (XLS 77 KB or PDF 507 KB)
  • Pasture Cost of Production - 2007 (XLS 162 KB or PDF 60 KB)
  • Timothy Hay Production Costs for export - 2004 (XLS 110 KB or PDF 43 KB)

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Beef

  • Beef Cow-calf Production Costs based on a 150 head cow herd - 2016 (XLS 562 KB or PDF 1.4 MB)
  • Beef Replacement Heifer Costs based on 30 head - 2016 (XLS 206 KB or PDF 888 KB)
  • Beef Backgrounding Costs for weight range of 500-900 lbs based on 500 head - 2016 (XLS 427 KB or PDF 1.1 MB)
  • Beef Feedlot Finishing Costs for weight range of 650-1400 lbs based on feeding 500 steers - 2016 (XLS 331 KB or PDF 996 KB)
  • Beef Grassing Costs - based on 500 steers - 2016 (XLS 204 KB or PDF 549 KB)

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Bison

  • Bison Bull Backgrounding Costs weight range of 450-700 lbs based on 300 head - 2012 (XLS 101 KB or PDF 539 KB)
  • Bison Bull Finishing Costs weight range of 700-1075 lbs based on 300 head - 2012 (XLS 101 KB or PDF 536 KB)
  • Bison Cow-calf Production Costs based on a 100 head cow herd - 2012 (XLS 110 KB or PDF 598 KB)

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Dairy

  • Dairy cow 100kg daily butterfat quota production cost – 2015 (XLS 227 KB or PDF 621 KB)
  • Cost of raising dairy heifers based on marketing 100 head - 2002 (XLS 405 KB or PDF 123 KB)
  • Cost of Raising Dairy Steers for Weight Range of 100-530 lbs Based on Marketing 100 Head per Year – 2002 (XLS 309 KB or PDF 240 KB)

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Pork

  • Swine Farrow-finish Costs - 2016 (XLS 487 KB or PDF 1097 KB)
  • Swine Farrow-wean to 6 kg Costs- 2016 (XLS 332 KB or PDF 870 KB)
  • Swine (26 to 121 kg) Finishing Costs - 2016 (XLS 261 KB or PDF 817)
  • Swine (26 to 121 kg) Contract Barn Finishing Costs - 2016 (XLS 215 KB or PDF 557 KB)
  • Swine Weaner Pig (Nursery) Costs 6 to 26 kg - 2016 (XLS 301 KB or PDF 800 KB)
  • Swine Hoop Shelter Finishing Costs - 2009 (XLS 4.7 MB or PDF 172 KB)

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Organic

  • Organic Crop Production Costs - 2015 (XLS 270 KB or PDF 608 KB)
  • Organic Cow-calf Production Costs based on a 150 head cow herd - 2009 (XLS 355 KB or PDF 9.1 MB)
  • Organic Backgrounding Costs for weight range of 575-900 lbs based on 150 head - 2009 (XLS 299 KB or PDF 7.7 MB)

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Other

  • Sheep Lamb Production Costs based on 500 ewe flock - 2016 (XLS 235 KB or PDF 691 KB)
  • Seabuckthorn Berry Production Costs - 2006 (XLS 130 KB or PDF 53 KB)
  • Elk Cow-Calf Production Costs based on a 30 head cow herd - 2003 (XLS 85 KB or PDF 35 KB)
  • Elk Velvet Bull Production Costs based on a 30 head bull herd - 2003 (XLS 88 KB or PDF 33KB)
  • Equine Ranching (PMU) Enterprise based on 100 mares on line - 2002 (XLS 117 KB or PDF 55 KB)

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Agri-energy 

  • Wheat Straw Biomass Production Costs (Average Residue Zone) – 2016 (XLS 178 KB or PDF 952 KB)
  • Wheat Straw Biomass Production Costs (High Residue Zone) – 2016 (XLS 179 KB or PDF 952 KB)
  • Flax Straw Biomass Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 152 KB or PDF 798 KB)
  • Manitoba Heating Fuels Cost Comparison – 2012 (XLS 217 KB or PDF 320 KB)
  • Solar Thermal Heat Production Costs - 2012 (XLS 139 KB or PDF 343 KB)
  • 3.5 kWhr Wind Turbine Production Costs – 2012 (XLS 140 KB or PDF 283 KB)
  • Canola Biodiesel Production Costs - 2011 (XLS 153 KB or PDF 99 KB)
  • Canola Biodiesel Production Costs - Farm Fuels - 2011 (XLS 148 KB or PDF 88 KB) 

 


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