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

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Forage

  • Alfalfa Hay Production Costs - 2017 (XLS 266 KB or PDF 904 KB)
  • Silage Production Costs - 2017 (XLS 288 KB or PDF 763 KB)
  • Leafcutter Bee Production Costs - 2012 (XLS 77 KB or PDF 507 KB)
  • Pasture Cost of Production - 2017 (XLS 403 KB or PDF 242 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 499 KB or PDF 889 KB)
  • Beef Feedlot Finishing Costs for weight range of 650-1400 lbs based on feeding 500 steers - 2016 (XLS 331 KB or PDF 996 KB)

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Bison

  • Bison Bull Backgrounding Costs weight range of 450-700 lbs based on 300 head - 2017 (XLS 233 KB or PDF 642 KB)
  • Bison Bull Finishing Costs weight range of 700-1075 lbs based on 300 head  - 2017 (XLS 229 KB or PDF 643 KB)
  • Bison Cow-calf Production Costs based on a 100 head cow herd - 2017 (XLS 270 KB or PDF 442 KB)

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Dairy

  • Dairy cow 100kg daily butterfat quota production cost – 2017 (XLS 196 KB or PDF 694 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 - 2017 (XLS 459 KB or PDF 698 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 - 2017 (XLS 218 KB or PDF 665 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 

  • Solar Photovoltaic Energy Production Costs - 2016 (XLS 189 KB or PDF 462 KB)
  • Wheat Straw Biomass Production Costs (Average Residue Zone) – 2017 (XLS 178 KB or PDF 840 KB)
  • Wheat Straw Biomass Production Costs (High Residue Zone) – 2017 (XLS 181 KB or PDF 1014 KB)
  • Flax Straw Biomass Production Costs - 2017 (XLS 168 KB or PDF 823 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)