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.

Beef

Crops

Forage

Non Current Archive

Organic

Other

Other Livestock

Pork

Presentations

 

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


 

Beef

  • Beef Backgrounding Costs for Weight Range of 500-900 lbs Based on 500 Head (XLS 514 KB or PDF 1.1 MB)
  • Beef Cow-calf Production Costs Based on a 150 Head Cow Herd  (XLS 579 KB or PDF 1.5 MB)
  • Beef Feedlot Finishing Costs for Weight Range of 650-1400 lbs Based on Feeding 500 Steers (XLS 360 KB or PDF 1 MB)
  • Beef Grassing Costs Based on 500 Steers (XLS 204 KB or PDF 572 KB)
  • Beef Replacement Heifer Costs Based on 30 Head (XLS 178 KB or PDF 627 KB)

 

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Crops

  • CROPPLAN Production Cost, Marketing and Management 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.
  • Crop Production Costs  (XLS 367 KB or PDF 713 KB) (canola, wheat, winter wheat, soybeans, barley, oats, corn, navy beans, flax, sunflowers, peas, fall rye, canary seed, lentils, buckwheat, hempseed)
  • Forage Seed Production Costs  (XLS 340 KB or PDF 623 KB)
  • Irrigated Potato Production Costs  (XLS 257 KB or PDF 1.40 KB) 

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Forage

  • Alfalfa Hay Production Costs (XLS 238 KB or PDF 490 KB)
  • Leafcutter Bee Production Costs  (XLS 76 KB or PDF 507 KB)
  • Pasture Cost of Production (XLS 236 KB or PDF 399 KB)
  • Silage Production Costs (XLS 288 KB or PDF 763 KB) 
 

Non Current Archive

  • Elk Cow-Calf Production Costs Based on a 30 Head Cow Herd (XLS 85 KB or PDF 34 KB)
  • Elk Velvet Bull Production Costs Based on a 30 Head Bull Herd (XLS 88 KB or PDF 33KB)
  • Equine Ranching (PMU) Enterprise Based on 100 Mares on line (XLS 117 KB or PDF 54 KB)
  • Saskatoon Production Costs (XLS 276 KB or PDF 889 KB)
  • Seabuckthorn Berry Production Costs (XLS 127 KB or PDF 52 KB)
  • Strawberry Production Costs (XLS 313 KB or PDF 732 KB)
  • Swine Hoop Shelter Finishing Costs (XLS 4.6 MB or PDF 172 KB)
  • Timothy Hay Production Costs for Export (XLS 90.5 KB or PDF 43 KB)

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Organic

  • Organic Backgrounding Costs for Weight Range of 575-900 lbs Based on 150 Head (XLS 299 KB or PDF 7.7 MB)
  • Organic Cow-Calf Production Costs Based on a 150 head Cow Herd (XLS 355 KB or PDF 9.1 MB)
  • Organic Crop Production Costs (XLS 459 KB or PDF 698 KB)

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Other

  • 3.5 kWhr Wind Turbine Production Costs (XLS 149 KB or PDF 283 KB)
  • Canola Biodiesel Production Costs (XLS 151 KB or PDF 99 KB)
  • Canola Biodiesel Production Costs - Farm Fuels (XLS 146 KB or PDF 88 KB)
  • Flax Straw Biomass Production Costs (XLS 168 KB or PDF 823 KB)
  • Manitoba Heating Fuels Cost Comparison  (XLS 226 KB or PDF 320 KB)
  • Solar Photovoltaic Energy Production Costs  (XLS 189 KB or PDF 462 KB)
  • Solar Thermal Heat Production Costs (XLS 148 KB or PDF 343 KB)
  • Wheat Straw Biomass Production Costs (Average Residue Zone) (XLS 178 KB or PDF 841 KB)
  • Wheat Straw Biomass Production Costs (High Residue Zone) (XLS 181 KB or PDF 1014 KB)

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Other Livestock

  • Bison Bull Backgrounding Costs Weight Range of 450-700 lbs Based on 300 Head  (XLS 233 KB or PDF 640 KB)
  • Bison Bull Finishing Costs Weight Range of 700-1075 lbs Based on 300 Head (XLS 225 KB or PDF 639 KB)
  • Bison Cow-Calf Production Costs Based on a 100 Head Cow Herd (XLS 266 KB or PDF 439 KB)
  • Dairy Cow 100kg Daily Butterfat Quota Production Cost (XLS 202 KB or PDF 690 KB)
  • Cost of Raising Dairy Heifers Based on Marketing 100 Head (XLS 390 KB or PDF 123 KB)
  • Cost of Raising Dairy Steers for Weight Range of 100-530 lbs Based on Marketing 100 Head per Year  (XLS 294 KB or PDF 239 KB) 
  • Sheep Lamb Production Costs Based on 500 Ewe Flock (XLS 218 KB or PDF 662 KB)

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Pork

  • Swine (26 to 121 kg) Contract Barn Finishing Costs (XLS 223 KB or PDF 557 KB)
  • Swine Farrow-Finish Costs (XLS 497 KB or PDF 1.07 MB)
  • Swine Farrow-Wean to 6 kg Costs (XLS 341 KB or PDF 870 KB)
  • Swine (26 to 121 kg) Finishing Costs (XLS 270 KB or PDF 817 KB)
  • Swine Weaner Pig (Nursery) Costs 6 to 26 kg (XLS 301 KB or PDF 800 KB)

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