Cost Of Production

Put data to work for your farm using our Cost of Production guides. These resources can act as a starting point for farm budgets that can be adapted to your operation using your farm records. These cost estimates can be viewed as PDFs or Excel workbooks. The production costs listed are the most current costs available.
 
Crops   Livestock Forage
Land & Buildings Machinery Non Current
  
 
Crops

 

 

  

 
 
  • Beef Cow-Calf Production Costs (XLS 644 KB or PDF 1.2 MB)
  • Beef Backgrounding Costs (XLS 542 KB or PDF 855 KB)
  • Beef Replacement Heifer Costs (XLS 210 KB or PDF 754 KB)
  • Beef Grassing Costs (XLS 196 KB or PDF 731 KB)
  • Beef Feedlot Finishing Costs (XLS 363 KB or PDF 1 MB)

 

 

 

  • Sheep Lamb Production Costs (XLS 218 KB or PDF 662 KB)
  • Swine (26 to 121 kg) Finishing Costs (XLS 318 KB or PDF 931 KB)
  • Swine (26 to 121 kg) Contract Barn Finishing Costs (XLS 218 KB or PDF 713 KB)
  • Swine Farrow-Finish Costs (XLS 489 KB or PDF 1.2 MB)
  • Swine Farrow-Wean to 6 kg Costs (XLS 333 KB or PDF 991KB)
  • Swine Weaner Pig (Nursery) Costs 6 to 26 kg (XLS 302 KB or PDF 911 KB)
  • Dairy Cow Production Cost (XLS 202 KB or PDF 690 KB)
  • Bison Cow-Calf Production Costs  (XLS 266 KB or PDF 439 KB)
  • Bison Bull Backgrounding Costs (XLS 229 KB or PDF 640 KB)
  • Bison Bull Finishing Costs (XLS 225 KB or PDF 639 KB)
  • Aquaculture 20g-2kg Costs (XLS 572 KB or PDF 449 KB)

Find other information on livestock production, Manitoba community pastures grazing services and rates, business management, contracts & leases, financial management, marketing & risk management, transition planning and production economics. 

 
 
  • Alfalfa Hay Production Costs (XLS 458 KB or PDF 1.3 MB)
  • Silage Production Costs (XLS 274 KB or PDF 523 KB) 
  • Pasture Production Costs (XLS 237 KB or PDF 508 KB)
  • Forage Seed Production Costs  (XLS 340 KB or PDF 623 KB) 

 

 

Find other information on livestock production, Manitoba community pastures grazing services and rates, business management, contracts & leases, financial management, marketing & risk management, transition planning and production economics

 
  
 
 
 
 
 
  • Solar Photovoltaic Energy Production Costs (XLS 189 KB or PDF 451 KB)
  • 3.5 kWhr Wind Turbine Production Costs (XLS  149 KB or PDF 283 KB)
  • Manitoba Heating Fuels Cost Comparison (XLS 226 KB or PDF 320KB)
  • 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)
  • Flax Straw Biomass Production Costs (XLS 168 KB or PDF 823 KB)
  • Canola Biodiesel Production Costs XLS 153 KB or PDF 99 KB)
  • Canola Biodiesel Production Costs - Farm Fuel XLS 146 KB or PDF 88 KB)
  • Organic Beef Cow-Calf Production Costs (XLS 341 KB or PDF 8.9 MB)
  • Organic Beef Backgrounding Production Costs (XLS 285 KB or  PDF 7.7 MB) 
  • Dairy Heifer Production Costs (XLS 392 KB or PDF 123 KB)
  • Dairy Steer Production Costs (XLS 296 KB or PDF 239 KB)
  • Leafcutter Bee Production Costs (XLS 78 KB or PDF 507 KB)
  • Elk Cow-Calf Production Costs (XLS 87 KB or PDF 34 KB)
  • Elk Velvet Bull Production Costs (XLS 90 KB or PDF 33 KB)
  • Equine Ranching (PMU) Production Costs (XLS 118 KB or PDF 54 KB)
  • Saskatoon Berry Production Costs (XLS 277 KB or  PDF 889 KB)
  • Seabuckthorn Berry Production Costs (XLS 128 KB or PDF 52 KB)
  • Strawberry Production Costs (XLS 315 KB or PDF 732 KB) 
  • Swine Hoop Shelter Finishing Costs (XLS 4.6 KB or PDF 172 KB)
  • Timothy Hay Production Costs (XLS 90.5 KB or PDF 43KB)