Breakeven Calculator
(all information must be completed)

the Zip code for your home mailing address Your Zip Code
provide a description, preferably your name and city Description (name, city)
provide a description of the 
        type of cattle to be fed, e.g. angus steer calves, crossbred yearlings Cattle type (calves, yearlings, etc.)
provide the sex of the group to be fed. For example: bulls, steers, cows, heifers, mixed Sex
Bulls
Heifers
Steers
Mixed
     
the date cattle are purchased Purchase date (month/day/year)
number of cattle purchased Head count
average weight of cattle purchased, usually a shrunk weight Average in-weight (lb)
the average purchased price for cattle delivered including the cattle cost, trucking, commissions, fees, etc. Purchase cost per pound ($/lb)
     
average weight of cattle at selling, usually a shrunk weight Projected sale weight (lb)
project rate of average daily gain during the feeding period Projected average daily gain (lb)
     
projected average price per ton of a completely balanced mixed feed as delivered to the feedbunk. Ration cost per ton, as fed ($/ton)
the amount of fed required to sustain one pound gain in shrunk body weight Feed conversion, as fed (lb)
     
cost of housing an animal in the feedlot for one day Daily yardage cost per head ($/head daily)
percentage of animals expected to die  during the feeding period Percent death loss(%)
     
cost per head for veterinary services and medications Vet and Medicine expenses ($/head)
cost per head for marketing including commission fees, weighing fees,.... Marketing expenses (Beef Checkoff, brand) ($/head)
cost per head for trucking of freight Trucking expenses ($/head)
cost per head for other expenses incurred from feeding and marketing Miscellaneous expenses ($/head)
     
cost per head for price protection for cattle and feeds Price protection cost ($/head)
interest rate for cattle and feeds Interest rate (%)
     
amount of equity per head required for feeding Cash equity per head ($/head)
     
estimate selling price per pound for shrunk cattle Marketing Alternatives (optional)  
  Projected Selling Price - Alternate #1($/lb)
  Projected Selling Price - Alternate #2($/lb)
  Projected Selling Price - Alternate #3($/lb)