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Livestock Budget Estimator Swine Contract Grower (Simple)

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August 17, 2021 - Author:

The Livestock Budget Estimator tool for Swine Contract Growers is designed to assist with budget planning for your pork operation.  It is a Microsoft Excel based tool built around key areas that producers need to consider as they plan for and continually evaluate their production season. It combines in one place:

  • Marketing Goals
  • Production Goals (carcass or live weight)
  • Break-Evens of:
    • Net Farm Income
    • Cash Flow

Also available within the tool are comparisons to other swine farms based on financial data obtained from the FINBIN database.  FINBIN is one of the largest and most accessible sources of farm financial and production benchmark information.  These farm financials provide an opportunity to determine similarities, areas of strength, and potential areas of improvement for your farm business. 

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Tags: agriculture, beginning farmer, farm management, firm budgets & cost of production cost of production tools, livestock, msu extension, swine farm management


Authors

Jonathan LaPorte

Jonathan LaPorte
laportej@msu.edu

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