Recent Submissions

  • Selecting cover crop seeding machinery 

    Kientzy, Drew; Ellis, Charles; Massey, Ray (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Cover crops are crops planted between periods of normal crop production, or between the rows of some crops, with the primary purpose of conservation or soil improvement. Most cover crops are not harvested, but some are ...
  • Pasture fence construction budget 

    Kientzy, Drew; Milhollin, Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2024)
    Constructing new fencing can be a large cost for landowners and livestock producers. However, the peace of mind and security provided by new pasture perimeter fences, interior dividing fences and sound corral facilities ...
  • Goats (late kidding) planning budget 

    Lutes, Jennifer (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    The meat goat budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 doe, spring kidding herd (March and April) with kids marketed between 50 to 60 pounds in July/August. This management system takes advantage ...
  • Hog finishing planning budget 

    Rocha, Adauto; Brown, Scott; Safranski, Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this budget, farmers can estimate the costs and returns of finishing hogs in Missouri. Table 1 presents estimates for a confinement hog finishing operation in Missouri that purchases 103 head of 40 pound pigs and ...
  • Farrow to finish swine planning budget 

    Rocha, Adauto; Brown, Scott; Safranski, Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this budget, farmers raising hogs from farrow to finish can plan their costs and returns in 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for a confinement farrow to finish operation in Missouri producing 23 pigs per sow per year ...
  • Feeder pigs planning budget 

    Rocha, Adauto; Brown, Scott; Safranski, Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this budget, farmers can estimate the costs and returns associated with feeder pig production. Table 1 presents estimates for a confinement feeder pig operation in Missouri producing 23 pigs per sow per year and ...
  • Sheep (late lambing) planning budget 

    Lutes, Jennifer (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    The sheep budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 ewe, winter lambing flock (December/January) with lambs marketed between 85 and 95 pounds in the following January. This management system takes ...
  • Sheep (early lambing) planning budget 

    Lutes, Jennifer (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    The sheep budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 ewe, winter lambing flock (December/January) with lambs marketed between 85 and 95 pounds in the following January. This management system takes ...
  • Beef heifer planning budget 

    Rocha, Adauto Jr.; Tucker, Wesley; Erwin, Zachary (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, farmers raising beef heifers may estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for calves purchased and sold later as bred replacement heifers in Missouri. Assumptions ...
  • Yearling beef steer feeding planning budget 

    Rocha, Adauto Jr.; Tucker, Wesley; Erwin, Zachary (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, beef cattle producers may estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for yearling steers purchased in November 2023 and sold in April 2024 in Missouri. Assumptions ...
  • Beef backgrounding planning budget 

    Rocha, Adauto Jr.; Tucker, Wesley; Erwin, Zachary (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, beef backgrounders may estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for steer calves purchased and backgrounded in Missouri. Assumptions were based on price forecasts ...
  • Missouri beef cow-calf planning budget 

    Rocha, Adauto Jr.; Tucker, Wesley; Erwin, Zachary (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, beef cow-calf farmers may estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for a cow-calf operation (50-cow herd size and purchased replacements) in Missouri with either a ...
  • Dairy heifer planning budget 

    Horner, Joe; Milhollin, Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, farmers raising dairy heifers may estimate their costs and returns for 2023. Table 1 presents estimates for dairy calves purchased at birth, bred and sold at 24 months in Missouri. Assumptions ...
  • Dairy (grazing) planning budget 

    Horner, Joe; Milhollin, Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, dairy farmers may estimate their costs and returns for 2023. Table 1 presents estimates for a 150-cow rotational grazing dairy (replacements raised on farm) in Missouri. Assumptions were based ...
  • Dairy (confinement) planning budget 

    Horner, Joe; Milhollin, Ryan (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2024)
    Using this planning budget, dairy farmers may estimate their costs and returns for 2023. Table 1 presents estimates for a 150-cow confinement dairy (replacements raised on farm) in Missouri. Assumptions were based on price ...
  • Industrial hemp for fiber planning budget 

    Milhollin, Ryan; Tsay, Juo-Han; Kientzy, Drew (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this budget, growers of industrial hemp fiber can estimate their production costs for 2024. Table 1 presents cost estimates for industrial hemp fiber production based on price conditions in October 2023. Assumptions ...
  • Fescue seed and forage planning budget 

    Milhollin, Ryan; Kientzy, Drew; Schnakenberg, C. Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, farmers growing fescue for seed and forage can estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for established fescue used for seed, hay and grazing purposes. Assumptions ...
  • Corn silage planning budget 

    Milhollin, Ryan; Kientzy, Drew; Schnakenberg, C. Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, farmers growing corn silage can estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Table 1 presents estimates for corn silage production in Missouri. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of ...
  • Alfalfa small bales planning budget 

    Milhollin, Ryan; Kientzy, Drew; Schnakenberg, C. Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, farmers growing alfalfa can estimate their costs and returns associated with producing small square bales in 2024. Establishment costs for alfalfa can be found in MU Extension publication G661, ...
  • Alfalfa baleage planning budget 

    Milhollin, Ryan; Kientzy, Drew; Schnakenberg, C. Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2023)
    Using this planning budget, farmers growing alfalfa for baleage can estimate their costs and returns for 2024. Establishment costs for alfalfa can be found in MU Extension publication, G661, Alfalfa Establishment Planning ...

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