Management of a farm or ranch operation requires daily decision-making, or more precisely, determining which alternative will most likely allow the agricultural producer to achieve their goals and be as profitable as possible.
The tools listed below are excel spreadsheets, designed to help make the decision-making process easier. Each tool contains detailed instructions on how to correctly use and input data into the tool to help you with your decision-making process. These tools are meant to be used as a guideline only for your current decision-making process, and they do not replace your own judgment and personal decision-making preferences.
Matching Cow Size to Available Forage
What Can You Afford to Pay for a Cow?
Buying versus Raising Replacement Heifers
Estimating Costs & Returns for Yearling Cattle
Calculating Your Cow Carrying Costs
Strategies for Cattle Herd During Drought
Crop + Forage Tools
Enterprise Budget and NPV Analysis Tool
Economics of Fertilization for Grass Hay Production
Estimating Crop Revenue Due to Well Sites
Comparing Options for Land Expiring from the Conservation Reserve Program
Risk Management Tools
EPIC (Enterprise Profitability and Input Control)
EPIC (Enterprise Profitability and Input Control) – 1997 – 2003 Workbook Version
EPIC (Enterprise Profitability and Input Control) – NECO Composite Farm
Photovoltaic System Feasibility Calculator
Analyzing Potential Rates for CRP Enrollment and Other Alternative Uses