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OSU Mineral Intake Calculator: This tool calculates average mineral intake for a mineral that is fed to your cattle. It includes average intake over time and graphs average intake between times you place mineral in your pasture. It can account for mineral remaining in the feeder and changes in number of cattle in the pasture. Mineral Consumption Record : Program

OSU Ration Calculator 2013 is written so that the user can select either "as is" moisture basis, or a dry matter basis to develop or check a ration formulation.  For the non-skilled nutritionist, this program may be used to check a feed mixture to see if it meets the NRC recommendations for a given weight and class of growing-finishing cattle. - Instructions : Program

Oklahoma Wheat Stocker Purchase Planner Decision Aid generates side-by-side comparison of stocker profitability for a wide range of purchase weights. - Instructions : Program

Oklahoma Wheat Stocker Spreadsheet Decision Aid generates budgets for wheat stockers given user specified purchase weight. - Instructions : Program

Stocker Receiving Records Spreadsheet is an Excel® spreadsheet designed to assist producers receiving multiple loads of stocker calves to calculate and evaluate Processing Cost, Feed Cost and Treatment Cost from the written records they are currently keeping for each load lot of cattle.  The spreadsheet computes costs totals for each category from entry records for each load and allocates sick pull treatment cost to the appropriate load of stockers.  The program has an optional function that sorts the Load lots into grazing units and allows the producer to record marketing groups from the grazing unit then calculates gross increased value. - Instructions : Program : Example

PRECON2001 Economic aspects of preconditioning programs. - Instructions : Program

RANCHCALCcan be used to input cow/calf and stocker information for an individual beef cattle operation.  From these inputs, the program calculates net operating returns and annual cash flow for the ranch under different production-marketing alternatives available to the manager. - Instructions : Program

OSU Enterprise Budgets based on Excel spreadsheet software. The spreadsheets are designed to provide a planning and educational tool that contains estimates of production costs and returns based on the current and/or expected economic environment as well as the management practices typical of an area. - See report examples : order program

Pickup and Trailer Cost Calculator: Spreadsheet facilitates the cost calculation for the ranch truck and/or a livestock trailer. The program is useful for enterprise budgeting, estimating transportation costs, and evaluating purchasing alternatives. – Program

Hired Labor and Management Cost Calculator: This decision aid is designed to organize data necessary to measure the full cost of hired labor and management.  Costs are divided into five components including salary, payroll and benefits, housing, transportation and allowances for horses or other livestock paid by employer. Cash and non-cash costs are reported separately.  – Instructions : Program

Quicken for Farm and Ranch Management Records is a popular commercial record-keeping package that is user friendly, inexpensive, readily available, flexible and widely used. Import options allow you to add a farm category list created at Oklahoma State University that matches the tax Schedule F, minimizing the effort required to develop a beginning chart of accounts. - samples : download manual

Wheat and Wheat-Stocker Production Planner enables a user to describe farm-specific situations and to compare the economic consequences of alternative uses of land seeded to wheat.  It is a microcomputer decision aid program developed to assist wheat producers evaluate the economic consequences of alternative wheat and wheat-stocker production systems. - Download wheat production systems : Download grain-only vs. stocker plus wheat

Stocker Lease Arrangements: Spreadsheet : Publication :

Oklahoma Beef Calf Retention Decision Aid 2.0 allows users to compare returns from retained ownership strategies to sale-at-weaning. - Instructions - Program

Grazeout Decision Tool helps producers evaluate the trade-offs associated with wheat graze out. - Spreadsheet

Estimating Hay Value Based on Chemical Analysis provides a rapid and economical method to determine the nutritional value in a feed. Instructions - Program

Hay Storage Cost Evaluator Decision Aid facilitates the evaluation of alternative hay storage systems, specifically, open storage, open storage with hay covered, and hay barn storage.  Instructions - Program

Hay Produce or Purchase Calculator: Livestock producers must choose whether to produce their own hay or purchase hay.  This spreadsheet helps organize data so an informed decision can be made whether to purchase or produce hay. Instructions - Program

Own or Custom-Hire Hay Harvesting and Hauling:This decision aid determines the operating and ownership costs of haying machinery and equipment and helps evaluate whether ownership is justified with respect to custom harvest operations. Instructions - Program

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