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Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:45 pm

Sat down with the books today preliminary numbers are a 1.27 a day to keep a cow standing in the pasture.
That is 463 bucks a year.
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Re: Cost

Postby cowboy43 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:13 pm

What items did you figure for cost..? I believe you are accurate with the cost.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:22 pm

cowboy43 wrote:What items did you figure for cost..? I believe you are accurate with the cost.


Every penny that went into their upkeep, taxes, meds, hay, fuel etc.
I have been tracking cost per day for decades. Gotta know if you got paying or welfare cows.
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Re: Cost

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:44 pm

Damm your taxes must be low.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:52 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Damm your taxes must be low.


Twenty bucks an acre.
That’s school, county, and the joke emergency district.
The two acres with barns, shop and house run it up otherwise it is about 5 dollars an acre for Agg.
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Postby Bright Raven » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:37 am

Did you include cost of labor?
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Re: Cost

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:21 am

Bright Raven wrote:Did you include cost of labor?


Yep I am tighter than a crabs butt and that’s waterproof.
Cost were actually down a little this year compared to last, thank goodness.
So were cow prices.
I contributed the lower cost to our extremely mild winter last year along with lower fuel and fertilizer prices.
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Postby Bright Raven » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:22 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Did you include cost of labor?


Yep I am tighter than a crabs butt and that’s waterproof.
Cost were actually down a little this year compared to last, thank goodness.
So were cow prices.
I contributed the lower cost to our extremely mild winter last year along with lower fuel and fertilizer prices.


Thank you.
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Re: Cost

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:31 am

I figured the break even price based on my sales at 1.70 .
That number could get crazy high quick.
Lot factors in there depending on debt load operating cost, pricing in your area.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:58 am

I honestly don't see how it's possible to make money with cattle. Between land, truck, tractor, taxes and insurance payments, a smaller operation can't do it. I have enough problems getting the cows to pay for themselves, the deer and a new tractor.
Sometimes I think I'd be better off doing nothing, but I tried that, and it's no fun.
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Re: Cost

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:37 am

True Grit Farms wrote:I honestly don't see how it's possible to make money with cattle. Between land, truck, tractor, taxes and insurance payments, a smaller operation can't do it. I have enough problems getting the cows to pay for themselves, the deer and a new tractor.
Sometimes I think I'd be better off doing nothing, but I tried that, and it's no fun.


The only I can see is debt free.
My new tractor is 07 Model followed by a 77 Model sold the 67 like an idiot.
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Re: Cost

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:24 am

I haven't figured mine, but I will eventually. I'm not through spending money for the year yet. Your numbers usually mirror mine pretty closely. I have slipped below a dollar a time or two. Some Mohican will post on this thread, that they can keep a cow for a year, with 4 rolls of hay and a bag of mineral. I guess it's all in the management. :shock:
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Postby snoopdog » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:49 am

I think around 500 is average , so you're ahead of the game .
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Postby Silver » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:02 am

We are pretty close to $500 Cdn here.
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Re: Cost

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:06 am

Caustic Burno wrote:I figured the break even price based on my sales at 1.70 .
That number could get crazy high quick.
Lot factors in there depending on debt load operating cost, pricing in your area.
with a herd of longhorns you could cut that cost in half..
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