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Feeding the dairy herd

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TABLE A-2. SAMPLE BUDGET FOR RAISING HEIFERS TO 1350 LB IN 24 MONTHS
Example costs
Feed costs $

  Milk replacer, 40 lb @ 50 cents/lb 20.00
  Calf starter, 90 lb @ 12 cents/lb 10.80
  Corn, shelled, 40 bu @ $2.50/bu 100.00
  44% CP supplement, 240 lb @ $11.00/cwt 26.40
  Ca-P mineral, 60 lb @ 22 cents/lb 13.20
  TM salt, 45 lb @ 8 cents/lb 3.60
  Forage DM, 6.0 ton @ $60.00/ton 360.00
    Total feed costs (birth to 24 months) $534.00
 
  Example costs
Other costs $

  Original value of calf 125.00
  Labor, 24 hr @ $6.00/hr 144.00
  Housing—depreciation, repair, interest, tax, and insurance 140.00
  Equipment—depreciation, repair, interest, tax, and insurance 100.00
  Livestock—interest, taxes, and insurance 110.00
  Bedding cost 75.00
  Veterinary care, medicine and drugs 25.00
  Breeding fees 27.00
  Power and fuel 21.00
  Supplies and utilities 21.00
  Overhead 18.00
  Interest @ 11% on 1/2 forage, corn, and bedding 30.80
    Total other costs $836.80
 
     Total cost/replacement heifer $1,370.80

Adapted from: A-2731 Wisconsin Farm Enterprise Budgets - Dairy Cows and Replacement Heifers.



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