Additional Calculating Annual Cow Costs Webinar Series to be Offered

Additional Calculating Annual Cow Costs Webinar Series to be Offered

Cow on range
Photo credit Troy Walz.

Due to demand, a second webinar series on calculating annual cow costs will be offered starting in late February and running through early April. Being able to calculate and know total cow costs is foundational for evaluating and making management decisions that can improve profitability for a cow-calf enterprise. Significant increases in input costs are challenging producers to examine cost of production and identify where there may be opportunities to adjust the production system. Calculating costs and breaking them into categories gives understanding into where there may be opportunity to make changes.

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a webinar series on Tuesday evenings starting February 28 and running through April 4 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. CT. The dates of the webinar series are:  February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4. The webinar series will explain the fundamentals of knowing and calculating annual cow costs.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Understanding economic unit cost of production for the cow-calf enterprise.
  • Recognizing the value and cost of both grazed and harvested feed.
  • Calculating cow depreciation and replacement development costs.
  • Figuring the cost of equipment and labor utilized in the cow-calf enterprise.
  • Examining breeding expenses and evaluating the value and cost relationship.
  • Reviewing cost and production data to see how you compare.

Cost is $60 per person and includes a resource workbook.  The course will be limited to 30 participants. To register go to Registration is requested by February 21 to ensure pre-meeting preparation material is available to participants.

A computer and internet connection will be needed to participate in the webinar series. 

For questions about the webinar series or for more information, please contact Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Educator at 308-235-3122 or