Calculating Annual Cow Costs Webinar Series to be Held in Late January and February


January 29, February 1, 5, 8, 12 & 15
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. CST

Knowing annual cow costs is the foundation 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 the cost of production and identify where there may be opportunities to adjust the production system. Calculating costs and breaking them into categories gives understanding of where there may be opportunity to make changes.

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a webinar series on Monday and Thursday evenings
in late January and February that 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 benchmark cost and production data to see how you compare.

The webinar series 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 January 22 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