Dairy Heifer Feed Cost Budget

Dairy Heifer Feed Cost Budget

Feed costs as the largest expense in raising dairy replacements, contributing over one-half of the total cost.  Calculating and understanding the costs associate with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential part of dairy business management.  To help better monitor the feed costs associated with raising dairy replacements, University of Wisconsin Extension Dairy Management Specialist Bruce Jones and Dairy Heifer Management Specialist Matt Akins have updated Dairy Heifer Feed Cost Budget worksheet to assist farmers and managers in estimating feed costs of replacement dairy heifers.

For more information regarding dairy replacement management or costs, please visit UW-Extension Dairy Calf & Heifer Management.

Article from Dairy Herd Management, July 2017.

Tags: Feed Costs, Feeding Strategies, Heifers