Improving Cow-Calf Profitability through Enterprise Analysis
Rodney D. Jones, Extension Agricultural Economist, Livestock Production, Danny D. Simms, Extension Specialist, Livestock Production, Kansas State University
An enterprise analysis is an in-depth evaluation of the profitability of a specific enterprise, in this instance the cow-calf enterprise, separate from the rest of the business or farm. Profitability is dependent on both the production or performance aspects and financial factors, such as costs, associated with the enterprise. In order to analyze a specific enterprise, good records of both production and financial factors are essential.