Cow-Calf Cost Breakdown – Breeding Expense

Cow-Calf Cost Breakdown – Breeding Expense

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

A critical component of the cow-calf business is reproduction. Getting cows or heifers pregnant comes with the cost of breeding expense. The fourth largest expense for many cow-calf operations is breeding expense. Consider the following example. A cow –calf producer purchases a yearling bull for $5,000 dollars and plans to use him for four breeding seasons with an average of 25 cows per bull per year.

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