Ashley Edwards, Guidry, Kurt M.
This report presents projected costs and returns for beef cattle and forage crop production in Louisiana for 2020. Data for this report are based on Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station research results and selected surveys. The procedure used in this report was to apply new machinery and other current input data to production practice data. This report is organized as follows: Tables 1 – 4 present forage requirements assumed for beef cattle production and summaries of costs and returns for each of the enterprises examined in this report. Tables 5 – 7 report breakeven selling prices for each of the products produced from these enterprises. Budgets in this publication are presented in two sections. The first section (tables with “A” designation) presents budgets showing a summary of estimated costs and returns for each enterprise. The second section (tables with “B” designation) presents cost budgets showing detailed costs and labor requirements by operation for each enterprise. The detailed cost budgets are presented in the same sequence and bear the same table numbers for each enterprise presented in the first section. Expenses are itemized as fixed and direct and returns above direct and total specified expenses are calculated.
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