Meat Goat Economics Results

This program is provided without any warranty on an as is basis.

This is a modified version of a sheep economics program by Dr. Bruce Southey and Dr. David Thomas (University of Wisconsin, Madison) originally developed by Dr. Richard K. Knipe and Dr. Gary E. Ricketts at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. In 2007 the program was modified to be used by Meat Goat producers by Drs. Southey, Knipe and Richard Cobb.

The purpose of this program is to allow you to change various prices, costs and production levels and evaluate the subsequent outcomes. Please try as many different systems as you can, it should enable you to identify potential options that will require further investigation and other options that are a waste of time and effort based information on-hand.

It is necessary for you enter various costs and prices since these values do not reflect the current market situations. It is recommended that the necessary information is collected before using the program for detailed comparisons.

Meat Goat Economic Form

Cost or value of replacement does per head ($):
Salvage value of your aged does ($):
Productive years remaining in the replacement does:
Average percent death rate of your breeding does (%):
Expected number of kids raised to market weight per doe
Average kid market weight in pounds (lbs):
Expected average market kid price per 100 lbs ($):
Months of pasture for breeding goats:
Pasture charge per doe per month ($):
Cost per pound of concentrate feed for doe rations ($):
Cost per pound of feed for kid rations ($):
Cost per ton of hay ($):
Pounds of grain fed per doe (lbs):
Expected pounds of hay fed per doe (lbs):
Expected pounds of feed fed per kid marketed (lbs):
Salt and mineral costs per doe ($):
Buck maintenance and purchase costs per doe ($):
Health costs per doe ($):
Interest rate for breeding stock (%):
Taxes, insurance, repairs and utility costs per doe ($):
Equipment depreciation cost per doe ($):
Building costs per doe ($):