Sheep Economics Results

This program was created only to use python and is provided without any warranty on an as is basis.

This is a modifed 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.

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.

Sheep Economic Form

Cost or value of replacement ewes per head: Cost per pound of concentrate feed for ewe rations:
Salvage value of your aged ewes: Cost per pound of feed for lamb rations:
Productive years remaining in the replacement ewes: Cost per ton of hay:
Average percent death rate of your breeding ewes: Pounds of grain fed per ewe:
Expected number of lambs raised to market weight per ewe Expected pounds of hay fed per ewe:
Average lamb market weight in pounds: Expected pounds of feed fed per lamb marketed:
Expected average market lamb price per 100 lbs: Salt and mineral costs per ewe:
Pounds of wool produced per ewe: Ram maintenance and purchase costs per ewe:
Ewe wool price per pound: Health costs per ewe:
   Shearing costs per ewe:
Percentage of lambs shorn (0 to 100): Shearing costs per lamb:
Pounds of wool produced per lamb: Interest rate for breeding stock (%):
Lamb wool price per pound: Taxes, insurance, repairs and utility costs per ewe:
Months of pasture for breeding sheep: Equipment depreciation cost per ewe:
Pasture charge per ewe per month: Building costs per ewe: