BREEDING
TOOLS & CALCULATORS


BREEDING HERD ANALYSIS (QLD Gov't): Simple spreadsheet to work out the breakdown of your breeding herd.

BREEDCOW AND DYNAMA SOFTWARE (QLD Gov't): Software package is designed to plan, evaluate and improve the profitability and financial management of extensive beef cattle enterprises.

BREEDOBJECT:  Tool for formalising breeding objectives and $Indexes with the capacity to develop & apply your own $Index on-line. 

BREEDPLAN (UNE): Using Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) technology, BREEDPLAN produces Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for cattle for a range of important production traits.

BREEDER MORTALITY CALCULATOR (MLA): Assists cattle producers in using their own property records to determine levels of breeder mortality in their herds.

COW-CALF MANAGER (Livestock Managers): complete cattle record keeping system full of advanced features and sophisticated reports. 

COW/CALF LEASE ARRANGEMENT (Oklahoma State University): This Excel spreadsheet assists in valuing contributions and evaluating alternative share arrangements. 

COW CALF NET RETURN (The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation): tool is used by producers to determine their costs and revenue per cow.

COW REPURCHASE DECISION TOOL (Oklahoma State University): Spreadsheet tool to estimate cost saved and interest earned on sale proceeds between liquidation and repurchase date.

CALF RETENTION DECISION AID (Oklahoma State University): allows users to compare returns from retained ownership strategies to sale-at-weaning. 

DETERMINING REPLACEMENT RATE FOR COW/CALF Herd (Beef Cattle Institute)

DETERMINING THE VALUE OF HEIFER DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS (Kansas State University)

EARLY WEANING DECISION AID (Oklahoma State University): Spreadsheet designed to compare returns from early weaning and normal weaning scenarios.

THE RED BOOK (NCBA): A number of spreadsheets to assist in recording, including a gestation table, cow and bull inventory, pasture usage, calf information, BCS record, calving health record, marketing data, and more!

HEIFER DEVELOPMENT CALCULATOR (The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)

MONTHLY BEEF CATTLE INVENTORY (Texas A&M)

VALUE OF IMPROVING PREGNANCY DISTRIBUTION (Kansas State University)


BULL COST (QLD Gov't): A financial tool to predict future costs for the amount of bulls and cows owned. 

BULL INVESTMENT COST ANALYSIS (Oklahoma State University):  Decision tool designed to help producers evaluate annual bull costs on a per cow, per weaned calf, and per hundredweight of weaned calf basis.


BREEDING SEASON CALCULATOR (The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation): Simple calculator that estimates calving start and end date and when to remove bulls from breeding pasture.

CALVING HISTOGRAM CALCULATOR (MLA): Tool to measure the performance of your herd management for calving.

CATTLE GESTATION CHART: Easy look up of the gestation time for cattle for your farm.

COW PREGNANCY CALCULATOR OR CALVING CALCULATOR (Gestation Calculator):  The Cow Pregnancy Calculator above attempts to generalize the estimation of the due date without any additional factors using a 285 day gestation period for Cattle. 

PREGNANCY HISTOGRAM (Kansas State University)

WEANED CALF AND BREEDING CATTLE SALE RECORD AND SUMMARY (Texas A&M)