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Bull Valuation Calculator

BCRC - Bull Valuation Calculator

Enter information in the yellow highlighted cells below

It is suggested to keep the blue highlighted cells at the set defaults unless data is known

Further calculator details are below

Note: This calculator is meant as a general guide and may not reflect the true bull value for your individual farm. Further information can be found in our blog here.

Calf Information

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Bull Information

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General Information

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Bull Value (Breakeven Price)

Value from Calves

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Bull Annual Maintenance Cost

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Bull Salvage Value

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Cost of Natural Breeding

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Calculator Details

Expected weight and price of calves: This calculator assumes calves are sold at weaning, and inputs required are the expected weight and price of calves at weaning

Expected weaning rate: Number of weaned calves divided by cows exposed

Annual maintenance cost: This number can be calculated using the adjacent box

Cow to bull ratio: This can vary depending on bull efficiency, pasture size, and herd size

Years of service: Please enter a whole number between 1 and 12

Bull salvage value: The amount the bull can sell for at the end of his breeding life

Death loss: This reflects the probability the bull sustains an injury or disease that takes him out of service before his predicted years of service

% calf value attributed to the bull: This parameter describes the proportion of the calf's value that is directly provided from the bull

Interest rate: Represents cost of borrowing money, and it is used to adjust future values into their present value

Bull value (Breakeven price): The net present value of the bull; where there would be no profit or loss.

Cost of natural breeding: takes the lifetime costs of purchase (breakeven) price less salvage value and annual maintenance for the years of service divided by the number of calves sired over the lifetime of the bull.

Click here to download the Excel Version of this Calculator

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