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Beef Cattle Research Council - Value of Calving Distribution Calculator

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BCRC - Value of Calving Distribution


Step 1: Enter your current calving distribution for each 21 day cycle, as well as other associated data.

Step 2: Enter your ideal calving distribution in Scenario 3. This can be a stepping stone to a provincial benchmark or the industry target.

Step 3: See the results comparing the average weaning weight and value from the 3 scenarios of your current calving distribution, the industry target and your ideal distribution.

REMEMBER: Any increase in revenue from having more calves born earlier in the calving season (and therefore heavier weaning weights) needs to consider the cost of achieving that outcome. This calculator does not account for those costs; nor the value from keeping cows in the herd longer.

Step 1: Your Current Calving Distribution


Step 2: Scenario Comparison

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3
Calves Born Between: Weaning Weight (lbs.) Your Calving Distribution Industry Target Ideal Distribution
1-21 Days % % %
22-42 Days % % %
43-63 Days % % %
64-84+ Days % % %

Step 3: The Results

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3
Your Calving Distribution Industry Target Ideal Distribution
Average Weaning Weight lbs. lbs. lbs.
Total # of Calves
Value of Weaned Calves $ $ $
Difference in Total Return Compared to Your Current Calving Distribution

Your Calculated Weaning Weight by Age Group

Estimated Average Weaning Weight & Total Returns

Click here to download the Excel Version of this Calculator

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