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In addition to the information provided on the BCRC Blog and under the Topics tab of this website, the following tools can help you make specific production decisions that suit your operation.

Value of Crops for Livestock Feeds Calculator

This decision-making tool was developed to help beef producers work with their neighbors to determine a value for salvaged crops.

Click to download [.xls file | 95kb] 

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Preconditioning and Backgrounding Calculator

This decision-making tool is designed to identify economic opportunities and risks from backgrounding or preconditioning cattle by providing a summary of estimated net returns. It is currently available as an Excel download. A webpage version is in development. In meantime, to access a webpage version that evaluates preconditioning only, click here

Click to download preconditioning and backgrounding calculator [.xlxs file | 149kb] Updated October 2021

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