Bull Valuation Calculator
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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.
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.