Guidance

Livestock farming business calculators

Online tools to give you a snapshot of how changes in feed, forage and other costs for beef cattle and sheep will affect your net margins

Introduction

Our partners at EBLEX, the organisation for English beef and lamb levy payers, have provided a range of ‘What If?’ calculators. These tools can give you a handy snapshot of how changes to financial situations, such as increased feed prices, and physical conditions, such as improved fertility, can have an impact on the performance of your farm business. The caluculator lets you input your own figures relating to your on farm costs and see the impact on both gross and net margins.

Open the Extensive Beef 100 Head ‘What If?’ calculator on the EBLEX website. Cattle finished on a mainly forage based diet typically selling at 20 months of age and over.

Open the Intensive Beef 100 Head ‘What If?’ calculator on the EBLEX website. Cattle finished on feeds mainly involving cereals or alternative feeds to forage, typically finished at under 16 months of age.

Open the Less Favourable Area Sheep ‘What If?’ calculator on the EBLEX website. Sheep flocks predominately located in the Less-Favoured Areas of England (LFAs) which are classified as hill and upland for subsidy purposes.

Open the Less Favourable Area Suckler ‘What If?’ calculator on the EBLEX website. Suckler cow herds that are predominately located in the LFAs of England which for subsidy purposes are classified as hill and upland areas.

Open the Lowland Sheep ‘What If?’ calculator on the EBLEX website. Sheep flocks predominately located in the non LFAs of England.
 
Open the Lowland Suckler ‘What If?’ calculator on the EBLEX website. Suckler cow herds that are predominately located in the non LFAs of England.

Published 29 August 2012