By: Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management, Ohio State University Extension Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Newly updated OSU Extension Swine Enterprise Budgets for 2012 have been completed and posted to the Farm Management Website of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Updated Enterprise Budgets can be viewed and downloaded from the following website: http://aede.osu.edu/programs/farmmanagement/budgets
Updated Swine Enterprise Budgets include:
Farrow to Wean – Sow Producing 1 Litter
Wean to Finish – 1 Hog
These enterprise budgets are constructed differently from our other enterprise budgets. They include variable costs only in the budget analysis and offer the user the ability to calculate “Returns Above Variable Costs” and “Returns Above Feed Costs”.
Our enterprise budgets are compiled on downloadable Excel Spreadsheets that contain macros for ease of use. Users can input their own production and price levels to calculate their own numbers. Detailed footnotes are included to help explain methodologies used to obtain the budget numbers.
Authors of these swine budgets include: Dale Ricker, Extension Swine Specialist, OSU Extension; Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management, OSU Extension and OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics ; and Seth Wilkerson, Undergraduate Student, Agribusiness and Applied Economics, OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics.