Economics

 

General Corn Silage
Hay and Straw Cereal Forage


General

2013 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide

Forage Economics and Budgets
View the FARM Team web site for current forage budgets and other resources related to forage economics.

Paying for Unexpected Feed Expenses
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Tom Anderson, former Shawano Co. Agriculture Agent

Hay and Straw

Hay Price Calculator (2014)
This spreadsheet developed by Extension Educator Ken Barnett compares how much a producer needs to get for their hay compared to what they could get from corn production with varying corn prices.

Alfalfa Profitability by Year and Fertilizer Cost Calculator 
This spreadsheet developed by Extension Educator Ken Barnett estimates yields and profits for alfalfa stands from establishment to the 4th production year based on alfalfa base yield and fertilizer costs.

Value of Short Rotations for Alfalfa Profitability
by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist, and Ken Barnett, UW-Extension Educator.

Pricing Standing Forage Worksheet 
This spreadsheet developed by Extension Educator Ken Barnett, helps to determine ceiling and floor prices to pay for standing forage.

How to Price Standing Forage  
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by UW-Extension Agents Ted Bay and Rhonda Gildersleeve, Ken Barnett, UW-Extension Farm Management Specialist, and Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist.

Economics of Alfalfa and Corn Silage Rotations  
This paper, written by Extension Educator Ken Barnett, looks at the economics of various rotation options using alfalfa and corn silage.

Calculating Optimal Length of a Stand of Alfalfa  
This spreadsheet, developed by former Waukesha County Agriculture Agent, Rob Fox, offers users the ability to evaluate the economic return of varying lengths of alfalfa stands.

Factors to Consider When Marketing Hay
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

Corn Silage

UWEX Corn Silage Pricing Decision Aid
 This spreadsheet developed by Ryan Sterry, Polk Co. Agriculture Agent; Lee Milligan, former St. Croix Co. Agriculture Agent; and Joe Lauer, UW-Extension Corn Agronomist, helps to determine a price for standing and harvested corn silage.

New Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage
The article above introduces a new free Android app created by Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry that will help you to quickly estimate the value of standing corn silage, August 2016

Corn Silage Pricing Free Android App
Click the link above for a free download of the corn silage pricing app through Google Play

Buying and Selling Corn Silage: What’s a fair price?
This paper, written by Greg Blonde, Waupaca Co. Agricultural Agent, evaluates several methods to value corn silage.

Cereal Forage

Pricing Standing Small Grains for Forage                          
This spreadsheet, developed by Extension Educators Ken Barnett and Mike Rankin, helps to determine ceiling and floor prices to pay for standing cereal forage.

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