Rearing Costs

The cost of raising dairy calves and replacement heifers is very significant on Wisconsin dairy farms.  Calculating the costs associate with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential part of dairy business management.  To augment individual calf and heifer cost of production analysis, the dairy industry requires a set of benchmark cost of production data in which individual business costs and labor/management efficiencies can be compared.  The following resources and publications highlights UW-Extension’s Intuitive Cost of Production Analysis (ICPA) for Dairy Replacements.

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