Resources available at no charge (Information, sample forms, calculators, spreadsheets)
  Software to purchase (Budget Cash Flow, Group Tracker, Manure Nutrient Value Calculator, Breeding and Farrowing Schedule, Sow Tracker, Pig Profit Tracker)

 


Information and sample forms to download

 

USDA Risk Management Agency Insurance Policy Premiums pdf USDA Risk Management Agency Insurance Policy Premiums
Step-by-step instructions on how to calculate premiums. USDA Risk Management Agency has more information on livestock insurance policies

 

USDA Risk Management Agency Livestock Gross Margin FAQ pdf USDA Risk Management Agency Livestock Gross Margin FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding LGM swine insurance policiesUSDA Risk Management Agency has more information.

Cash farm lease (with flexible provisions) pdf
Cash farm lease (with flexible provisions)Farm Lease Contract examples provided by Midwest Plan Service as guides for developing agreements between owners and renters.

 

Crop-share or Crop-share/Cash farm lease pdf
Crop-share or Crop-share/Cash farm leaseFarm Lease Contract examples provided by Midwest Plan Service as guides for developing agreements between owners and renters.

Irrigation crop-share or Crop-share/Cash farm lease pdf
Irrigation crop-share or Crop-share/Cash farm leaseFarm Lease Contract examples provided by Midwest Plan Service as guides for developing agreements between owners and renters.

 

Pasture lease pdf
Pasture leaseFarm Lease Contract examples provided by Midwest Plan Service as guides for developing agreements between owners and renters.

Farm building or Livestock facility lease pdf
Farm building or Livestock facility leaseFarm Lease Contract examples provided by Midwest Plan Service as guides for developing agreements between owners and renters.

 

Water Chart Usage xls
imageDeveloped by Mark Storlie, IPIC/ISU and Mike Brumm formerly of the University of Nebraska
Focuses on daily water disappearance as a measure of the growth process for groups of pigs.

Information on heat stress index categories and management strategies
Information on heat stress index categories and management strategiesHeat stress index charts developed by Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department, ISU

 

Heat stress index for swine gif
Heat stress index for swineHeat stress index charts developed by Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department, ISU

Heat stress index for humans
Heat stress index for humansHeat stress index charts developed by Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department, ISU. Information on heat stress index categories and management strategies
   

Calculators to download    
ISU Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) xls
ISU Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)Developed by Dave Stender, ISU
Calculates the value of DDGS relative to the feedstuffs it replaces.
  SDSU Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS) xls
SDSU Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS)Developed by Robert Thaler, South Dakota State University. Helps determine costs of using distillers dried grain in swine rations.

Swine Marketing Decision Calculator xls
Swine Marketing Decision CalculatorDeveloped by John Lawrence, ISU
  Simple Hog Market Calculator xls
Simple Hog Market CalculatorDeveloped by John Lawrence, ISU
This is a simple tool to evaluate the added return per head from marketing hogs a few days later and at a heavier weight.
Berkshire Production Decision Aid
Berkshire Production Decision Aid Developed by Larry McMullen, ISU. This tool is designed to give a “quick and dirty” estimation into the profitability of producing purebred Berkshires when compared to commodity pork production.
  OFFSET (Odor From Feedlots Setback Estimation Tool ) xls
OFFSET (Odor From Feedlots Setback Estimation Tool )Developed at University of Minnesota. Based on Minnesota climatic conditions and intended primarily for Minnesota producers. Read more about this tool.

Spreadsheets available through registration links

Genomic Selection

(updated April 25, 2014)

Developed by Ken Stalder and Caitlyn Abell, Iowa State University, this spreadsheet can be used to estimate the total costs associated with genome-enabled selection. Producers can see how much improvement in a weaned pig will be necessary in order to break even on the costs associated with genome-enabled selection, and to determine if they think investing in animals that have been selected based on genomic methods is economically viable. Seedstock suppliers can use the spreadsheet to make breeding program decisions. Register for this free download.

 

Economics of Weaning Age Calculator

Developed by Derald Holtkamp of ISU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, this calculator can help producers evaluate whether it pays to reduce breeding herd inventory in order to increase weaning age. It also can help producers determine how much the breeding herd inventory must change for alternative weaning ages to ensure that the farrowing capacity of the farm is not exceeded.

Economics of Weaning Age Calculator 2003Please request this 2003 version if you have Excel 2003

  Economics of Weaning Age Calculator 2007Please request this 2007 version if you have Excel 2007

Sow Longevity Spreadsheet v2 xls developed by Ken Stalder, ISU and Curt Lacey of University of Georgia. This can help producers determine optimum times for keeping sows in their operations. It uses operation-specific production and financial information, so individual producers can determine how long sows must remain in their herds to create a positive net value.

 

Register for access by clicking on the name of the desired version for your type of operation and measurement system below. Complete the form and click on "submit" to download that version.

Breed-to-wean

 

Farrow-to-finish

 

 

Optimum Maximum Parity Calculator

This tool xls helps the producer determine the optimum maximum culling parity for commercial sow herds by estimating the economic value for the genetic improvement that occurs over time (also known as genetic lag.) It was developed by Ken Stalder and Caitlyn Abell of ISU. Complete the registration form and click "submit" for access to this spreadsheet.

 


 


 

 

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