Weekly Projected Breakevens

2016 Feedlot Vision
2016 Feedlot Vision
Each year, the Feedlot Vision program works with producers to help track the performance of their cattle during the feeding period and provides closeout information. The data listed in the Feedlot Vision program report is a summary of cattle performance for producers who participate in the program. 
 
The data includes close out information for various weight groups of cattle from producers in Wis., Ill., Neb., S.D., Minn., and Kan. This data describes performance, profitability, and costs associated with each weight group of cattle. Producers can utilize this information to compare how their cattle performed against the average for each year. 
 
Click to download a PDF of last year's Feedlot Vision program summary.
 
300# Holsteins
Sale Breakevens on 300# Holstein Steer Calves    
The results expressed here are estimates and in no way constitute a guarantee of cattle performance or profitability, as actual performance and profitability are influenced by factors beyond the control of Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.    
The sky blue portion of the tables indicates where feeders can be bought and hedged        
The gray portion of the tables indicate where the cattle cannot be hedged profitably        
Total Cost of Gain/cwt. Cost/cwt for feeders    Expected Futures or Sales Price
98.00 101.00 104.00 107.00 110.00 113.00 116.00 119.00 122.00  
74.72 79.89 80.56 81.23 81.89 82.56 83.23 83.89 84.56 85.23   $82.50
75.72 80.67 81.34 82.00 82.67 83.34 84.00 84.67 85.34 86.00    
76.72 81.45 82.12 82.78 83.45 84.12 84.78 85.45 86.12 86.78    
77.72 82.23 82.89 83.56 84.23 84.89 85.56 86.23 86.89 87.56    
78.72 83.00 83.67 84.34 85.00 85.67 86.34 87.00 87.67 88.34    
79.72 83.78 84.45 85.12 85.78 86.45 87.12 87.78 88.45 89.12    
80.72 84.56 85.23 85.89 86.56 87.23 87.89 88.56 89.23 89.89    
                       
Updated:   $/cwt $99.23 Purchase Breakeven Price        
2/17/2017   Assumptions for $77.72 total Cost of Gain.          
ADG:  3.10   Start Wt: 300 pounds   Yardage: 20 ¢/day    
F/G:  6.13   End Wt: 1,350 pounds   Vet/Med: $30 /hd    
DMI: 19   Corn: $3.25 /bu Death Loss: 2 %    
DOF:  339   Calf N Bulk $550 /ton   Interest: 6 %    
Market Date:     AR Grower $525 /ton Other Cost: $20 /hd    
1/25/18   AR Fin 44 $575 /ton            
COG Adjustments Based on the above assumptions:                
ADG for every +/- .1 lb  =  $2.40              
DMI for every +/- 1 lb  = $3.65              
Interest for every +/- .5% = $0.58              
Death Loss for every +/- .5% =  $0.11              
Yardage for every +/- .10¢ = $3.35              
Corn Price for every +/- $.25 = $2.81              
500# Holsteins
Sale Breakevens on 500# Holstein Steer Calves    
The results expressed here are estimates and in no way constitute a guarantee of cattle performance or profitability, as actual performance and profitability are influenced by factors beyond the control of Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.    
The sky blue portion of the tables indicates where feeders can be bought and hedged        
The gray portion of the tables indicate where the cattle cannot be hedged profitably        
Total Cost of Gain/cwt. Cost/cwt for feeders    Expected Futures or Sales Price
74.00 77.00 80.00 83.00 86.00 89.00 92.00 95.00 98.00  
83.89 80.23 81.34 82.45 83.56 84.67 85.78 86.89 88.00 89.12   $82.28
84.89 80.86 81.97 83.08 84.19 85.30 86.41 87.52 88.63 89.75    
85.89 81.49 82.60 83.71 84.82 85.93 87.04 88.15 89.26 90.38    
86.89 82.12 83.23 84.34 85.45 86.56 87.67 88.78 89.89 91.00    
87.89 82.75 83.86 84.97 86.08 87.19 88.30 89.41 90.52 91.63    
88.89 83.38 84.49 85.60 86.71 87.82 88.93 90.04 91.15 92.26    
89.89 84.00 85.12 86.23 87.34 88.45 89.56 90.67 91.78 92.89    
                       
Updated:   $/cwt $74.44 Purchase Breakeven Price        
2/17/2017   Assumptions for $86.89 total Cost of Gain.          
ADG:  2.80   Start Wt: 500 pounds   Yardage: 20 ¢/day    
F/G:  7.14   End Wt: 1,350 pounds   Vet/Med: $20 /hd    
DMI: 20   Corn: $3.25 /bu Death Loss: 1.5 %    
DOF:  304   AR Grower $525 /ton   Interest: 6 %    
Market Date:     AR Fin 44 $575 /ton Other Cost: $15 /hd    
12/20/17                    
COG Adjustments Based on the above assumptions:                
ADG for every +/- .1 lb  =  $3.05              
DMI for every +/- 1 lb  = $3.48              
Interest for every +/- .5% = $0.75              
Death Loss for every +/- .5% =  $0.15              
Yardage for every +/- .10¢ = $3.69              
Corn Price for every +/- $.25 = $3.33              
550# Calves
Sale Breakevens on 550# Steer Calves    
The results expressed here are estimates and in no way constitute a guarantee of cattle performance or profitability, as actual performance and profitability are influenced by factors beyond the control of Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.    
The sky blue portion of the tables indicates where feeders can be bought and hedged        
The gray portion of the tables indicate where the cattle cannot be hedged profitably        
Total Cost of Gain/cwt. Cost/cwt for feeders    Expected Futures or Sales Price
148.00 151.00 154.00 157.00 160.00 163.00 166.00 169.00 172.00  
60.89 96.38 97.60 98.82 100.05 101.27 102.49 103.71 104.93 106.16   $101.20
61.89 96.97 98.19 99.42 100.64 101.86 103.08 104.31 105.53 106.75    
62.89 97.56 98.79 100.01 101.23 102.45 103.68 104.90 106.12 107.34    
63.89 98.16 99.38 100.60 101.82 103.05 104.27 105.49 106.71 107.93    
64.89 98.75 99.97 101.19 102.42 103.64 104.86 106.08 107.31 108.53    
65.89 99.34 100.56 101.79 103.01 104.23 105.45 106.68 107.90 109.12    
66.89 99.93 101.16 102.38 103.60 104.82 106.05 107.27 108.49 109.71    
                       
Updated:     $/cwt $155.47 Purchase Breakeven Price        
2/17/2017   Assumptions for $63.89 total Cost of Gain.          
ADG:  3.40   Start Wt: 550 pounds   Yardage: 35 ¢/day    
F/G:  6.18   End Wt: 1,350 pounds   Vet/Med: $30 /hd    
DMI: 21   Corn: $3.25 /bu Death Loss: 2 %    
DOF:  236   Silage: $35 /ton   Interest: 6 %    
Market Date:     Hay: $70 /ton Other Cost: $20 /hd    
10/11/17   Supp.: $450 /ton            
      mWDG: $60 /ton            
COG Adjustments Based on the above assumptions:                
ADG for every +/- .1 lb  =  $1.94              
DMI for every +/- 1 lb  = $2.10              
Interest for every +/- .5% = $0.77              
Death Loss for every +/- .5% =  $0.10              
Yardage for every +/- .10¢ = $3.02              
Corn Price for every +/- $.25 = $1.76              
650# Calves
Sale Breakevens on 650# Steer Calves    
The results expressed here are estimates and in no way constitute a guarantee of cattle performance or profitability, as actual performance and profitability are influenced by factors beyond the control of Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.    
The sky blue portion of the tables indicates where feeders can be bought and hedged        
The gray portion of the tables indicate where the cattle cannot be hedged profitably        
Total Cost of Gain/cwt. Cost/cwt for feeders    Expected Futures or Sales Price
134.00 137.00 140.00 143.00 146.00 149.00 152.00 155.00 158.00  
62.56 96.96 98.40 99.85 101.29 102.73 104.18 105.62 107.07 108.51   $101.20
63.56 97.48 98.92 100.36 101.81 103.25 104.70 106.14 107.59 109.03    
64.56 97.99 99.44 100.88 102.33 103.77 105.22 106.66 108.11 109.55    
65.56 98.51 99.96 101.40 102.85 104.29 105.73 107.18 108.62 110.07    
66.56 99.03 100.48 101.92 103.36 104.81 106.25 107.70 109.14 110.59    
67.56 99.55 100.99 102.44 103.88 105.33 106.77 108.22 109.66 111.11    
68.56 100.07 101.51 102.96 104.40 105.85 107.29 108.73 110.18 111.62    
                       
Updated:   $/cwt $139.58 Purchase Breakeven Price        
2/17/2017   Assumptions for $65.56 total Cost of Gain.          
ADG:  3.50   Start Wt: 650 pounds   Yardage: 35 ¢/day    
F/G:  6.57   End Wt: 1,350 pounds   Vet/Med: $25 /hd    
DMI: 23   Corn: $3.25 /bu Death Loss: 1.5 %    
DOF:  200   Silage: $35 /ton   Interest: 6 %    
Market Date:     Hay: $70 /ton Other Cost: $15 /hd    
9/5/17   Supp.: $450 /ton            
      mWDG: $60 /ton            
COG Adjustments Based on the above assumptions:                
ADG for every +/- .1 lb  =  $1.91              
DMI for every +/- 1 lb  = $2.05              
Interest for every +/- .5% = $0.77              
Death Loss for every +/- .5% =  $0.10              
Yardage for every +/- .10¢ = $2.94              
Corn Price for every +/- $.25 = $1.83              
750# Calves
Sale Breakevens on 750# Steer Calves    
The results expressed here are estimates and in no way constitute a guarantee of cattle performance or profitability, as actual performance and profitability are influenced by factors beyond the control of Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.    
The sky blue portion of the tables indicates where feeders can be bought and hedged        
The gray portion of the tables indicate where the cattle cannot be hedged profitably        
Total Cost of Gain/cwt. Cost/cwt for feeders    Expected Futures or Sales Price
121.00 124.00 127.00 130.00 133.00 136.00 139.00 142.00 145.00  
64.06 95.69 97.36 99.03 100.69 102.36 104.03 105.69 107.36 109.03   $101.18
65.06 96.14 97.80 99.47 101.14 102.80 104.47 106.14 107.80 109.47    
66.06 96.58 98.25 99.92 101.58 103.25 104.92 106.58 108.25 109.92    
67.06 97.03 98.69 100.36 102.03 103.69 105.36 107.03 108.69 110.36    
68.06 97.47 99.14 100.80 102.47 104.14 105.80 107.47 109.14 110.80    
69.06 97.92 99.58 101.25 102.92 104.58 106.25 107.92 109.58 111.25    
70.06 98.36 100.03 101.69 103.36 105.03 106.69 108.36 110.03 111.69    
                       
Updated:   $/cwt $128.48 Purchase Breakeven Price        
2/17/2017   Assumptions for $67.06 total Cost of Gain.          
ADG:  3.60   Start Wt: 750 pounds   Yardage: 35 ¢/day    
F/G:  6.94   End Wt: 1,350 pounds   Vet/Med: $20 /hd    
DMI: 25   Corn: $3.25 /bu Death Loss: 1 %    
DOF:  167   Silage: $35 /ton   Interest: 6 %    
Market Date:     Hay: $70 /ton Other Cost: $10 /hd    
8/2/17   Supp.: $450 /ton            
      mWDG: $60 /ton            
COG Adjustments Based on the above assumptions:                
ADG for every +/- .1 lb  =  $2.03              
DMI for every +/- 1 lb  = $1.95              
Interest for every +/- .5% = $0.77              
Death Loss for every +/- .5% =  $0.15              
Yardage for every +/- .10¢ = $2.85              
Corn Price for every +/- $.25 = $1.91              
850# Calves
Sale Breakevens on 850# Steer Calves    
The results expressed here are estimates and in no way constitute a guarantee of cattle performance or profitability, as actual performance and profitability are influenced by factors beyond the control of Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.    
The sky blue portion of the tables indicates where feeders can be bought and hedged        
The gray portion of the tables indicate where the cattle cannot be hedged profitably        
Total Cost of Gain/cwt. Cost/cwt for feeders    Expected Futures or Sales Price
114.00 117.00 120.00 123.00 126.00 129.00 132.00 135.00 138.00  
65.33 95.97 97.86 99.75 101.64 103.53 105.42 107.31 109.20 111.09   $101.18
66.33 96.34 98.23 100.12 102.01 103.90 105.79 107.68 109.57 111.46    
67.33 96.71 98.60 100.49 102.38 104.27 106.16 108.05 109.94 111.83    
68.33 97.09 98.97 100.86 102.75 104.64 106.53 108.42 110.31 112.20    
69.33 97.46 99.34 101.23 103.12 105.01 106.90 108.79 110.68 112.57    
70.33 97.83 99.71 101.60 103.49 105.38 107.27 109.16 111.05 112.94    
71.33 98.20 100.09 101.97 103.86 105.75 107.64 109.53 111.42 113.31    
                       
Updated:   $/cwt $120.50 Purchase Breakeven Price        
2/17/2017   Assumptions for $68.33 total Cost of Gain.          
ADG:  3.70   Start Wt: 850 pounds   Yardage: 35 ¢/day    
F/G:  7.29   End Wt: 1,350 pounds   Vet/Med: $15 /hd    
DMI: 27   Corn: $3.25 /bu Death Loss: 0.5 %    
DOF:  135   Silage: $35 /ton   Interest: 6 %    
Market Date:     Hay: $70 /ton Other Cost: $5 /hd    
7/2/17   Supp.: $450 /ton            
      mWDG: $60 /ton            
COG Adjustments Based on the above assumptions:                
ADG for every +/- .1 lb  =  $1.92              
DMI for every +/- 1 lb  = $1.95              
Interest for every +/- .5% = $0.74              
Death Loss for every +/- .5% =  $0.14              
Yardage for every +/- .10¢ = $2.75              
Corn Price for every +/- $.25 = $2.01