Weekly Projected Breakeven Calculator

The Purina Cattle Breakeven Calculator is intended as a tool to allow producers to estimate profitability or loss when finishing cattle. Inputs are adjusted weekly based on market conditions. Producers can select starting weight, adjust futures or selling price, and change total cost of gain to determine breakeven prices customized for their situation. This is  another way Purina is dedicated to helping our producers feed greatness, and get the most out each and every animal.

Cattle Breakevens Calculator

Start Weight


Numerical Values Only

Total Cost Of Gain

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Purchase Breakeven Price
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Total Cost Of Gain/CWT Cost/cwt for the feeders
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  • Market Conditions

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Table Keys

Indicates where feeders can be bought and hedged profitably.
Indicates where the cattle cannot be hedged profitably.

The results expressed here are estimates and no way contains a guarantee of cattle performance or profitability, as actual performance and profitability are influenced by factors beyond the control of Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.