About the Expected Value of Additional Weight at Time of Sale Tool

This page contains the following helpful information for users of the BeefBasis Expected Value of Additional Weight at Time of Sale tool.

Purpose of the Expected Value of Additional Weight at Time of Sale Tool

This tool allows you to analyze the value of additional pounds realized at the time your cattle are sold.

  1. Set your expected date of sale and expected selling date.
  2. Choose the size of weight increments to use in your analysis.
  3. See how much additional value you should expect to receive for each increment of additional out (sale) weight beyond your expected selling weight.

Input Descriptions

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Increment of Added Weight (Lbs.)

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Earliest Out (sell) Date

The earliest date at which you might sell the animal(s).

Sex

The sex of the animal(s) being marketed.

Date

First Calculated Sell Date.

Sell Weight, lbs

The expected sell weight that you will market the animal at, to adjust the marginal weight, adjust the increment of Added Weight input box.

Expected Price, $/cwt

The forecasted cash price you should expect for the animal(s); based on sell date, weight, and specified location.

Value per Head, $

The value of the animal at the selected location, calculated weight, and forecast price (i.e., Expected Cash Price * Weight).

Incremental Added Value, $/lbs.

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Total Value of Additional Weight, $/head

The value of gain achieved for the feeding period. That is, the marginal revenue between the last feeding period and the first period divided by the marginal weight gain between the last feeding period and the indicated period.