Agribusiness Department

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Business




Wayne Howard


The purpose of this project was to decide the best time to sell calves on the Gow Ranch in Roseburg, Oregon. The two options are directly off the cow at 550 pounds in October or at 850 pounds in June.

The revenues and costs from selling calves at these two times were collected for the last five years. This data was put into an Excel spreadsheet to show profit and loss from each year. Both selling prices and costs were examined to show at what point to sell would have made the best profit.

Using figures from this spreadsheet it was determined that selling calves at 850 pounds in June would be the most feasible for the Gow Ranch.

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Agribusiness Commons