Cost-Benefit of Accelerated Feeding Program for Dairy Heifers

Victor Cabrera, Ken Bolton, Patrick Hoffman
1) Input Information:
  Conventional Accelerated
Birth Weight..........(lb)
Weaning age..........(d)
Weight @ Weaning..........(lb)
Live Weight Value..........($/lb)
Milk Replacer Intake..........(lb/d)
Calf Starter Intake..........(lb/d)
Milk Replacer Cost..........($/lb)
Calf Starter Cost..........($/lb)
Weaning to 19 mo maintanance..........($/d)
20 mo to freshening maintanance..........($/d)
Calving Age..........(d)
Discount rate..........(%./yr)
2) Cost Benefit @ Weaning ($/Calf): $66.78
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  % Higher or lb/d
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3) Cost Benefit Calving ($/Heifer): $4.39
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  % Higher or lb/d
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  % Lower or lb/d
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4) Break Even Milk:
    Conventional Accelerated
Milk Price..........($/wt)