After adjusting for these other costs, the net return (all costs included) is –$151 per cow per year, or –$6,040 for the 40-cow farm. Another way to look at this is to just include the depreciation and interest for equipment/fencing/facilities ($150/cow/year), and not include land and labor ($200/cow/year). 28 Feb 2022

Raising beef cattle or other cattle farms is not difficult. In fact, there are many government programs and resources available to help you get started. The most important thing is to do some research and develop a plan that fits your goals and the needs of your cattle.

Here’s what else CattleFax predicts for cattle price outlook in 2022. Fed steers: $140 per cwt average for the year, with tops up to $155. That’s $300 per head more than last year. Feeder calves: (550 pounds): $205 per cwt average for 2022, up $35 from last year. 3 Feb 2022