University of FloridaInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)UF/IFAS Extension: Solutions for Your Life

Spreadsheets & Tools

Contact Albert De Vries with any questions or comments.

Mailbox Forecast Tool

Forecast your farm mailbox milk price with this tool from the University of Wisconsin. The tool has been populated with Florida Federal Order mailbox prices.

Capital Budget

Set up a capital budget for a new dairy facility.

DairyVIP (install on computer)

Evaluation of consequences of changes in herd management and prices on dairy farms. This program has monthly time steps, seasonality, and dynamic programming

Save the .exe and .xlsm files in the same directory and enable macros.

DairyVIP (online)

Evaluation of consequences of changes in herd management and prices on dairy farms.

Stall stocking density calculator

Metamodel of economic evaluation of stall stocking density. Journal of Dairy Science. 99:3848–3857 http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-10556

v.Calculator14 (Excel macro)

Spreadsheet to evaluate consequences of changes in herd management and prices on dairy farms. Enable macros.

Digesters

Calculate the economic feasibility of anaerobic manure digesters on Florida dairy farms.

Heifer Value

Calculate how much you can afford to pay for heifers.

Nitrogen Leaching

Estimating nitrogen leaching.

Nutrient Budgeting

Weighted Cost of Capital