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Unit Cost of Production Workshop

8:30 am – 4:00 pm MST
Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff
Aaron Berger, (308) 235-3122,
Would you like to get a better handle on what is happening in your operation with annual cow costs and your cost of production? This winter unit cost of production workshops will be held in the Panhandle and Sandhills designed to help producers learn the skills needed to calculate cost of production numbers for their own operations. At these workshops, ranchers will learn how to perform an economic analysis of a ranch operation and see how different enterprises perform and interact with one another. Using an example ranch, participants work through the different costs associated with the most common enterprises found on a ranch. Past participants have indicated the knowledge gained and conversations that occurred prompted them to look at their operations and see the value of resources produced and used on the ranch in a new light.

Below are dates, locations, and contact information for pre-registration with the local host.

Jan. 13 and 14 at Scottsbluff: Panhandle Research and Extension Center. 8:30 am - 4 pm MST; contact Aaron Berger at 308-235-3122 or

Feb. 2 and 3 at Mullen: Hooker County Community Center. 8:30 am - 4 pm MST; contact T.L. Meyer at 308-645-2267 or

Feb. 7 and 8 at Basset: Basset City Building, 8:30 am – 4 pm CST; contact Hannah Greenwell at 402-387-2213 or

Cost is $50 per person and covers meals for both days. Please pre-register one week prior for a meal count. Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops are limited to 30 people per location. Contact Aaron Berger at 308-235-3122 with questions about the workshops.

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This event originated in UNL Beef.