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Teagasc Beef Budgets 2022/2023

19 September 2022
Type Factsheet

Each autumn Teagasc produces a set of financial budgets that are a guide to beef farmers who are buying cattle for finishing over the following 18 months. Purchase prices are based on the prevailing market value at the time for both weanlings and store cattle. Similarly, inputs required for finishing are also set at current market values.

Each budget calculates a breakeven selling price (cents/kg carcase weight) for that particular system and takes account of the purchase price and all the associated variable and fixed costs incurred. Any proposed margin per head will be additional to the breakeven price.

It is important to remember that these budgets only serve as a guide to beef farmers. It is recommended that each individual work out their own budgets in conjunction with their local Teagasc Advisor to best reflect their own farm situation.

View budgets for the different beef systems below