Education Store

Purdue Extension

Farms & Agribusiness - Production Economics

alternate text here Product Code: 2-82-APP

The "Indiana Agricultural Statistics" app has information about Indiana's entire agricultural industry. This publication satisfies the growing need for accurate, reliable and unbiased information and data. The data i  More...
$0.00 at the App Store

alternate text here Product Code: EC-803-W
This 4-page publication explains how to use the Purdue Comparative Decision Support (PCDS) matrix and the PCDS2 profit/loss analysis tool to generate an enterprise budget for a small-scale goat operation.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: EC-798-W
This 6-page publication discusses the profitability of hybrid striped bass cage aquaculture in the Midwest.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: EC-797-W
This 7-page publication discusses the profitability of indoor production of Pacific white shrimp in Indiana.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AS-610-W
Lick tubs offer dairy producers a nutrient supplement option for their pasture-raised young heifers. This publication explains what lick tubs are and provides findings of a lick tub study conducted by Purdue University r  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AS-611-W
Pricing silage crops can be much more challenging than pricing grains. This publication outlines methods for determining prices for various types of silage and includes a Web link to Purdue's Corn Silage Crop Calculator  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AS-616-W
Drought conditions create numerous challenges on a dairy farm, including slow regrowth of pasture, hay and crops to be ensiled, reduced yields, lower forage quality and increased production costs. This publication looks  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AS-617-W
Drought can affect dairy farms long after the dry spell is over. That is especially true when it comes to the manure applied to crop fields and the rate at which it is applied. This publication offers tips for fertilizin  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AS-609-W
Distillers grain is a popular livestock feed because of its availability and the cost of alternative feed grains. This publication looks at how best to incorporate distillers grain into the diets of post-weaned dairy hei  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AS-618-W
Dairy farmers considering shutting down their operations following a drought should carefully weigh the pros and cons of exiting the dairy industry. This publication walks dairy farmers through the decision-making proces  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: EC-130-2012-W
A 4-page publication reporting the results of a 2012 survey of Indiana farmers, farm owners, farm custom operators, and professional farm managers on custom rates for farm machinery. included are rates for land preparat  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: ID-446-W
Publication providing beef cattle producers information on preconditioning, a management practice for preparing calves for a successful feedlot experience. Covers team building, weight gain, herd health and nutrition and  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: RE-3-W
8-page publication providing cost estimates for harvesting corn stover for bioenergy production  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: PIH-153-A
Whether you are one of the nation's top hog producers or a part of the industry that supports this ever-changing part of American agriculture, the Pork Industry Handbook can be a key to your success. The two-  More...

Price

$175.00
Out of Stock
alternate text here Product Code: PIH-153

Whether you are one of the nation's top hog producers or a part of the industry that supports this ever-changing part of American agriculture, the Pork Industry Handbook can be a key to your success. The t  More...

Price

$125.00
Add to Cart
alternate text here Product Code: ID-417-W
This 8-page publication presents the results of research on the economics of harvesting corn cobs for energy. It addresses the associated, additional costs of harvesting cobs and whether or not harvesting cobs generates  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: 28-48
In aseptic processing, food is stored at ambient temperatures in sterilized containers free of spoilage organisms and pathogens. The results of this food technology come in all shapes and sizes, from the consumer package  More...

Price

$45.00
Add to Cart
alternate text here Product Code: EC-758-W
This 4-page publication explains the future opportunities for U.S. hog producers and the steps they will have to take in order to meet the Chinese market's increasing demand for pork.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: GQ-50-W
One key to grain quality is to put clean grain in bins that are free of insects. This 5-page publication explains what it takes to ensure clean bins and how much time and what costs are involved.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: ID-320-W
The equine industry in Indiana has a very real impact on the economy. The more than 34,000 operations house 160,000 horses, generate 9,221 jobs, and generate more than $207 million in economic impact in the state of Indi  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: FNR-244-W
Choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms often are part-time family businesses. With sometimes several members of a family involved, it can be difficult to record and place a value on the time and costs required to establish,  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: ID-312
This is a series of 12 publications (ID-300 through ID-311) that describe best environmental management practices for Farm Animal Production. The topics include: Land Application Records and Sampling; Emergency Action  More...

Price

$2.00
Add to Cart
alternate text here Product Code: SARE-04

Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses brings the business planning process alive to help today's alternative and sustainable agriculture entrepren  More...

Price

$17.00
Add to Cart
alternate text here Product Code: 28-39
R. Douglas Hurt's brief history of American agriculture, from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century, is written for anyone coming to this subject for the first time. It also provides a ready reference to  More...

Price

$30.00
Add to Cart
alternate text here Product Code: AY-264-W
The purpose of this publication is to assist you in making that important corn replant decision. It allows you to determine your damaged field's current yield potential, its replant yield potential, and the dollar ret  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: CAN-723
This Alberta Agriculture publication explains the cattle handling equation. The book starts with cattle behavior and handling techniques and then looks at corral design, geometry, and components. It includes more than  More...

Price

$10.00
Out of Stock
alternate text here Product Code: 28-31
Rural Reminiscences is a poignant record of one family's survival during depressed economic times. It also details the management of a highly diversified farm operation that was changing from horsepower on the hoof to un  More...

Price

$17.95
Add to Cart
alternate text here Product Code: AED-46
A wean-to-finish building is an all-in-one nursery, grower, and finishing building for swine production. These buildings are one of the newest ways that swine producers have devised to remain competitive in a increasin  More...

Price

$4.00
Out of Stock
alternate text here Product Code: ID-101-W
Manure is no longer a liability; it is an asset to be stored and applied in a way that maximizes nutrient value. Land application of animal manure provides a hedge against the high price of commercial fertilizers. Thi  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AS-487-W
This publication helps the owner develop a business plan and evaluate the potential profitability of hybrid striped bass. Enterprise budgeting is a management tool useful for both planning and profitability analyses.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: FNR-86-W
Information in this publication covers the financial aspects, including projected costs and revenues, of a well-managed timber stand improvement program. It also provides methods for calculating projected costs and re  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: GQ-9-W
This grain quality fact sheet has information about applying for 1992 disaster assistance for low quality corn grown in the Midwest.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: NCH-1-W
This publication discusses when corn is most susceptible to hail damage, determining yield loss due to stand reduction and defoliation, determining direct ear damage, bruising and stalk damage, and estimating total yie  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: 28-41
An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 10,000 opens with the first known agriculture and ends in a future in which we might have to use fewer resources to feed more people. The book describes past and pre  More...

Price

$48.55
Add to Cart
alternate text here Product Code: NCH-36-W
This publication discusses why corn emerges unevenly, describes research that measured how much uneven emergence reduces corn yields, provides recommendations for managing uneven emerging stands, and gives suggestions  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: EC-451-W
Outlines several factors owners and potential renters of farm buildings must consider in determining equitable rental rates. Provides worksheets for figuring building value and cost of providing a building.  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AY-204-W
The purpose of this publication is to answer questions concerning types and uses of nitrogen fertilizers for crop production. It is hoped that the information presented will help Hoosier farmers more accurately assess  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: NCH-23
This publication discusses the likely effects of drainage improvements, the yield value of those improvements, the factors determining the economics of drainage, and how to calculate returns to a drainage investment. T  More...
Free Download
alternate text here Product Code: AE-111-W
This publication provides the comparative costs of various energy sources for irrigation pumping and other factors that must be considered in selecting a particular energy source.  More...
Free Download

Other products

Agriculture

Community

Environment

Family, Food & Garden

Youth