Detailed financial information on individual farm operations is difficult to obtain. This study analyzes 22 beef operations in detail to arrive at a set of financial benchmarks compatible with the recommendations of the Farm Financial Standards Task Force. Averaging the 22 operations in the study shows them to be on solid financial footing. However, the study points out significant variability between individual operations. This demonstrates how critical it is for farmers to analyze their own operation.
Iowa State University
Mayer, Ralph, "Financial Benchmarks for Beef Producers" (2002). Beef Research Report, 2001. 18.