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Weather as observed from KAMW in AMES, IA at 12:00 PM, 12/14/2017
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Current Conditions for Ames, IA
29.0° F
Humidity63.0 %
Heat Index29.0° F
Dew Point18.0° F
Wind Chill29.0° F
Wind DirNW
Wind Speed5.0 mph
Sunrise7:34 AM
Sunset4:43 PM
Pressure30.09 in.

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Nexus Cattle Calculator

Sponsored in part by USDA's Risk Management Agency.
Nexus Cattle Calculator <<< CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR iOS
*** The Nexus Cattle Calculator is the best way to get a handle on your operation’s profit picture.***

This Nexus Ag reverse breakeven calculator helps you put first things first and shows you what you can afford to spend on calves or feeders, based on prices you can get for your finished cattle. But there’s more! This app gives you an easy tool to figure your fed cattle cost of gain and traditional cost of production, top to bottom!

You need to include all the expense categories when nailing down the costs in your cattle enterprise. This Nexus Cattle Calculator app does.
* Feed Costs
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* Interest
* Yardage
If you want to make it in the cattle business, you’ve got to know where you stand. Knowing your cattle profit margin will help you make the best decisions. And keeping tabs on all this data will help your relationship with your ag lender, too.

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+++The Nexus Cattle Calculator remembers info from previous sessions so you don’t have to re-enter numbers for fields that haven’t changed. This app gives you the dollars and cents facts and helps get you where you want your cattle operation to go.

It’s the all-around profit tool, right on your mobile device.
* Compound Interest Calculator
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The app comes from ag pros with decades of experience marketing American beef to major buyers, and who work with brokers on behalf of cattlemen. The Nexus focus is on helping beef producers glean all they can from the marketplace. And our clients say they’ve been able to expand facilities because of our marketing services, so you can be confident the Nexus Cattle Calculator will help you. Find info about our pros at nexusag.org.

Risk Management Education Video

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