Body Condition Economic Simulation -Version 1.0 1 B. A. Reiling, R. S. Sand, W. E. Kunkle, and J. W. Lemaster 2 1. This document is based on the Body Condition Economic Simulation Spreadsheet, by the Animal Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: June 2000. 2. B. A. Reiling, Assistant Professor, Animal Science; R.S Sand, Associate Professor and Livestock Specialist; W. E. Kunkle, Professor, Department of Animal Science; and J.W. Lemaster, Program Assistant, Department of Animal Science, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: July 1990. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/University of Florida/Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean. The Body Condition Economic Simulation can be used to project income and profit for cattle farmers. It takes under consideration such factors as body condition, average calving date, weening date, conception rate, calf daily gain, and calf weight. It can create hypothetical what if situations and show their effects on income. Use this address to get to the Body Condition Economic Simulation: http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/utils/bcs.exe Clicking on the above link will download this Excel speadsheet to your computer in the directory of your choice. The spreadsheet is in a zipped, self-extracting file. Double-click on it, and the spreadsheet will open up. You must have Microsoft Excel on your computer in order to run this program. Disclaimer This program is available and designed for general usage and distribution as an educational tool only! There are many inherent assumptions associated with this body condition economic simulation, and no claims are made relative to the validity of decisions that may be made based upon the results of this program.