Wyoming Ranch Tools

Welcome to Wyoming Ranch Tools

Designed and Maintained by Bridger Feuz
University of Wyoming – Livestock Marketing Specialist/Area Educator

The goal of this site is to provide usable tools to help ranchers (both large and small) be able to make better decisions, leading to sustainable operations. Each tool is accompanied with a fact sheet and instructions on utilizing the tool. If you don’t see the tool you need here contact me at bmfeuz@uwyo.edu and let me know what you would like to have added.

  • Partial Budget – Use the partial budget tool to help make decisions such as; Should I sell calves or yearlings? Should I retain ownership on my heifers? What should I do with my cull cows? Should I buy hay or put up my own?
  • NPV Tool – Use the Net Present Value (NPV) tool to make decisions when a significant capital investment is needed. The NPV tool also contains an EconoRange version which helps in making decisions on range and pasture improvement projects.
  • Genetic Investment – The Genetic Investment tool provides break-even values to aid in the bull buying decision process.
  • Stocking Tool – Designed for the small 1-30 acre rancher, but appropriate for ranches of any size, this tool calculates the amount of available forage in a pasture and compares that to your animals’ needs.
  • AUM Value Tool – Use this tool to calculate a base value of an AUM for leasing arrangements.
  • Sprayer Calibration – Use this tool in combination with the 1/128 method of calibration to accurately adjust your sprayers for ideal weed control.

Bridger Feuz
University of Wyoming Extension
bmfeuz@uwyo.edu – 307-783-0570