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Excel 2000 version

SheepFlock is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that considers the flock inventory; available pasture and hay resources; purchased feed; fences, buildings, equipment and other capital items; interest expense and opportunity costs; labor; and other cash and noncash expenses to determine profitability.

Sheep Flock Budget is available in Excel 97-2000 format. Click and save to an appropriate folder or open the spreadsheet directly if Excel is installed on your system. The spreadsheet includes three macros.

Procedure for downloading and enabling macros:

  1. Download and save the file to your hard drive.
  2. Open the file.
  3. Tools->Macros->Security (change security from High to Medium).
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Open the file (enable macros when prompted).

Disclaimer: Sheep Flock Budget provides default values for all inputs, including an estimate of daily digestible dry matter required per ewe. In no case should these values necessarily be considered correct for a particular farm. In addition, although the calculations of Sheep Flock Budget have been checked carefully, there could be errors in the spreadsheet. Please report any errors to Mike Thonney.


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