Cost of Production

Benchmarking and Budgeting Tools

Cost of Production Calculator click here.

The Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has budget tools (ewe flock and lamb finishing) for sheep farmers. These resources can be found by visiting the OMAFRA budget tools page by clicking here. Note: you will need to scroll down until you see the title sheep, then select either Ewe flock or Lamb finishing.

  • Economic workbook (Accelerated Lambing) click here
  • Economic workbook (Annual Lambing) click here

Price & Profit Predictability Tool 

(Please note that the Price & Profit Predictability Tools are currently not working. OSF is exploring options to get this backup and running. Once this issue is resolved this message will be removed) 

Ontario Sheep Farmers, in partnership with the University of Guelph and OMAFRA, have developed price and profit predictability tools to help guide decisions and provide information on what prices to expect at auction in Ontario.

Pricing predictions for lambs in the 65 to 79-pound and 95 to 109-pound categories are currently available with price predictions for one to four weeks out provided.

  • For the Price and Predictability Tool click here 
  • For the Profit Predictability Tool click here (Stay tuned fro updated input prices) 

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture - Sheep Resources 

This site includes information on Lamb Marketing, Feeding & Nutrition, Culling, Deadstock Disposal Methods, Mental Health Support, and Tools for Assessing your Farm Finances.

For more information or to visit the site click here