Agricultural Economics Department


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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 04/05/2006. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Some producers find it advantageous to lease their cattle to other producers either for cash or for a share of the calf crop. This may be in the course of ultimately transferring the herd — e.g., to a child or other new owner. It may also be used by a producer who has been forced to liquidate his/her herd and wishes to re-establish a new herd. This checklist has been adapted from Doye, Sahs & Coe, Breeding Livestock Lease Agreements, F-571 and Doye, Sahs & Coe, Stocker Livestock Lease Agreements, F-572 (Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service).