Negotiating Cow Lease Arrangements

Subscribe to our free E-Newsletter, "Agri-News" (formerly RTW This Week)Agri-News
This Week

Leasing cows can be a viable alternative to debt financing when you are starting or expanding a beef cow herd. This publication discusses four kinds of leasing options that ranchers may consider when they are preparing an equitable, long term lease. The book also has a sample lease and work sheet to help you. 26 pages.

Agdex 816-1

Copies of this book may be purchased by:

  • Calling 780-427-0391.
  • Cheque or money order, please complete the order form and send it to our Publications Office.
  • On-line credit card purchase by accessing the on-line sales website.
Table of contents

Advantages and Disadvantages of Leasing

Defining an Equitable Lease

Risk and Returns

Types of Leasing Arrangements
  • Cash Lease
  • Fixed Number of Calves Lease
  • Percentage Share Lease
  • Flexible Share Lease
Designing a Lease Arrangement
  • What is the Best Lease Arrangement For Me?
  • Some Management Issues Leasing Cows
  • Calculating the Revenue Allocations
  • Using the Worksheet
    • Production Values
    • Formulas
    • Contributions
    • Revenue
    • Lease Payment Calculations
  • Appendix I Example Case Study
  • Appendix 2 Sample Cow Leasing Agreement
  • Appendix 3 Blank Cow Lease Worksheets
Share via
For more information about the content of this document, contact Ag Info Centre.
This information published to the web on April 27, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 8, 2018.