Worksheet 1 Are Fire Ants Costing Your Operation Money How many acres are in your cattle operation 0.00 1 How much do you spend in an average year to treat injured cattle? (include medicines, bandages, vet bills, and an estimated cost of your time) $0.00 2 A. How many cattle/calves do you lose per year to ants? If fewer than one, give a fraction (e.g., 1 calf/2 years = 0.5 calf/year). Include only those directly killed by ants 0.00 B. What did you pay for calf or added value of cow? $0.00 C. How much profit if calf had been sold normally? $0.00 (B+C)xA=Total Death Losses $0.00 3 What are your average yearly losses Cost of Total Material Labor Ruined Feed $0.00 Ruined Hay $0.00 Shredder Damage $0.00 Electrical Damage $0.00 Other damage/loss $0.00 Total Material and Equipment Losses $0.00 4 Losses in hay production, from other form if applicable $0.00 5 Any medical costs for you, your family, or workers per year $0.00 6 Per year losses to pets, horses, food, animals, exotic breeds, etc. $0.00 7 Any other per year losses that can be blamed on fire ants. $0.00 Grand Total $0.00 CAN YOU AFFORD TO TREAT FOR FIRE ANTS Grand Total/ Number of Acres in Operation = #DIV/0! Per Acre in Losses If loss per acre is more than $15, you can probably make money by treating entire place. If loss per acre is less than $15, pinpoint where these losses occur and only treat those areas.