Yardage Per Pen Overview

Easily customize how you track and charge yardage by taking advantage of the Yardage settings within Performance Beef. Learn more about Yardage Per Pen below.

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Turn On Yardage Per Pen

  1. Click the Account settings button on the top right corner of your Performance Beef account.
  2. Scroll down to the System Settings. There are two settings for yardage available:
    1. Yardage: This setting will allow you to track yardage costs based off of one rate per group, or one rate per pen. 
      1. Yardage Per Group (Default)
      2. Yardage Per Pen
        1. When selecting Yardage Per Pen, a pop-up window will appear.
        2. To set yardage rates for all pens at once, enter a value into the white box under Set Default Yardage For All Pens at the top left corner of the pop-up window.
        3. To set yardage rates for individual pens, enter a value in the white box in the Yardage column for each pen listed. 

Note: Changing to Yardage Per Pen will recalculate yardage for the lifetime of all groups including closed groups. 

Note: You must enter a default yardage rate for every pen to prepare for any future pen movements. 

  • When reverting back to Yardage Per Group (Default), the pop-up window will be pre-populated with yardage values that will keep the total yardage costs for each group as is. If you change these values, the change will be for the lifetime of the group. Yardage rates are for the lifetime of each group, they cannot be backdated during a specific time period.

Find & Edit Yardage Per Pen Details

After selecting Yardage Per Pen, your Performance Beef account will be changed in the following areas (click on the tab links below that you would like to learn more about):

+/- Head

Sheets Tab

Pens Tab

Reports Tab


+/- Head: Set yardage rates per pen, per group.

  • When adding new groups into the platform, yardage will be calculated based on the Pen defaults. You can change the default yardage for all groups by clicking on Pen Yardages.
  • When adding cattle into an existing group, you may edit the Pen Yardages to be specific to that particular group (other groups will not be affected). 

Note: With the ability to set a yardage rate per pen, per group, you have the flexibility to apply different yardage rates to groups within the same pen. To edit group specific yardage rates, follow the steps under Sheets tab below.


To learn how to add new groups into the platform, see our Add and Manage Groups of Cattle article. 

Yardage Per Pen Added Head


Sheets tab: The Yardages page within the Sheets tab provides a full history of where a group has been located along with yardage rate each pen is set at for a particular group.

  1. Click on the Sheets tab on the left side of your Performance Beef account.
  2. Click the first drop-down box to the far left of the screen and select the Group ID you would like to view yardage information for.
  3. Click the second drop-down box to the right of the first drop-down box and select Yardages.
  4. Here you can view the total head days, current headcount, yardage rate and total yardage cost for each pen a single group has been located in.

Note: Read the steps below to edit yardage for a specific group.

  1. Click the green Edit button on the top right corner of the screen. 
  2. Click into the cell with the yardage rate you want to edit and enter the new value. 
  3. Click the Save button on the top left corner of the screen.

    Yardage rates are for the lifetime of each group, they cannot be backdated during a specific time period.

YPP Sheets


Pens tab: The Pens tab is the main page to view and edit all Pen information. 

  1. Default Yardage
    1. Click the Pens tab on the left side of your Performance Beef account.
    2. Here you can view the Pen ID, current headcount, pen type and default yardage.

Note: Read the steps below to edit yardage.

  1. Click the Pen ID you want to edit information for. 
  2. In the Pen Edit screen, click into the Yardage rate box and enter a new value. 
  3. Click the Save button on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Editing Pen Default Yardage will only affect new groups.
  • To edit all existing groups (and overwrite any existing rates in the Sheets tab), click Backdate Yardage and enter the desired yardage rate.
  • The pen default yardage rate will be used to track yardage, unless you assign a specific rate to a group in the Sheets tab.


YPP Pens Tab


Reports tab: Performance Beef gives you the ability to not only customize how you charge yardage, but also how you view those costs on your reports. 

    1.   Closeout (A) and Invoice (A)
                 a.  The Show Pen Yardage Rates setting within Account Settings will allow you to turn                   
Pen Yardage Rates ON or OFF within all (A) reports.

Note: To change the Show Pen Yardage Rates setting, view the Customize Report Settings Article.

The below screenshots will display an Invoice (A) with the Show Pen Yardage Rates ON(top) and OFF(bottom).

InvoiceA YPP ONInvoiceA YPP OFF




With the ability to truly customize yardage settings, you can track yardage by pen, by group or both. If you are a custom feeder or farmer feeder, this option will save you time during critical billing timelines like moving cattle to pasture or selling cattle out. The reports settings also gives you the option to cut down on extra paperwork and will only show your customers important information like the total yardage cost due. If you decide to switch back to or from yardage per pen at any time, our platform will supply you with pre-populated yardage rates to smoothly transition your groups back in order to keep the original total yardage cost matching the previous calculation. 


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