The Douglas Agricultural Cost Guide

The Douglas Agricultural Cost Guide has been developed over the past 15 years as a manual to assist in estimating the Replacement Cost New of a wide variety of agricultural use buildings, including:

  • Dairy
  • Swine
  • Poultry
  • Horses
  • Beef
  • Feed Storage
  • Machinery Storage
  • Produce Storage
  • Manure Storage
  • Greenhouses

The costing data is a compilation of actual construction costs, various estimates for agricultural use buildings, and other construction cost sources. The cost guide includes a physical depreciation schedule.

The developer of the cost guide, Karl Douglas, has been involved in the estimating and appraisal / evaluation of agricultural use buildings and properties for over 25 years.

The costing manual is intended as a resource for:

  • Assisting with insurance coverage recommendations
  • Assisting with the settlement of insurance claims
  • Financial management
  • Accounting functions
  • Budgeting for new construction
  • Assisting with obtaining financing
  • Assisting in the settlement of disputes / litigation
  • Assisting with appraisal valuations