Table 4. Forage dry matter biomass and crude protein yield and costs for pastures grazed during the spring portion of the lactation production period.
Costs/acre
Land
Rent
Custom
Work
Baling
Costs
Production Costs
$/ac
Forage Biomass
Yield
lb/ac
Forage
Biomass Costs
$/ton

Crude
Protein
%
Crude Protein Yield
lb/ac
Crude Protein
Costs
$/lb
early May-late May
Native Rangeland
(12-m RS)



8.76


8.76


195


89.85


16.3


31.79


0.28
Native Rangeland
(6.0-m SL)



8.76


8.76


226


77.52
Crested Wheatgrass
Unfertilized
(4.5-m SL)



8.76


8.76


495


35.39
Crested Wheatgrass
Unfertilized
(4.0-m Def)



8.76


8.76


548


31.97
Crested Wheatgrass
Fertilized
(4.5-m TOR)


8.76


12.50


21.26


1240


34.29