Table 5. Forage dry matter biomass and crude protein yield and costs for pastures grazed during the summer 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 Jun-mid Oct
Native Rangeland
(12-m RS)



8.76


8.76


363


48.26


9.6


34.85


0.25
Native Rangeland
(6.0-m SL)



8.76


8.76


226


77.50
Native Rangeland
(4.5-m SL)



8.76


8.76


320


54.75
Native Rangeland
(4.0-m Def)



8.76


8.76


412


42.52
Native Rangeland
(4.5-m TOR)



8.76


8.76


449


39.02