Table 8. Forage dry matter biomass and crude protein yield and costs for annual cereal and annual legume hays.
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
Forage Barley
Milk



22.07


16.08


4.69


25.37


68.21


4733


28.80


13.0


606


0.11
Forage Barley
Hard Do.



22.07


16.08


4.69


27.51


70.35


5133


27.40


9.2


468


0.15
Oat Forage
Milk



22.07


16.08


6.00


25.02


69.17


4667


29.60


11.5


535


0.13
Oat Forage
Hard Do.



22.07


16.08


6.00


30.38


74.53


5667


26.40


7.8


435


0.17
Pea Forage
Early



22.07


16.08


23.80


15.01


79.96


2800


55.00


18.9


526


0.15
Pea Forage
Late



22.07


16.08


23.80


24.92


86.87


4650


37.40


14.4


685


0.13
Forage Lentil
Early



22.07


16.08


12.60


8.94


59.69


1667


71.60


21.8


361


0.17
Forage Lentil
Late



22.07


16.08


12.60


20.73


71.48


3867


37.00


14.7


567


0.13
Oat-pea Forage
Hay



22.07


16.08


29.80


27.57


95.52


5143


37.20


12.5


611


0.16