Table 1. Pasture-forage costs of pasture to be grazed by and perennial grass hays to be fed to range cows during the 32-day dry gestation production period.
Native Rangeland
Pasture
Cropland
Aftermath
Pasture
Crested
Wheatgrass
Hay
Crested
Wheatgrass
Hay
Growth StageDormantPost-harvestMatureBoot stage
Herbage Weightlb/ac
725
270
-
-
Forage DM Weightlb/ac
180
135
1600

1300

Costs/Acre

Land Rent

$
8.76
2.00
14.22
14.22

Custom Work

$
-
5.31
5.31

Seed Cost

$
-
-
-

Baling Costs

$
-
8.58
6.97
Production Costs$/ac
8.76
2.00
28.11
26.50
Forage DM Costs$/ton
97.33
29.63
34.80
40.80
Land Area/Monthac
4.00
6.63
0.44
0.24
Land Area/Periodac
4.27
7.10
0.47
0.26
Land Cost/Period$/pp
35.04
14.20
6.68
3.64
Forage Costs/Day$/d
1.17
0.44
0.41
0.21
Forage Costs/Period$/pp
35.10
14.20
13.12
6.72
Crude Protein%
4.8
6.4
14.5
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
8.64

102

189

Crude Protein Cost$/lb
1.01
0.28
0.14
Supplementation

Roughage/Day

lb/d
0.6
13.72

Crude Protein/Day

lb/d
0.34
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
3.26
0.34
7.68
Total Feed Cost$/pp
40.70
14.20
13.46
14.40
Cost/Day$/d
1.27
0.44
0.42
0.45