Table 10. Pasture-forage costs of native rangeland and domesticated grass pastures to be grazed by range cows during the 31-day spring portion of the lactation production period.
Native
Rangeland
(12-m RS)
Native
Rangeland
(6.0-m SL)
Crested
Wheatgrass
Unfertilized
(4.5-m SL)
Crested
Wheatgrass
Unfertilized
(4.0-m Def)
Crested
Wheatgrass
Fertilized
(4.5-m TOR)
Days
31
16
31
76
31
Growth Stage
spring
spring
spring
spring
spring
Herbage Weightlb/ac
780
906
1980
2192
4960
Forage DM Weightlb/ac
195
226
495
548
1240
Costs/Acre
Land Rent$
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
Custom Work$
12.50
Seed Cost$
Baling Cost$
Production Costs $/ac
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
21.26
Forage DM Costs $/ton
89.85
77.52
35.39
31.97
34.29
Land Area/Monthac
4.62
4.04
1.82
1.67
0.73
Land Area/Periodac
4.77
2.10
1.88
4.16
0.75
Land Cost/Period $/pp
41.79
18.40
16.47
36.44
15.95
Forage Costs/Day$/d
1.35
1.15
0.52
0.48
0.51
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
41.85
18.40
16.47
36.44
15.95
Crude Protein%
16.3
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
31.79
Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.28
Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
Total Feed Cost$/pp
41.85
18.40
16.47
36.44
15.95
Cost/Day$/d
1.35
1.15
0.52
0.48
0.51