Table 12. Forage costs of annual cereal hays to be fed to range cows during the 31-day spring portion of the lactation production period.
Forage
Barley
Hay
Forage
Barley
Hay
Oat
Forage
Hay
Oat
Forage
Hay
Growth StageMilkHard DoughMilkHard Dough
Herbage Weightlb/ac
Forage DM Weightlb/ac
4733
5133
4667
5667
Costs/Acre
Land Rent$
22.07
22.07
22.07
22.07
Custom Work$
16.08
16.08
16.08
16.08
Seed Cost$
4.69
4.69
6.00
6.00
Baling Costs$
25.37
27.51
25.02
30.38
Production Costs $/ac
68.21
70.35
69.17
74.53
Forage DM Costs $/ton
28.80
27.40
29.60
26.40
Land Area/Monthac
0.12
0.16
0.14
0.16
Land Area/Periodac
0.13
0.16
0.14
0.16
Land Costs/Period $/pp
2.87
5.53
3.09
3.53
Forage Costs/Day$/d
0.28
0.38
0.33
0.43
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
8.68
11.78
10.23
13.33
Crude Protein%
13.0
9.2
11.5
7.8
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
606
468
535
435
Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.11
0.15
0.13

0.17

Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
10.7
2.7
8.2
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
0.40
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
5.80
1.46
4.45
3.72
Total Feed Cost$/pp
14.48
13.24
14.68
17.05
Cost/Day$/d
0.47
0.43
0.47
0.55