Table 14. Pasture-forage costs of native rangeland pastures to be grazed by range cows during the 137-day summer portion of the lactation production period.
Native
Rangeland (12-m RS)
Native
Rangeland (6.0-m SL)

Native
Rangeland
(4.5-m SL)

Native
Rangeland
(4.0-m Def)
Native
Rangeland
(4.5-m TOR)
Days
137
137
137
92
137
Growth Stage
summer
summer
summer
summer
summer
Herbage Weightlb/ac
1450
906
1280
1649
1794
Forage DM Weight lb/ac
363
226
320
412
449
Costs/Acre
Land Rent$
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
Custom Work$
Seed Cost$
Baling Costs$
Production Costs $/ac
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
8.76
Forage DM Costs $/ton
48.26
77.50
54.75
42.52
39.02
Land Area/Monthac
2.52
4.04
2.86
2.22
2.04
Land Area/Periodac
11.32
18.10
12.70
6.70
9.00
Land Costs/Period $/pp
99.16
158.55
111.25
58.26
78.84
Forage Costs/Day$/d
0.72
1.16
0.81
0.63
0.58
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
98.64
158.55
111.25
58.26
78.84
Crude Protein%
9.6
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
34.85
Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.25
Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
Total Feed Cost$/pp
98.64
158.55
111.25
58.26
78.84
Cost/Day$/d
0.72
1.16
0.81
0.63
0.58