Table 17. Forage costs of annual legume hays to be fed to range cows during the 137-day summer portion of the lactation production period.
Pea
Forage
Hay
Pea
Forage
Hay
Forage
Lentil
Hay
Forage
Lentil
Hay
Oat-Pea
Hay
Growth Stage
Early
Late
Early
Late
Herbage Weight
lb/ac
Forage DM Weight
lb/ac
2800
4650
1667
3867
5143
Costs/Acre
Land Rent
$
22.07
22.07
22.07
22.07
22.07
Custom Work
$
16.08
16.08
16.08
16.08
16.08
Seed Cost
$
23.80
23.80
12.60
12.60
29.80
Baling Costs
$
15.01
24.92
8.94
20.73
27.57
Production Costs
$/ac
79.96
86.87
59.69
71.48
95.52
Forage DM Costs
$/ton
55.00
37.40
71.60
37.00
37.20
Land Area/Month
ac
0.14
0.11
0.21
0.13
0.12
Land Area/Period
ac
0.65
0.51
0.95
0.60
0.53
Land Costs/Period
$/pp
14.35
11.26
20.97
13.24
11.70
Forage Costs/Day
$/d
0.38
0.33
0.43
0.33
0.38
Forage Costs/Period
$/pp
52.06
45.21
58.91
45.21
52.06
Crude Protein
%
18.9
14.4
21.8
14.7
12.5
Crude Protein Yield
lb/ac
526
685
361
567

611

Crude Protein Cost
$/lb
0.15
0.13
0.17
0.13
0.16
Supplementation
Roughage/Day
lb/d
16.7
12.6
18.5
12.9
9.9
Crude Protein/Day
lb/d
Sup. Cost/Period
$/pp
40.04
30.21
44.35
30.93
23.74
Total Feed Cost
$/pp
92.10
75.42
103.26
76.14
75.80
Cost/Day
$/d
0.67
0.55
0.75
0.56
0.55