Table 18. Pasture-forage costs of native rangeland pastures to be grazed by range cows during the 30-day fall portion of the lactation production period.
Native Rangeland (12-m RS)
Early Late
Native Rangeland (SL 4.5-m)
Early
Native Rangeland
(SL 5-6-m)
Native Rangeland
(6.0-m SL)
Native Rangeland
(4.0-m Def)
Days
15
15
15
30
30
30
Growth Stage
fall
fall
fall
fall
fall
fall
Herbage Weightlb/ac
870
725
973
1423
891
1649
Forage DM Weightlb/ac
218
180
243
356
223
412
Costs/Acre
Land Rent$
8.76
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
8.76
Forage DM Costs $/ton
80.37
97.33
72.10
49.21
78.57
42.52
Land Area/Monthac
4.20
5.00
3.26
2.53
4.04
2.22
Land Area/Periodac
2.10
2.50
1.63
2.53
4.04
2.18
Land Costs/Period $/pp
18.40
21.90
14.28
22.16
35.39
19.53
Forage Costs/Day$/d
1.21
1.46
0.95
0.74
1.18
0.65
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
18.40
21.90
14.28
22.16
35.39
19.53
Crude Protein%
4.8
4.8
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
10.46
8.64
Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.34
1.01
Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
1.21
1.21
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
5.45
5.45
Total Feed Cost$/pp
23.85
27.35
14.28
22.16
35.39
19.53
Cost/Day$/d
1.59
1.82
0.95
0.74
1.18
0.65