Table 22. Forage costs of annual legume hays to be fed to range cows during the 30-day fall 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 Weightlb/ac
Forage DM Weightlb/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/Monthac
0.14
0.11
0.21
0.13
0.12
Land Area/Periodac
0.14
0.11
0.21
0.13
0.12
Land Costs/Period $/pp
3.09
2.43
4.63
2.87
2.65
Forage Costs/Day$/d
0.38
0.33
0.43
0.33
0.38
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
11.40
9.90
12.90
9.90
11.40
Crude Protein%
18.9
14.4
21.8
14.7
12.5
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
526
685
361
567
611
Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.15
0.13
0.17
0.13

0.16

Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
16.7
12.6
18.5
12.9
9.9
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
8.79
6.62
9.71
6.77
5.20
Total Feed Cost$/pp
20.19
16.52
22.61
16.67
16.60
Cost/Day$/d
0.67
0.55
0.75
0.56
0.55