Table 25. Pasture and forage costs during the early lactation production period.
Land
Area
ac/pp
Forage
Dry
Matter
$/ton
Crude
Protein
$/lb
Forage
Cost
$/pp
Supplement
Cost$/pp
Total
Feed
Cost
$/pp
Cost
per
Day
$/d
12-m RS
Native Rangeland

9.72
140.16
0.76
85.05
3.38
88.43
1.97
6.0-m SL
4.5-m SL
4.0-m Def
4.5-m TOR
Crested Wheatgrass
Mature

0.76
34.80
0.28
33.75
13.50
47.25
1.05
Crested Wheatgrass
Boot Stage

0.65
40.80
0.14
17.10
6.43
23.53
0.52
Forage Barley
Milk

0.20
28.80
0.11
13.51
4.73
18.23
0.41
Forage Barley
Hard Do.

0.24
27.40
0.15
18.45
3.38
21.83
0.49
Oat Forage
Milk

0.23
29.60
0.13
15.75
2.60
18.35
0.41
Oat Forage
Hard Do.

0.21
26.40
0.17
20.70
8.37
29.07
0.65
Pea Forage
Early

0.23
55.00
0.15
18.45
9.92
28.37
0.63
Pea Forage
Late

0.18
37.40
0.13
15.75
6.30
22.05
0.49
Forage Lentil
Early

0.34
71.60
0.17
20.70
11.42
32.12
0.71
Forage Lentil
Late

0.22
37.00
0.13
15.75
6.62
22.37
0.50
Oat-Pea Forage
Hay

0.19
37.20
0.16
18.45
4.10
22.55
0.50