Table 4. Pasture-forage costs of pasture to be grazed by and perennial grass hays to be fed to range cows during the 90-day third trimester production period.
Native
Rangeland
Pasture
Crested
Wheatgrass
Hay
Crested
Wheatgrass
Hay
Growth StageDormantMatureBoot stage
Herbage Weightlb/ac
580
-
-
Forage DM Weightlb/ac
145
1600

1300

Costs/Acre
Land Rent$
8.76
14.22
14.22
Custom Work$
-
5.31
5.31
Seed Cost$
-
-
-
Baling Costs$
-
8.58
6.97
Production Costs$/ac
8.76
28.11
26.50
Forage DM Costs$/ton
120.83
34.80
40.80
Land Area/Monthac
4.97
0.45
0.30
Land Area/Periodac
14.90
1.35
0.89
Land Cost/Period$/pp
130.52
19.20
12.66
Forage Costs/Day$/d
1.45
0.52
0.26
Forage Costs/Period$/pp
130.50
46.80
23.40
Crude Protein%
4.8
6.4
14.5
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
6.96

102

189

Crude Protein Cost$/lb
1.26
0.28
0.14
Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
11.10
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
0.72
0.33
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
19.44
9.02
17.48
Total Feed Cost$/pp
149.94
55.82
40.88
Cost/Day$/d
1.67
0.62
0.45