Table 5. Forage costs of annual cereal hays to be fed to range cows during the 90-day third trimester production period.
Forage Barley

Hay

Forage Barley

Hay

Oat Forage

Hay

Oat Forage

Hay

Growth StageMilkHard DoughMilkHard Dough
Herbage Weightlb/ac
Forage DM Weightlb/ac
4733
5133
4667
5667
Costs/Acre
Land Rent$
22.07
22.07
22.07
22.07
Custom Work$
16.08
16.08
16.08
16.08
Seed Cost$
4.69
4.69
6.00
6.00
Baling Costs$
25.37
27.51
25.02
30.38
Production Costs $/ac
68.21
70.35
69.17
74.53
Forage DM Costs$/ton
28.80
27.40
29.60
26.40
Land Area/Monthac
0.09
0.12
0.10
0.13
Land Area/Periodac
0.27
0.36
0.31
0.38
Land Costs/Period$/pp
5.96
7.95
6.84
8.39
Forage Costs/Day$/d
0.21
0.29
0.24
0.32
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
18.90
26.10
21.60
28.80
Crude Protein%
13.0
9.2
11.5
7.8
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
606

468

535

435

Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.11
0.15
0.13
0.17
Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
9.6
3.7
7.7
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
0.0
Sup. Cost/pp$/pp
14.96
5.83
12.13
0.0
Total Feed Cost$/pp
33.86
31.93
33.73
28.80
Cost/Day$/d
0.38
0.35
0.37
0.32