Table 6. Forage costs of annual legume hays to be fed to range cows during the 90-day third trimester production period.
Pea
Forage
Hay
Pea
Forage
Hay
Forage
Lentil
Hay
Forage
Lentil
Hay
Oat-Pea
Hay
Growth StageEarlyLateEarlyLate
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 $/ton
55.00
37.40
71.60
37.00
37.20
Land Area/Monthac
0.11
0.08
0.15
0.10
0.09
Land Area/Periodac
0.32
0.25
0.46
0.30
0.26
Land Costs/Period$/pp
7.09
5.52
10.15
6.62
5.74
Forage Costs/Day$/d
0.28
0.24
0.32
0.24
0.28
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
25.20
21.60
28.80
21.60
25.20
Crude Protein%
18.9
14.4
21.8
14.7
12.5
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
526
685
361
567
611
Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.15
0.13
0.17
0.13
0.16
Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
14.1
11.0
15.4
11.3
9.0
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
22.21
17.33
24.26
17.80
14.18
Total Feed Cost$/pp
47.41
38.93
53.06
39.40
39.38
Cost/Day$/d
0.53
0.43
0.59
0.44
0.44