Table 9. Forage costs of annual legume hays to be fed to range cows during the 45-day early lactation 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
0.15
0.12
0.23
0.14
0.13
Land Area/Periodac
0.23
0.18
0.34
0.22
0.19
Land Cost/Period $/pp
5.08
3.97
7.50
4.86
4.19
Forage Costs/Day$/d
0.41
0.35
0.46
0.35
0.41
Forage Costs/Period $/pp
18.45
15.75
20.70
15.75
18.45
Crude Protein%
18.9
14.4
21.8
14.7
12.5
Crude Protein Yieldlb/ac
526
685
361
567
611
Crude Protein Cost$/lb
0.15
0.13
0.17
0.13
0.16
Supplementation
Roughage/Daylb/d
12.6
8.0
14.5
8.4
5.2
Crude Protein/Daylb/d
Sup. Cost/Period$/pp
9.92
6.30
11.42
6.62
4.10
Total Feed Cost$/pp
28.37
22.05
32.12
22.37
22.55
Cost/Day$/d
0.63
0.49
0.71
0.50
0.50