Table 10. Twelve-month forage costs for the early cut oat harvested-forage management strategy.
Dry
Gestation
Third
Trimester
Early
Lactation

Lactation
Lactation
Lactation
Season
Late
Fall

Winter
Early
Spring

Spring
Summer
Early Late
Fall
Days
32
90
45
31
137
30
Herbage Wt lb/ac
Forage Wt lb/ac
4667
4667
4667
4667
4667
4667
Forage DM/AUlb/d
24
24
27
30
30
30
Production Cost$/ac
69.17
69.17
69.17
69.17
69.17
69.17
Forage DM Cost$/ton
29.60
29.60
29.60
29.60
29.60
29.60
Land Area/Moac
0.08
0.10
0.15
0.14
0.14
0.14
Land Area/PPac
0.09
0.31
0.23
0.14
0.64
0.14
Land Cost/Mo$/mo
1.77
2.21
3.31
3.09
3.09
3.09
Land Cost/PP $/pp
1.99
6.84
5.08
3.09
14.12
3.09
Forage Cost/D$/d
0.19
0.24
0.35
0.33
0.33
0.33
Forage Cost/Mo$/mo
5.70
7.20
10.50
9.90
9.90
9.90
Forage Cost/PP $/pp
6.08
21.60
15.75
10.23
45.21
9.90
Crude Protein%
11.5
11.5
11.5
11.5
11.5
11.5
Crude Proteinlb/ac
535
535
535
535
535
535
Cost CP$/lb
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.13
Cow CP/D lb/d
1.49
1.87
2.73
2.51
2.51
2.51
Supplementation
Roughage/Dlb/d
11.0
7.7
3.3
8.2
8.2
8.2
CP/Dlb/d
Sup. Cost/PP$/pp
6.16
12.13
2.60
4.45
19.66
4.31
Total Feed Cost$/pp
12.24
33.73
18.35
14.68
64.87
14.21
Cost/D$/d
0.38
0.37
0.41
0.47
0.47
0.47