Table 18. Forage and supplement costs for domesticated grass hay 12-month management strategies.
Crested
Wheatgrass Hay
Late-Cut
Crested
Wheatgrass Hay
Early Cut
Dry Gestation
Land Areaac/pp
0.47
0.26
Forage$/pp
13.12
6.72
Supplement$/pp
0.34
7.68
Third Trimester
Land Areaac/pp
1.35
0.89
Forage$/pp
46.80
23.40
Supplement$/pp
9.02
17.48
Early Lactation
Land Areaac/pp
0.76
0.65
Forage$/pp
33.75
17.10
Supplement$/pp
13.50
6.43
Spring Lactation
Land Areaac/pp
0.58
0.41
Forage$/pp
21.70
10.85
Supplement$/pp
7.27
6.88
Summer Lactation
Land Areaac/pp
2.57
1.82
Forage$/pp
95.90
47.95
Supplement$/pp
32.14
30.42
Fall Lactation
Land Areaac/pp
0.56
0.40
Forage$/pp
21.00
10.50
Supplement$/pp
7.02
6.66
Total Land Areaacres
6.29
4.43
Total Forage$
232.27
116.52
Total Supplement$
69.29
75.55
Total Feed Cost$
301.56
192.07
Cost/Day$
0.83
0.53