Table 21. Pasture and forage costs of pasture management strategies for range cows with calves during the lactation production period.
Production
Costs
$/ac
Forage
Dry Matter
Costs
$/ton
Crude
Protein
Costs
$/lb
Land
Area per
Period
ac
Feed
Costs per
Period
$
Feed Costs
per day
$
Cost/lb
Calf
Gain
$
12-M Repeated Seasonal
Spring Pastures
8.76
89.85
0.28
4.77
41.85
1.35
0.75
Summer Pastures
8.76
48.26
0.25
11.32
98.64
0.72
0.40
Fall Pastures
8.76
88.85
0.68
4.60
51.20
1.71
0.95
Lactation Period
8.76
20.69
191.69
0.97
0.54
6.0-M Seasonlong
Spring Pastures
8.76
77.52
2.10
18.40
1.15
0.64
Summer Pastures
8.76
77.50
18.10
158.55
1.16
0.56
Fall Pastures
8.76
78.57
4.04
35.39
1.18
1.99
Lactation Period
8.76
24.24
212.34
1.16
0.64
4.5-M Seasonlong
Spring Pastures
8.76
35.39
1.88
16.47
0.52
0.27
Summer Pastures
8.76
54.75
12.70
111.25
0.81
0.39
Fall Pastures
2.00
29.63
6.63
13.26
0.44
1.05
Lactation Period
6.63
21.21
140.98
0.71
0.39
4.0-M Deferred
Spring Pastures
8.76
31.97
4.16
36.44
0.48
0.27
Summer Pastures
8.76
42.52
6.70
58.26
0.63
0.30
Fall Pastures
8.76
42.52
2.18
19.53
0.65
0.85
Lactation Period
8.76
13.04
114.23
0.58
0.32
4.5-M Twice-over
Spring Pastures
21.26
34.29
0.75
15.95
0.51
0.24
Summer Pastures
8.76
39.02
9.00
78.84
0.58
0.26
Fall Pastures
8.76
27.04
1.39
12.00
0.40
0.23
Lactation Period
9.60
11.14
106.79
0.54
0.25