Table 26. Costs and returns during the spring, summer, and fall portions of the lactation production period for grazing management strategies.
12-M
Repeated
Seasonal*
6.0-M
Seasonlong
4.5-M
Seasonlong
4.0-M
Deferred
4.5-M
Twice-over
Rotation
Spring Lactation PeriodNative RangelandNative RangelandCrested
Wheatgrass
Unfertilized
Crested
Wheatgrass
Unfertilized
Crested
Wheatgrass
Fertilized
Accumulated Calf Wt.lbs
55.80
28.80
59.21
136.04
67.58
Weight Value @ $0.70/lb$
39.06
20.16
41.45
95.23
47.31
Pasture and Forage Costs$
41.85
18.40
16.47
36.44
15.95
Net Return/c-c pr$
-2.79
1.76
24.98
58.78
31.36
Net Return/acre$
-0.58
0.83
13.29
14.13
41.82
Cost/lb of Calf Gain$
0.75
0.64
0.27
0.27
0.24
Summer Lactation Period
Native Rangeland
Native Rangeland
Native Rangeland
Native Rangeland
Native Rangeland
Accumulated Calf Wt.lbs
246.60
282.87
286.33
196.50
302.77
Weight Value @ $0.70/lb$
172.62
198.01
200.43
137.55
211.94
Pasture and Forage Costs$
98.64
159.26
111.25
58.26
78.84
Net Return/c-c pr$
73.98
38.75
89.18
79.29
133.10
Net Return/acre$
6.54
2.13
7.02
11.83
14.79
Cost/lb of Calf Gain$
0.40
0.56
0.39
0.30
0.26
Fall Lactation Period
Native Rangeland
Native Rangeland
Cropland
Aftermath
Native Rangeland
Altai
Wildrye
Accumulated Calf Wt.lbs
54.00
17.73
12.57
23.10
52.77
Weight Value @ $0.70/lb$
37.80
12.41
8.80
16.17
36.94
Pasture and Forage Costs$
51.20
35.39
13.26
19.53
12.18
Net Return/c-c pr$
-13.40
-22.98
-4.46
-3.36
24.76
Net Return/acre$
-2.91
-5.69
-0.67
-1.51
17.81
Cost/lb of Calf Gain$
0.95
1.99
1.05
0.85
0.23

*Based on estimated calf weight