Table 28. Pasture-forage returns for production season between calf birth and weaning by 12-month management strategy.
12-M
Repeated
Seasonal
6.0-M
Seasonlong
4.5-M
Seasonlong
4.0-M
Deferred
4.5-M
Twice-over
Rotation
Length of Seasondays
243
243
243
243
243
Acres/Seasonac
30.41
25.44
22.11
13.94
11.34
Acres/Monthac
3.80
3.18
2.76
1.74
0.95
Feed Cost/Season$
280.12
260.34
176.98
150.23
125.02
Calf Gain/Seasonlb
437.40*
443.40
443.61
441.14
508.62
Wt. Value @ $0.70/lb$
306.18
310.38
310.53
308.80
356.03
Calf ADGlb/d
1.80
1.82
1.83
1.81
2.09
Calf Gain/Acrelb/ac
14.38
17.43
20.06
31.65
44.85
Net Return/c-c pr$
26.06
50.04
133.55
158.57
231.01
Net Return/acre$
0.86
1.97
6.04
11.38
20.37
Cost/lb Accumulated Wt$
0.64
0.59
0.40
0.34
0.25

*Calf weight estimation based on 1.80 lbs average daily gain.