Table 29. Pasture-forage returns for 12-month production period 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 12-monthsdays
365
365
365
365
365
Acres/12-monthsac
49.58
27.26
23.93
22.39
11.68
Acres/Monthac
4.13
2.27
1.99
1.87
0.97
Feed Cost/12-months$
470.76
329.51
246.15
220.14
171.00
Calf Weaning Wtlb
532.40*
538.40
538.61
536.14
603.62
Wt. Value @ $0.70/lb$
372.68
376.88
377.03
375.30
422.53
Wt/Day of Agelb/d
2.19
2.22
2.22
2.21
2.48
Calf Gain/12-month acreslb/ac
10.74
19.75
22.51
23.95
51.68
Net Return/cow$
-98.08
47.37
130.88
155.16
251.53
Net Return/12-month acres$
-1.98
1.74
5.47
6.93
21.54
Cost/lb Weaning Wt$
0.88
0.61
0.46
0.41
0.28

*Calf weight estimation based on 1.80 lbs average daily gain and 95 lbs birth weight.