Table 34. Projection of feed costs for production of 300 range cows by 12-month harvested-forage management strategy.
12-month Harvested-Forage
Management Strategy
Number of CowsAcres per 12-monthsTotal Feed Costs
#acres$
Crested Wheatgrass Hay
Cut Late
300188796,762
Crested Wheatgrass Hay
Cut Early
300132957,621
Forage Barley Hay
Cut Early
30040547,016
Forage Barley Hay
Cut Late
30052544,928
Oat Forage Hay
Cut Early
30046547,424
Oat Forage Hay
Cut Late
30052553,253
Pea Forage Hay
Cut Early
30047467,491
Pea Forage Hay
Cut Late
30037255,122
Forage Lentil Hay
Cut Early
30069075,615
Forage Lentil Hay
Cut Late
30044455,701

Oat-Pea Forage Hay
30038755,590