Table 4. Twelve-month pasture and forage costs for the 4.0-month deferred management strategy.
Dry
Gestation
Third
Trimester
Early
Lactation

Lactation
Lactation
Lactation
Season
Late
Fall

Winter
Early
Spring

Spring
Summer
Early Late
Fall
Days

32
90
45
76

92

30
Herbage Wt

lb/ac

270

2192

1649

1649
Forage Wt

lb/ac

135

1600
1500
548

412

412
Forage DM/AUlb/d
24
24
30
30

30

30
Production Cost

$/ac
2.00
28.11
37.50
8.76
8.76
8.76
Forage DM Cost $/ton
29.63
34.80
50.00
31.97
42.52
42.52
Land Area/Moac
6.63
0.45
0.60
1.67
2.22
2.22
Land Area/PPac
7.10
1.35
0.90
4.16
6.70
2.18
Land Cost/Mo$/mo
13.26
6.40
14.63
19.53
19.53
Land Cost/PP $/pp
14.20
19.20
36.44
58.26
19.53
Forage Cost/D$/d
0.44
0.52
0.75
0.48
0.63
0.65
Forage Cost/Mo$/mo
13.26
15.60
22.50
14.40
19.45
19.53
Forage Cost/PP $/pp
14.20
46.80
33.75
36.44
58.26
19.53
Crude Protein%
6.4
Crude Proteinlb/ac
102
Cost CP$/lb
0.28
Cow CP/D lb/d
1.49
1.87
2.73
2.51
2.51
2.51
Supplementation
Roughage/Dlb/d
CP/Dlb/d
0.33
Sup. Cost/PP$/pp
8.91
2.25
Total Feed Cost$/pp
14.20
55.71
36.00
36.44
58.26
19.53
Cost/D$/d
0.44
0.62
0.80
0.48
0.63
0.65