Table 10. Forage costs of harvested-forage management treatments for range cows during the 167-day nongrowing season.
Production
Costs
Forage
Dry Matter
Costs
Crude Protein
Costs
Land Area
per
nongrowing season
Feed Costs
per
nongrowing season
Feed
Costs
per day
$/ac$/ton$/lbac$$
Forage Barley
Milk Stage Hay

68.21

28.80

0.11

0.54

64.21

0.38
Forage Barley
Hard Dough Stage Hay

70.35

27.40

0.15

0.70

65.17

0.39
Oat
Milk Stage Hay

69.17

29.60

0.13

0.63

64.32

0.39
Oat
Hard Dough Stage Hay

74.35

26.40

0.17

0.70

68.61

0.41
Pea Forage
Early Stage Hay

79.96

55.00

0.15

0.64

91.84

0.55
Pea Forage
Late Stage hay

86.87

37.40

0.13

0.50

74.70

0.45
Forage Lentil
Early Stage Hay

59.69

71.60

0.17

0.93

102.81

0.62
Forage Lentil
Late Stage Hay

71.48

37.00

0.13

0.61

75.63

0.45
Oat-Pea
Hay

95.52

37.20

0.15

0.52

75.75

0.45
Crested Wheatgrass
Mature Hay

28.11

34.80

0.28

2.58

137.51

0.82
Crested Wheatgrass
Early Hay

26.50

40.80

0.14

1.80

78.81

0.47