Table 11. Projection of feed costs for production of 300 range cows by harvested-forage treatment.
Harvested-Forage
Treatments
Number of CowsAcres per SeasonTotal Feed Costs
#acres$
Forage Barley Hay
Cut Early
30016219,263
Forage Barley Hay
Cut Late
30021019,551
Oat Forage Hay
Cut Early
30018919,296
Oat Forage Hay
Cut Late
30021020,583
Pea Forage Hay
Cut Early
30019227,552
Pea Forage Hay
Cut Late
30015022,410
Forage Lentil Hay
Cut Early
30027930,843
Forage Lentil Hay
Cut Late
30018322,689

Oat-Pea Forage Hay
30015622,725
Crested Wheatgrass Hay
Cut Late
30077441,253
Crested Wheatgrass Hay
Cut Early
30054023,643