Table 2. Forage costs for the oat harvested-forage treatments.
Early CutLate Cut
Dry
Gestation
Third
Trimester
Early
Lactation
Dry
Gestation
Third
Trimester
Early
Lactation
SeasonLate
Fall
WinterEarly
Spring
Late
Fall
WinterEarly
Spring
Days
32
90
45
32
90
45
Herbage Wt lb/ac
Forage Wt lb/ac
4667
4667
4667
5667
5667
5667
Forage DM/AUlb/d
24
24
27
24
24
27
Production Cost$/ac
69.17
69.17
69.17
74.53
74.53
74.53
Forage DM Cost$/ton
29.60
29.60
29.60
26.40
26.40
26.40
Land Area/Moac
0.08
0.10
0.15
0.10
0.13
0.14
Land Area/PPac
0.09
0.31
0.23
0.11
0.38
0.21
Land Cost/Mo$/mo
1.77
2.21
3.31
2.21
2.87
3.09
Land Cost/PP$/pp
1.99
6.84
5.08
2.43
8.39
4.63
Feed Cost/D$/d
0.19
0.24
0.35
0.25
0.32
0.46
Feed Cost/Mo$/mo
5.70
7.20
10.50
7.50
9.60
13.80
Feed Cost/PP$/pp
6.08
21.60
15.75
8.00
28.80
20.70
Crude Protein%
11.5
11.5
11.5
7.8
7.8
7.8
Crude Proteinlb/ac
535
535
535
435
435
435
Cost CP$/lb
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.17
0.17
0.17
Cow CP/Dlb/d
1.49
1.87
2.73
1.49
1.87
2.73
Supplementation
Roughage/Dlb/d
11.0
7.7
3.3
4.9
CP/Dlb/d
0.0
0.62
Sup. Cost/PP$/pp
6.16
12.13
2.60
2.74
0.0
8.37
Total Feed Cost$/pp
12.24
33.73
18.35
10.74
28.80
29.07
Cost/D$/d
0.38
0.37
0.41
0.34
0.32
0.65