Table 3. Forage costs for the pea 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
2800
2800
2800
4650
4650
4650
Forage DM/AUlb/d
24
24
27
24
24
27
Production Cost$/ac
79.96
79.96
79.96
86.87
86.87
86.87
Forage DM Cost$/ton
55.00
55.00
55.00
37.40
37.40
37.40
Land Area/Moac
0.08
0.11
0.15
0.07
0.08
0.12
Land Area/PPac
0.09
0.32
0.23
0.07
0.25
0.18
Land Cost/Mo$/mo
1.77
2.43
3.31
1.54
1.77
2.65
Land Cost/PP$/pp
1.99
7.09
5.08
1.54
5.52
3.97
Feed Cost/D$/d
0.22
0.28
0.41
0.19
0.24
0.35
Feed Cost/Mo$/mo
6.60
8.40
12.30
5.70
7.50
10.50
Feed Cost/PP$/pp
7.04
25.20
18.45
6.08
21.60
15.75
Crude Protein%
18.9
18.9
18.9
14.4
14.4
14.4
Crude Proteinlb/ac

526

526
526
685
685
685
Cost CP$/lb
0.15
0.15
0.15
0.13
0.13
0.13
Cow CP/Dlb/d
1.49
1.87
2.73
1.49
1.87
2.73
Supplementation
Roughage/Dlb/d
16.1
14.1
12.6
13.7
11.0
8.0
CP/Dlb/d
Sup. Cost/PP$/pp
9.02
22.21
9.92
7.67
17.33
6.30
Total Feed Cost$/pp
16.06
47.41
28.37
13.75
38.93
22.05
Cost/D$/d
0.50
0.53
0.63
0.43
0.43
0.49