Table 4. Forage costs for the forage lentil 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
1667
1667
1667
3867
3867
3867
Forage DM/AUlb/d
24
24
27
24
24
27
Production Cost$/ac
59.69
59.69
59.69
71.48
71.48
71.48
Forage DM Cost$/ton
71.60
71.60
71.60
37.00
37.00
37.00
Land Area/Moac
0.12
0.15
0.23
0.08
0.10
0.14
Land Area/PPac
0.13
0.46
0.34
0.09
0.30
0.22
Land Cost/Mo$/mo
2.65
3.31
5.08
1.77
2.21
3.09
Land Cost/PP$/pp
2.87
10.15
7.50
1.99
6.62
4.86
Feed Cost/D$/d
0.25
0.32
0.46
0.19
0.24
0.35
Feed Cost/Mo$/mo
7.50
9.60
13.80
5.70
7.20
10.50
Feed Cost/PP$/pp
8.00
28.80
20.70
6.08
21.60
15.75
Crude Protein%
21.8
21.8
21.8
14.7
14.7
14.7
Crude Proteinlb/ac
361
361
361
567
567
567
Cost CP$/lb
0.17
0.17
0.17
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
17.2
15.4
14.5
13.9
11.3
8.4
CP/Dlb/d
Sup. Cost/PP$/pp
9.63
24.26
11.42
7.78
17.80
6.62
Total Feed Cost$/pp
17.63
53.06
32.12
13.86
39.40
22.37
Cost/D$/d
0.55
0.59
0.71
0.43
0.44
0.50