Table 2. Costs-returns per cow-calf pair during the 167-day nongrowing season.
Forage-Type
Treatments

Calf Weight
lbs

Pasture-forage
Cost per pound
Calf Weight
$/lb

Gross Value
Calf Weight
@$0.70/lb
$
Forage and
Supplement
Cost per Cow-Calf Pair
$

Net Return
per
Cow-Calf
Pair
$
Reserved Native Range with cake

176.0

1.59
123.20
279.07
-155.87
Cropland Aftermath and Mature Crested Wheatgrass with cake

180.5
0.65
126.35
117.27
9.08
Mature Crested Wheatgrass
with cake

180.5
0.65
126.35
116.53
9.82
Mature Crested Wheatgrass
with cake and alfalfa-silage

180.5
0.58
126.35
105.17
21.18
Crested Wheatgrass, Early
180.5
0.44
126.35
78.81
47.54
Forage Barley, Early
180.5
0.36
126.35
64.21
62.14
Forage Barley, Late
180.5
0.36
126.35
65.17
61.18
Oat Forage, Early
180.5
0.36
126.35
64.32
62.03
Oat Forage, Late
180.5
0.38
126.35
68.61
57.74
Pea Forage, Early
180.5
0.51
126.35
91.84
34.51
Pea Forage, Late
180.5
0.41
126.35
74.70
51.65
Forage Lentil, Early
180.5
0.57
126.35
102.81
23.54
Forage Lentil, Late
180.5
0.42
126.35
75.63
50.72
Oat-Pea Forage
180.5
0.42
126.35
75.75
50.60