Table 3. Costs-returns per acre during the 167-day nongrowing season.
Forage-Type
Treatments

Production Cost
$/ac
Acres
per
Nongrowing
Season
ac

Crude
Protein
Yield
lb/ac

Crude Protein
Cost
$/lb

Net
Return
per Acre
$
Reserved Native Range with cake
8.76
28.89
8.74
1.04
-5.40
Cropland Aftermath and Mature Crested Wheatgrass with cake

7.98
9.21
102
0.28
0.99
Mature Crested Wheatgrass
with cake

28.11
2.58
102
0.28
3.81
Mature Crested Wheatgrass
with cake and alfalfa-silage

28.11
2.72
102
0.28
7.79
Crested Wheatgrass, Early
26.50
1.80
189
0.14
26.41
Forage Barley, Early
68.21
0.54
606
0.11
115.07
Forage Barley, Late
70.35
0.70
468
0.15
87.40
Oat Forage, Early
69.17
0.63
535
0.13
98.46
Oat Forage, Late
74.53
0.70
435
0.17
82.49
Pea Forage, Early
79.96
0.64
526
0.15
53.92
Pea Forage, Late
86.87
0.50
685
0.13
103.30
Forage Lentil, Early
59.69
0.93
361
0.17
25.31
Forage Lentil, Late
71.48
0.61
567
0.13
83.15
Oat-Pea Forage
95.52
0.52
611
0.15
97.31