Table 5. Net returns after pasture-forage costs per acre and per cow-calf pair for forage types.
Forage-Type
Treatments
Net Return
per Acre
$/acre
Net Return
per Cow-Calf Pair
$/c-c pr
Forage Barley, Early
115.07
62.14
Oat Forage, Early
98.46
62.03
Forage Barley, Late
87.40
61.18
Oat Forage, Late
82.49
57.74
Pea Forage, Late
103.30
51.65
Oat-Pea Forage
97.31
50.60
Forage Lentil, Late
83.15
50.72
Pea Forage, Early
53.92
34.51
Forage Lentil, Early
25.31
23.54
Crested Wheatgrass, Early
26.41
47.54
Mature Crested Wheatgrass
with cake and alfalfa-silage
7.79
21.18
Mature Crested Wheatgrass
with cake
3.81
9.82
Cropland Aftermath and Mature
Crested Wheatgrass with cake
0.99
9.08
Summer Native Range
with Twice-Over System
14.79
133.10
Reserved Native Range with cake
-5.40
-155.87