Table 2. Forage dry matter biomass and crude protein yield and costs for annual cereal and annual legume hays.
Costs/acre
Land
Rent
Custom
Work
Seed
Costs
Baling
Costs
Production
Costs
$/ac
Forage
Biomass
Yield
lb/ac
Forage
Biomass
Costs
$/ton
Crude
Protein
%
Crude
Protein
Yield
lb/ac
Crude
Protein
Costs
$/lb
Forage Barley
Milk
22.07 16.084.69 25.37 68.21 4733 28.8013.0 606 0.11
Forage Barley
Hard Do.
22.07 16.084.69 27.51 70.35 5133 27.409.2 468 0.15
Oat Forage
Milk
22.07 16.086.00 25.02 69.17 4667 29.6011.5 535 0.13
Oat Forage
Hard Do.
22.07 16.086.00 30.38 74.53 5667 26.407.8 435 0.17
Pea Forage
Early
22.07 16.0823.80 15.01 79.96 2800 55.0018.9 526 0.15
Pea Forage
Late
22.07 16.0823.80 24.92 86.87 4650 37.4014.4 685 0.13
Forage Lentil
Early
22.07 16.0812.60 8.94 59.69 1667 71.6021.8 361 0.17
Forage Lentil
Late
22.07 16.0812.60 20.73 71.48 3867 37.0014.7 567 0.13
Oat-pea Forage
Hay
22.07 16.0829.80 27.57 95.52 5143 37.2012.5 611 0.16