Annual Forage Budget - Work Sheet

Edward B. Rayburn, Extension Specialist

Forage Production Inventory   Forage Requirement
Crop Acres Avg. yield

tons HE/a

Crop yield

tons HE

  Livestock class # head Avg. BW

LB

Total class

LB

Pastured only _____ _____ _____   Mature males _____ _____ _____
Hayed pastured _____ _____ _____   Mature females _____ _____ _____
Hayed only _____ _____ _____   Yearlings _____ _____ _____
Corn Silage _____ _____ _____   Calves _____ _____ _____
Corn stubble _____ _____ _____     Total herd BW _____
Other_____ _____ _____ _____         XO.0055
  Forage Production _____   Forage requirement Tons HE _____

Current stocking rate = Forage requirement/Forage production= _____=_____ of carrying capacity

 

Forage Budget by Two Month Periods

  May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

1. Forage production _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
2. Forage requirement _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
3. Excess forage (1-2) _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
4. Hay to make (3/1)

(% of acres)

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
5. Positive excess forage periods + _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
6. Sum of positive excess forage = _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
7. Negative "Excess" forage periods _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
8. Hay to feed (7/6)

(% of hay crop)

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
BW = body weight HE = hay equivalent 90% Dry Matter forage

t = tons a = acres

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