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Cost and efficiency in producing alfalfa hay in Oregon

H. E. Selby

Cost and efficiency in producing alfalfa hay in Oregon

by H. E. Selby

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Published by Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State Agricultural College in Corvallis, Ore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alfalfa -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    Statement[by H.E. Selby].
    SeriesStation bulletin / Oregon Agricultural College Experiment Station -- 241., Station bulletin (Oregon State Agricultural College. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 241.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination71 p. :
    Number of Pages71
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16016863M

    The Alfalfa Hay section will cover soil condition preparation, planting and harvesting of alfalfa for dry feed. Subscribe. Past Issues Hay. Alfalfa. Grasses. Storage. Other. Silage. Corn. Hay Crop. Other Herbicide-tolerant crops have been widely adopted across production agriculture. Over 90% of canola, sugar beet, soybean, cotton, and corn. Hay & Forage Grower magazine. W.D. Hoard and Sons | P.O. Box | Fort Atkinson, WI | [email protected]

      Northwest U.S. alfalfa and timothy producers will remain slightly profitable over the next 12 months, according to the latest Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Hay Market Snapshot report. Exports should boost alfalfa sales, while low dairy profitability will provide demand headwinds. In the Washington-Oregon Columbia Basin, alfalfa inventory is. The dramatic rise of hay exports is one of the most interesting trends for western alfalfa and grass hay production over the past two decades. Japan has been importing hay products for more than 20 years (Figure 2), but recent expansion of the demand has come from China, UAE, Korea, and, just recently, Saudi Arabia (Figure 2, Table 1).

    Effect of autotoxicity on alfalfa stands when alfalfa is seeded (a) immediately following alfalfa plowdown, (b) 4 weeks later, and (c) after 1 year. b c a 0 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks fall-killed after corn number of plants/ft 2 0 10 20 30 40 50 0 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks fall-killed after corn yield (% of check variety) 0 20 40 60 80 plowed no-till. 1. Alfalfa establishment (without nurse crop) net cost of $ (total cost minus estimated gross revenue) were amortized over 4 hay production years. 2. Alfalfa-grass establishment (with oat greenfeed nurse crop) net cost of $ (total cost minus estimated gross revenue) were amortized over 7 hay production years.


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Cost and efficiency in producing alfalfa hay in Oregon by H. E. Selby Download PDF EPUB FB2

Age cost of producing alfalfa hay in Oregon would amount to half a million dollars annually. This study indicates that the principal factors that influence the cost of producing alfalfa hay, and that can be controlled to reduce cost, are (1) harvesting efficiency, (2) yield, and (3) method of establishing the stand.

Administrative Report Or Publication Cost and efficiency in producing alfalfa hay in Oregon Public Deposited. Analytics × Add to Station bulletin (Oregon State Agricultural College.

Agricultural Experiment Station) Subject: Alfalfa -- Economic aspects -- Oregon; Rights Statement:Author: H. Selby. Enterprise Budget: Alfalfa Hay Establishment, Eastern Oregon Region. The total variable cost is $, and total fixed cost is $ A harvest of 6 tons per acre results in a net projected return of $ The break-even price over total cost is $64 per Size: 45KB.

Stand Establishment Operating Costs 3 Production Operating Costs 4 Pest Management During Production Years 5 Labor, Equipment and Interest 6 Cash Overhead 6 Non-Cash Overhead 7 REFERENCES 9 Table 1. Summary of Costs for Alfalfa-Per Acre Over Years 10 Table 2. Costs per Acre to Establish an Alfalfa Stand 11 Table Size: KB.

This operation is included in the budget at half the full rate assuming the insecticide in necessary one out of every two production years.

The alfalfa hay is custom harvested (swathed, baled, and stacked) for $30 per ton and stored in an on-farm storage shed.

Three cuttings yields a total of tons per Size: 63KB. reserves in alfalfa roots have been shown to increase as the interval between cuttings is increased to 35 days, after which it declines. Cutting more frequently than 28 days or continuous grazing will lower the root reserve and weaken the stand.

Making Alfalfa Hay Most of the alfalfa grown in western Oregon is har- vested as Grazinghay. Cost and efficiency in producing alfalfa hay in Oregon book Alfalfa Hay Establishment and Production Cost Study Sacramento Valley UC Cooperative Extension 3 ASSUMPTIONS The assumptions refer to Tables 1 through 12 and pertain to sample costs to establish an alfalfa stand, and produce alfalfa for hay in the Sacramento Valley.

Practices described represent production practices andFile Size: KB. Hay generally removes between lbs P2O5/acre for one ton of hay (depending on your soil type). Optimal rates of phosphorus also increase leaf content of magnesium and calcium further enhancing photosynthesis and the quality of hay.

Nitrogen use efficiency is also significantly increased by P. Page 1 of 4 - Gross profit per acre on hay production - posted in Alfalfa/Hay: Has anyone calculated it.

Also do you have software to do so. I hand calculated my gross profit (before fuel, payments, insurance, etc.) and was disappointed.

Unless, I did something wrong, I'm looking at about $/acre/yr. (what I sold hay for per acre for the year). Hay/Alfalfa is only sold BY THE BALE as there is not a certified scale on site to allow legal sales of hay/alfalfa by the ton.

All Loads of hay/alfalfa are weighed prior to being brought in and the bale weights are then averaged. When prices are listed as AVERAGED price per ton, that is all it is, an AVERAGE. When you calculate what your hay. Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed. Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed. Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than 10% grass), used with visual appearance and intent of sale Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect feeding value.

30 per cent of the total tonnage of tame hay was alfalfa, the production being approximatelytons of alfalfa hay. In Eastern Oregon, alfalfa hay constitutes a very large percentage of the tame hay produced.

Owing to the relatively low cost of producing alfalfa hay in many of the western irrigated sections, it has become a common. Alfalfa/timothy seed cost. - posted in Alfalfa/Hay: First, I apologize for all of my stupid questions, im going from doing a few acres as a hobby to doing close to acres for a living, so now seed cost matters.

What does everyone pay on average per pound for timothy and alfalfa. I have not included any costs for storage, but we should, because whether hay is tarped, stored in a shed or left to the weather, there is a significant cost.

Operating interest is $17 per acre. Total operating costs are $ per acre or $87 per ton. Should also measure quality of the hay, not just quantity. Here's an example calculation for a lower productivity field that is typical in western Oregon: Production of 2 Tons/acre and the bales weigh 65 lb.

4, lb./65 lb. per bale = 62 bales/ac; Excellent fields might produce 7 tons per acre and bales might be packed tighter and weigh 85 lb each. The OSU Extension Service has a hay probe you can borrow to sample the hay.

Send the samples to a lab for analysis. Alfalfa hay. Alfalfa hay may be an option for some. Usually higher in protein and energy than grass hay, it is sometimes available at a lower cost. Some rained-on alfalfa hay might meet the nutrient requirements of your livestock.

Sample costs to establish and produce alfalfa hay under mixed irrigation in the Intermountain Region of Scott Valley in Siskiyou County are presented in this study. This study is intended as a guide only, and can be used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, prepare budgets, and evaluate production Size: 1MB.

The assumptions refer to Tables 1 through 10 pertain to sample costs to establish an alfalfa stand and produce alfalfa hay in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Cultural practices and costs for alfalfa production vary considerably among growers within the region; therefore, many of the costs, practices, and materials for theFile Size: KB.

Once established, alfalfa’s annual requirement for S can be met by providing lb S/acre in the form of sulfate (gypsum is calcium sulfate, CaSO 4) or finely ground elemental S. This requirement is estimated using S removed by alfalfa and an efficiency factor.

Alfalfa hay typically removes about 4 lb of S per ton of DM (Table 1). Research-based educational materials about Fertilizer Guides from the OSU Extension Catalog. Research-based educational materials about Fertilizer Guides from the OSU Extension Catalog Applying Lime to Raise Soil pH for Crop Production (Western Oregon) Published May PNW Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen Release from Cover Crops.

If the U.S. was a hay barn, then there are three bales today where two bales existed one year ago. Based on USDA’s Crop Production report released last week, May 1 hay stocks are 37% higher tha. Alfalfa hay prices. The latest available USDA monthly Ag Prices report was released Nov.

30, summarizing October prices. Alfalfa The October U.S. average price paid to alfalfa hay producers at the farm level was $ per ton, up $3 .Typically for alfalfa hay production, growers are planting anywhere from 20 to 25 pounds of seed per acre, and in seed production you would plant 1 to 2 pounds of seed per acre.

In order for the seeds to grow adequately, there are certain climate conditions that are favorable.