Annual Forage Budget - Work Sheet
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Edward B. Rayburn Ph.D.
West Virginia University
Extension Forage Agronomist

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