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Feeding the dairy herd

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TABLE A-16. FEED EVALUATION FACTORS FOR ESTIMATING DOLLAR VALUE OF FEEDS BASED ON ENERGY (CORN), PROTEIN (SOYBEAN MEAL), AND FIBER (ALFALFA—HAY PRICES ON AS-FED OR WET BASIS
FACTORS
Feed DM Soybean
meal
Corn Alfalfa
hay*

DRY FORAGES:
Alfalfa - Prime 89 0.191 0.057 0.742
             Grade 1 89 0.045 0.067 0.879
             Grade 2 89 0.000 0.000 1.000
             Grade 3 89 -0.071 -0.080 1.146
             Grade 4 91 -0.090 -0.122 1.106
Bromegrass - late veg. 89 -0.116 0.191 0.932
                      late bloom 89 -0.280 -0.065 1.352
Clover - red - average 89 -0.019 0.053 0.963
Corn - cobs 90 -0.279 0.149 0.982
            stover 87 -0.276 0.079 1.059
Oat hay - mature 91 -0.187 0.221 0.912
Orchardgrass - average 89 -0.168 0.038 1.127
Sorghum-sudan - 3 ft 89 -0.068 -0.090 1.207
                           dough 89 -0.174 0.046 1.141
Soybean stover 88 -0.365 -0.147 1.498
Straw - oat/wheat 89 -0.355 -0.066 1.400
Sweetclover hay 87 -0.001 -0.063 0.880
Timothy - immature 89 -0.085 0.141 0.929
                mature 89 -0.233 -0.014 1.237
SILAGES:
Corn - well eared 35 -0.059 0.190 0.263
            average, 40-60 bu/a 35 -0.054 0.156 0.269
            few ears, 5-20 bu/a 35 -0.050 0.113 0.282
            stunted 35 -0.046 0.091 0.282
            NPN added 35 -0.024 0.116 0.296
Forage sorghum 26 -0.079 0.055 0.321
Oats - boot 30 -0.013 0.010 0.330
           dough 32 -0.073 -0.003 0.432
Sorghum-sudan - 3 ft 30 -0.023 -0.030 0.407
                           dough 30 -0.059 0.016 0.384
GRAINS & BYPRODUCTS:
Barley 89 0.113 0.835  
Brewers grains - dry 92 0.473 0.324
                          wet 24 0.123 0.085
Corn, shelled 89 0.000 1.000
Corn, ear 87 -0.001 0.882
Corn gluten feed - dry 90 0.316 0.592
                             wet 43 0.146 0.309
Corn screenings 90 0.184 0.700
Cottonseeds 93 0.307 0.870
Cottonseed meal 93 0.949 -0.042
Distillers - dry gr/sol. 92 0.514 0.531
Linseed meal 91 0.773 0.122
Molasses, cane - dry 96 -0.108 0.974
                           wet 75 -0.085 0.761
Oats 89 0.110 0.751
Sorghum/milo 88 0.068 0.847
Soy hulls 91 0.081 0.821
Soybean seed 90 0.785 0.320
Soybean meal - 44% 89 1.000 0.000
Sunflower meal - 28% 93 0.638 -0.325
Wheat - grain 89 0.110 0.849
              bran 89 0.239 0.603
              mids 90 0.251 0.667

* Hay trade 2; 36-40% ADF, 47-53% NDF, 15-18% CP


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