Cost of Feed?

Here is the receipt from a recent trip to the feed store.  These supplies will take care of six horses for three to four weeks.

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Let’s drop the Layena (chicken food), round the amount to $600 and call it a month.

Six hundred dollars feeds six horses for one month.  That’s $100 per AUM.

How much would a public-lands rancher pay to feed six cow/calf pairs for one month?

Eight bucks at current prices.

A cow/calf pair is said to be equivalent to a horse in terms of its resource loading.

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