Fescue Seed and Forage Planning Budget

Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

See Missouri Forage Budgets (XLSX) for related information.

Raymond Massey
Professor, Agricultural Business and Policy Extension


Using this planning budget, farmers growing fescue for seed and forage can estimate their costs and returns for 2023. Table 1 presents estimates for established fescue used for seed, hay and grazing purposes. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of September 2022. Detailed prices and practices are summarized in Tables 2 and 3. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common on Missouri farms. Use the “Your estimate” column to plan your operation’s costs and returns for 2023.


  • Crop budget
  • Farm budget
  • Fescue forage
  • Fescue seed


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