Fescue - Clover Hay Planning Budget

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Raymond Massey
Extension Professor, Agricultural Business and Policy


Using this planning budget, farmers growing hay can estimate their costs and returns for 2022. Table 1 presents estimates for established fescue-clover hay production in Missouri. Assumptions were based on price forecasts as of October 2021. 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 2022.


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