Milk yield loss/Feed replacement Cost    
To calculate the value of the HarvestLab™ moisture sensor used in conjunction with the stationary lab moisture measurement, provide details about your feed ration, value of forage, and number of cows.
 
Pounds of Haylage per cow
Pounds of Corn Silage per cow  
     
Lbs. as fed (wet)      
Estimated moisture content (%)      
Moisture content error (%)     This is the percent error on your current method of moisture content measurement.
Number of cows        
 
Value of Haylage/Ton
Value of Corn Silage/Ton  
     
Feed value Provide the value (on a wet basis) for a ton of Haylage and/or Corn Silage. This value will be used to show the value of your crop.
     
     
Pounds of milk produced per cow per lbs. dry matter intake     Rations for dairy cows are normally based on dry matter intake.  Provide the value of a dry-matter pound of forage in terms of pound of milk produced.
   
Milk price/cwt
 
     
   

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Results*
Rations for dairy cows are normally based on Dry Matter Intake (DMI). If moisture contents of forages are not checked daily, one of three scenarios will occur: 1) Each cow receives the correct amount of DMI, 2) Each cow is overfed on a DMI basis, 3) Each cow is underfed on a DMI basis. If each cow is overfed, this calculator will calculate the value of overfeeding your herd on an annual basis. If each cow is underfed, this calculator will calculate the milk yield loss due to underfeeding on an annual basis.
 
Pounds of Haylage per cow
Pounds of Corn Silage per cow  
Error in pounds fed (wet)    This number is calculated based on your ration and the error in moisture content.
Total error lbs. dry matter     +   =  
 
Value of Haylage/Ton
Value of Corn Silage/Ton  
Dry matter (%)     
Price per dry matter ton     
Cost of overfeeding (per year)     +   =  
   
Value of milk production lost (per year)       
   
*These are estimates only based on numbers provided, not actual results.
 
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