Cost Per Ton Calculator

Forage Calculator

Calculating forages on a cost per ton of dry matter allows price comparisons between differing bale sizes and moisture levels of forage. Confusion about bale weights and moisture can easily lead to misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the true cost of buying feed.

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Bale Weight

Percent Moisture

Price per Bale$


Contact: Joe Horner,

Commercial Agriculture Extension Program

Joe Horner
Extension Economist
Commercial Agriculture Program
University of Missouri
223 B Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-6200
Phone: 573-882-9339
Fax: 573-884-6572