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the cost of different feeds (Table 4), then based on selling price of milk (Table 4) determine the amount of milk that you need to sell to generate a daily 20% profit. Include the calculations in the Excel ä file. Table 1 Nutritional needs per day for a lactating cow of 1000 lb Milk (lb) Dry Matter (lb) Protein (lb) Carbs (lb) Fat (lb) N.R. 11.00 22.00 1.60 8.00 0.30 5.42 16.60 27.00 2.00 11.00 0.40 5.95 22.00 25.00 2.10 12.00 0.60 6.36 27.50 32.00 3.00 15.00 3.00 7.25 Table 2 – Nutrient Content for different feeds (NOTICE: they are all in %) Dry Matter (%) Fats (%) Carbs (%) Protein (%) N.R. Roughage Alfalfa 91.90 0.90 40.50 10.50 Clover 84.70 1.80 37.80 7.10 Soybean 88.20 1.20 40.90 10.60 Silage 26.40 0.70 14.20 1.40 Concentrate Corn 59.50 0.70 31.20 1.40 Cottonseed 86.80 1.30 42.40 2.80 Barley 91.00 2.40 35.70 31.50 Oats 89.60 4.30 49.20 8.80 Table 3 – Feeding Ration Type of Food Pounds DM Fat Cbs Prot Roughage 30.00 15.00 Concentrate 3.00 1.00 Total 49.00 <- N.R. Table 4 – Price of feeds and selling price of milk Cost (\$/lb.) Cost (\$/lb.) Milk Selling Price (\$/Gallon) Roughage Concentrate Alfalfa 2 Corn 2.5 2 Clover 2 Cottonseed 1.8 Soybean 1.5 Barley 3 Silage 1.5 Oats 4

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- 4 - I am also providing the questions as a reference for you here (you can use them to check your calculations: 1. (30 points) Based on your calculations for Problem 1, which of the following is the correct Feeding Ration for the cow? a. Roughage [Alfalfa and Clover] - Concentrate [Corn and Barley] b. Roughage [Alfalfa and Silage] - Concentrate [Corn and Oats] c. Roughage [Alfalfa and Soybean] - Concentrate [Corn and Cottonseed] d. Roughage [Silage and Clover] - Concentrate [Oats and Barley] e. Roughage [Corn and Clover] - Concentrate [Alfalfa and Barley] 2. (10 points) What is the Nutritive Ratio of the Feeding Ration you found? 3. (20 points) Based on your calculations, what is the daily cost of feeding the cow? 4. (20 points) Given the expenditure for feeding the cow, and the price of milk (Table 4), how many gallons of milk a day you need to sell to produce a daily profit of 20%?
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