Enter the number of animal units, the hay price per ton ($/ton), and the pasture quality factor into the calculator to determine the Pasture Rent. 

Pasture Rent Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Pasture Rent. 

Rp = A * H * Q

  • Where Rp is the Pasture Rent ($/AUM)
  • A is the number of animal units 
  • H is the hay price per ton ($/ton) 
  • Q is the pasture quality factor 

How to Calculate Pasture Rent?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Pasture Rent.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the number of animal units. In this example, the number of animal units is given as 3 .
  2. Next, determine the hay price per ton ($/ton). For this problem, the hay price per ton ($/ton) is given as  4 .
  3. Next, determine the pasture quality factor. In this case, the pasture quality factor is found to be .2.
  4. Finally, calculate the Pasture Rent using the formula above: 

Rp = A * H * Q

Inserting the values from above yields: 

Rp = 3 * 4 * .2 = 2.4 ($/AUM)


Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

number of animal units = 300

hay price per ton ($/ton) = 40

pasture quality factor = .18

Entering these values and solving gives:

Rp = 300 * 40 * .18 = 2160 ($/AUM)