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Ive got a problem

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:52 am

I have a little over 50 acres of this.
You can see the height compared to the fence and T-post.
I'd like to turn enough cows in on it to graze it down, stomp, trample, crap on and take it down to dirt by spring.

How many cows is it going to take ?

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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Bigfoot » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:09 am

Won't be long you can burn it.
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Rafter S » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:14 am

The picture is small and I can't see it larger, but it looks like it might be Johnsongrass. If it is, and you turn cows on it this late in the year, you stand a good chance of having dead cows on your hands.
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:18 am

Its haygrazer. I'd like to buy some cheap breds this winter and utilize it.
That and I want to push all that organic matter in to the soil
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby 1982vett » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:57 am

Bigger problem...your probably due first frost within 30 days? Cow to the acre might get it done but then what?

Few cows then a tractor and a shredder.
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:02 am

1982vett wrote:Bigger problem...your probably due first frost within 30 days? Cow to the acre might get it done but then what?

Few cows then a tractor and a shredder.



The plan is to turn in after the first hard freeze
Try to stock heavy but I'll need it to hold them till after the first of the year.
I have hay if if plays out too soon
I was thinking in the 20-25 head
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby callmefence » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:19 am

Johnson grass or SS, don't matter
You don't have a problem, you've got a lot of good feed. Graze it now or stockpile it for winter. Just don't graze 2 weeks after last mild frost. Hard frost you don't need to worry unless you had a mild frost within 2 weeks period.
If it made that kinda seed it nitrates should be ok.

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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby 1982vett » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:21 am

Cross-7 wrote:
1982vett wrote:Bigger problem...your probably due first frost within 30 days? Cow to the acre might get it done but then what?

Few cows then a tractor and a shredder.



The plan is to turn in after the first hard freeze
Try to stock heavy but I'll need it to hold them till after the first of the year.
I have hay if if plays out too soon
I was thinking in the 20-25 head

Sounds like a plan...you could get a short bred needing some tlc for a little over $625 here this week.
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby ClinchValley » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:12 am

That's a nice big problem you have there.
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