Pasture/Rain

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Texasmark » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:00 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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In Texas, you kinda expect it to be hot & dry. In New York - not so much. Crazy weather. Cold wet long spring, extending right into summer. Then, hotter than NY weather and dry. This land/soil is "designed" to be watered every 3-4 days. Go a week without rain and we have cracks in the ground.
I have been chasing pastures since the day we turned out. I know how to rotate graze, just don't have the re-growth needed. Never got ahead of me this spring. Here's hoping it starts growing this fall. I have had to put out a few bales when we were gone for 3-4 days at a show. Don't have one pasture that will maintain them that long. This sucks. I feel for you southerners that go thru this all the time. We are definitely NOT used to this.
I feel for you folks up there. I tune in the weather reports at noon while doing lunch. Ch. 214-215 on Dish cover the nation. The brutal winters you've had up there and now the heat and humidity reserved normally for us southerners.....ouch. Feel for you!



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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by slick4591 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:41 am

Just watched the rain gauge pass the first inch and more coming. Thank you Jesus!
I wish my brain could forget what my eyes have seen.

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:31 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:02 pm
In Texas, you kinda expect it to be hot & dry. In New York - not so much. Crazy weather. Cold wet long spring, extending right into summer. Then, hotter than NY weather and dry. This land/soil is "designed" to be watered every 3-4 days. Go a week without rain and we have cracks in the ground.
I have been chasing pastures since the day we turned out. I know how to rotate graze, just don't have the re-growth needed. Never got ahead of me this spring. Here's hoping it starts growing this fall. I have had to put out a few bales when we were gone for 3-4 days at a show. Don't have one pasture that will maintain them that long. This sucks. I feel for you southerners that go thru this all the time. We are definitely NOT used to this.

Texas is a big diverse state from rainforest to desert. I happen to live in a county that averages 60” of rainfall a year. For us to go four to five weeks without rainfall is a long time.
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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Bfields30 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:39 am

It’s pouring down rain lol thankful this morning hope it rains all day.

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Texas Gal » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:35 am

We've been blessed with 2 inches of rain this morning and it's still raining. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers!

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by TexasBred » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:40 am

Texas Gal wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:35 am
We've been blessed with 2 inches of rain this morning and it's still raining. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers!
Wonderful. I got 1/4" last week and small shower this morning that hardly registered in the gauge. Enjoying the 74 degree temps more than anything compared to 103 yesterday.
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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Texas Gal » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:29 am

TexasBred wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:40 am
Texas Gal wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:35 am
We've been blessed with 2 inches of rain this morning and it's still raining. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers!
Wonderful. I got 1/4" last week and small shower this morning that hardly registered in the gauge. Enjoying the 74 degree temps more than anything compared to 103 yesterday.
We've had a dry spell since mid-June. If I remember correctly, we've had about 2" since then - a quarter inch or less at a time- up until yesterday.

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by herofan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:01 pm

HDRider wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
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I’ve been blessed this year. Grass is in good shape. Potentially looking at a 3rd cutting of hay.
You normally only get 2? That is rough. What kind of grass? Fescue?
How many cuttings do you usually get? Two is a norm here. I always get all I need for the year from my first cutting anyway.

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Bfields30 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:51 pm

herofan wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:01 pm
HDRider wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:26 pm
I’ve been blessed this year. Grass is in good shape. Potentially looking at a 3rd cutting of hay.
You normally only get 2? That is rough. What kind of grass? Fescue?
How many cuttings do you usually get? Two is a norm here. I always get all I need for the year from my first cutting anyway.
I’ll get 2 probably at the end of this month I’ll get my last cutting

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Dave » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:57 am

I realize that it is not available to everyone. But this is the reason when I was looking to move I wanted a place with cheap reliable irrigation. This is a 10 inch rainfall area. The range land has done good this year but that is not always the case. However that river flows through here everyday regardless. Both withdrawals from the river are on my place. I am the first one on both ditches. If anyone has water, I have water. Flood irrigation has no pumping cost. Just open up a tap and watch it cover the field with water.

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Dave » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:20 am

Just went out to change the irrigation and it is raining. What is wrong with that picture? Well this rain probably wont amount to much. But the seat on the quad got wet every time I got off..... and then I had to sit on it :x

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 am

Dave wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:20 am
Just went out to change the irrigation and it is raining. What is wrong with that picture? Well this rain probably wont amount to much. But the seat on the quad got wet every time I got off..... and then I had to sit on it :x
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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by gbfarm » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:03 pm

Grass is gone here. Started feeding hay this week.

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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:26 pm

gbfarm wrote:
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Grass is gone here. Started feeding hay this week.
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Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Stocker Steve » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:28 pm

Fescue and clover are still growing well. Put a little N down today based on the forecast. Getting late...

Will cut the last hay next week, and probably (have to) feed some wet bales.
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