Elbon Rye

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Elbon Rye

Post by hurleyjd » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:35 am

Elbon Rye is $13.10 for fifty pounds. Think I am going to put out 50 lbs to the acre with a John Deere B drill with single disc openers. Should work if we get any rain. This will be on a pasture that I cut for hay and now is bone dry dead. Any advice at all



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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by bird dog » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:22 am

Thats a good price. It should work as planned. I planted about 30% of my acreage. Decided to wait to do anymore because of how dry the soil is and still not much chance of rain.

My county is going under extreme drought. I am going to be forced to early wean some calves next week and cull a few cows.

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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by hurleyjd » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:26 am

bird dog wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:22 am
Thats a good price. It should work as planned. I planted about 30% of my acreage. Decided to wait to do anymore because of how dry the soil is and still not much chance of rain.

My county is going under extreme drought. I am going to be forced to early wean some calves next week and cull a few cows.
Miss typed the price should have been $15.10 dollars per fifty lbs

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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by hurleyjd » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:32 am

bird dog wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:22 am
Thats a good price. It should work as planned. I planted about 30% of my acreage. Decided to wait to do anymore because of how dry the soil is and still not much chance of rain.

My county is going under extreme drought. I am going to be forced to early wean some calves next week and cull a few cows.
The weather here has been the same for the this year and last year. Lots of rain to the extent you did have a window to bale any hay. Field stayed to wet to get the equipment across with out bogging down. Then Middle of June light rain a little cutting could be done. Middle of July about 1.5 inches could not tell it two days later and then done up to this time and still waiting. Should have bought some crop insurance at the NRCS office.

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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by Caustic Burno » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:35 am

Elbon rye makes better winter pastures than wheat in my area.
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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by ga.prime » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:43 am

Put 2 bags to the acre.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by bird dog » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:07 pm

The lady at the FSA office told me on Wednesday that their hearing rumors that we may have drought programs starting up again in some counties including Navarro where I am at. I may need it as I am already feeding some hay.

Its funny you read a bunch of the cattle publications and they preach to save on hay cost, you need to retain forage. That is pretty tough to do when it hasn't rained since early July. Right now I'm just trying to retain the body scores on my cows.

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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by papavillars » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:08 pm

bird dog, I am in freestone county and feel your pain. sprinkled ten minutes ago, just enough to mess up my windshield. I also am waiting to reseed my pastures. Good luck

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Re: Elbon Rye

Post by jdg » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:24 am

Agree with GA prime. 50lbs is fine for a cover crop, but I would double that for grazing. Only hesitation is moisture. You won't be happy with the expenditure if it stays dry.

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