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Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
by Caustic Burno
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Field is knee deep in crab grass.

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:46 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Caustic Burno wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
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Field is knee deep in crab grass.
They do look happy!

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am
by alisonb
...and the sunflower?

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:07 pm
by Caustic Burno
alisonb wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am
...and the sunflower?
Plant them for doves.
Draws grandkids opening day.

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:12 pm
by Brookhill Angus
Caustic Burno wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
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Field is knee deep in crab grass.
Very nice!

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:36 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Crabgrass is actually really good grass. Can't hardly kill it. Love the sunflowers.

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:16 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Around the barn when it pops up fresh with shallow roots..the cows will jerk it up outa the ground and shake the dirt off of it..leaving clumps of it around every where like hogs rooting...

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:58 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
I don't remember the difference or IF there is a difference - barn yard grass and crab grass??

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:35 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:58 pm
I don't remember the difference or IF there is a difference - barn yard grass and crab grass??
Probably, but my yard is common Bermuda... with spots of volunteer crabgrass ..

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:48 pm
by Caustic Burno
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Crabgrass is actually really good grass. Can't hardly kill it. Love the sunflowers.
I planted Red River crab grass years ago.

“Crabgrass is generally thought of as a weed, but many cattlemen in the southern regions of the United States consider it a high producing, high-quality forage. It is ideal in a double cropping system behind small grain winters annual forages such as wheat, rye, and triticale. Crabgrass is a summer annual forage which is propagated by seed, either volunteer or planted. It is adapted to many soil types but grows best on sandy and clay loam soils with good drainage. Crabgrass can be utilized by either grazing or haying. Grazing should begin when the plants reach 4 to 6 inches tall. Haying should occur on a schedule to minimize the production of seed heads since forage quality is best before allowing seed head production. Soil fertility is critical in maximizing both forage quality and quantity. Phosphorous and potassium levels should be applied according to soil test and applications of as much as 150 lbs. of actual nitrogen in split applications can be applied throughout the summer to maintain production. Rainfall and fertility determine stocking rates. With sufficient moisture and nitrogen, stocking rates of 800 to 1200 lbs of live weight are possible. Stockers have gained in excess of 1.5 lbs per day in suitable conditions.”

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
SnowBall wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:41 pm
This is so nice!
?????

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:56 pm
by snoopdog
I just came in from cutting the tallest crabgrass I have ever seen on this place, mixed with bermuda and young johnson grass, it ought to be some fine stuff. Forecast is for 90's and sunny for the next 5 days. Woohoo!

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:02 pm
by bball
Wish I had more crabgrass. The cows flat devour it.

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:42 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm
SnowBall wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:41 pm
This is so nice!
?????
their just new..they'll change their tune.. :cowboy:

Re: Happy Cows

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:53 am
by snoopdog
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