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liming pastures

newblood

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Anybody know if or how long the cattle need to stay off pasture after a good dose of Dolomite, Just leased 80 acres with a bad need for liming, but running cow/calves on it at this time
 

dun

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The dust from the lime can irritate the sensitive tissues, eyes, nose and mouth. If the pasture is lightly limed we just left the cows on it, if heavily limed we wait until a rain or a cople of heavy dews to wash off the grass.
 

brandonm_13

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Considering your location, are the cows still grazing the grass or just on it? You can do a split application. Lime 40 acres, and leave the other hald alone for about a week. This may or may not help if the cows get curious, but if you could run a strand of electric across, it would keep them from inhaling it. Also, you can have the liming timed to be put one a day or so before a shower. Wouldn't have to be much, just enough to get the dust settled off the leaves.
 

Angus Guy

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Lime with the cows in the pasture all the time. You wont have any troubles except them getting in the way.
 
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