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Over seeding ryegrass with cattle on pasture

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Caustic Burno said:
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What are those white things in the second picture?

Cattle egrets. They walk with the cattle catching bugs, mice and snakes the cattle disturbed. The only thing I have seen they won’t eat is a toad frog.

Cattle don't seem to mind them much. Took this photo the other day. There are about 20 of them white birds around here.
 

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when i moved to the ranch i asked around if they were egrets or what and nobody knew, they just all called them cowbirds lol.
 

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Caustic Burno said:
I do fertilize my pastures at 200 lbs per acre, it’s the cheapest feed you can put in a bovine. As you can see on the cattle in the picture are rolling fat on grass alone.

Is that 200 pounds of 46% nitrogen pellets or is it a combination of P and K also?
 

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Caustic Burno said:
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It appears that the Red River Crabgrass is pretty pricy stuff at $5-8 lb. Can you frost seed it?

Over the decades of this journey I have planted most every kind of bermuda, Alica grass, African Star, Argentine, Paraguay and Pensacola Bahia.
Bahia was the winner for producing the most low cost forage for my environment. And then came Red River nothing compares IMO . It is actually choking out the Bahia and is better forage. I do fertilize my pastures at 200 lbs per acre, it’s the cheapest feed you can put in a bovine. As you can see on the cattle in the picture are rolling fat on grass alone.

Cows were really designed to survive and thrive on good grass alone.
 
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Over seeded the pasture at 50lbs Ryegrass seed a acre Cows still On the pasture giving it a good work over before I move them I’m planning on doing the next pasture the same way
 

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Over seeded the pasture at 50lbs Ryegrass seed a acre Cows still On the pasture giving it a good work over before I move them I’m planning on doing the next pasture the same way

After Beta I have rye grass coming on.
 

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Ryegrass seed actually went down as well I pad payin $37 a sack last year it’s only $25 now

:lol: Not much in ag we as a producer pay for that goes down...hmmm...down $12 a bag? :hide: Last years seed in smaller bags? 🤷‍♂️ I barely remember a time where a 50# bag of ryegrass was under $30.
 
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1982vett said:
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Ryegrass seed actually went down as well I pad payin $37 a sack last year it’s only $25 now

:lol: Not much in ag we as a producer pay for that goes down...hmmm...down $12 a bag? :hide: Last years seed in smaller bags? 🤷‍♂️ I barely remember a time where a 50# bag of ryegrass was under $30.

I was surprised myself I’m gonna plant 50lbs acre at that price for sure
 

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Marshall ryegrass seed here is $24/bag this year. Other improved varieties more in line with last year. Not sure why.
 

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1982vett said:
DCA farm said:
Ryegrass seed actually went down as well I pad payin $37 a sack last year it’s only $25 now

:lol: Not much in ag we as a producer pay for that goes down...hmmm...down $12 a bag? :hide: Last years seed in smaller bags? 🤷‍♂️ I barely remember a time where a 50# bag of ryegrass was under $30.
Gave 42$ yesterday here.
 
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50lbs a acre into existing forage did not drag after but I ran cows on it for a week after spreading seed. Has not been fertilized
 

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I spread one bag of Marshall about 3 weeks ago as an experiment in a lot where I let the cows graze crabgrass down low. It rained about .3 inches the night before. I spread it and it rained an inch the next night. That is all. The ryegrass is 4 inches tall today. I'm going to spread my pastures as soon as it dries up. I've got about 6 acres I'm going to plant some for making haylage out of. Part of me says its just not right to spread it and forget it though.
 

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