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We don't have many that graze Sorghum in this area. I looked up about "Prussic Acid" and, after reading the restrictions, it does not seem to me to be worth the risk to graze it.
 

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I used to always worry about turning them out on the Johnsongrass, but over the years, they've grazed it down to nothing.
 

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I used to always worry about turning them out on the Johnsongrass, but over the years, they've grazed it down to nothing.
We are used to Johnson grass here, and as long as it is not dead or after a frost, they love it. But the sorghum restrictions are pretty bad:
Don't turn in hungry cattle;
Don't graze plants that are under 18-24 inches;
Don't graze after a frost, ect.
 

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We are used to Johnson grass here, and as long as it is not dead or after a frost, they love it. But the sorghum restrictions are pretty bad:
Don't turn in hungry cattle;
Don't graze plants that are under 18-24 inches;
Don't graze after a frost, ect.
A guy a few years ago at Mooresburg baled Sudex that had been frosted on. He lost several after he fed it.
 
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Some may remember a few days ago I was concerned about rotating my cattle onto 8 acres I normally rotate to.
I did not rotate them!
That spot is closed. I don't know when to rotate em now. Glad I made a good choice. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then....
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Good call!
I'm guessing the drought going on out there is causing it?
 
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Good call!
I'm guessing the drought going on out there is causing it?
Indeed.
The farther west, the worse it is.
Johnsongrass here looks ok. But they say it'll make a chalky white film on the leaves when it gets stressed.

I rotate them, but I dang sure don't wanna risk it.

I put out 3 round bales to compensate.
May have to sell a few....
 

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