Reclaimed mine pasture

Help Support CattleToday:

Bandsaw

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 1, 2008
Messages
64
Reaction score
0
Location
Indiana
Does anyone have any experience converting reclaimed coal mine land into cattle and goat pasture? I would like to hear your experiences.
 

kenny thomas

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 16, 2008
Messages
10,898
Reaction score
858
Location
SW tip of Virginia
Virginia Tech and Kentucky both have had projects for grazing on mined land. I do know Virginia Tech is still doing their's. I will see if I can find a link to their info. It does work but takes a lot more acres.
 
OP
B

Bandsaw

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 1, 2008
Messages
64
Reaction score
0
Location
Indiana
I am pretty sure I have looked at the studies from Virginia and Kentucky. Seems pretty promising. We did some soil tests on the land we are looking at. It surprised me. PH was good, as was P and K.
 

bigbull338

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
Messages
16,565
Reaction score
0
Location
texas
the big coal mine about 30mi from me reclaims all of their mined out land.they plant grass back on it digg the pools.fert an bale hay off the reclaimed land.an sell the hay.they also fence the land off.
 
Top