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Nick

Yellow grass.

I've a field, and it's done not a lot since around the end of last summer. The grass is a bit long, and has been under all that snow we had. It's sort of crushed and yellow.

Other fields around are green, and these have been grazed.

What shall I do to it to make it green and delicious to cows?

As aids, I have a tractor & topper, a chain harrow, cows, and an orse.

ETA and two chickens, part time.no smilies
Rob R

Graze the cows on it, tightly with rapid moves and electric fence.no smilies
dpack

strip graze a day at a time like wot rob sez

tight and fast is what cattle do best for second growth

if you can put some leccy fence a few metres forward a day it is a good system from what i seeno smilies
Nick

Sadly, my electric fencing is in use elsewhere.

Is it a real issue, and should I try and avoid it in future (how)?no smilies
Ty Gwyn

Could`nt you have made some Silage bales on the field in the Autumn?
Or grazed it then with your cattle?no smilies
Rob R

Sadly, my electric fencing is in use elsewhere.

Is it a real issue, and should I try and avoid it in future (how)?


Buy some sheep :wink:

Or some more electric fencing... (you can never have too much electric fence)no smilies
dpack

rappa have sold me nice kitno smilies
arvo

Just don't eat it.

Oh wait that's snow.no smilies
Nick

Could`nt you have made some Silage bales on the field in the Autumn?
Or grazed it then with your cattle?


Dunno, I'm new to this. :-)

Cattle were grazing elsewhere. I have more land than I have cattle for, for current grazing.no smilies
Nick

Sadly, my electric fencing is in use elsewhere.

Is it a real issue, and should I try and avoid it in future (how)?

Buy some sheep :wink:



Yes, thank you Robert. See me after school.no smilies
crofter

Re: Yellow grass.


As aids, I have a tractor & topper, a chain harrow, cows, and an orse.

ETA and two chickens, part time.

cows.

Maybe you need to drain it as well. Or lime. Soil sample would be a good idea, but cattle would graze off the old grass. Is the field fenced?no smilies
dpack

Could`nt you have made some Silage bales on the field in the Autumn?
Or grazed it then with your cattle?

Dunno, I'm new to this. :-)

Cattle were grazing elsewhere. I have more land than I have cattle for, for current grazing.
wanna buy a cow ? :lol:no smilies
Green Man

Fertiliser.no smilies Nick

Could`nt you have made some Silage bales on the field in the Autumn?
Or grazed it then with your cattle?

Dunno, I'm new to this. :-)

Cattle were grazing elsewhere. I have more land than I have cattle for, for current grazing.
wanna buy a cow ? :lol:

Yes. I have these beans...no smilies
dpack

:lol:no smilies Nick

Re: Yellow grass.


As aids, I have a tractor & topper, a chain harrow, cows, and an orse.

ETA and two chickens, part time.

cows.

Maybe you need to drain it as well. Or lime. Soil sample would be a good idea, but cattle would graze off the old grass. Is the field fenced?

Missed this. Am using the cows.

It's a very damp field, as we're in, and sometimes under, a flood plain here. Not a lot can be done, I suspect, on that score. The field is so well fenced that Dexter's have only escaped once from it. I have since installed machine gun towers, more barbed wire and a cooler. No further escape attempts have occurred, although there is the beginning of a tunnel under trough #2...no smilies
Chez

More chickens. Clearly.no smilies Nick

More chickens. Clearly.

Dogs killed 50% of our flock last week. Other 50% is being rehomed today. We are henless.no smilies
gz

Hope the dogs can be dealt with-and the owners :xno smilies Nick

Hope the dogs can be dealt with-and the owners :x

My dog, I'm afraid. Never done it before, and I think her arse still hurts from my wife's boot.no smilies
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