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Herd seeder

Postby shaz » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:49 pm

I'm about to buy a Herd atv seeder for white clover and Amdro.

Do any of you guys have one and how well do you like it? Also, what type of mounting kit did you get? I'm using a Kawasaki Mule.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby 10-e-c-dirtfarmer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:17 pm

I bought a I-92, 3 point, only 1 bolt holds crossbar to seeder frame, put a stud in where bolt was, and just pick it up and set on trailer hitch & tightin . This way I can use on anything w/ a trailer hitch + 3 point on tractor, you might as well go ahead and get the electric actuator to open/close the seed gate, its on a Kubota RTV.
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Postby 10-e-c-dirtfarmer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:18 pm

I bought a I-92, 3 point, only 1 bolt holds crossbar to seeder frame, put a stud in where bolt was, and just pick it up and set on trailer hitch & tightin . This way I can use on anything w/ a trailer hitch + 3 point on tractor, you might as well go ahead and get the electric actuator to open/close the seed gate, its on a Kubota RTV.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby 10-e-c-dirtfarmer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:18 pm

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Re: Herd seeder

Postby callmefence » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:52 pm

I've used the herd seeder. The local feed dealer has a couple they loan out.
I have a Cabela's slinger bought to sling deer corn. I've used it for clover , ryegrass and fertilizer where it's impractical to get a tractor. I have to say for me. It's just as good.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:02 pm

shaz wrote:I'm about to buy a Herd atv seeder for white clover and Amdro.

Do any of you guys have one and how well do you like it? Also, what type of mounting kit did you get? I'm using a Kawasaki Mule.

Thanks in advance.



I have a Herd I think it’s the what they call the 550 model today, love it for small seed.
My running buddy that passed away earlier this year had the I92 mounted on his Mule.
His biggest complaint was the Mule and
keeping a steady speed.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby kilroy60 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:38 am

A friend of mine adds clover seed to his feed when he wants to sow clover. The small seed passes through the cow and the cow does the work.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:27 am

Yes
Its metal and it works. The "catch" is your driving speed controls the #/acre for a given gate setting.
I u bolt it to an ATV rack.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby shaz » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:20 am

kilroy60 wrote:A friend of mine adds clover seed to his feed when he wants to sow clover. The small seed passes through the cow and the cow does the work.


I've tried that. Zero success.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby BRYANT » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:22 pm

shaz wrote:
kilroy60 wrote:A friend of mine adds clover seed to his feed when he wants to sow clover. The small seed passes through the cow and the cow does the work.


I've tried that. Zero success.

don't know about clover but whole oats will pass through a mule and grow good. Wonder if a cow having more than 1 stomach would have anything to do with them not growing. I guess a person could try rye or oats in the cow feed. whole corn will pass through a cow if you want to feed the turkeys.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby Lucky_P » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:45 pm

The old 'feeding' clover seed to 'seed' a pasture is a really poor method, and mostly just a really expensive protein supplement for the cow. Read this article on a comparison between 'feeding' and frost-seeding:
https://hayandforage.com/article-1193-t ... again.html

A Herd seeder is on my want list for purchase in the near future. Have one of those crappy Moultrie seeder types that I bought nearly 20 years ago... guess they're fine for deer/turkey hunters who don't care how much seed and $$$ they pour out, but I could never get it 'calibrated' to distribute anything like the proper amount of clover seed for a pasture... either way too much or not enough, and no good way to adjust it.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby shaz » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:19 pm

The clover expense isn't a big deal and I don't care if I put out 2lbs or 5. 10lbs to the acre is a problem though.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby callmefence » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:16 pm

Lucky_P wrote:The old 'feeding' clover seed to 'seed' a pasture is a really poor method, and mostly just a really expensive protein supplement for the cow. Read this article on a comparison between 'feeding' and frost-seeding:
https://hayandforage.com/article-1193-t ... again.html

A Herd seeder is on my want list for purchase in the near future. Have one of those crappy Moultrie seeder types that I bought nearly 20 years ago... guess they're fine for deer/turkey hunters who don't care how much seed and $$$ they pour out, but I could never get it 'calibrated' to distribute anything like the proper amount of clover seed for a pasture... either way too much or not enough, and no good way to adjust it.


I can get a pretty even cover with a cone type seeder on a ATV. Definitely as good if not better than on the tractor. I didn't find the herd that much better.
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Re: Herd seeder

Postby 5S Cattle » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:59 pm

shaz wrote:The clover expense isn't a big deal and I don't care if I put out 2lbs or 5. 10lbs to the acre is a problem though.

You must either be trying to seed a small pasture, have access to really cheap clover, or have a lot bigger bank account than me lol. Clover seed is expensive as be nice.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:11 pm

You can also put clover seed down by mixing in with your fertilizer. Especially, if you get it out early (like frost seeding).
CallMeFence - thanks for that article. I "stole" it for my next newsletter.
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