Ive got a problem

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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Cross-7 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:37 pm

May be wrong but it seems broad leaf plants are the problem.
I'm thinking maybe milo and after harvest and hard freeze turn in cattle.

Thoughts ?
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby greybeard » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:12 pm

I don't know much about milo.
PA can accumulate after fertilize and a rain..or after drought and sudden green up when rains come. Anything that stresses the forage.

I think the Tifton Fence linked to was said to have been caused by a number of things, including the calves having a tough day being transported and lush growth but it wasn't in cold weather iirc.
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Texasmark » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:35 pm

Cross-7 wrote:This was cut and left in windrows and grew back as you see in the picture.
I waited for a hard freeze then after it dried up good I turned the cows in on it.
They've been on it about a month now and finnaly beginning to knock a dent in it.
I figured I'd have to supplement with cake but they stay in on it and only come out for water and seem to be doing good on it.
They mostly eat what's windrowed on the ground but have learned to push the stalks down to get the grain heads.

I haven't had to feed any hay and it seems to be working really well.
I might try this again next spring but I feel safer with millet.

Will millet produce as much feed as haygrazer?
Seriously doubt it even with millet seeds touching each other on all sides. Again, Prussic Acid is hard to catch and can be deadly. I hay both JG and SS but don't put cows on it late in the season, drought stressed, and who knows when the first frost will hit.....Halloween is the norm but there is a variable around that date. I thought I found it on JG leaves one year as a white powder you could skim off the leaves with your thumb and forefinger but nobody would confirm it.
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Re: Ive got a problem

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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:35 pm

Farm ground today
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Nesikep » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:42 am

looks good
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Re: Ive got a problem

Postby Texasmark » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:52 am

Cross-7 wrote:May be wrong but it seems broad leaf plants are the problem.
I'm thinking maybe milo and after harvest and hard freeze turn in cattle.

Thoughts ?

Texas A&M University (TAMU) Agricultural Extension services, located in Overton, Tx. Publish a lot of information of the sort based upon scientific research which sometimes goes into plant structures which respond to different things. Might www your question and check out their responses.

One thing I learned had to do with broadleaf herbicides: 2-4-D attacks plants with non-parallel grain structures and doesn't do much to parallel structures like you find in grasses. Hence they kill the weeds and leave your meadow grass standing. Always wondered how and now I know.
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