Sprigging

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Sprigging

Postby papavillars » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:56 pm

What is the going price to sprig a pasture in your area?
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Re: Sprigging

Postby Texasmark » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:28 am

Before I could get a price I would need to get somebody to do it. Years ago sprigs and spriggers were about 50 miles from here and weren't interested.

For any do-it-yourselfers reading this: I bought the Coastal sprigs from them (wet and muddy in bales, like square baled hay) in February, dug a trench with a moldboard plow and spent a couple of days just making a big mess....out of my clothes. I had a wagon hooked to the tractor and would drive and get out and sprig, etc, etc. I'd take 2 or 3 flakes and separate out the plants, go back and move along and repeat the process. Once I finished a bale, I'd blade the furrow back over the sprigs and drive down it with a tractor tire.

I'm a STO (Small Time Operator) so I'd have to piggy back with a BTO that could attract a sprigger (from 75-100 miles away....nearest at the time....Sulphur Springs area) and leave me the middlins on their way back home which I thought about trying many years ago. Tifton 85 was the grass and I forget the cost. $40 an acre comes to mind but don't quote me and I decided it wasn't worth the cost for me in my operation.

Best I can do.
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Re: Sprigging

Postby papavillars » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:31 pm

Thanks for the info texasm
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Re: Sprigging

Postby bmcdonald » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:47 am

Its was 225 per acre that include discing twice
The what a guy down here said he charged for coastal
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Re: Sprigging

Postby 5S Cattle » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 pm

$120/acre in brenham i believe
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Re: Sprigging

Postby Texasmark » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:13 am

5S Cattle wrote:$120/acre in brenham i believe


OT: How's Blue Bell? Back online and back to normal?
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Re: Sprigging

Postby 5S Cattle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:56 pm

Texasmark wrote:
5S Cattle wrote:$120/acre in brenham i believe


OT: How's Blue Bell? Back online and back to normal?

They're running and gunning again. Which is good, half the dang town works for that place. Hurt when it was closed for a while.
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