Beggers Can't Be Choosers

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Re: Beggers Can't Be Choosers

Postby TCRanch » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:06 pm

snoopdog wrote:We got 1.6 yesterday morning , and another inch today . And yes the grass already looks better ! Got my test back on some prairie that we bailed , and other than lower protein level , it wasn't bad , so sitting pretty high for the time being , and very thankful for this rain .

Haven't tested our brome/Bermuda/prairie this year. Kinda don't want to know! But always supplement with 30% protein tubs & 20% cubes (they call them range nuggets) so they're not gonna starve. Yay on the rain!
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Re: Beggers Can't Be Choosers

Postby snoopdog » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:28 pm

TCRanch wrote:
snoopdog wrote:We got 1.6 yesterday morning , and another inch today . And yes the grass already looks better ! Got my test back on some prairie that we bailed , and other than lower protein level , it wasn't bad , so sitting pretty high for the time being , and very thankful for this rain .

Haven't tested our brome/Bermuda/prairie this year. Kinda don't want to know! But always supplement with 30% protein tubs & 20% cubes (they call them range nuggets) so they're not gonna starve. Yay on the rain!
Yeah , we use 20% cubes to gather em in and get a good look at everyone. We have better hay , but we needed the filler too. Especially after last year .
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Re: Beggers Can't Be Choosers

Postby Texasmark » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:45 am

slick4591 wrote:Pastures are all but dead here. Making the cows at the farm survive on dry grass and liquid feed at the moment. Heifers at home have a little dry stuff left and I will have to put out hay soon. We got 2/10 last night and you couldn't have made a mud ball. Still have plenty of water tho.


I finally had a cell pass over the house. With the non-forecast event got about ¾", just enough to puff up the cracks somewhat. What's funny was the way it came in, the hay patch was wet about an inch or so down so I'll get some good out of it.

Wasted the second cutting, couldn't even get the baler hold it long enough to get it wrapped. Third may do something if Aug is wet...which happened the year I built my house....rained 3 x before I got it weathered in, in August, 1979. We need a hurricane.
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Re: Beggers Can't Be Choosers

Postby slick4591 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:47 am

I'd rather stay dry than to wish a hurricane on the folks down south. How about we ask for a tropical depression that rides it out this far?
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Re: Beggers Can't Be Choosers

Postby Texas Gal » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:11 am

slick4591 wrote:I'd rather stay dry than to wish a hurricane on the folks down south. How about we ask for a tropical depression that rides it out this far?


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Re: Beggers Can't Be Choosers

Postby plumber_greg » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:07 pm

Northern Mo. is getting desperate. I have enough hay for my lessor to get by on feed, but water is the major issue.
We're siphoning water out of everything. Most of our ponds, or tanks as some call them, are no deeper than my armpits.
May have to sell the cows, if something doesn't happen soon. Absolutly no winter water. Hearing about 2k water bills for 100 head on city water. No way that works.
Goverment is giving welfare money, but doesn't help on monthly water bills. Currently ressurecting a well for water till the freeze comes.
Getting $64 an acre for winter grazing from FSA office. No tilling tritcitale, ceral rye, and radishes in grubbed off pastures. Seed is around 40-42 an acre. Have to pay someone with a no till drill, and still fertilize. Gonna' help, but not the answer.
In a position that if I sell cows, the taxes will eat me up. 50% or more. Usually they have a deferement where if you buy back in so many years, you won't owe the tax. Problem is, I am quitting. Dont want to buy cows in 3 or 4 years.
Oh well, I think I will go to my house in Florida, play golf every day, and forget about it. gs
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