Wheat pasture grazing

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Re: Wheat pasture grazing

Postby 1982vett » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Jeanne. Here is some oats from January 2009. Note said I had turned 13 bred heifers on for about 3 hours a day every other day for 3 weeks.
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Here is some cows with calves from the same time period

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Hate to say, talking BUN is over my head. Never known it to be an issue.

Planting dates have shifted over the last 35 years. We used to dry plant late august to early September. Could count on the tropics for several good rains in September. Wait to long and it would be to wet to plant. We could turn on in November about the time of a killing frost. Nowdays lucky to have enough moisture to get it in by mid October which puts turning on around mid December.
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Re: Wheat pasture grazing

Postby Coosh71 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:39 pm

Thanks Nolan that's exactly what I was looking for. Just never run bred cows on wheat so wasn't wanting to screw up big time and kill half my herds. Thanks again to everyone. Jeanne I wish we had that lush green issue lol. Just never have too much grass around here.
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Re: Wheat pasture grazing

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:17 am

Year after year, we would have a few weeks nothing would settle. Also, a month or so into rotational grazing we would find burnt circles all around our pastures. I finally read an article on BUN and it all made sense.
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Re: Wheat pasture grazing

Postby Tbrake » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:14 pm

I noticed a considerable increase in birthweights when cows were running on wheat all winter, but the cows bred back real well. (January and feb calves) Would highly recommend against running bred heifers on wheat. Turnips don’t seem to have quite as much affect, but changed clean up bulls on that pasture as well as ai studs
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