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Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:24 pm
by Craig Miller
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Aaron9876 wrote:Wow...way to dive in head first...off a cliff...blindfolded...

If the pastures are as bad as you describe why did they have so may head per acre?
overstocking seems to be the norm in North Ala..


Yes it is. I was told all growing up that a cow/pair to the acre is good. It didn't take me long to figure out that's too many unless you plan to graze down to nothing. I have found that a lot of things I was told growing up weren't exactly true.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:38 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Get with the farmers co.op, on some good minerals..our pastures are copper, selenium deficient... No doubt as foul as you say yours is,,you need a good one... Get them started on high magnesium mineral in the spring.. The coop also has a good baked protein tub for our fescue....

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:52 pm
by ALACOWMAN
By the way Im half Johnson...where you at ?

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:37 pm
by kd4au
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Aaron9876 wrote:Wow...way to dive in head first...off a cliff...blindfolded...

If the pastures are as bad as you describe why did they have so may head per acre?
overstocking seems to be the norm in North Ala..

ha ha you must be from North Alabama too.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:40 pm
by kd4au
Craig Miller wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Aaron9876 wrote:Wow...way to dive in head first...off a cliff...blindfolded...

If the pastures are as bad as you describe why did they have so may head per acre?
overstocking seems to be the norm in North Ala..


Yes it is. I was told all growing up that a cow/pair to the acre is good. It didn't take me long to figure out that's too many unless you plan to graze down to nothing. I have found that a lot of things I was told growing up weren't exactly true.

Just out of curiosity how many acres per pair do you run and what time of year do you calf?

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:59 pm
by ALACOWMAN
kd4au wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Aaron9876 wrote:Wow...way to dive in head first...off a cliff...blindfolded...

If the pastures are as bad as you describe why did they have so may head per acre?
overstocking seems to be the norm in North Ala..

ha ha you must be from North Alabama too.

Yep,, north east......

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:04 pm
by Caustic Burno
Looks like the OP was one and done on this one.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:07 pm
by kd4au
ALACOWMAN wrote:
kd4au wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote: overstocking seems to be the norm in North Ala..

ha ha you must be from North Alabama too.

Yep,, north east......

I'm north central,a little east of I65 and just south of the Tennessee state line. You in Jackson county?

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:13 pm
by ALACOWMAN
kd4au wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
kd4au wrote:ha ha you must be from North Alabama too.

Yep,, north east......

I'm north central,a little east of I65 and just south of the Tennessee state line. You in Jackson county?

Yep....so I've seen it all..... :cowboy:

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:15 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Caustic Burno wrote:Looks like the OP was one and done on this one.
with all he's got on the ball, bet he's busier then a set of jumper cables at a Mexican soccer match....

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:19 pm
by kd4au
ALACOWMAN wrote:
kd4au wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote: Yep,, north east......

I'm north central,a little east of I65 and just south of the Tennessee state line. You in Jackson county?

Yep....so I've seen it all..... :cowboy:

Pretty country over there. I know a few people from over there.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:02 pm
by Craig Miller
kd4au wrote:
Craig Miller wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote: overstocking seems to be the norm in North Ala..


Yes it is. I was told all growing up that a cow/pair to the acre is good. It didn't take me long to figure out that's too many unless you plan to graze down to nothing. I have found that a lot of things I was told growing up weren't exactly true.

Just out of curiosity how many acres per pair do you run and what time of year do you calf?


Me and dad were at a pair per acre. I have sold most of mine off for different reasons and the grass looks great this year. We are probably at a pair to and acre and 3/4.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:11 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Craig Miller wrote:
kd4au wrote:
Craig Miller wrote:
Yes it is. I was told all growing up that a cow/pair to the acre is good. It didn't take me long to figure out that's too many unless you plan to graze down to nothing. I have found that a lot of things I was told growing up weren't exactly true.

Just out of curiosity how many acres per pair do you run and what time of year do you calf?


Me and dad were at a pair per acre. I have sold most of mine off for different reasons and the grass looks great this year. We are probably at a pair to and acre and 3/4.
I'm not at full potential,,couple hundred acres, 45 head.. 50 I use for hay and weaned heifers....

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:51 pm
by TCRanch
In addition to all the above, you absolutely need working facilities and a good relationship with a large animal vet.

Re: Green as it gets

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:53 pm
by Ol' 243
Caustic Burno wrote:Looks like the OP was one and done on this one.


Isn't that annoying? Must be out brimmer chasin'.