Foxtail for hay

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Foxtail for hay

Post by callmefence » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:37 am

We call it wild Millet. I think foxtail is the proper name. I can pretty much have this field. It's got a poor stand of haygrazer and probably 70 percent foxtail. It looks like cow food. And I know it got fertilizer when the hybrid Sudan was planted... worth 20.00 a 4x6 to get it put up..
Hays gonna be short this year, I'm betting.


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Re: Foxtail for hay

Post by snoopdog » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:52 am

I don't know , foxtail is pretty nutritionally deficient , 20 plus transportation might make it worthwhile to look elsewhere , because it will need supplementation . Now , if you're gonna feed it right there close , probably worth it .
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Re: Foxtail for hay

Post by ez14. » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:56 am

Take a sample and send it in to be tested. Then you won't have to guess

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Re: Foxtail for hay

Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:42 am

It'll blister a horses mouth pretty bad, but I've never seen it hurt a hungry cow.
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Post by Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:45 am

I hate it. If it is the foxtail - like we have - it will Eat you up handling square bales.
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Re: Foxtail for hay

Post by 1982vett » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:12 am

Hard to tell in that picture....but I think it is Little Barley, although it does seem tall, maybe it WAS fertilized.

https://nobleapps.noble.org/plantimageg ... ntTypeID=2

The foxtail (wild millet) I know is a little more spikey....
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Pomona.jpg

Either way they say it isn't much for cows....but then, if the cows got nothing else...
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Re: Foxtail for hay

Post by jltrent » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:33 am

It will beat a snowball or a tumble weed.
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Re: Foxtail for hay

Post by Nesikep » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:54 am

I hate it, but at least for grazing the cows eat it just fine
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Re: Foxtail for hay

Post by ClinchValley » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:49 am

Its always in our second cut. Pretty sure its the same. Cattle clean em up still.
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