Grazing update 4/2/2013


As promised I took the camera to the field last night when I changed grazing stips. Now you have to suffer the consequences.
this first shot is some Wheat and vetch overseeded into a bull pasture….I split this paddock and opened it for the two long yearling bulls last night….Dee Dee and Apache are cheking it out to make sure it is safe.

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This is a closeup of the overseeded wheat and vetch. I did not know the vetch had started to bloom until I went in there to runt the polywire to divide the lot.

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Star Baby saw me go to the grazing area and came thundering up behind me closely followed by Perkins

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As you can see a strip is barely wide enough for a horse to turn around in…..

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heads go down as soon as green grazable grass is reached….

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this is the field that is being strip grazed by the horses right now….I think I have about sixteen days of grazing in this paddock right now not counting growth over the grazing time….

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someone pulled up a turnip

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someone bit this one and spit it out….The equines have not yet developed a taste for turnips….they will over time…at least other horse I have had did.

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this is a shot of one of the pastures overseeded with Multi Species Cover Crops

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yesterdays grazed strip and todays new strip

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view down yesterdays strip. I told you it is six feet wide and 100 feet long approximately…not enough for them to get into grass trouble on….but enough for them to get started. I have four of these and the next division will be three strips 8 feet by 100 feet.

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Waylon….poor shot…..he really is much better in his rear than this shot shows.

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Walker….Walker is pretty correct but he is destined for the freezer…Young bulls have been some of the best beef we have ever put in the freezer.

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Waylon is preparing for his date in May with Mrs. Gassers cows.

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