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What to seed in a high traffic pasture


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#1 jfleace

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

I have some pasture that we use for feeder cattle. It is a high traffic area. What would be good to plant in this area? There are about 120 head on 15 acres. It is currently in fescue, but I was looking to overseed this fall. I was thinking maybe annual rye or wheat. The main purpose would be to hold the ground. What seeding rate would you use?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:35 PM

I'd tell you 4A berm mix but cattle can't eat limestone.....

#3 urednecku

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:58 PM

Is there a grass that would hold up to 8 head of cattle per acre? Even with extensive rotational?
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#4 swmnhay

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:58 AM

I have some pasture that we use for feeder cattle. It is a high traffic area. What would be good to plant in this area? There are about 120 head on 15 acres. It is currently in fescue, but I was looking to overseed this fall. I was thinking maybe annual rye or wheat. The main purpose would be to hold the ground. What seeding rate would you use?

Annual Rye would be a option.10-20# per acre depending if your current stand.It would be fairly cheap @ $1.00 per lb $10-20 per acre.




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