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Pasture grass
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jamo    Posted 05-06-2002 at 16:48:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi all! I've been browsing this board for awhile and you all seems like nice folk. I'm new to all this and need some input. We only have a small place (9acres) the back 5 were not being used so I offered to let a local farmer use it for free. This will be his 3rd season and I want to know if it fair to ask him to plant a pasture grass for us at the end of the season so that we can eventually use it for cows. We'll of course buy the seed. What type to I purchase.

Ollie    Posted 05-07-2002 at 08:47:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go ahead and ask him. In all our leases, the leasee has to at the very least prepare the land for the next crop. If he won't, well you now have his number and you don't need that type as a "neighbor". But, I think you will find out he'll do it. Probably has been thinking about it.

As to what kind of grass, it depends on what part of the country you are in, whether or not it's irrigated ground, etc. Check with the local extension service, conservation district or seed dealer to see what works in your area.

Around here you can travel a few miles and be in an entirely different rainfall and what works at one end of the valley won't work at the other (The difference between on end of the valley here is from 12 inches to 24 inches precip in about 20 miles.)

kraig WY    Posted 05-06-2002 at 17:12:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know the kind of grass you have or where your'll located but I'll give you my agreement. I rent 120 acres of grass. I pay 12.50 per cow/calve pair. I'm responsable to maintain the fences, haul the water, and re-seed if needed. I figured I got a good deal because the going rate is $15 per animal unit. As far as what grass check with the county extension agent for your area. Or you could move you property to Wyoming and I'll rent it and you wont have to worry about seeding.

By the way welcome to the board. Check the tractor boards, good people there also.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 05-06-2002 at 17:01:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know about every one, but I would have already asked if I could do something to repay your kindness. I don't think any one would be offended by your request.

Sammie    Posted 05-06-2002 at 19:16:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to the board!!

I have a VERY small place .9 acre and 3/4 of that is in pasture. The neighbors run their horses on my land for free. In exchange, they help with the fences and set the sprinklers. Granted I pay the electricity on the pump but I also get to enjoy their horses and they help me in other ways, like pulling out an old stump, pulling fence posts around the garden, etc. No problem with reseeding, when it needs a break, they just close the gate for a bit til it recovers.

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