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Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by FRED DESANTIS, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Jan 18, 2019
    FRED DESANTIS

    FRED DESANTIS Ridin' The Range

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    What do you folks think about planting deer plot forage seeds in my pasture.
     

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    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I had thought about doing that myself. I heard there is alot of cool weather grasses in it. Hey, @Mike CHS ks this the mix you put in your pasture? If so, Fred, where did you get it?
     
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    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    It isn't the same label but the types of seed look similar. I haven't gotten much growth out of it but it turned cold not long after I broadcast the seed.
     
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    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I may get a bag and spread it when its warmer and see what happens. Cant hurt to see what happens in your field, Fred.
     
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    Most deer plot mixes are annuals vs perennials, which is good if it happens to contain any seed types you don't want back next year.
    I haven't used that particular brand but most are predominantly a mix of oats, annual ryegrass, legumes like cool season clover, Austrian winter peas, some variety of winter wheat, maybe tricale, and maybe some brassicas (turnip like stuff).

    You are kinda late (Oct-Nov planting would have been better) getting it down in N Texas but you should see some spring growth out of it IF you can get it to germinate with the cool soil temps we are having now. Any ryegrass will germinate on a warmish wet ground without any seedbed preparation...all it needs is soil contact..not covered, but other seeds will do lots lots better if you have a way to make a seedbed, spread the seed, then rake or drag to cover it.

    Don't be surprised tho, if you see a big green carpet come up, then a freezing night kills off the young tender shoots and their shallow roots. Once established and actually growing, most of the plot plant species can withstand the cold, but not when they are just beginning to grow.
     
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    FRED DESANTIS

    FRED DESANTIS Ridin' The Range

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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't get any yet. Just noticed it at TSC and Cabela's online and was wondering.
     
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    FRED DESANTIS

    FRED DESANTIS Ridin' The Range

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    Is there a kinda hall of fame for Sire's and Dam's of different livestock? You know like everybody can name a great racehorse who sired great offspring.
     
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    canesisters Overrun with beasties

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    Yes there is
     
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    Can you tell me a little about it. I raise purebred Kiko goats.
     
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    canesisters Overrun with beasties

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    If you search for the registration page for whatever breed you're looking for, they generally have a listing of the top sires that new registrations come from - the most popular sire that year.
    Or, if it's a animal that is shown widely, you could search the show listings. Often they list top sires.
    You'd have to do some research into the breed standards and such to know WHY he was the top one.

    https://www.thetoptens.com/cutting-reining-rch-quarter-horse-sires/
    http://www.angus.org/pub/SIR100CalvesTop25-2017.pdf
    http://www.kikogoats.com/