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#6228739 - 03/18/16 07:34 PM stx
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: Payne
I finished rejuvenating the fields week before last.


Great piece of equipment. We ran one on 1000 acres of improved pasture for a few of years in the Hill Country. Made a huge diffence in production of grazing and hay. First year it added 50% more to amount of bales per cutting on squares of coastal.



Same patch a month later









Haven't sprayed or fertilized yet

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#6228771 - 03/18/16 08:09 PM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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#6228778 - 03/18/16 08:13 PM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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Good looking pasture. I bet you get some nice F1's with that Hereford bull.

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#6228828 - 03/18/16 08:52 PM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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cheers Amazing what happens when rain actually soaks in instead of running off!
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#6228852 - 03/18/16 09:09 PM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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Looks good.

In regards to the original thread. I'm not sure a piece of equipment was the sole reason for a yield increase Stx. grin

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#6228855 - 03/18/16 09:12 PM Re: stx [Re: z71dustin]
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Originally Posted By: z71dustin
Looks good.

In regards to the original thread. I'm not sure a piece of equipment was the sole reason for a yield increase Stx. grin

It was when I had the previous two years of hay production on the same coastal fields to compare to.
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#6228860 - 03/18/16 09:13 PM Re: stx [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: z71dustin
Looks good.

In regards to the original thread. I'm not sure a piece of equipment was the sole reason for a yield increase Stx. grin

It was when I had the previous two years of hay production on the same coastal fields to compare to.


So every other factor was the exact same?

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#6228868 - 03/18/16 09:22 PM Re: stx [Re: z71dustin]
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Originally Posted By: z71dustin
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: z71dustin
Looks good.

In regards to the original thread. I'm not sure a piece of equipment was the sole reason for a yield increase Stx. grin

It was when I had the previous two years of hay production on the same coastal fields to compare to.


So every other factor was the exact same?

No. It rained less the first year I used the aerator and also I used less fertilizer due to rising costs. The first two years of cutting square bales before the aerator I got around 30 bales the second year per acre on two cutting and the first year 36 bales per acre on three cuttings. The first year after running the aerator I got 3 cuttings and average 54 bales per acre. This in in the Hill Country and not the best soils. Very hardpan from years of running to many cattle on the place. Getting water in the ground instead running off into the creeks was the key on not very much flat ground.
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#6228971 - 03/18/16 11:08 PM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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I was thinking about renting one and doing my residential yards if I could get a few neighbors on board to cover the cost. Fields looks amazing
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#6229028 - 03/19/16 05:40 AM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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I use an Aerway on the golf course, great pieces of equipment if you just want to open the ground for air and water.

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#6229050 - 03/19/16 07:06 AM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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#6229056 - 03/19/16 07:17 AM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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cheers I got moles opening up my ground but not with those results. confused2 Great looking cattle! up
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#6229141 - 03/19/16 09:44 AM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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up looking good.
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#6229213 - 03/19/16 10:57 AM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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Excellent results, the aerator obviously makes a huge difference probably a lot better for the soil in the long run also up

Is this a Damascus faced Hereford confused2 grin

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#6229217 - 03/19/16 11:02 AM Re: stx [Re: Payne]
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its amazing what aerating can do for the soil, been doing that for yrs
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