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Old 07-19-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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I know it's powder dry and not a drop of rain but I am dreaming about nice lush green hay food for my goats
I have Bahia grass and all the goats eat is the seed tops. I also have nice patches of Coastal Bermuda and they hate it soooo what type of grass seed can I plant that they will eat ? How about a deer grass fall planting ? or ?



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Old 07-19-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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You can plant poison ivy "grass" and they will LOVE it! My girls only like grass if it's cut and dried and put into bales for them.....



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Old 07-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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You can plant rye grass this fall, late September or first of October. Hopefully we will be getting some showers coming down here by then. That is the only thing that is going to save our livestock this year is the fall rye because we have not had any cuttings of hay yet. No hay put up at all this year. Starting to get really scarey. We are going to plant Gulf Rye.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:21 PM   #4
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Hi ladies!

Ours love Bahia too. I can't believe how well that grass does in the drought in sugar sand even. We used to plant winter rye for the cattle (which we no longer have) but we have never planted for the goats. How much per acre is does it average now? We have several different sized patches we could consider. Two 2 acre patches and an 8 acre patch.

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Old 07-19-2011, 08:53 PM   #5
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They will eat more than the seed of the bahai - they will eat the blades of grass too. However,they LOVE the seed.

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:28 AM   #6
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Anita You are so right ! Mine love it and it grows and spreads everywhere !

Christine , I put a note on calendar so I will remember and yep .... hay is $9.00 a sm. bale and I have maby 10 bales and yep,I am scared . Son is suppost to help a friend bale 40 acres but it is too darn hot so they are waiting ,we are suppost to get half of the hay.

Diane , So good to hear from you ! Hope things are well with you and family. How are your goats ?

Tim , I hope mine are eating the Bahai as it still looks pretty good along with the bermuda but they still hunting to eat something that's a tiny tiny sprig in the sand ,seems they are just begging for worms ,darn goats ! My one doe that has twin doelings took the poops and she has never been one for being wormy but she was last month,she looked good,a tad skinny I thought due to kids sucking and no grass and the heat but she really surprised me with the quick to kill HC worm. I would have thought that the dryness and heat would kill worms but it sure dont !!! Luckily I had and did give her some Levasole Tablets. This June has been my worst year and month for the HC worm.
I do go here tho when I hunt for hay
http://www.haybarn.com/reports/liststate.asp?forsale=0&state=TX&category=Hay

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #7
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You can plant rye grass this fall, late September or first of October. We are going to plant Gulf Rye.
Do you have to worry about rye grass staggers in goats?


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