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Raising Hay

 Subject starting hayfield in old cow pasture
 Posted By Josh
 Date Posted Monday, February 18, 2008

My family recently purchased 80 acres in Eastern Kansas. The property has about 60 acres of open/rolling pasture. The previous owners ran cattle on the property for a few years. I would like to start a good brome hayfield and put up the hay myself. I have experience in the hay industry and understand that side of it. Where I am confused is how to start a good stand of grass hay. The pasture has weeds and some grass but nothing worth baling. Should I disk, drag, and then seed. Or should I try to drill see. I am concerned about erosion if I disk. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

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