What is pasture shredding? Do you need it? What will it cost? Can you do it yourself? We will answer those questions in this article by Keith’s Tractor Mowing, experts in large-scale mowing in the Fort Worth area. When it comes to acreage mowing and brush hog operations, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth community.
What is pasture shredding?
Usually, on average twice a year, farmers and ranchers will have pasture mowing service done on their acreage. The This is the process of cutting back the grasses to a six-to-eight-inch height. Why is it done?
Do you need pasture shredding?
Pasture shredding is performed to cut back on the vegetation in a field, to provide hay for your farm animals, and to keep weed and pests under control. Any working farm or ranch needs pasture shredding. The health of your farm animals depends upon it and, quite frankly, without it your farm or ranch will flounder in a matter of a couple years.
Can you afford it, or should you do it yourself?
Now we get down to the nitty gritty of this discussion. Can you do acreage mowing yourself, or should you hire the job out to a business like Keith’s Tractor Mowing?
Let’s tackle that question now.
The cost of acreage mowing by a professional company like Keith’s Tractor Mowing is in the $75-$100 per hour range. That may seem expensive, but when you consider that the tractor mowers used are capable of mowing fifteen acres in an hour, it suddenly becomes very cost-effective to hire a large job out.
If you have a tractor mower, and a brush hog, and you are trained to operate that machinery safely, it then is likely you would not need to hire that job out. However, most small farms do not have a budget which allows them to own such expensive machinery and, quite frankly, most farmers and ranchers are not trained to properly operate heavy machinery.
Where you fall on that spectrum, or in that debate, is for you to answer. We are simply providing the information you need to make a wise decision. Mowing a 100-acre farm will take the professionals a full workday. If you tackle a job that size yourself, without a doubt it will take longer, and then you need to consider the value of your personal time. What could you be doing during that time you are mowing which would also be of value to your farm or ranch?
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.
Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in Fort Worth, a locally owned and operated company which has the trust of farmers, ranchers, businesses, churches, pipeline companies, and municipalities. To have earned the trust of such a wide array of customers speaks volumes about the quality of work done by Keith’s Tractor Mowing. Call us today if you live within a seventy-five mile radius of Fort Worth. We will come out, take a look at your property, and give you a fair price quote on the spot.