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This is the day, week and next week that we gotta watch close for cattle that are standing around in the lot waiting for the grain wagon to show up. The grass is almost all dead, the hay is out in the sun and if there is one speck of shade in the lot, the cattle will gang up in it. And that is where the purple mint loves to grow. I have a real relationship with purple mint. I try to kill every little plant I find and have hauled pickup loads out of my lots. No, I wasn’t always so smart; it took the loss of several head of good heifers and a couple of steers to get my attention.

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 07/20/2011

Print Headline: Dealing with problem of purple mint

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