It was fairly nice yesterday so I spread 150 lbs of tall fescue over my pastures. I had already disced and dragged the pastures a couple off weeks ago to knock down all the fertilizer my horses left for me. By discing with a 10 ft piece of railroad track dragging behind I accomplished a few things at once. The disc cuts narrow slits in the ground for the seed to fall into, cuts the turds, and separates the thick root and sod system; the heavy track then drags, smoothes, spreads, and compacts the thatch and manure leaving a nice bed for the new seeds and good looking smooth pasture.
Tall fescue can be toxic to horses, cattle, and sheep but I've had good results with it and there is plenty of clover and other forage. I will also sow some alfalfa and a couple varieties of clover once the temperatures warm up a bit. The toxicity comes from a fungus that gives the grass it's hardiness against disease, pests, and climate. The fungus isn't as bad in cooler climates like mine but is with high temps and humidity.