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Monday
Aug142017

"Until the Cows Come Home"


Raising grass-fed beef requires a lot of......you guessed it.... GRASS - and we have a lot of it on our farm -- a couple million square feet.  However, we have found it works best to also lease land from neighbors and we have used a few different nearby properties.

Leasing land away from the farm requires some special work since our neighbors do not have the same infrastructure (as primitive as it may be) as the home farm.  Things like perimeter fencing and permanent water are usually not available.  So we bring our own portable fence and haul in water that we pump from our pond into a tank on a pickup and deliver it to the cattle, sometimes more than once a day.

Although we love having the great forage for our cattle to eat and the opportunity to rest the forage at our farm, it was sure nice this week when we brought the cattle home.  

The pasture we were on was just about a 1/2 mile away from our farm, so we walked them down the road.  It was a team effort that everyone participated in and the "cattle drive" went off without too many hitches.
 

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