Fall grazing—saving the best for last

Fall grazing—saving the best for last

       As I write this, our cows are happily grazing a stand of frosted turnips, oats, and peas planted in August.  They have no interest in the wheat/red clover clippings we offer in the hay bunk at home—in fact they hardly need to come home to drink.  They have made...
Haymaking

Haymaking

Since our herd is entirely grass fed, forage quality is very important to us.   In May, June, and July when more grass grows than the cows can graze, we cut and bale the paddocks that are getting ahead for winter feed.  Ideally we like to cut before all the forage is...