The Cattle Begin Their Spring Pasture Rotation

We bale grazed 5 cattle through the winter, and raised 5 calves on milk.  Recently we brought in 4 heifers from another farm in the area, and this week we brought in a heifer and a steer from our neighbor. We want to keep the calves on milk a little longer, but we don’t want the main herd to be held back from the pasture, so last week we ran the cattle down to their first rotation area. It went as smoothly as we could have wished, unlike yesterday’s crazy pig move. More on that next time.

 

moving them out of the holding area

moving them out of the holding area

 

bottom of the lane

bottom of the lane

crossing the creek

crossing the creek

 

the newest steer--Aberforth

the newest Angus steer–Aberforth

The electric line snapped as we were closing the fence, so we had to do some quick fencing.

The electric line snapped as we were closing the fence, so we had to do some quick fencing.

Luna and newest heifer Apolline

Luna (211) and newest Angus heifer Apolline

 

They are walking along the fence near the greener pasture that is shut off to them.

They are walking along the fence near the greener pasture that is shut off to them.

 

 

 

 

 

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