25 Jan Wintertime
Yearling heifers are wintering on the south side of the farm. They graze standing hay and get alfalfa hay twice a day. Because cattle are notorious for wasting hay, we feed it to them under the hot wire so they cannot lay in it or trample it. It’s a lot more work than just setting a bale out for them, but well worth it because they don’t waste very much. These girls should be ready to breed this summer and will join the milking herd in the spring of 2017.