Last Of The Winter Grazing

The herd is in the North Pasture finishing off the last winter grazing the marsh has to offer; there is at best a week’s worth of low energy grass left in there. Fortunately, new grass is at last growing – I can see the cattle’s interest increasing. Even in the North Pasture the new grass is becoming more visible by the day. We have had problems in the past getting nine cattle through winter without supplementary feeding, and now we have fourteen cattle in the herd. They have lost weight, but not as much as last year’s herd. The new grass needs at least a couple of weeks to bulk up, but I will need to let the cattle into the Flooded Middle Wood next week.

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