Dining On Hay And A Mineral Lick

The cattle, having eaten most of the greenery on the marsh, are now dining on hay and a mineral Lick until enough new grass has grown to sustain them.

Tulip, one of the three mothers I suspected of being low on magnesium, was energetically licking the mineral block when I arrived at the Top Field alongside Wilden Lane, and she was still fervently licking it when I left the cattle an hour later. Jill, one the other cows I suspected of being low on magnesium, was trying to get her tongue on the mineral block, but Tulip had assumed ownership and was not at all keen on any of the other cattle taking it from her, as can be seen on the video below.

 

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