What does a grass-fed cow eat in the winter? Grass, of course. We are wrapping some delicious high-moisture grass hay to keep them happy and content.
Grass growth usually slows down drastically in the middle of August, so it’s a good time to look for free forage in unusual places. Waterways between fields provide some extra grass. Some step-in pigtail posts and temporary electric fence are all that’s needed keep the cows where they’re supposed to be.
The family got up at 4:00 AM and rode along with me to New Kensington, PA to pick up our first load of 6-month old Red Angus calves. It was a cold and rainy day but the calves still had their winter coats and didn’t seem bothered by it. I guess they’ve been surviving just fine for millennia before humans decided we should keep them in barns.
The Thousand Hills beef herd has officially begun with five heifers and two steers.