by David

20130414_3….the main herd has now been moved from the last of the stockpiled grass and getting their taste of the “green stuff”.  It’s so good, they don’t stop even when you stand right over them…certainly not when you take their picture.

Ironically, this could be the first time they’ll actually need hay.  Too green grass goes right through them.  But there is enough dried grass mixed in that I suspect it may not be a problem.

What we do now is just let them get the top inch or two and then move them….top all the pastures quickly and then they’ll return here in 45 days and take up a more leisurely pace.  With luck, we’ll break the steers out along the way and put them in the paddocks where we seeded the Italian annual rye.