It’s fescue weather….

by David

We had a good solid freeze last night…the time of year that fescue pastures come into their own!
Thistlehill Farm PastureThe main herd has just moved into the next to last paddock.
The green line is obvious but you can click on the picture to enlarge.

Scientists say that the freezing temperature increases the sugar content considerably.  And we’ve never been able to buy hay that tests as well in winter as our fescue.

Not by coincidence this is exactly when we time our calving.  The cows are in peak condition and there’s plenty of energy in the ground for nursing and rebreeding…and no endophyte toxicity around to complicate things.

When the grass runs out we supplement the hay with alfalfa cubes.  Now if I could only still skate!