Cows,  David,  Environment,  Pasture,  Soil

Winter feeding…

…takes several forms at Thistle Hill.  This is my personal favorite because we’re feeding the soil as well.

Winter feeding...
Photo by Church Matthews

The cows follow behind the tractor as it unrolls the bale of hay.  They’ll eat up to 60%..the rest becomes organic matter enriching the soil…feeding the microbes and, in turn, the plants.

Oh and tonight the new calves will sleep on it…staying warm off the cold ground.  And yes New England, that’s what we call winter in Virginia!


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