The herd had signaled when it was time to clean up the far, far field about a week ago with their watching the grass grow as they stood along the fence line. Now they insisted that it was time once again to move as they had cleaned up this area they were in. The had scoured the edges of the big field, browsed all the new grass in the middle, and cleaned up under the trees growing along the old railroad tracks and under the big fir trees along the outer edge of the property. It was obvious it was time to move to a new grazing area, so when it was time for the evening feeding, all we had to do was open the gate and the whole herd moved into the main field.
With the main field now the main residence while the herd cleans up, the far, far field can again rest comfortably while the grass again grows. Hopefully that will happen without inviting the big herd of elk, that is more than sixty critters big right now, to wipe out the new growth before we have our cows back into that field.
Rotating large areas for our cattle is good for the fields and does not stress the new grass as it is beginning the spring growth cycle. In the next month or two, we will take the whole herd out of the fields completely so the grass can grow for our hay crop that we will begin harvest in late June.
In the meantime, we will continue rotating the herd through the fields, culling out the mothers as they near their birthing time so they have a chance to bond with the new baby before introducing the new family back into the herd. Right now there are two cows that are nearing that stage and are watching closely.
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