Summer Grazing In Louisa 2014

At the new farm we are grazing incredible fields of summer forage. Johnson grass, vetch, switch grass, gamma grass and many other species fill the fields in some places eight feet tall. While the forage is excellent, some of the fences are lacking. We are using single strand temporary electric fencing and a solar powered energizer until we can build new fences. The cattle are well trained to the electric fences.

Here I called the cattle to walk through an alleyway to the next field. Half of these cows are ours and half belong to the property owner. They all calmly followed me. No one had to be behind them. Katherine was there to film and to help if things went awry. These cows will start calving in two weeks.

Two calves were left behind then quickly found and walked over to join the herd.

Can you see the cow?

Can you see the cow?