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Happiness is..... knowing our cattle have full bellies. with winter comes much slower grass growth. the grass you go into winter with may be all that you will have for 3, 4 maybe 5 months. if you don’t want to supplementary feed then you may have to lighten stock numbers and it’s always better (for your animals, your pastures and for you) to do that before you are forced to.
our organic #k2beef
is from 100% grass fed animals (no grain, ever) so planning for winter is especially important. this year we planted #leucaena
which, once established, is an excellent perennial fodder shrub and being a legume it also puts nitrogen back into the soil. it’ll be next winter before we see the benefits of this so in the meantime we have reduced numbers and slowed our paddock rotations.