So we have the cow now! Introducing…..”the cow”. 🙂
My daughter insists that her name is Buttercup. I’m not really into naming cows….makes them too “pet like” in my opinion. Hahaha!
Now I am asking myself….we have the cow…..NOW WHAT?!
So I picked up a copy of Joel Salatin’s book Salad Bar Beef. I love the other two books I have read from him…. Pastured Poultry Profits and You Can Farm! I borrowed them from the library and read them and read them. I probably should have put them on my Christmas List this year for Santa to get me but I didn’t. There is always next year!
So I haven’t gotten very far in the book but I do know some of his principals that he covers regarding cattle like rotational grazing and a grain free diet. I want to start incorporating those same principals into our cattle operation as I research and learn about each principal. I really want to make this the healthiest beef possible while still keeping the pasture healthy as well.
For now she is happily grazing in our back field and we go back there every day to give her a couple scoops of a sweet mix that our neighbor recommended. He said it will help her get accustomed to us being “her people”.
As we continue on in this endeavor, I will be sure to give updates on what we are learning for our future herd. 🙂 We should be +1 come this spring when “the cow” has her calf! That should be a new experience as well!
So What are your thoughts on raising cows? or do you raise them now and have some advice for the Now What? question???