Ahh, spring. The time when the grass starts popping up, the leaves begin to emerge on the trees. Naturally this time of year is tough to resist the urge to turn cows out onto pasture, particularly if you're running low on feed. But is it really a good time to turn cows out just by the fact that the pastures are starting to turn green?
What do you get when you combine soft ground with cattle? Pugging, and chances are, lots of it.
Range Nerd, Forage & Grazing Fanatic and a Bovine Enthusiast. A love for farming, and for the soil.
This is the place where I bring to the table discussions on pasture and grazing management, forage plant species, and other topics pertinent to growing the stuff that feeds the ruminant animals in our care.
This is not limited to tame pastures and haylands! Oh no, this stretches into native rangelands, as the stewardship of such resources are of equal importance to the health and well-being of the animals in our care.