This week we’ve got some reminders for you as you prep for colder temperatures.
Winterizing and Water
We start with winterizing tips and some ideas for getting water to your livestock in case you’re looking for something different than what you’ve got.
Trying out Mob Grazing and Setting Up For Strip Grazing
These two articles from Steve Freeman provide some excellent advice on two fronts.
Transitioning Livestock from Summer Grazing to Winter Feeding
It may seem like a small thing to you, but for ruminants the switch from grazing to their winter feed can be difficult. Their rumen microbes need time to adjust to the differences in feed. Whatever ruminant you’re working with, these tips can help them make the transition more easily.
As I was looking for this week’s articles I ran across this one from 2014. Vermont grazier Ridge Shinn ran a trial comparing winter grazing to winter feeding, looking at animal gain and health, and the economics. While prices have changed in the decade since, I thought it might give you some food for thought.