We got a flat tire while mowing and the front tires were getting pretty bald so we brought the old tires to Fred Harz in Elmer and they got us some new Firestones to put on. The front loader on the tractor made this job a lot easier.
We keep all of our female calves so this year we'll have more calves then ever before as more previously kept females calve for the first time.
More before and after old farm house restoration photos. Good winter project before we're back out cutting hay for the cows.
The first photo is our bull Lucky sporting his summer coat. The second photo is our same bull Lucky with his winter coat comming off in the spring.
The photo is our current bull we use to breed our cattle. He was born on our farm and is from one if our best cows. Right now hes looking pretty good but hes still trying to take off the rest of his winter coat.
Good pasture equals happy cattle. This year the pasture is the best it's ever been and the cows have never looked happier. Not only do the bigger cattle get higher qaulity grass but I'm sure the mother cows are producing more milk for the nursing calves.
Since finishing the new exterior fence managing the cattle has become much easier and enjoyable. The new fence is benifiting the cattle as well because now they have easier access to the whole farm which helps keep the grass younger and higher quality.
Michael J. Adamucci