Spring Grass Rotation & Supplements

When grazing animals on spring grass it is not uncommon for their manure to get quite runny.  This digestive upset can’t feel very good.   Some time ago it was recommended to me to add apple cider vinegar to the water when moving them to fresh grass in an effort to help reduce any digestive upset and the super watery manure.  I did notice positive results with the cattle two years ago and because of that I have added ACV to the water tubs whenever I change their feed.

When rotating the animals through their grazing paddocks, it’s critical to remember the “take half, leave half” principle.  Graze no more than half of the foliage leaf length and move on.  This helps the grass and other forage plants to continue their growth and rebound from the grazing period faster.  To take more than half of the plant seriously damages the plant at the root level, so “take half, leave half” every time.

The kelp we’ve been offering free choice to the flock has been very well received.  We are using Throvin Kelp.

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