Sunday, June 28, 2009
Moving the stockers
One of the complaints I always hear from people criticizing mob grazing is "I don't want to work that hard". While I admit that mob grazing requires a lot of thought, it really doesn't require that much work. It takes about 45 minutes a day to take down a fence, build a fence, and move the cattle. The pictures here show the "moving the cattle" part of the operation. I called the cattle for a few minutes, they came running, they lined up like it was a race, I opened the gate and got out of the road. It all took about 5 minutes. Always pay close attention to the last ones through the gate...they are usually lame or sick or require some sort of attention. Checking cattle has never been this easy.