Papa and I were talking about the cattle recently and I wanted to pass on something he said. I had never thought of it this way.
He was talking about moving them to a different pasture and went on to explain why. He tries to move them every 7 – 10 days. I always assumed this had to do with grass growth and health. He explained that it is also for the health of the cattle. It decreases their chance of getting worms. Their manure doesn’t build up as much and they don’t graze over it as much.
Through I grew up helping Grandpa with the cows, he didn’t explain the why behind what he did. Now, with helping Papa, I am learning a lot more than what I was able to with Grandpa. I really appreciate Papa taking the time to go over it.