Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Feeding Yearling Cattle...


Each summer we make hay...

BIG Round Bales


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The Round Bales are fed to the Cows and Yearling Cattle
throughout the fall, winter and early spring.







This morning we are feeding the
yearling cattle...





With the round bales
this has become a one person job...






Round Bales are much more efficient
than small hand bales





Gunnr enjoys feeding the yearling cattle...





Because they are young,
the yearlings are interested in playing with Gunnr.






A metal round bale feeder is placed over the hay...





This prevents the cattle from stomping the hay while eating...





There is less waste and the hay stays cleaner...















The calves will eat this in a day or two...





Yearling Cattle









Gunnr





The Chore Boys





The sun is shining...
The days are getting warmer...
The grass is beginning to grow...

We won't be feeding hay for much longer.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn

3 comments:

Michele said...

Thank you for the lovely pictorial.

While it all looks so charming, I'm sure it's an incredible amount of never-ending hard work.

But it made this city girl smile (I probably wouldn't last a day).

-Michele in NYC

Stray Stitches said...

Having seen those round bales around in fields, I would never have guessed the could be moved by one person. Thanks for sharing all of the photos.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Stray Stitches,
The big round bales are about 6 feet in diameter and weight about 1,000 pounds.
They are loaded with a tractor onto the bed of the pick up. If you notice, they are loaded so they hang off the back of the pick up, so gravity plays a big part when my husband pushes it off the back of the pick up.
LuAnn