Posted on | November 3, 2010 | 1 Comment
After a very long and productive summer here at the farm, today was the day we brought all the cattle home to be put in the barn for the winter. We have rented 10 stalls at a farm in St. Johnsbury to board 10 bred heifers for the winter as we dont have room here for all of our cattle. The other 130 or so are all in our barn now. We have had a great hay year with high quality and quantity. Milk production has been good this summer with us milking a full barn most of the year now. Our butter fat in the milk has been an outstanding (for us) 3.9 % right now and protein at 3.0. We seem to have been around 64 pounds of milk per cow per day.
The cows and rotational pasture have performed very well this summer. Now its time to put away all the temporary fencing and get ready for a long winter. We have all the equipment put away in the sheds. I still have my Randall Linebacks out in pasture but will hope to have them home in the next week or so.