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With the warmer weather, the cattle enjoy spending time outdoors, rather than in the barn. We feed them our aromatic baleage in the bale ring. And then we unrolled a bale of bedding hay down the hill. The age-old quandry … Continue reading
We just brought the cattle into the barn to weigh them and have a good look at their condition. Great news! The average yearling weight was 77 pounds over projections. And no wonder, the baleage had a rich fermented smell, … Continue reading
The bull has been pulled out of the cow herd, thus ending the breeding season. Two of his male offspring are with him now, to ease the pain of separation. Our bull, Justin, mellowed out fairly quickly, after starting to … Continue reading
Another great year for grazing is drawing to a close. It’s amazing to watch the calves fill out so quickly! This beautiful steer is only 17 months old, after two growing seasons on our certified organic pastures. And let’s not … Continue reading
We are thrilled to announce that our farm is Animal Welfare Approved by AGreenerWorld.org. We work hard to improve conditions for the animals under our care and are proud to have achieved the rigorous standards required for AWA certification. We … Continue reading
Enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired pizza oven. And walk off the calories on a farm tour.
What a crazy spring. First the rain, then the tall green grass, then the seed heads announcing “you have to hay NOW”! We seized a 2-day window of sunshine and began to mow. The baler broke down, and the sun … Continue reading
Our 11th calf was born today, a second bull calf after a string of 9 heifers. I was lucky enough to capture a video of the cow rousing the calf to nurse. Baby nosed around without success, but there will … Continue reading
Wahoo! This grant helps us build an animal welfare station for cattle comfort in the field. It has a scratching station, free-choice mineral feeder and an oiler for fly control with organic treatments. This is going to make for some … Continue reading