Grazed Barley/Rape Field

In the previous post, BC asked for more photos, and specifically what the field looks like when they’ve finished grazing.  This is the field, four days after turning in 31 steers and 30 hogs.  The field is about 3/4 of an acre.  The hogs received some grain besides.

In my next post, I’ll show what I did with the field now that they have finished grazing.

3 Responses to Grazed Barley/Rape Field

  1. chris says:

    You should have done a before and after weight on selected pigs and steers . . . or girth measurements. Not that you don’t have enough to do . . .

  2. I couldn’t see a difference in the swine, but the cattle really filled out. Some of that may be water weight, as the Rape is very juicy, but I still wouldn’t be surprised if the steers were gaining over three pounds per day.

  3. bc says:

    Excellent – that seems like a lot of food for 3/4 ac. How big are those steers?

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