Moving Cattle Pictures
Our cows are pretty easy to move. Just pull in with the feed truck and they usually come running. We have a quad (or two, depending on how many head we are moving and if we are crossing any major roads etc.) to follow them up and just make sure everything keeps moving.
This first group of pictures was taken the last part of October. One of the last nice days we had before the snow came.
A 3 mile walk with roughly 40 pairs.
Moving a group of cows/bred heifers to swath grazing. This was a 2 1/2 mile walk and the weather was crappy so instead of riding the quad I just drove a truck. 84 head in this group. The cows had bull calves that were weaned the 6th of October and they had been on stubble/pasture up to this point. Other than my Speckle Parks and ten or so commercial bred heifers these are all purebred Angus cows.
Walking another group of about 70 Red & Black Angus cows (& a few bred heifers) to swath grazing. Most of these girls had heifer calves that were weaned 5 days prior to these pictures. Just about a 3 mile walk for this group as well. I wussed out and used a truck again on this move Not ready for winter weather quite yet!
turning the corner at the end of the move into their swath grazing.
Our commercial cows went to another piece of swath grazing - I didn't take any pictures as it was just a short 3/4 mile walk and went by pretty quickly. We try to walk our cows as much as we can. Much easier than getting them all in the corrals and making multiple trips back and forth with the trailers. Spring and summer we can't do it much as there is a lot of cropland with no fence around it and although our cows very rarely stray from the feed truck we don't like to risk it. Come fall once the crops are off there isn't near as much to worry about.
Thanks for letting me share!